At Home with Stylist Hannah Moon
For our series Closet Confidential, we interview interesting and uber cool people in their homes wearing outfits from their closet. Esther Lee Leach caught up with Hannah Moon at her home in Congress Park.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIELLE WEBSTER
Esther Lee Leach: Hannah, tell us a bit about yourself and your background.
Hannah Moon: I’m a wardrobe stylist but first and foremost an artist. I was the typical art kid lugging around my portfolio throughout high school and college. I majored in graphic design but I’m the absolute worst so I pursued marketing and became a branding strategist that worked with and managed designers. I’ve loved fashion my entire life because of my mom and grandmothers but I never wanted to be a stereotype and purse that as a career. Couldn’t fight my calling and here I am a wardrobe stylist after four hard working years of starting from the bottom and now I’m here.
ELL: How did you become a Stylist?
HM: When I moved to Denver from Dallas I realized how much easier it is to start your life over when you don’t have all your friends and colleagues watching you. I managed a boutique, started styling photoshoots for free to build my portfolio and reached out to everyone and anyone in Denver to build my relationships. I would always recommend to someone that wants to become a stylist to work at Nordstrom. It’s a fantastic place to start your career and you get vast experience working with different types of people and selling skills. Ultimately if you can’t sell clothes you can’t sell yourself or services. From Nordstrom I got the job at Daily Blast Live which was such a blessing and it’s certainly been a launching pad for my career.
ELL: Describe your role on the TV show Daily Blast Live?
HM: As the stylist on Daily Blast Live, I dress each of the eight hosts along with guest hosts. My day to day consists of getting to work at 7:15am, picking a look for each host that remain cohesive, so their looks collectively go together without being matchy matchy or over the top. We have shows at 10:30, 11:30, 12pm 1pm and 2 pm.
ELL: How would you describe your style?
HM: I take classic silhouettes and mix them with modern, funky pieces to create a unique look of my own. I like taking something on trend and giving my own spin to it. Best words would be punchy, funky, feminine.
ELL: Where do you find your style inspiration?
HM: I have a handful of influencers I love like Sammi Jeffcoate. She is consistent in her looks, chic and edgy. I also am a huge print fanatic. I have stacks and stacks of magazines everywhere. Even all over my walls!
ELL: Who are your favorite designers?
HM: I actually fell in love with Versace after watching the biopic last year. I think Versace reminds me the most of my mom’s style when I was young with all the gold and chains and lion accents. There can be a fine line between timeless or tacky and Versace does it just right.
ELL: What are your three favorite places to shop for clothing in Denver?
HM: This is tough because I have such great relationships with the boutiques in Denver. We have so many surprisingly enough. Where I tend to shop the most is Goldmine Vintage, Pinks Denver and Midnight Rambler.
ELL: What are your five favorite pieces from your closet?
HM: Gold vintage bomber jacket from my Nana, Black Patent leather Vintage Versace-like dress from my mom, Goatskin cap from Scotland from my Pappy, Bubble gum vintage Kaftan, Multi-colored snakeskin boots by Jeffrey Campbell and my gold personalized necklace from Moon & Lola that says “Vivacious”.
ELL: Do you have any items in your closet that you regret buying? Why?
HM: The last thing I purchased that I regretted was a dress that I had wanted for months from Something Navy. It’s the cutest thing and so me but it doesn’t fit me properly and I bought it anyways. I wore it in Vegas and the whole time I felt uncomfortable because it was way shorter than what I’m comfortable with. I should have known better!
ELL: Do you think Denver has a style language like New York or Paris? What is it?
HM: Oh I love this question! We see the majority of Denver folk in their Patagonia and leggings but I feel like those that love style actually are pretty funky and urban. I like to call it #nofussfashion. It’s a look that says I care about comfort but ultimately looking like a boss.