Shirt Stories: Claire Thomson-Jonville

Shirt Stories Claire Thomson Jonville 

You always notice the person wearing a great shirt. A classic that, for me, holds just as much appeal as a perfect pair of jeans. Shirt Stories is about others who feel the same, women and men, and who wear it well.

I first noticed the white shirt and the attitude. Then I read her advice, part of an interview for Filippa K: “Work hard. Stay humble.” Even if I had known nothing about Claire Thomson-Jonville (the editor-in-chief of Self Service magazine, one of the fashion industry’s leading publications), that would have been enough to feel inspired by her. Especially that she is more of a trouser girl, tuxedo for evening, in her own words, and the foundations of her wardrobe are well cut pieces that suit her, in grey, beige, navy blue and black mainly. However, the white shirt seems to be one of her pure necessities of life, too. Classic, tomboyish, relaxed chic. It serves her and her life philosophy well.

“Just quietly work away and focus, and your turn will come. I think there are a lot of egos and noise with social media and everyone wants to be famous and, for me, that’s a turn-off. I am naturally drawn to people who are quietly working hard. That would be my advice – just quietly work, persevere with what you’re doing”, she stresses out once again in a recent conversation on I’m with her.
Shirt stories Claire Thomson Jonville

Related Shirt Stories entries: Francisca Mattéoli (interview) / Robert Redford / Charlotte Rampling / Ralph Lauren / Heidi Merrick

photos: Lena C. Emery for Filippa K

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