Julianne Malone and Cassondra Pittz are roommates that are so sisterly with out being sisters (they even have matching tattoos) so funny separately but gut busting together. Oh and I should mention they are the cutest and the most fun dressed girls we know! Their southeast diggs used to be a privatized crazy house - a very fitting dwelling for the pair. We spent a morning enjoying a breakfast of champions with them, also known as coffee and mimosas. They are notorious rule breakers escaping on to fire escapes for photos and getting yelled at by their landlord Tom. And always willing to experiment and play with their personal style. Enjoy our visit with the lovely duo and hilarious interview!
1. Who is your style influenced by?
C: Alot of things influence my style. Who is a hard one. I think it would be a strong mix of the Gainsbourg-Birkin clan and confident ladies who drink at lunch.
J: Lindsay Weir (Freaks and Geeks), Diane Keaton, and my mum in the early nineties.
2. Describe your style!
C: My style surprises me all the time. So dependent on my mood. Lately, I think I've been trying to challenge myself with creative ways to wear things I've had forever and mix in a lot of strong accessories.
J: To be honest, it's kind of a mish mash, but I wear a lot of basics with statement necklaces, hats because my hair is always a mess, and if all else fails, a big coat covers a lot of mistakes.
3. What is your fall must have?
C: Denim. Wool. Leather. I wish I could wear that combination year round. I really want a long, black jacket; preferably the black bomber coat by Rick Owens D RK SH D W. Oh! And A Hot Toddy.
J: An absence of anything "pumpkin spice" flavored, big cozy sweaters, hot toddies(forever)
4. 5 things you can’t live without?
C: My favorite jeans, Wisconsin cheese, wine time with my mom, my postcard collection and cuddles (come on! who can live without?)
J: My mum and sister, coffee, Por Que No? (Por Que No? is my boyfriend), 30 Rock (Tina Fey! Tina Fey! Tina Fey!), snuggles, dance breaks. These are all essential, I could not choose only 5.
5. 3 favorite items in your closet?
C: I have too many favorites. Right now- my mothers rings and watches, oversized white button down that I scored at House of Vintage, and my black No 6 clogs (i need to resole them. I've worn them to shit).
J: gold brocade ankle boots, vintage green army jacket, the necklace my mom gave me for my 21st birthday
6. Tell us two truths and a lie!
C: I am a certified junior docent at the Milwaukee art museum. I hate hearing myself chew but I love that quiet noise in between movie trailers when everyone is snacking. I'm hilarious.
J: I hate bacon, the clerk at the 7-11 down the street from our apartment could answer all of these questions about me (accurately), I once looked in to re-taking driver's ed, because I am such a horrible driver, but then I saw how much it cost and reconsidered.
7. Any shopping advice you have?
C: Invest in pieces that last, learn about designers and brands (know where you're spending your money) and wear whatever you want as long as you feel good.