Say hello to our Content Kween, Japs Medina
Before all the hoo-ha on the internet then social media, Bill gates released an essay in 1996 with the title, "Content is King". He said that the internet could be "a marketplace of ideas, experiences, and products—a marketplace of content”, and look where we are now: the age of social media. Seek the Uniq is no stranger to this because after all, it was born in the internet.
More than being a fashion brand, Seek the Uniq is actually an online lifestyle mecca where you can shop almost anything (from fashion pieces to home decor), including beauty hacks and outfit ideas. The latter of course, won't cost you anything as this is the brand's way of letting you in on a full STU experience. This is where Japs comes in, Seek's very own Content Manager.
Upon meeting her, Japs may give off that coy demeanor but she is like any other creative, bursting with ideas. She is the person behind our weekly newsletters and most of the blogs, and possibly the reason why you're shopping our Instagram feed (wink, wink!). Japs is clearly a wordsmith who, like the rest of the STU team, has a penchant for style.
Ahead, get to know our Content Kween and learn a thing or two on giving ladylike dressing the right twist.
What’s your position at Seek the Uniq?
I am the Content Manager at Seek the Uniq.
Describe your style.
I usually only go in two directions: structured and an almost sickly sweet feminine. Haha. I can also tip from gray, blacks and navy blues to all-out printed florals and bows. Most of the time it’s a combination of the two.
Who are your style inspirations?
Victoria Beckham, Olivia Palermo, and Amal Clooney are three off the top of my head. I am also a fan of Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach. They all have this uncanny ability to create magic out of classic pieces. Their styles are classy, lady-like, but very fresh, and the fit is always incredible.
How do you plan your outfit for the day?
I don’t really take much time out to plan my outfit. I think fashion is more enjoyable when you don’t overthink it.
On a usual day, I dress according to how I feel in the morning. Some days it’s a knit-and-wide-leg-pants day, other days it’s a printed midi dress with bows kind of day. I usually take no more than five minutes to pinpoint what I want to wear.
I do love to add a pop of color somewhere – usually shoes.
Her ear candy of choice? This Lika multi-colored pair
Japs shows you why white sneakers are a wardrobe essential
What do you love about your job?
The clothes, the shoes, and the team. I also love that we’re able to see the merchandise before everyone else does. It’s like being in on a huge secret before the whole world knows about it.
What do you do to keep yourself inspired for work?
I look at pretty things – anything from fashion to films to nature.
What is your signature piece?
I’m not sure I have a signature piece but a-line midi dresses always get my attention.
Japs' style is a balance of femininity and structure
How did you get to where you are today, career-wise?
I’m someone who would fall under the category of multi-hyphenate so I went through many paths before settling on the few I have today (though most of them were creative and analytical in nature). But I know that God had intended for me to go through that confusion so I can gain clarity. All I had to do to get to today was to trust in His sovereignty with all my heart.
If you could take only three items from the STU site, what would they be and why?
The most difficult question of all. Haha. Probably the Rotava set, Jill Lao’s Samantha dress, and alltheshoes. Can the last one count as one? Haha.
When in doubt, accessorize with these Heyjow beauties
Japs' take on tonal dressing via the Angel palazzo pants and latte colored mules
Favorite fashion hack.
Buying oversized pieces from the men’s area.
Are you a shoe or a bag person? What's a fave piece that you own?
I’m definitely more of a shoe person. My favorite is a pair of leopard print ankle strap flats that I had made locally. I got the leather abroad and had the shoes made in the Philippines.
What are some of your biggest fashion regrets?
The Havaianas-and-racerback-top combo. It was my college uniform.
Japs rocks one of Seek's most coveted dress styles, the Estepona
Japs says she is more of a shoe than a bag person. She is wearing the Herstal
Styling pet peeve?
More of pieces than styling: butt cheek-baring shorts, stiff peplums, skin-colored leggings, and cargo capris are some that come to mind. Also, those bulky Crocs. Haha.
If you could impart styling advice to our Seekers, what would it be?
Everyone starts out copying others and eventually realizing what works for others won’t necessarily work for them. That’s okay – keep going. Just have fun with it and don’t take it too seriously.
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