PARISIAN INTERVIEW A tête-à-tête with Jessica

We're all about living our lives just like Jessica, the founder of Septem, her own jumpsuit label.

After starting out as a business lawyer, Jessica listened to her heart and left it all to start Septem. And looking at her collections of must-have jumpsuits, it was definitely the right thing to do! Dreaming big, creating fearlessly, dressing impeccably: the recipe for a smashing success.

My neighbourhood:

Notre-Dame de Lorette, in the 9th Arrondissement. I love its village-like feel, especially around Rue des Martyrs, with its amazing local shops.

I like Paris for...

Its exceptional food scene, the extraordinary beauty of its architecture... This romance that is inextricably linked to the city. You can see it in action when the sky changes colour on a summer's day.

My secret address is...

Chez Marcel (in Rue Stanislas, 6th Arrondissement). A century-old Lyon-style bistrot-bouchon that new owner Pierre Cheucle had the good sense of leaving as-is. The cuisine he serves is in his image: authentic and generous.

My work look is...

A Septem jumpsuit! Partly because it only takes me a minute to get dressed in the morning. But also because they're both elegant enough for work meetings and comfortable enough to allow me to carry boxes.

My date look is…
One of my suits that opens with a zipper on the front. Never underestimate the devastating seductive power of a zipper, which, after all, is made to be pulled down in an instant.

I never go out without…

My contact lenses. I can't see anything without them. As far as products go, I always have moisturizer and mascara on me.

In my bag, there is...

A jolly old mess! My phone, a mini-wallet, my keys, some chewing gum, business cards, my notebook, and often an novel. And AirPods... They're ugly but very handy to listen to podcasts between two appointments.

Every morning, I…

I get up early and give my man a kiss. I shower while I go over the day's to-do list in my head. I have a real breakfast while listening to France Inter or checking my e-mail.

Every evening, I…

I take some time to unwind from my days, which tend to zip by at break-neck speed. Either by going to the gym, or having a glass of wine with my boyfriend or a girlfriend, by eating something I really like, or reading a few pages from a book.

I drink my coffee…

Short espresso, hold the sugar!

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