MY STYLE: IT’S NICE THATSeptember 5, 2014
Publishing platform It’s Nice That ain’t telling lies when they claim to be “championing creativity across the art and design world.” Not only is their website a much-loved online destination for all things nice and arty, but the London-based troupe also manifests as a magazine publisher (Printed Pages) and creative agency (INT Works) too. Nice, that.
We figured it would be a mighty fine idea to head to their East London HQ for the next installment of our My Style series. Here we caught up with two of their creative crew, discovering how they’ll be layering up for the winter months with select pieces from our new season collection.
LIV SIDDALL – ONLINE EDITOR
I’m Liv and I’m the online editor of It’s Nice That – my job involves deciding what goes up on the site and when. I also write for Printed Pages magazine and help curate the It’s Nice That events. Day to day I comb the internet for sweet content and write fun articles and interview incredible people about the beautiful work they make. Best job ever.
I think my style tends to tie in to the music I listen to. I used to listen to the Ramones all the time which had a bit of an effect, but now I’m more into weird 1970s folk so I’m growing my hair as long as Joni Mitchell (nearly there) and going around in Guernsey jumpers and shirts with pointed collars. I just got some incredible silver block-heel platforms off eBay too – so maybe I’m edging slowly out of the folk and into the disco. Probably not though, I hate disco.
Layering up for the big chill – Liv wears Cooperative Brushed Turtle-Neck Jumper in black.
I used to hate my old Levi’s denim jacket – everyone’s got one and they’re classic but a bit boring – but I have recently discovered just how incredible it is. I favour clothes with pockets above all else, and this jacket has six. It’s also got a very small collar and a yellowish tinge from being put on the floor and trodden on all the time (I have a small bedroom). In the past few months I’ve been collecting badges to go on it, which has been so fun. I’ve got a Yes badge from the ‘70s, which is my favourite.
I once flashed Missy Elliott! I was at Exit Festival and it just seemed like the right thing to do. On retrospect maybe it wasn’t, but I have no regrets.
JAMIE McINTYRE – ART DIRECTOR
I work as an Art Director at INT Works, sister company to It’s Nice That. I started interning nearly four years ago with founders Will and Alex in a cozy little spot on Rivington Street. There was only five of us back then, huddled round the one table with the XX on repeat—we are now eighteen people in total and have just moved into a sexy new studio in Haggerston by the canal.
Getting to work with talented creatives from all around the world is the most exciting part for me. From shooting a short-film with Andrew Telling for COS to commissioning illustration from Jordy van den Nieuwendijk and Leslie David for Converse—It’s never a dull day at Haggerston HQ.
I am big on the work wear flex – mainly because I dress for comfort and function, I guess. I don’t like to shout much with what I wear, so I mostly sport simple, well-made garments. I’m a big believer of buy well and buy once. Tailoring can be easily overlooked, but for me it’s about saving up the pennies for that special something because I know the fit and fabric used is on point.
No need for a brolly – Jamie wears a Rains Jacket in Navy.
I’m a massive fan of a bunnet (Scottish for hat). Here, I’m wearing an Ebbets Field. It comes back to the simplicity for me. Ebbets were making baseball caps before baseball caps really existed, and I have real appreciation for their craft and no frills approach to design, something that has been part of the brand since the beginning.
I once played Snow White in a school performance at the age of 17.