This week, our Q&A is with Love, Margaux designer, AeSoon Benson Fergeson. A little fun fact about AeSoon is that designing bags is her second job- she is actually a Molecular Biologist at OHSU. But she realized that a job was more than a paycheck and she needed to fulfill her desire to create. Inspired by her morning commute to work, AeSoon noticed the lack of stylish work bags- most well dressed women were all toting simple black bags. So she designed a fashionable and functional messenger bag with a laptop sleeve and several compartments, which is perfect for just about any woman who’s on the go. All of her bags are hand made in Portland with sleek designs and inventive detailing. We’re all for fashion that makes our lives easier… so much that we did a giveaway with one of her amazing iPad envelopes. We’re a little obsessed. That being said… check out AeSoon’s answers to our style questions!
Shop Adorn: How would you describe your personal fashion?
AeSoon Benson Fergeson: I would describe my personal fashion as modern classic with an edge.
SA: Who are your biggest style influences and why?
AF: My biggest style influences are random people I see walking down the street—people that have a creative personal style that is original and looks effortless. As far as specific people, I like contemporaries like Nicole Richie and Angelina Jolie and classic icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis.
SA:What is your go-to piece of clothing and why?
AF: My go-to piece of clothing is a great fitting pair of jeans because they are versatile—dress it up/down and goes with everything.
SA: Where do you turn for fashion inspiration?
AF: Polyvore, Pinterest, fashion blogs, and magazines like Lula and InStyle.
SA: What’s the one item you’ll splurge on and why?
AF: I splurge on shoes. I’m a staple type of dresser where I wear the same pair over and over, so I need the shoes to be of good quality so they last.
SA: How would you describe Portland Fashion?
AF: There’s a great variety in Portland Fashion—from independent creatives to quirky hipsters to Anthropologie-esque urbanites.