Lover of Life + All things that Glitter
There are people out in the world that we all wish we could be just a little more like. We all know one; one that is always smiling, always upbeat, always supportive, and always willing. Well, that is Jessica Joy. Jessica is the girl who is first to the party, the last one to leave, she may not know a soul, but will leave as everyones BFF.
I first met Jessica at the Trend Fashion Show in Anchorage, where she agreed to walk the runway wearing SWOOP bras and underwear. Our meeting was a happy accident. We needed models, and a friend suggested Jessica, stating, “Jessica has the personality, swagger, and moves to pull this off.” Enough said!
Before the fashion show starts, I watch Jessica try, and retry, on shoes until she finally settles on a pair of glitter stilettos that truly make the whole outfit come together. I stand there thinking, this girl is prepared for any situation and her biggest challenge of the night, was not walking a runway in front of hundreds of people in a bra, but one of deciding what shoes to wear! She tells me that a fabulous outfit makes her feel strong + confident and I just smile. This is Jessica. #IAMALASKA
What are you excited about right now?
Holy crap! My swirly brain can’t answer that! Is it learning French for a boating trip I’m about to take on the Lot River in France this year? Or I’m about to be a birth doula for the first time! Or I’m reuniting with old circus friends on a naked beach in Hawaii next week! Designing costumes for Burning Man! Or is it a trip to Scotland, or a trip to Sitka, or starting piano lessons?
After reading the email we sent describing this project, how does the phrase “I AM ALASKA” resonate/mean to you?
I have met some mind blowing women in AK. It is a place that collects powerful, adventurous ladies! Holy shit, you gals consider me amongst them?!
While living in Los Angeles, my girlfriend made a joke about moving to AK. Joke’s on her, I googled circus jobs immediately and began plotting my move less than 24 hours later. I came up to Alaska to find other circus people and really get after it in the mountains
What keeps you in AK?
Mountains, rivers, interesting people!
How did you discover SWOOP?
A friend asked me to walk a fashion show for SWOOP! But I realized I had heard of SWOOP prior to this from a fellow aerialist wearing the boobie bra! Fun to make that connection!
What is your favorite SWOOP product?
I love my peony pants and bra!
What is your next challenge?
Making adjustments after my first year in business
Words to live by:
“You only live once but if you do it right, once is all you need” - Mae West
Surprise skill: Fire-eating
Favorite superhero: Debbie Harry
Favorite/current song on repeat: When I RIP by Labrinth (how can you one word this, ha ha?)
Favorite space in your home: Bed
What is your favorite month in AK: September