What do you do:
Entrepreneur, Handbag designer
Where do you work:
For own company, World According to Jess, in New York City and New Jersey
When did you realize you wanted to work in fashion:
It started at five years old. (Laughs) I’ve always been obsessed with clothing and accessories. I was always obsessed with color. I get a lot of my inspiration from artwork, cartoons, and from candy.
I was really interested in getting into fashion because I looked at it as my way of healing yourself. It feels great to go out and buy something that feels good.
How would you advise others:
Life is a series of goals. You shouldn’t start out at nine years old saying I’m building an empire tomorrow. I never thought that. I thought first step get good grades. Second step get a good college to accept me. Third step get a good job. Fourth learn a lot. Every thing goes in steps.