Ilana : Seven Days of Dapper

Seven Days of Dapper is back with our second Cali edition of the year. This time, we returned to L.A. and captured a week’s worth of style from Ilana’s closet. (All photos by Jason Lewis.)

My name is Ilana and I am came to LA almost 15 years ago from my home in Vancouver, BC. I often feel as though I’m a cat with nine lives: each life I’ve led completely different from the next. I have finally gotten to a place where I know my path– medical school. So, in a life of constant schoolwork, my personal style has become my “fun” part of the day — that no matter how deep I am in the books, I still get to keep it interesting with my clothes.

My personal style is something I would describe as fluctuating tremendously based on my mood(s) — being the Gemini I am, there are many moods. Being able to have my style reflect that is extremely valuable to me, giving me an outlet to express myself in a city where it’s all too easy to get lost in the crowd.


Day 1

Look #1-1

Look #1-2

This is my go-to when I’m feeling like being comfortable, but also mysterious. I could wear this in many setting, but especially when I feel like getting into a little trouble. Outfit details: Pants, Zara Man. Boots, Steve Madden. Cloak, Daniel Patrick. Shirt, Topman.


Day 2

Look #2-1

Queer Style Day 2

I wear this outfit when I feel like getting a little bit sleeker after nightfall. An easy outfit for a night out on the town. Outfit details: Blazer, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Pants, All Saints. Shirt, Rag & Bone.


Day 3

Queer Style Day 3

Look #3-2

When I’m in a more playful mood, this is what I want to wear. Outfit details: Pants, Levis. Shoes & Backpack, vintage flea market finds.


Day 4

Look #4-4

Look #4-3

This is what I’d wear to a family dinner. The “I want to be comfortable but also appropriate in front of my grandmother” outfit. Outfit details: Sweater, Topman. Shirt, Topman. Shoes, vintage wingtips. Dog, Kaya (1/2 Jack Russel, 1/2 GoatBeast).


Day 5

Queer Style Day 5

Look #5-2

The best definition of me, I would call this my everyday outfit: what I wear to school, what I wear to hang. Simple. Comfortable. Functional. Outfit details: Jacket, Rag & Bone. Shoes, John Varvatos. Pants, Adriano Goldschmied.


Day 6

Queer Style Day 6

Look #6-1

Business Casual. Could wear to an interview or work without feeling over-dressed. It’s fun and bright, something I often shy away from in my wardrobe. Outfit details: Pants, Adriano Goldschmied. Blazer, Gant. Shirt, Zara Man. Shoes, John Fluevog.


Day 7

Queer Style Day 7

Look #7-4

Weekend cruising. Fun outfit for day or night on the weekends, no matter where you end up. Let’s face it, it’s hard to go wrong with a jean jacket. Outfit details: Jacket, Levis. Pants, J Brand. Shirt, All Saints. Shoes, Yves Saint Laurent. Sunglasses, Ray Ban. Watch, Flud.

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  • How hot is Day 4’s look?! And day 6 is great too. Great selection of outfits Ilana. 🙂

  • Jason Lewis was the photographer of this shoot. Please check out his work! He's brilliant.

  • Jason Lewis was the photographer of this shoot. Please check out his work! He's brilliant.

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