Priestess NYC/Shanghai is a women’s contemporary line based in New York City and designed by the fabulous Cody Ross. One look at the pieces and you know these clothes are for girls who are out on the town going to parties and dancing the night away – and now that I’ve met Cody and seen his bubbly personality first hand, it’s no surprise that his clothes convey a glamorous, yet happy-go-lucky vibe. Priestess NYC/Shanghai is in its 5th season and the line has been a success from the start with celebrity trend-setters like M.I.A., Katy Perry, Kerry Hilson, Juliette Lewis and Björk all fans of the line.
Cody’s interest in fashion began as a kid – his mom was into fashion and he gathered lots of inspiration from her wardrobe. He was always sketching and designing on the side. Later on he had a career in finance, but while he was in graduate school in London he took night classes at Central St. Martins and learned fashion design and pattern construction. Once he had the tools to wield his passion, Cody founded Priestess NYC/Shanghai.
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Cody calls Priestess “recession proof style” – and he’s right. His jumpsuits, dresses, jackets and skirts are timeless. There will always be a dinner, party, opening or event to go to and his pieces will always make a statement. Event or not, these are pieces that you hold on to until you have a place to wear them. Between his leather jumpsuit, high waisted-denim pencil skirt, cropped brocade motorcycle jacket and black and gold lame dress with black bow, I’m going to need to come up with some places to go…at least I won’t have to worry about coming up with the right thing to wear!
- Cody Ross Presents Priestess NYC
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