Fashionable People: Pierce's Real-Life Style

Fashionable People: Pierce's Real-Life Style

Lauren Kolyn
Nov 12, 2015
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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.

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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:

  1. My platform runners, they were such a great find I couldn’t resist.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

See his complete House Tour Pierce's Vibrant & Playful Montréal Pad

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Clothing: Topman

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!

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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!!

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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!

See his complete House Tour Pierce's Vibrant & Playful Montréal Pad

Thank you, Pierce!

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