Jordan Leigh Faralan (Twitter: @jofaaar) was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, grew up in Oak Harbor, Washington, and currently resides in what she calls her true home, Seattle, Washington. She is a sophomore studying Business and Marketing at the University of Washington while being the Public Relations Chair of both the UW Hip Hop Student Association and the Filipino American Student Association. Her Twitter bio says she loves good food, good company and good vibes (I love that combo too!). Meet Jordan.
Wearing… A thrifted beanie, Silence + Noise leather jacket, Ready and Willing t-shirt, H&M gold accessories, Pink Victoria’s Secret black jeans, thrifted black leather mid-top boots, and a black leather bag with gold accents from Urban Outfitters.
My personal style is… Comfortable, simple, and neutral, earth tones. But I splurge on gold accessories. I’m not always about the glam, but that’s not to say that I don’t have key pieces like my killer pair of spiked Sam Edelman heels.
My most prized possession… Any and all pictures of the past (even embarrassing ones) because they are still, documented memories that are irreplaceable.
Winter essentials… Thick wool socks, a good coat, leather boots, and an American Apparel circle scarf.
Skincare secrets… Wash your face every night! No matter how much you want to lie down and pass out from a good night of dancing, lather some soap on that beautiful skin and cleanse.
Most random thing in your bag right now? The lotion I kept from the hotel bathroom. I don’t even like grapefruits.
Most recent purchase… A grey double layer tube skirt from Topshop in Vancouver!
Favourite item in my closet… My umbrella – can’t live in Seattle without one.
On the weekends you can find me… Wrapped around a cup of hazelnut chai with my boyfriend and my down comforter wrapped around me, in front of my laptop catching up on TV shows or out on the town with the squad, getting ready to do anything but school.
3 items in my bag… Burt’s Bees chapstick, Victoria’s Secret Bombshell perfume, and an eyelash curler.
Favourite movies… Pulp Fiction, Wayne’s World, and The Wedding Singer. They’re pretty contrasting side by side, but they’re such great movies! Pulp Fiction because of Quentin Tarentino’s artistry and badass-ness. And then I used to watch The Wedding Singer and Wayne’s World as a kid, pretty much every night before I went to bed because I was afraid of the dark.
A person living or dead you most admire… Yuna. Fashion-wise, her style is similar to mine, in that we don’t dress too showy, but we do have those few, bright, key pieces. And her layering is prime. Music-wise, her voice is so beautiful! It’s got such a distinct, soothing, jazzy vibe to it. I could listen to it all day. Girl crush, to the max.
Drink of choice… Arizona Green Tea over ice. That or Crown and Coke.
Currently saving up for… A pair of raw, selvedge denim. They’re 16 0z. Geishas – Samurai Jeans, and saving up for denim takes a bit.
Words to live by… “It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.” – Eartha Kitt
Photo by Anita Lee