Lifestylin' Lady of Business: Mintwich's Jordan Peister


Never underestimate the perfection of a designer's personal style. I didn't meet Jordan Peister of Mintwich Graphic Design until after we had been working together for months on the killer 16-page brochure she designed for me. I'll admit, I wasn't very prepared for our meeting at Lemonade on Abbott Kinney. When deciding what to wear that morning, I thought "eh whatever - it's Venice" and threw on an oversized t-shirt and jeans. Jordan's entrance into the restaurant's double glass doors was straight out of a movie. She was rocking a super flattering and crisp navy day dress, heels, a meticulous smokey eye, her beach blond waves blowing in the breeze (just go with it). This is a girl who knows how to dress, and always takes the opportunity to do so elegantly - whether she's off to a client meeting or enjoying the ocean air near her beachside home. Her personal style is much like her designs - classic and clean with a modern, feminine touch.

Jordan's Style

Name 3 items in your wardrobe you cannot live without. 1. A great pair of heels: my nude patent Stuart Weitzman peep-toes are my absolute favorite. I don’t like being matchy-matchy, so I love wearing them with a black dress for evening or a casual shirtdress for day. The best part? They are unusually comfortable!

2. A coat that goes from day to night: My ultra-girlie Anthropologie winter white ruffle collar coat does just that. It’s a cozy swing coat that dresses up any outfit.

3. A unique purse that goes with everything. I can’t handle lugging around a big bag so my Laker yellow ostrich leather satchel is my perfect size. It was also hand made by Beth Springer in Venice, CA!

How would you describe your style? Creative, preppy, classic, feminine, structured. I like to blend timeless with modern. Though I tend to always be overdressed in dresses and heels, I don’t mind it.

What was your last fashion purchase? This red/turquoise silk tank dress from Tibi. It was perfect for summer and now I can pair it with black tights and these Gucci ankle boots for Fall.

What’s currently on your wish list? I’ve been craving the perfect pair of spat boots for like 5 years now, I think these are definitely my style if the heel was higher. This faux fur vest or this fur bolero is over the top! I want! Back to reality though, I think I need this military inspired button coat. Even though I live in Southern California, I am obsessed with winter coats!

If you could only shop at one store, or from one designer, what would it be? Most don’t believe that I actually loathe going to a store to shop, so I have to say I think you could say I have a talent of knowing whether something will fit me just by looking at the style online. At shopbop, there is always something feminine with an edge that I have to have.

What item(s) do you rely on most in your day-to-day business endeavors? My accessories; an oversized watch, a cocktail ring or cuff bracelet can glam up any outfit. I also always need a splash of unexpected color or sparkle, which are usually my shoes.

Leather or lace? Leather; purses, boots, jackets, the trim on my favorite black pants – yes!

Red lips or smokey eye? Smokey eyes; I wear eggplant, charcoal, chocolate brown eye shadow whether it’s day or night. Mom always says, “play up the eyes.”

Who or what inspires your style? Tory Burch for her classic but eclectic edge, Gwen Stefani for obvious reasons, and my grandma – she has always been my style icon for wearing chic, figure-flattering dresses. I am a lover of pretty things so anything that makes me swoon inspires my style.

Photo by Julian Dufort

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Jordan's classic modern style is the perfect blend of current trends and  have-forever pieces. Get inspired with a few ideas based on her wardrobe and want list.

Jordan Peister




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