Disney Princess Mirror

Closet Voyeur: Jessica’s Closet

Disney Princess Mirror

The stately mirror is from (where else?) Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel.

I would not experience a soupcon of surprise if bluebirds were to fly in the window right now and alight on Jessica Adams’s shoulder. Petite in stature with long, flowing blonde tresses, Jessica is a real-life Disney princess.

 

ladylike closet greeen dresser

Jessica’s Wedding Rehearsal bouquet complements the vintage dresser, chair, and lamp.

I first met Jessica at a dance class that a mutual friend invited us to attend. She, a longtime dancer, swirled around the room gracefully, executing complicated dance moves as smoothly as a Sicilian putting away a plate of spaghetti. Staggering around the room and twirling in the wrong direction (every time!), I was in awe, and immediately stalked all her social media.

 

makeup brush storage

A makeup brush holder made from vintage papers? Yes, please.

Fast forward to late last year, when the blonde beauty posted a swoon-inducing photo of the closet she created at her new home. I promptly requested a visit.

vintage vanity

The vanity is restored from its days at the family’s beach house. Jessica’s mother tsujzed up the stool with strips of seafoam silk.

 

vintage gold chair jewelry storage clothing rack

Open clothing racks keep everything out on display and easily accessible.

Every detail in the closet is carefully arranged, but what really amazes me is the way Jessica has created this paradise from vintage treasures (yet another connection to She of the Pumpkin Carriage?). Her magic wand of creativity spreads a mantle of fairy dust on everything in the room.

pretty calendars

Vintage Doilies and letter holders coexist with modern calendars and an iPad company on the dresser.

“People are always giving my sister and me dress-up clothes,” she says as she produces a fringed,hand-painted chartreuse and yellow silk scarf from a coat rack in the corner.

masquerade mask on coat hooks

Everyone should be properly prepared for a ball.

She picks up a pair of miniscule vintage navy shoes. “These were someone’s actual shoes. Look at how small they are; I can’t even fit into them,” she exclaims as her (also miniscule) foot juts out the back ever so slightly.

I nod, but I’m not too concerned. Everyone knows that the slippers destined for Cinderella’s feet are nothing less than glass.

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2 thoughts on “Closet Voyeur: Jessica’s Closet

  1. Oh, this was such a fun read. I too have stalked Jessica’s Facebook. She has such a bright spirit and a classic elegant sense of fashion I can only admire from afar.

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