HARRIET, STORE MANAGER JIM & JANE
We first met Harriet when she popped in store as a uni student to see if we had casual work and ten years later she's our Chief of Staff, Store manager, fit model and friend. Chances are if you've visited the store you've met her in person, her exuberance for all things Jim & Jane is contagious and her love of fashion unparalleled.
Where do you call home? Lilyfield/Leichardt border. 5 minutes up the road from work #winwin
How long have you worked at Jim & Jane? Nearly Ten years!
What was the last great book you read? Do Vogue or W magazine count?! I actually like a bit of Fantasy and am a big fan of Patrick Rothfuss - I have only been waiting 8 years for the final book in his 'Kingkiller Chronicle' series.
What would we find on your playlist ? Tyler the Creator, TOKiMONSTA, KAYTRANDA and A Tribe Called Quest.
If you aren't at work what do we find you doing? Walking my Frenchie Charlie, doing pilates at home, trying new bars and frequenting old favourites, hanging out with my mates.
Dream holiday destination? Its a split between the desert bliss and architectural delight of Palm Springs CA, or the powdery Ski Slopes of Japan.
If an out of towner was visiting you where would you take them? A fun day out with Charlie down to Austimer Dog Beach.
What are you currently coveting? A new tattoo based on one of my favourite photographers Midnight Modern Series (Tom Blachford) and the new Westman Atelier Cream Blushes from Mecca Cosmetica.
Describe your style in 3 words. Relaxed, minimal, evolving
Do you collect anything and if so what? Fridge magnets (nice ones!) from Art Gallery and Museum Gift shops that I visit on my travels.
Summer or winter? Winter for the Snow to Ski, Spring or Autumn in Sydney for the flexibility to wear whatever you want. Summer for the beach days. So no I can't choose.
Favourite Restaurant/Cafe? Saga Enmore for the best breakfast in Sydney.
What takes your breath away? When I first rode around Palm Springs on a bike - the juxtaposition of Mid Century architecture, dramatic Cliffs in the back ground and the palm trees. So still, So perfect.
& Charlie when he makes a bad smell.
Favourite Jim & Jane product.... My favourite Jim & Jane essential piece would have to be my Jan G ear cuffs (did you know all our essentials are named after customers and staff?)...my favourite interior items are my Gold Palm tree Candlesticks and my Fav bath and body would be the Eucalyptus body scrub from Salus.
Favourite Label at Jim & Jane? Five Units
Why shop local? One of the reasons to Shop local is because you can (if you wish) build a great relationship with the people who work at the business and can trust them to guide you in the right direction and always be honest! Its harder to build up trust with chain stores if everyone is aware that the staff are on commission and are so Sales or Budget focussed..
Do you have a signature scent? Back in the good old days before allergies I used to love Byredo Black Saffron.
Favourite Artist? Favourite Cocktail? Favourite Flower? Artist : Glen Luchford Cocktail: Dirty Martini. Flower: Cactus and Succulents.
Best memory at Jim & Jane. Christmas Party's and bonding with the staff....meeting some of my very best girlfriends! (hola past legends Emily Hana Johnson and Elise Giallonardo.
Use one word to describe Jim & Jane. Family