Jessie Willner’s closet will make you view color in a whole new light. It will inspire you to push all wintry navy and black to the back of your closet and reconsider that thing you said about how the Manic Pixie Dream Girl is done — which may be true in indie rom-com movies, but when it comes to clothes? Hell no. Willner, a visual artist and the one-woman show behind The Mighty Company, a collection of limited edition jackets that launches this Thursday, May 19, has such a command of the prism system that you almost suspect she’s in cahoots with the My Little Pony mafia.
But no, she isn’t. That isn’t a thing. She’s simply based in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, proof that sometimes, all it takes to inspire creativity is a bit of colorful California sunshine.
Monday: This outfit is cool because it looks like I was trying, but in actuality it’s pretty much pajamas. In all seriousness, I’m big on finding that elusive sweet spot between elegance and comfort. Like a lot of days, I’m holed up in my studio all day and night so I like to be as snug as possible but also look presentable for any meetings scattered throughout my day.
Tuesday: When you cross your arms while wearing this shirt, they go in for the kiss. It’s the greatest thing. And I found this brilliant silver leather a couple years back and made these shorts out of it.
Wednesday: Today I’m running between different meetings, so I’m stepping up my fancy. Here I am grabbing lunch and encountering this wall that matched me.
Thursday: My best friend lives a mile down the street from me and her house is right across from these semi-hidden stairs. So this is me just trying to rainbow-camo.
Friday: What’s the weekend even for, if not filled with swans and side boob?
Saturday: My love for fringe is no secret. Ready to go in this amazing evening dress from Galvan. I love how their dresses are simultaneously sophisticated and eclectic. Since I lean more towards the eclectic side, I threw in a double braid to top it off.
Sunday: I like a smidge of irony in fashion where I can take it, so out came this ombre-on- ombre. While it looks subtle here, I actually wore it out with an ombre jacket on top… I just couldn’t stop. Being this matchy makes me feel like I have an inside joke with myself. Even though everyone can see it. And no matter what I’m doing on a Sunday, I’m always with my pup Lenny.