Toronto’s Best Dressed: Stylist Jessica Tjeng

Toronto’s Best Dressed: Stylist Jessica Tjeng

The stylist turned producer is a devout minimalist

Jessica Tjeng Jessica Tjeng
 Photograph by Evaan Kheraj

Jessica Tjeng spends her days at photo shoots with some of the biggest names in fashion—Burberry, Versace and Adidas, to name a few. Here, she explains why her personal fashion philosophy is to keep it simple.

My style guru is…

’90s Helmut Lang. He invented casual chic.

I’d break the bank for…

Nothing. I’m too practical! But I did just splurge on a $900 pair of Alexander Wang boots.

The most stylish person alive is…

The American fashion icon Iris Apfel, whose style goes way beyond her clothes.

The most important thing in a woman’s wardrobe is…

Self-assurance. You don’t want the clothes to wear you.

My closet is…

Very minimal, all black with some key pieces. In Chinese culture, black means death. My little niece calls me the “nice witch.”

I never leave home without…

My lipstick. It makes me feel amazing when I’m down.

I spend way too much on…

Cold-pressed juices. The packaging sucks me in.

My Stuff

Napkins from Rita Liefhebber
“Lately I’ve been obsessed with building a collection of nice things for my home. Rita hand-dyes her own fabrics.” $35. Ritaliefhebber.com.
Helmut Lang shrunken t-shirt
“Everyone needs a classic crewneck T-shirt. I roll the sleeves if I want to feel like a bit of a rebel.” $195. TNT, 2901 Bayview Ave., 416-733-3535.
Trudon Cire Odalisque candle
“I love pretending I’m a chic Parisian with my posh candles. This is my home’s signature scent.” $120. Putti Fine Furnishings, 1104 Yonge St., 416-972-7652.
Onzie workout bras
“I mix my workout gear with my everyday outfits.” $59. Onzie.com.

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