Muses


I design for the women around me – like-minded women who care about fashion and how they dress, who are effortlessly stylish and softly confident. They’re not interested in faddy, throwaway clothing, instead coveting unique pieces that show integrity and thoughtfulness in their design

Ellen Brookes, designer and founder of SIDELINE

This blog is dedicated to the women who inspire SIDELINE.  Here is a little insight into what inspires them and the way the wear the collection. 

COURTNEY ADAMO

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a mother of five living in Byron Bay, Australia. I’m also the co-founder of Babyccino, a family lifestyle site and online shopping directory. After 12 years in London, we set off on a big family travel adventure around the world. During our travels, we fell in love with Byron Bay and decided to relocate our family to this beautiful corner of the world. I pinch myself every day that we get to live here!

What inspires you?

I’m so inspired by nature. Whether it’s time spent in the ocean, a walk in the rainforest or watching the sun set on the horizon, I love the feeling of being in the elements and feeling grounded on this earth. I’ve recently taken up surfing and I love the feeling of being out in the ocean on my surfboard watching the waves roll in. It’s so peaceful and meditative.  I’m also inspired by travel and the fact that there is so much more to discover and learn from people and places around the world.

What makes you happy?

A sunny weekend with nothing in the calendar! I just love the feeling of knowing I get to be with my family and there’s nowhere else we have to be. You’ll probably find us at the beach enjoying the sun and surf.

Who is your style icon and why?

This is such a tricky one.  I don’t watch TV and haven’t read a magazine in years, so I am clueless about style. Haha. I really love Christy Dawn’s style and all of her pretty, vintage-style dresses.

What are you listening to and reading at the moment?

I’m loving the new George Ezra album. There are also a few really great local artists making wonderful music. If you don’t know Ziggy Alberts or Kyle Lionhart you should look them up on Spotify!

What do you like about SIDELINE?

I love the beautiful fabrics and subtle details of each piece. I also love that everything is beautiful in an understated, simple way. Nothing too fancy or fussy.

Courtney wears Spring 18 Wilma Dress and Bea Dress

LULAH ELLENDER: Writer

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Tell us a bit about yourself…

I live in Lewes, East Sussex with my husband and four children. I’m a writer and editor and my first book, Elisabeth’s Lists: A family story, has just come out. It took five years to write and get it published, so it feels like an amazing thing to be finally holding an actual book in my hands. When I’m not working on my own writing I create content for brands.

What inspires you?

The people around me. People who are carving out a creative life amidst the pressures of providing for themselves and their families. Other writers always inspire me – I’ve found them to be a very supportive bunch, willing to help those lower down the ladder, and I love discussing books they read as well as write. Being outdoors and swimming wild keeps me sane. I find landscapes inspiring, particularly if they involve hills and water. 

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What makes you happy?

My family, solitude, our nutty dog, that moment when you find just the right words and everything is flowing. Oh, and cheese.

Who is your style icon and why?

Since I stopped dying my grey hair two years ago I’ve been obsessed with Linda Rodin. She always looks amazing and defies preconceptions about ageing and style. I also love Brittany Bathgate’s look, as well as artist/ taxidermist Polly Morgan. I’m pretty much still a tomboy at heart, so I love masculine tailoring and clean lines.

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What are you listening to and reading at the moment?

I’m reading The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison. It’s an utterly brilliant collection of essays on relationships, illness, endurance, love and so much more. Since I had kids I somehow stopped listening to music, but I love podcasts like Backlisted and On Being.  Radio 4 is often burbling away in the background when I’m cooking or pottering at home.

What do you like about SIDELINE?

SIDELINE is a brand with integrity and with women at its heart. The clothes are wearable and everyday, whilst also being special. Ellen’s eye for a simple cut elevated with a twist or little details makes every piece feel unique and super-cool. You can wear Sideline to a meeting, on the school run or for an overseas trip and you will always hit that sweet spot of both comfort and style. Not too dressy, not too laid back. Just lovely.

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Lulah wears this seasons Celia Dungarees in herringbone cotton.

LIBBY CARRADICE-FRENCH: Model/Stylist

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Tell us a bit about yourself…

I moved to Brighton about 2 years ago and started working at Wolf & Gypsy Vintage - a curated vintage shop in Brighton’s North Laine. I’ve also been assisting stylists for a while now and recently amped it up and started styling my own shoots. I’m really enjoying creating concepts and putting teams together although it can be quite daunting. I’ve always loved clothes and am interested in what people wear and how they put their outfits together but never really thought of it as a career. It still never really feels like work!

