Mary Jane's Closet is Making Your Vintage Dreams Come True

Run with your ideas, you never know where they will take you.
— Jasmine Anderson

Based in Philly, Jasmine Anderson is set to showcase her vintage fashion line, Mary Jane’s Closet at Wildefire: The Series. The event, taking place April 30th, is aimed at providing a platform for emerging creatives and artists to showcase their designs and talents.

A recent college graduate, Jasmine started Mary Jane’s Closet (MJC) in 2015. MJC is a clothing brand that specializes in vintage and contemporary styles for women. What makes MJC distinct amongst other vintage or thrift style clothing brands is that everything is $25 or less!

It's no secret that being an entrepreneur is no easy feat. In the beginning stages, Jasmine hesitated with the thought of starting a company. She was unsure of her target audience and if she would be able to maintain them. She pushed through with the idea anyways and quickly fell in love with her business. Like many other entrepreneurs, parts of her success can be credited to an amazing support system. Jasmine draws much of her inspiration from the women in her life, particularly her Mother, Grandmother and Godmother. "Those are some of the strongest, hardworking, yet most stylish women I know!" She also finds inspiration in other 'boss babes' she associates with and admires.

On where she finds vintage and contemporary pieces:

"I originally started finding vintage pieces in thrift stores in Indiana, PA (where I attended college). When I returned to Philly for holiday breaks, I would spend so much time at different thrift stores and spending hours browsing. I had a few favorites where I would always go to for gems, many of which I still rely on."

In the upcoming year, Mary Jane's Closet projects brand exposure all over the U.S. MJC recently found brand ambassadors in over 6 different cities and states that will be assisting with promotions and events.

Expect to see Jasmine’s custom styles on April 30th, 2016 at the Wildfire: The Series pop-up shop, hosted by Access by NKC. The day long event is aimed at giving  emerging designers and performers a platform to showcase their designs and talent. 


Quick Q & A with Jasmine Anderson

Where do you find inspiration for new clothing design?
I use a combination of Pinterest and magazines to create visions for photoshoot concepts. I am subscribed to just about every fashion magazine, so I am constantly trying to stay in the know.

Are there any celebrities you would love to see wear your product? Why?
I would absolutely love to style Rihanna. Her style is admirable and very similar to the versatility that MJC goes for.

If there was one fashion house you could work with who would it be and why?
I would have to save Moschino, simply because their concepts are always so dope and vibrant.

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