Hastings & St. Leonards on-line community newspaper
Photo by Claudine Eccleston

Photo by Claudine Eccleston

HOT Style: Meet Janet B

HOT’s Claudine Eccleston spotted Janet B walking through the park and seized the moment to ask her about her style and fashion suggestions.

* * *

How do you usually spend your time? What do you do? Job? Fun

I am a digital marketer by day and a jazz vocalist by night. I work freelance for a small agency where I create social media content for brands. In the evenings I pursue my career as a singer. I spend the majority of my days writing songs, creating photography & video. The rest of my day is a culmination of cooking experiments (I love food), spending time in nature, visiting art spaces and meeting friends when I can. I am always reading whenever I have a moment spare, whether on a commute or during a work break.


Where do you usually buy your clothes?  Why?

I mostly shop in TKMaxx and H&M. For some reason, I can always find something to fit my style in those two shops. I also like to support small independent clothing stores in London – I find unique items there. There are a few great places in Portobello Road.

Photo by Claudine Eccleston

Photo by Claudine Eccleston

How would you describe your style? Your outfit? 

My style is about shapes and accents, I love a bit of sparkle to kick the outfit up a notch too.

I am interested in geometry, so I love to wear clothes with lovely cuts and striking shapes, sometimes they have movement and sometimes they are very stiff. I experiment with various looks via my Instagram page @jebonair.

What are your favourite clothes?

I love shoes… being a size 3 its can be difficult to find beautiful shoes in my size, but I am always on the search for them regardless. I also love headpieces: I have dreams of owning a Philip Treacy headpiece at some point. I usually wear something on my head when performing.

Where do you get your inspiration for your look? Do you have a favourite designer? 

Suitcase magazine and September issues are two of my favourite printed works. I used to read a few others, but my eye has moved to Instagram now. I save interesting looks I like in folders on Instagram and when I am stuck for ideas, I will scroll through them for inspiration.

I also love drawing inspiration from African cultural wear from time to time. My favourite designers are Yohji Yamamoto and Thom Browne because they are not afraid to explore creativity. I also admire Issey Miyake too because he makes multipurpose clothing that can last in your wardrobe for years.

Photo by Claudine Eccleston

Photo by Claudine Eccleston

If you were to give style advice, what would it be? 

Love your body, be free, be a walking painting, be timeless, don’t follow trends, be subtle, be bold, but never boring. Think of dressing like putting together a good meal: let your items complement each other.




Posted 18:13 Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 In: HOT Style

Please read our comment guidelines before posting on HOT

Leave a comment

(no more than 350 words)

Also in: HOT Style

More HOT Stuff

    HOT is run by volunteers but has overheads for hosting and web development. Support HOT!


    Advertise your business or your event on HOT for as little as £20 per month
    Find out more…


    If you like HOT and want to keep it sustainable, please Donate via PayPal, it’s easy!


    Do you want to write, proofread, edit listings or help sell advertising? then contact us

  • Subscribe to HOT