What inspires you?

I definitely feel most open to inspiration when I get out and about and pay attention to what’s happening around me. I get to meet so many people that I’m inspired by on set and the people I’ve met through the shop. I’m inspired by people who are collaborative, passionate and innovative; people who are working hard, because it makes me feel lazy if I’m not working equally as hard. Visually I’m inspired by the editorials in magazines like Office, Document, Jungle and POP. I can also get stuck in a Pinterest hole for hours. 

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What makes you happy?

Blue skies and hot hot hot weather. Like really hot, Arizona hot. When the clocks go forward and it’s still light as I leave work! Swimming in the sea, Christmas Eve, purchasing something I’ve had my eyes on for what feels like forever, attention to detail, good exhibitions, buying a bouquet of fresh flowers, Reverberation Radio podcasts, driving back home to Peterborough to see family. I’m always happy to meet whippets and also when cats like me, that genuinely feels like an accomplishment because they’re so damn moody. 

Who is your style icon and why?

I pretty much always prioritise comfort when I’m getting dressed so I’m drawn to women like Erin Wasson and Camille Rowe - their style is very LA which I’m a sucker for. I love classic pieces, pieces that I’ll be wearing for years. Really good denim! I’m also obsessed with Gilda Ambrosio and Leandra Cohen - they’re both super, super chic but they make it look effortless. I don’t think it’s always as simple as picking out good clothes to wear that makes good style though, it’s a lot about how people carry themselves and their ‘energy’ which I feel all the women above embody. Jemima Kirke too! She’s the ultimate girl crush. 

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What are you listening to and reading at the moment?

I’m obsessed with Reverberation Radio podcasts at the moment, highly recommend if you just want to plug your phone in and discover new music. No adverts or talking too, bonus! 

My boyfriend finished The Goldfinch recently and he’s been raving about it so I’m making a start on that. 

I like reading but I’m generally more interested in visuals and I digest articles and stories better in magazines. I have stacks dotted around my house from the past years, I just can’t bring myself to throw any away! The theme for the latest Jungle issue is resilience. There’s some really interesting and insightful conversations in there. 

What do you like about SIDELINE?

Every piece from SIDELINE can be worn year after year, they’re totally timeless. I really love how all the collections are so carefully considered when it comes to fabrics, silhouettes and colour palettes. SIDELINE feels like a brand that is everything to someone (not something for everyone) so every single piece feels like there’s a lot of time and love put in to creating it with the customer in mind. 

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Libby wears this seasons Beth Jacket and Rue Jeans.

JO JACKSON: Social Media Manager/Blogger

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Tell us a bit about yourself…

I write a blog called The Lewes Home which celebrates architecture, interiors and the creative people of Lewes, East Sussex where I live with my partner Will and our three young children. I also work as a Social Media Manager for a number of clients.

What inspires you?

I am lucky enough to have friends - smart, talented and driven women - who inspire me every day. I’m also increasingly looking to the natural environment around me for inspiration. I have a personal passion for interiors and love that people can share their personal style via platforms like Pinterest and Instagram. I collect a vast amount of images that inspire me from there.  

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What makes you happy?

Oh wow there is so much I could say here that I love to see and do, although the things that make me deeply happy are usually the simplest things: a log fire and a glass of wine, standing still on the beach with my eyes closed to feel the sun on my face. Peaceful moments make me happy, seeing my children race through the countryside with rosy red cheeks and free spirits, Will’s sense of humour. Standing on a summit of the South Downs and feeling so small and insignificant and just in awe of it all. I could go on…

Who is your style icon and why?

As a young woman I had a fascination for the women of the French New Wave – particularly the late Jean Seberg, Francois Hardy and Anna Karina. Still now, I find their easy style painfully cool, made even more so by their rebellious nonchalance. Uncluttered fabrics with classic lines - casual but quietly elegant. The clothes they wore were flattering but never took centre stage – that was always left to the women themselves, which is how it should be, I think.

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What are you listening to and reading at the moment?

I have just bought myself a copy of Stella Gibbons’ Cold Comfort Farm - a novel written in the 1930s and set in my local area, this follows a period of interest in Virginia Woolf who also lived locally to me. I am enjoying seeing Sussex through the eyes of others. I listen a lot to Radio 6 Music and love being introduced to a variety of new music through their playlists. The stand-out act for me at the moment is Big Thief.

