By Mandy Holmes / Photo by Elizabeth Marie
Between swinging spectacles and handcrafting jewelry, Jordin Harrison is a pro when it comes to accessorizing her look. By day she provides optician services for Framed Ewe Optical while evenings are dedicated to her jewelry line, Gaia Athena.
Harrison describes her style as “Southwest eclectic,” sporting a mix of vintage and contemporary fashions with layered accessories to complete her looks.
“Turquoise is always a must,” she says, noting her vintage turquoise squash blossom necklace gifted to her by her husband will always remain her most prized possession in her closet.
Harrison favors mixing prints like stripes, gingham, and loud florals with metal jewelry, and – of course – bold eyewear.
“Frames are the ultimate fusion of form and function. They help you see and they’re the quickest way to completely redefine your look,” she says.
Everlane, Nooworks and Reformation are some of her favorite brands because of their quality construction and commitment to sustainability. In addition to Framed Ewe, you can find Harrison shopping at Noons boutique.
“There are always beautiful locally made goods, the best vintage, and one-of-a kind pieces at Noons. I never leave there without a new accessory,” she says.
If you could trade closets with anyone, who would it be? I don’t think I would want to do a trade, but I would love to dig into Iris Apfel or Linda Rodin’s wardrobe!
What would someone say if they looked at your closet? Wow. That’s a lot of glasses. Also, rings. And it’s extremely organized ... Like, Tetris-champion levels of organization.
Who influences your style? Every time I travel, I get inspired by the different communities of people and how they dress to complement their environments and culture or to stand out from it.
By Mandy Holmes / Photo by Mark Morgan
Whether he’s sprucing up homes with Pinterest-worthy hardware and lighting or dressing himself for a night out on the town, one thing is certain: Jeremy Smith is doing it with style.
As the director of showrooms for his family business, Central Arizona Supply, Smith spends his days meeting with vendors and rearranging displays dressed in brands like Uniqlo, which he favors for its high-quality, simple basics. Evenings and weekends call for mixed patterns, colored sports coats, and a hefty dose of pink.
“I used to try to not be so flashy or stand out, then as time went on, I started to enjoy being someone who cared about fashion in this industry,” he says.
For Smith, that means dressing in colorful styles influenced by his travels.
“I tend to shop when I’m out of town and love walking city streets and seeing what a diverse group of people are wearing and how they’re styling themselves,” he says. “Fashion to me is about fun and expressing yourself in a way that allows you to be remembered and to show your personality.”
Do you consider yourself a trendsetter? Absolutely not. I used to! But now I know what I want to wear and sometimes it’s in fashion and sometimes it’s not. But I always feel good in it.
What is your must-have fashion item? A broach or pin. Going back to my travels, one of the things I do when I travel is go to antique and jewelry stores. I always try to find a unique pin or broach. It reminds me of my grandmother. It gives me a story to tell about some place that I have been and who I was with when I found my sparkly treasure!
What is your No. 1 style tip? I know it is Arizona and it is hot, but some days you just have to commit to being fabulous. Surprise people, make them talk.