photographs by steve erle | March 7, 2011 | People
ON JOHN: Sweater, Ralph Lauren ($595). 1245 Wisconsin Ave. NW; ralphlauren.com. Shirt, Z by Zegna ($235). Tysons Galleria; zegna.com. Silk woven tie, Brioni ($195). brioni.com. Pants, Calvin Klein (full suit, $1,495). calvinklein.com. Stainless large chronograph alligator-strap watch, Tiffany & Co. ($6,900). The Shops at Fairfax Square; tiffany.com. Shoes, Dolce & Gabbana ($575). dolcegabbana.com. Glasses, stylist’s own. ON JAYMA: Adele dress, Christian Dior ($7,500). The Collection at Chevy Chase; dior.com. Monaco ring, Judith Ripka ($6,800). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie; neimanmarcus.com. Maniac pumps, Brian Atwood ($586). Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria; saks.com. Wicker handbag, Salvatore Ferragamo ($1,890). Tysons Galleria; ferragamo.com. Diamond ring worn throughout, Jayma’s own.
As Virginia native Jayma Mays got flirty with her Glee costar John Stamos during our retro-elegant spring fashion shoot, we asked them both some style-centric questions.
ON PERSONAL STYLE
"You just try to stay clean and classy because it will always come back to bite you in the ass when you’re being photographed. I like Zegna and I wear a lot of Dolce. So [this shoot] was perfect, and it felt very old movie star, very beautiful."
ON FASHION REGRETS
"Anything from the 80s was horrible."
ON PERSONAL STYLE
"I'm all-American but sometimes a little preppy, sometimes a little vintage. I like button-ups, skinny pants, Oxfords. I like to throw vintage-y pieces in. But it’s a hard thing to define your own style, isn’t it?"
ON THE STYLE OF HER GLEE CHARACTER, EMMA PILSBURY
"I love dressing up for that character. The cardigans, the brooches, the sweater clips, the pencil skirts. The shoes are always amazing. It’s fun and colorful. I love dressing up as Emma, but I’ve nixed a lot of pieces in my own closet because I don’t want to look like her all the time. Like I had this amazing sweater that was vintage that I had had in my closet forever, and I put it on right after the show and my husband said, 'You can’t go out like that. I’m married to Emma Pilsbury if you wear that out.' I had to get rid of it.
FAVORITE GLEE PERFORMANCE
"My favorite was 'Toucha Toucha Touch Me' from the Rocky Horror episode. That was the first show I was in when I moved to LA to act and it was the song I did to audition for Glee so it has a real sentimentality for me. It was really trippy doing it again in a studio five years later. I feel like Rocky Horror has a place in everyone’s heart for some reason or another."
LEFT, ON JOHN: Suit, Giorgio Armani ($2,345). armani.com. Shirt, Thomas Pink ($185). 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW; thomaspink.com. Pocket square, Ralph Lauren ($55). 1245 Wisconsin Ave. NW; ralphlauren.com. Belt, Hugo Boss ($65). Saks Fifth Avenue, Mazza Gallerie; saks.com. Lace-up shoes, Calvin Klein ($140). Macy’s, 1201 G St. NW; macys.com. LEFT, ON JAYMA: Pleated tiered gown, Oscar de la Renta ($8,290). Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria; neimanmarcus.com. Oval Calypso ring, Judith Ripka ($2,100). Neiman Marcus, see above. Shoes, Brian Atwood ($596). Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria; saks.com. RIGHT: Dress, Badgley Mischka Couture ($5,900). Similar styles, Neiman Marcus, Tysons Corner; neimanmarcus.com.
Styling by Brian Primeaux for artmixbeauty.com. Hair by Alex Polillo at The Wall Group. Makeup by Jamie Greenberg for Mark Cosmetics at The Wall Group. Grooming by Daniele Piersons for artmixbeauty.com. Sitting Editor: Madalyn Rothman. Props provided by H. Studio and Niche Your Home. Shot on location at Siren Studios.
June 8, 2017