Monday, September 7, 2015
New York Street Style: Jillian Mercado, Washington St
Jillian Mercado (AKA Jilly Peppa) has to be one of my favorite street style stars of the moment. The fashion blogger turned model is doing more than anyone to change the public face of muscular dystrophy. In my mind at least, that's what street style is all about: expanding the boundaries of fashion, depicting people who aren't typically represented in fashion magazines, and drawing the industry's eyes into new directions. And that's exactly what Jillian is doing. After last year's Diesel campaign and her recent signing with IMG Models, she is poised to blow up in a big way, and open the door to other people with disabilities to do the same. I'm looking forward to seeing her pop up all over the place.