What do you like about SIDELINE?

SIDELINE always hits the spot with regards to colour palette and style. The designs are current without being brash or pretentious and at the same time they have an enduring style which means I will come back to them time and time again. I love to know that I am wearing something that has been carefully crafted and will last for years.

Jo wears this seasons Libby Top  and pink Jenny Culottes.

CLAIRE ALEXANDER MOORE: ARTIST/POET, YOGA/KI-GONG TEACHER

 Images by  Casey Moore

Images by Casey Moore

Tell us a bit about yourself...

I am an Australian living in England working as an artist/poet, a Body & Brain Yoga/Ki-Gong teacher.  I am also a mother to 3 children and creative/business partner to my photographer husband Casey Moore at our company Studio Collision.  I recently started working as a stylist/art director too.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by the universal patterns and movements of the natural world, space, the Moon, and the Earth. I am inspired by those who work with a higher purpose, the people around me, their passions, creative output, those that work for the good of all.

Where I come from inspires me - the farm, valley and coastline where my family have been since 1878 in Eastern Victoria, Australia. 

Any moving/expanding/growing phenomena, new thought or ideas, peace movements, art movements, social movements, sacred geometry, activism, movements in consciousness, scientific breakthroughs, the energy revolution, the body, also ancient beliefs, particularly Taoism.

I mainly find my inspiration through meditation, going inside is the widest fullest place to explore for me, returning the most surprises and the most truth.

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What makes you happy?

My 3 children, my husband, my family, my friends, making art, writing, collaborating creatively, teaching, the sky, travelling the world, swimming in the ocean, dancing, live music, museums, art galleries, dinner parties, parties in general, colour, the stars.

 Images by  Casey Moore

Images by Casey Moore

Who is your style icon and why?

Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), Yoko Ono, Patti Smith and Grace Jones because they have all created the new with the highest style while taking on the patriarchy.  I also love the way the artist Yayoi Kusama dresses, completely embodying her own art. I love that none of them gave/give a shit but all make an incredible impact that stamps their independence and power.

What are you listening to and reading at the moment?

I am reading Devotion by Patti Smith (her newest book on her creative process) and also I've Decided to Live to 120 Years by my teacher Ilchi Lee (a book on Longevity, Vitality and Transformation).   

Music wise I have become really lazy and just listen to the music Casey (my husband) serves up! It's always amazing and new (after hours and hours and HOURS of listening, editing and searching). I feel lucky to have this on tap. I must get back onto my own search though, it's time.

 Images by  Casey Moore

Images by Casey Moore

What do you like about Sideline?

I adore SIDELINE for it's ease of wear, amazing cut, unique look and I just always feel completely great in it. I get a compliment every time I wear a SIDELINE piece, wherever I am in the world. Wearing clothes I know have been designed and made with a conscience by someone whom I admire and call a friend is really a gift. I am so happy and grateful you and your amazing creations exist Ellen!!

 Images by Casey Moore

Images by Casey Moore

ELEANOR GOULDING: Artist/Maker

Tell us a bit about yourself...

I trained as a painter and now run a collaborative design studio, Denman & Gould, housed in a converted church in the Dorset countryside with my partner Russell Denman. We work together to make contemporary craft, furniture and textile design as well as our own individual and collaborative visual art. 

What inspires you?

Art. People who are dedicated to their creativity in whatever way that is expressed. I look to artists like Louise Bourgeoise, Eva Hesse, Gunta Stolzl, Agnes Martin, Louise Bristow, Lara Viana, Noemie Goudal and Grayson Perry. I have a real resonance to the quietness and simplicity of Scandinavian art and culture. I love the strange, strong quality of light that is unique to the North which you can really see in Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi’s paintings. I am always inspired by architectural forms from unusual places like Soviet Russia, where there is a lot of creativity within limited resources. 

What makes you happy?

Swimming, exploring new places or ideas, the sea, my family, making work at my studio listening to woman’s hour, getting into a really good book, big landscapes, camping with my friends, following footpaths, finding good exhibitions, making cups of tea outside on a camp stove.

Who is your style icon and why?

