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How It’s Done: The Printed Party Pant

We asked New Zealand-raised, Brooklyn-based fashion illustrator Nadeesha Godamunne to show us three ways—and three places—she’s wearing our patterned pants this holiday season. P.S. We really, really wish you could hear her adorable Kiwi accent over the Internet…


FOR A FANCY-SCHMANCY HOLIDAY PARTY 

Getting ready at her apartment in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

“I love a good tailored look
that plays on masculine and
feminine pieces.”



“I’ve drawn for as long as I can remember, but my specialty in fashion illustration naturally evolved after I studied fashion design. I love capturing character through clothing.”

FOR A DAYTIME GIFT SWAP

Exchanging presents with a friend at Eva Jean’s restaurant

This vest is versatile enough to wear with literally anything. I love the silhouette and structure of it over the graphic pants.”



“My love for art and illustration naturally encourages me to experiment with color, print, texture and composition when I’m getting dressed.”

FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Picking out a hostess gift at vintage and beauty boutique Su’juk

The leopard-print shoes paired with the wolfstooth pant make it even more quirky and fun.”



“I feel my style is a mash-up of my Sri Lankan heritage and upbringing in New Zealand in that I’m very bohemian and carefree with my approach to dressing.”

AND NOW, NADEESHA ANSWERS THE J.CREW Q’S

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
“Keep going. It takes as long as it takes.”

YOUR SPIRIT EMOJI IS...
😂

FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION:
Heading upstate with friends to cut our own Christmas tree.

YOUR PERSONAL STYLE ICON: 
I cheated and have two: Georgia O’Keeffe and Tziporah Salamon.

IF YOU WEREN’T AN ILLUSTRATOR, YOU’D BE… 
Too hard, too hard! Maybe an animator.

GO-TO KARAOKE SONG?

Anything throwback R & B. TLC is a goodie!

GO-TO GIFT?

A drawing of course! Or some New Zealand wine with a witty, handmade card.

WHAT YOU’D BRING FROM YOUR CLOSET IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND: 
I want to say a hat, for practicality, but I’ll go with a crocheted tank. So much cuter… 

IF YOU WERE A SUPERHERO, YOUR SECRET POWER WOULD BE…
Invisibility! Or even better, a fast metabolism. 

Special thanks to Eva Jean’s and Sujuk. 

Photographs by Meredith Jenks. Hair and makeup by Souhi at Jed Root.

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TAGS: womens, holiday, how its done
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