It's safe to say that stylist Pierce Atkinson's personality shines through into both his personal and interior style. We got a taste of Pierce's outgoing and honest approach to design from our tour of his boldly-decorated apartment; here, we take a closer look at Pierce's personal style and what inspires his zest for life.
Describe your style:
Pattern, color, and quirky! The more of any of those, the better! :)
Three things from your closet you couldn't live without:
- My platform runners, they were such a great find I couldn’t resist.
- A crisp white button up, perfect for dressing up or down which is great because I’m a social guy who is always on the go and I don’t always have time to make it home and change it up.
- Navy jacket: Whether it’s my wool motorcycle jacket or trench coat, it just cleans up a look. I think people take me more seriously in navy.
Your very favorite outfit:
Dark straight cut jeans, Chelsea boot, wool motorcycle jacket, and, depending on the time of year, probably a bold patterned shirt or a cool color sweater and possibly a hat depending on where I’m going. I would likely cuff the jean to expose a quirky sock, too.
Your typical work “uniform”:
Air Max, ripped jeans, t-shirt—boom, simple and cool. I have to be comfortable on set because I’m always moving heavy props and fear that one day I will rip my nice clothes. I try to wear ripped jeans as much as I can because they are in style right now and if I rip them more while moving props they just look better!
The #1 item from your fashion wish list:
The warmest, most architectural trench coat. Possibly camel but probably navy, I would want it oversized and super bold... I’m drooling a little just thinking about it.
As a prop stylist, who do you most want to work with? Do you have a dream gig?
Joy Cho, she’s my favorite blogger! I just love her use of colors and patterns together and she has had the coolest line of party essentials at Target. I once tweeted her how sad I was that I couldn’t buy her products anymore because Canada closed all their Target locations and she tweeted me back. I have plans to print the screenshot and frame it. She’s the best. I’d also really love to work with Target, that would be a dream gig; they are coming up with some pretty fantastic stuff right now and it would be a huuuuge dream to have my own line of party essentials at Target, I’m a sucker for a good table setting! I’m also Anna Spiro’s biggest fan, she’s an Australian interior designer that has hands-down THE best eye for patterns and color. She owns a store called Black and Spiro and I’m dying to get there and will likely have my ashes spread there it’s so beautiful.
What has been your most exciting styling job to date?
I just sourced a beautiful fashion shoot for The Globe and Mail in Quebec City and I can’t wait to use the shots in my book. The backdrop of Quebec was so beautiful and the team I worked with was really fun and super talented, so it was incredibly inspiring to work with such great people. I definitely learned a lot on set that week.
The TV or movie character's wardrobe(s) you'd steal in a minute:
Mindy Kaling hands down, without a doubt, 100% cannot stress it enough. In a perfect world, Mindy and I would be best friends…..come to think of it, that’s another dream gig, styling the set for The Mindy Project.
The item you wish you had but no longer own:
Every pair of overalls I ever owned.
IRL shop: Ooof, this is tough, I have so many for different categories. But I’ll break it down for you….
Home Decor/Furniture: West Elm, Anthropologie
Anything you ever need for a table setting: Target
Shoes: Exclucity (awesome local sneaker store here in Montreal)
Online shop: 1991 INC. I bought my Oprah sweater from here and it’s probably the best purchase I have ever made. I don’t do a lot of online shopping to be honest, I know, do I live under a rock? But this website has the funniest and coolest clothing and I couldn’t resist! When I grow out of the sweater I plan on making it into a throw pillow!
Signature scent: White Musk from The Body Shop and Black XS Paco Rabanne. I don’t care if these are cheesy or gross, I get compliments every time I wear them!
Grooming products: I don’t use grooming products a lot. I guess I’m a sucker for a good chapstick and I love Kiehl's hand cream. Other than that I slather coconut oil in my hair and like many other Canadians I use Crest toothpaste. That’s the extent of my grooming… oh and I use nail clippers.
Haircare brand: John Frieda and LouAna’s organic coconut oil!!
Best jeans: Nudie, they fit like a glove on me and I love that they have a recycling program!
Coolest sneakers: Air Max NYC Collection—my favorite!