Welcome to Fridays with Flea Style, when we host a fellow flea market aficionado and vintage clothing/home decor lover at our office for coffee (or wine) and a chat.
First up: Jen Coleman. The 33-year-old Dallasite is one-half of Ascot + Hart, which features a few of our vendors, including GAIA Empowered Women. She’s also co-owner of Target Does It Again. We adore her style and can’t wait to collaborate with her in the near future. Until then, enjoy getting to know her.
The lowdown on Ascot + Hart: With roots in both California and Texas, we’re constantly on the hunt for fresh and emerging trends. When we’re not hoarding our own personal closets, we can be found scouring the world for new and old finds, stocking the shop with carefully curated pieces that’ll inspire countless outfits. Every hand-picked style in the shop is easy to wear and reminiscent of something you’d spot at a super-rad estate sale or thrift shop. These are the pieces that bring on lots of “where’d you get that?” from your closest friends to total strangers. The Ascot + Hart girl is who we are, and because of this, our job is easy: We fill the shop with the clothes we wear and are beyond stoked to be able to share these goods with you.
A typical work day: Emails! Packing orders! Conference calls! Emails! [laughs]
Describe your fashion style in five words: Casual. Cool. Bohemian. Vintage. Edgy.
Favorite brands: Levi’s, Isabel Marant, Golden Goose, MadeWorn, One Teaspoon, Rag & Bone.
Favorite thing in your closet: My shoes! I have so many pairs I love!
Most important nonliving possession: My grandmother’s wedding ring.
Words to live by: Life’s too short; buy the damn shoes.
Wake-up time: 6:45-7 a.m.
Bedtime: I go to bed early — 9:30-10 p.m.
Dream travel destination: Australia!
Coffee or tea: Decaf coffee.
On your playlist currently: Beyonce’s Lemonade album, Tame Impala, Drake, Coldplay, Neil Young, Metallica (my son’s fave; he’s a little rocker).
Best concert ever and why: Beyonce! I just saw her, and it was like a religious experience! She has taken over my life! The talent is out of control.
What’s next for Ascot + Hart? More collabs and awesome newness!
Five-year goals: More adventures! Definitely traveling with my boys more and hitting the Paris flea markets with Laura Wiertzema [the other half of Ascot + Hart] one day! Also, getting A+H into Target would be a dream come true.
Biggest regret: No regrets! We have learned and grown so much on this journey.
Best advice ever received: Follow your bliss.
Shop Ascot + Hart online at www.ascotandhart.com.