Jessie Rudin is anything but your ordinary NYC girl. As a swimwear designer and a true lover of the sea, Rudin has this undeniable ability to perfectly and effortlessly pull off a cool beach edge with chic city style. With her love of the city and her appreciation for a good swell serving as her catalyst, this brunette beauty has finally decided to share her amazing style with the world through her new swimwear line La Marée. And it is here that Rudin shares what makes her style so unique.
JESSIE RUDIN | STYLE-LIST
Where did it all start?
What is your favorite city and neighborhood?
NY, NY – Upper East Side
What is your favorite hotel?
Soho Beach House, Miami
Your favorite restaurant and dish?
Amaranth – Grilled Salmon with Warm lentils
Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel – so quintessentially NY.
Favorite vacation location?
Amagansett, NY. I always feel like I’m on vacation when I’m there…even if it’s just for the weekend.
Favorite surf spot / board?
Freights Bay, Barbados. My favorite board is my 9-1 McTavish F-4 SLX
Favorite duffel or suitcase?
T. Anthony monogrammed weekender bag.
Nili Lotan, Tibi, Isabel Marant
Favorite jean brand?
Current Elliot, J. Brand
Essential wardrobe item?
Favorite time of year?
Summer – DUH! But I also love Spring, when everything starts to come to life again, and I can start tasting summer. Fall is also such a special time…the ocean is still really warm from the summer sun, and the air is super crisp.
Your style Icon/s?
Emmanuelle Alt & Jenna Lyons
Personal style tip for others?
Mix highs and lows, and a tonal outfit always looks chic.
Ignacio’s – 119 East 60th Street
Marissa Martoni at Marie Robinson Salon
Coffee or tea?
I always have a cup of coffee in the morning to get me going and I have a cup of Panatēa Matcha green tea in the afternoon.
Favorite shoe maker?
Manolo Blahnik – no one makes a better classic pump
Dream car / bike?
Beach Cruisers that our best friend gifted us for our wedding. They have these awesome wooden boxes with our names painted in the most perfect, sea foam green script font.
Favorite watch / watch brand?
Rolex Submariner early 80s
Essential gadget you can’t live without?
My MacBook Pro Laptop. I wish I could switch to the MacBook Air but I have too many pictures for that computer.
Your favorite book?
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Favorite song or album?
Beach Boys Surfer Girl – it was the song we danced to at our wedding
Alex Katz, Vincent Van Gogh and my husband, Scott Rudin.