I love looking at women who have an inherent sense of style that is true to themselves, like Fiona Cribben - an Irish designer who is so playful with her work and has such an individual style. I have a deep love for Patti Smith. I admire her strength and the way she expresses that art is everywhere and it is about seeing, she always looks amazing in jeans and a tee shirt and is getting older in a way thats very gracious. I have a circle tattooed on my forearm after seeing her perform to remind myself of what she represents. I love to look at types and styles of clothing from indigenous societies across the world, from hill tribes in Nepal to Inuit societies to Japanese traditional dress and Nordic design. 

What are you listening to and reading at the moment?

At the moment I’m hooked on listening to Scout Niblett It's up to Emma. It's stripped back, raw and completely transcendental and is a perfect example of someone who is completely true to themself. I love Cat Power’s Sun Album and Julian Cope’s Revolutionary suicide - his is a refreshing voice of sanity in our strange political times.

I’ve just finished reading The Mandarins by Simone De Beauvoir which I have loved. It explores themes of feminism, existentialism and personal morality following characters as they navigate through a political landscape, shifting relationships and exploring their place in the class structure. I’m a big fan of Simone!

What do you like about Sideline?

Probably my favourite piece in my wardrobe is my Pia Kimono jacket, an indigo jacket that has beautiful embroidery detailing that feels very contemporary and timeless at the same time, people always compliment it! I live in my high waisted grange trousers, the cut feels very flattering and they make everyday a bit more special. I love that Sideline draws inspiration from traditional Japanese textiles but makes it feel very contemporary and signature ‘Sideline’ with beautifully thoughtful colour combinations, interesting cuts, fabrics and detailing that feels special in an understated way.

Eleanor wears the Grange Trousers from Spring/Summer 17.

TAYLR ANNE: Fashion Blogger

TAYLR ANNE: Fashion Blogger

Tell us a little about yourself…. What inspires you?

I run a blog full-time, based in beautiful Southern California. The balance of working in the industry I love and having a slow life full of quiet mornings and cuddles with my dogs gives me a very happy life. I have only recently rediscovered how much I crave this lifestyle and it makes me feel truly alive. I am inspired by a multitude of things… art, the quiet hours of the morning before the sun rises, color, earth tones, simplicity, coffee, long road trips, traveling, natural materials. I am constantly inspired when I keep my eyes stimulated. I go to Pinterest often; it is where most of my inspiration is chaotically organized. 

What makes you happy?

Simple things. Being in the open air or surrounded by art. Being with someone I love, cooking, my dogs, family, sunshine. I think I am happiest when I am able to love deeply and take care of things that are important to me.

Who is your style icon and why?

I am inspired by so many things when it comes to style that often this question is a hard one for me to answer. As someone who studied art in college, I am constantly seeking visual inspiration. I have found that there are certain things I am drawn to which ends up connecting in other aspects of my life. An example in color: as the days are heating up, I find myself drawn to warm earth tones you’d find in the desert. That color is influenced in my closet and home.. I want those rich tones everywhere.

What are you currently listening to and reading at the moment?

I love music and reading! I actually update a playlist every week with tunes I can’t get out of my head, you can follow it here: https://open.spotify.com/user/taylrkreutziger/playlist/52PMPsCJlmsFcCrUhIgKzF. For books, I am currently reading Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan and The Art of Peace and Happiness by Rupert Spira, and I just started a Book Club created by Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss called @belletrist so South and West by Joan Didion is next.

What do you like about Sideline?

I think Sideline is the perfect combination for the modern woman. Balancing both life in the ‘workplace’ while making home life a priority, I think women need a wardrobe that can do both. Living on the coast of California has given me a very laid back style, where effortless seems most natural. Looking and feeling the collection Sideline has created, it’s easy to see that these pieces are quality, meant to be worn over and over again. In a world where overconsumption seems to be the norm, it’s beautiful to see companies like Sideline creating gorgeous, intricate pieces that could be in your closet forever. 

Read Taylr's blog post about the S/S17 collection here.

JULIA REBAUDO: Fashion Blogger

JULIA REBAUDO: Fashion Blogger

Tell us a bit about yourself...What inspires you?

Gosh, anything and everything. I love walking in the city, checking out cafes and shops, discovering hidden corners. I'm also such a home bird and can spend days indoors just pottering and reading. Sometimes I look like I'm zoning out, that's usually when I've seen something I want to photograph. 

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What makes you happy?

Cuddling my little boy Gus! Nothing beats it. That and drinking coffee unrushed. But also photographing things, walking long distances and dancing in the kitchen!

Who is your style icon? 

