Janelle

Copywriter at BBDO. Williamsburg.

 

“Hello” is tattooed on her arm if she ever has laryngitis when you meet. If not, you’ll probably talk about her transition from writing for Opening Ceremony to writing for BBDO—and how the latter is not a lot of writing at all. She’ll likely also mention her unexplained obsession with boxes, lipstick packaging, and French 75’s.

 

Top, Reformation ; Jumpsuit, Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony ; Coat, Acne ; Boots, ASOS ; Bag, Celine ; Sunglasses, Warby Parker; Hat, Opening Ceremony

Top, Uniqlo ; Pants, Marques Almeida

Top, Uniqlo ; Pants, Marques Almeida

After studying literary journalism, I eventually found advertising. It has the same artistic sacrifices as creative nonfiction with the paycheck to allow my love for New York to grow more. Only took four years to realize I suck at long-form.
I snooze several times. Then get up only because I’m so thirsty. Beyond washing my face, toothbrushing, and getting dressed, I have little time for anything else. Saturdays are different. Saturdays I have my ideal morning: sleeping in, coffee, breakfast, newspaper, and a ballet class.

Top, Uniqlo ; Pants, Marques Almeida ; Sofa, West Elm ; Rug, Crate & Barrel

These days, I don’t consider myself a designer at all. I can, however, liquefy thigh gaps. That doesn’t mean I will.

 
Janelle's favorite books

Janelle's favorite books

The classics read differently in collectible hardcover editions. Maybe because you’d never dare take these books on the subway so you’re likely reading them while horizontal.
Top, Uniqlo ; Pants, Marques Almeida

Top, Uniqlo ; Pants, Marques Almeida

Once an OC girl, always an OC girl. Opening Ceremony is my go-to! I also love Uniqlo, COS, and vintage stores that shall not be named. (Because I want to keep them secret, sorry.) Aesthetic? I’d say it changes every day depending on mood.

Top, Acne

We built the window’s grid out of wood, painted them, glued them, and velcroed them to the windows to create the effect of an older, quaint apartment. And not the sterile rental we actually have.

Janelle's favorite makeup

 

Top, Acne ; Pants, ASOS

Hairstory’s products changed my life. Now I only use the cleansing creme and foundation creme for perfectly disheveled, healthy hair—even for all the bleaching I’ve done. I wash my hair at night then, while semi-dry, throw it up in Miley buns with two spin pins. I wake up with lots of volume and waves.

Top, Undercover


Janelle's favorite beauty products

Simple is always better. As long as I have a gentle cleanser, nice-smelling moisturizer, and liquid sunscreen, I’m good. I have my mom to thank for my good genes and good habits.
Floor lamp, Ikea

Floor lamp, Ikea


Janelle's favorite records

Who is William Onyeabor? Greenpoint’s hero, I’d say.
Top, Undercover ; Pants, Vintage

Top, Undercover ; Pants, Vintage


Janelle's Wishlist


Janelle Recommends

 

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