ABOUT ME, AS A PERSON
I am a product of a consumption-based culture and I suffer from a combination of overwhelming delight and guilt regarding my shopping habits. My general philosophy around getting dressed is that if you have to do it, you may as well have a little fun with it. I fully acknowledge that fashion blogging is a bizarre thing. I mean, come on, who feels comfortable standing around in various awkward positions while forcing their loved ones to take photos of their outfits? It's weird. It is; every single fashion blogger knows it. However, it's relatively easy to do and makes me feel more productive than I probably actually am. Also, it's forced me to learn how to make less-stupid faces. In addition to collecting clothing, I like eating cheese-covered foods and watching sci-fi tv shows from the 1990s. My life is not exactly what you'd call "aspirational", but I dig it.
This blog is my outlet for a variety of fashion-related musings. Jean Greige (pronounced Jeen Gray) is a reference to my proclivity towards denim, my love of making clothing (hence greige, as in greige goods), and my total nerd side.
I have my Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. I attended college in San Francisco, where I studied fashion design and marketing. I have worked in freelance apparel design for men and women with a variety of small and large clothing companies, as well as in costume design for video games, and worked in marketing for a designer jewelry line carries at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale's. I previously co-owned a clothing store in San Francisco specializing in vintage apparel for men and women and independently-designed accessories. I currently live in Los Angeles, where I co-own (along with my amazing friend Brit) Tunnel Vision, an online boutique, complete with our own house line, Bad Vibes. In addition, you can find me runnin' around the Original Cult compound (the parent company of Kill City, Lip Service, Widow, and Cult) a couple of days a week.
My blog includes paid advertising, as well as clothing-exchange sponsorships for some of my personal style posts (always noted). However, I also make an effort to showcase small and women-owned businesses gratis wherever possible. No written or editorial blog content is ever sponsored or purchased in any way.