I love the chicness of French women and their clothes. So a mix of French influenced style icons like Jane Birkin and Jean Seberg. 

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What are you listening to and reading at the moment? 

I am completely loving a track by Haim just now, which I have on repeat "If I Change My Mind". I've just finished reading the brilliant Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran. 

What do you like about SIDELINE? 

I adore the strong confident designs that fit so extraordinarily well!

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LARCH ALDRED: Textile Designer

LARCH ALDRED: Textile Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself...

I work in fashion and textiles designing one off bespoke pieces that are bought or commissioned by fashion houses in London, Paris, New York and LA. My work ranges from strong geometric lines to romantic flower stories, bold and graphic or delicate and intricate but always involving handwork and an element of craft. Living in Brighton is perfect and just a short ride to the big smoke. I love being so near to the sea!

What inspires you?

I'm currently inspired by photographs of Patti Smith 1969-1976 by Judy Linn, Tracy Emin's neon series, and a huge, messy pile of vintage textiles and ribbons sitting in my studio. 

 Image by Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

What makes you happy?

Happiness to me is a productive week in the studio, then getting out in nature at the weekend with loved ones and friends - I still love climbing trees! Then home to share great food.

Who is your style icon and why?

My style icon is the dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch for her inner strength, beauty and grace. I love the way she plays with the contradiction of masculine and feminine both in her own style and as a recurring theme in her work.

"Dance Dance otherwise we are lost": Pina Bausch.
 Image by Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

 Image by Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

What you listening to and reading at the moment?

I'm currently listening to Agnes Obel Citizens of Glass and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree. I have The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle on my bedside table that I'm rereading. 

What do you like about SIDELINE? 

What I love about Sideline is the label's commitment to functional, understated beauty and quiet design. They are pieces to keep and love and ones you'll want to throw on again and again. 

 Image by Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

ABBY MOSSERI: Jeweller

ABBY MOSSERI: Jeweller

Tell us a bit about yourself...

I am a traditional jeweller based in Sussex with a passion for natural gemstones.  I was born on the island of Malta and came here via Tanzania, Herefordshire , London and Brighton.  I am married to an artist and we are growing to beautiful boys. 

What inspires you?

Tribal/ancient jewelry and art and my truly wonderful girlfriends.

 Image by  Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

What makes you happy?

Cycling in nature, eating out with my boys, productive days in my workshop and SUN !!!

Who is your style icon and why?

I have a few but at top i think is Bjork – music, art, fashion and theatre all rolled into one incredible female.  And Frida Khalo always.

What you listening to and reading at the moment?

I’m listening to A Moon Shaped Pool by Radio Head because its new and genius.  I’m reading Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta. 

What do you like about SIDELINE? 

The detailing and the mix of fabrics within one item make SIDELINE garments stand out for me - they feel crafted. I have a passion for blue/indigo fabric so many pieces hit the spot for me. 

 Image by Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

Abby wears the Lucy Jumpsuit from the first SIDELINE season SS15

OLIVIA BULLOCK: Artist/Illustrator

OLIVIA BULLOCK: Artist/Illustrator

Tell us a bit about yourself...

I am an artist and illustrator, music enthusiast and keen sartorialist.  I am also a very proud mother of two immensely funny and completely crazy boys.  Once a city dweller, now happily settled in more bucolic surroundings...but not too far from the city!

What inspires you?

This is a difficult question, as I can find inspiration in everywhere, in the most mundane, like the way the bubbles form whilst washing up or an overheard fragment of a conversation. But of course I have my key themes in my work that are always consistent, the things that have always interested me, such as history, fashion, music, but perhaps more specifically Im attracted to the incongruous, the eccentric, the rebelliousness! I also love a bit of humor, things that make me laugh are always a constant source of inspiration.

 Image by  Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

What makes you happy?

It's usually the small things - being in my studio, working on an exciting commission, walking over the downs, seeing friends and family, having a tidy house (ha! ), the list goes on.

But not a day goes past when I don't look at my kids and I'm reminded of what makes me happiest.

Who is your style icon and why?

I have many style icons, but not all of them necessarily inspire what I wear.  I’m always attracted to simple, unfussy, understated and classic design. Historically, I've always admired Louise Brooks and Schaparelli, I'm also a big fan of French actresses Anna Karina and Jane Birkin. But I also love the androgyny of Tilda Swinton and the exuberance and eccentricity of Grace Jones and Vivienne Westwood. To put it simply, I admire anyone who chooses to dress creatively and individually.  I plan to, one day look exactly like Linda Rodin, and grow old uniquely gracefully, and utterly debonair! 

