Interview with fashion blogger and writer Jordan Turner

@mrturner

Photography by Oscar Leal.

5 questions about fashion, inspiration and life.

 
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TELL US WHAT PART OF YOUR JOB YOU LIKE THE MOST, AND WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING ONE.

"The best part of doing what I do is always being creative - and constantly doing something different. No shoot, no event, no client, no content is ever (and should never be) the same. The most challenging one is more of a personal problem of always wanting to do better than I have before. Finding new ways to out-perform and out-date my past work. Making everything I've done before looks obsolete - just like what Apple does!"

ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL AND WHEN DO YOU FEEL MORE CREATIVE?

"I'm both. I'm always up early, for work or - especially when travelling - to make sure I don't miss an opportunity of capturing and exploring something. I love a night at home reading too, I could do it for hours. My most creative moments are by night."

 

We know you love reading, could you tell us one of your favourite book film adaptation so far and why?

"My most favourite would have to be Barry Jenkins' adaption of James Baldwin's novel If Beale Street Could Talk. The costume, acting, cinematography, and the score have made this one of the most sensorial films I've ever seen. I also have to mention the adaption of Sue Monk Kidd's novel The Secret Life of Bees starring Queen Latifah and Alicia Keys! One of my favourite books and movies. "

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RECENT TRIP TO PARIS IN A SENTENCE?

"The kaleidoscope of cliches made the circumstances perfect for finding inspiration, growing up, and changing the game."

 
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How do you feel about the current fashion fast moving pace and if you could change it, what would you do?

"I love the fast pace, but I don't like what fast fashion is doing to our environment. Our decisions on what we buy should be based not only on what we love, but also what we see as being a long-time staple in our wardrobe. I'm all about conscious shopping - quality over quantity, less is more, spend more but buy less. I'd like to share that philosophy more."

 

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