 Image by  Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

What you listening to and reading at the moment?

I often DJ so I'm constantly listening to music in search of something new...and old! In fact I have music on all the time in my studio, I can't work without it. My tastes are very eclectic, but I have been listening to a lot of Susan Christie and Ennio Morricone in my studio at the moment, helps with the concentration. What I listen to changes depending on my mood, and I might shake it up with ESG or a bit of post-punk.

I have just finished reading 'The Sea, the Sea' by Iris Murdoch. This is the second time I have read this book, and I felt compelled to read it again. It's almost spellbinding, hypnotic, as I find most of her books are. She portrays such an intriguing, yet insightful analysis of the human condition.

 Image by  Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

What do you like about SIDELINE? 

It's all in the details! What I always look for when I'm choosing clothes, apart from the quality and feel of a garment, are the little details, the things you don't immediately notice, like a little seam, here, or a little button there, things that emerge quietly as you look at them. For me, that's what makes a beautiful piece of clothing, and SIDELINE clothes always have those little surprises. The fabric is also imperative to the style, and it's sometimes hard to get that right. There is so much consideration in the choice of fabrics, and they are so very tactile, especially the embroidered pieces. They are a timeless work of art.

Olivia wears the Danni Dungarees from this season.

JODY JUBA : Owner/Director - House of Juba Artists Agency

JODY JUBA : Owner/Director - House of Juba Artists Agency

Tell us a bit about yourself…

My name is Jody and I am the founder of House of Juba.  House of Juba is a vibrant, modern artists agency based in Brighton and London, that’s committed to championing work it admires and believes in.

The roster of talent we represent and support is carefully curated. It includes photographers, stylists, prop makers and artists working across fashion, editorial and advertising. 

For both our photographers and our clients, House of Juba is distinctive both in its open and honest approach and its professional and positive attitude.

 Image by  Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

What inspires you? 

I am constantly inspired by my surroundings, especially people - I am a big people watcher!  Having worked in the creative industries for over 15 years I have been super lucky to work with some incredible people throughout the years. I was lucky enough to work with and run a gallery with two amazing photographers early in my career, the legendary music photographers David Redfern and Keith Morris. They taught me so much and those tricks of the trade have proved invaluable. They also gave me access to some amazing music venues back in London back in the day….we had a lot of fun! I worked at the V&A straight out of University and that totally fed my passion for fashion and photography.

What makes you happy? 

Being happy for me is being by the sea and being with my family. I was born in Canada and my dad was a boat builder, and both granddads were sailors. I love the outdoors, when all is crazy and wild with life I walk on the beach and try to remember what's important.  We get so obsessed with snapping every moment of our lives and checking who's doing what, we all need a bit of time out to think and breath some days and it works wonders for the soul! My 3 boys totally ground me and I think without the support and patience of my husband I would probably be running around in circles A LOT! :)

Who is your style icon and why? 

Kate Moss hands down. I could write about this for ages...I met her on my first day at the V&A at a function and was totally in awe. I am all about the strong independent woman, style icons for me are Stella Tennant, Erin O'connor, Chloe Sevigny, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchet. I love people who have their own style, not following the crowd. Knowing whats right for you and what makes you feel confident and sexy. My Grandma has handed down so many amazing vintage pieces to me over the years and I treasure these, jackets my Grandad brought her back from sailing trips over seas in the 50's & 60's. I have two boys so they have to endure a lot of dressing up at home!

 Image by  Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

What you listening to and reading at the moment? 

I have just read David Nichols "Us"…absolutely fab….made me cry….listening to Anohni, super chilled and moving and also blasting out some ibiza tunes after a recent all girls holiday, totally liberating!

What do you like about SIDELINE?

For me its always been about mixing things up, say a really good statement jacket with your favourite jeans or t-shirt. Given my LOVE for jackets I have become a total convert to the SIDELINE jackets….I have 3 in total. I also love the Maggie shawl from the first season (seen in the background in image below).  The shawl is an instant outfit lifter and I always have it in my bag. I love the look and feel of it and it gets a lot of comments, it takes me from day to night and for that reason its my fave piece. The fabulous attention to detail, makes an outfit stunning and makes me feel fab!

 Image by  Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

Jody wears the Agatha Top from this season with SIDELINE trousers from the launch season SS15.