"My dad says, 'What’s this bill for Cat’s Cradle? Is that cat food? I can’t believe cat food costs this much!'"
"I grew up in Utah in a little farming town of about 200 people a couple of hours south of Salt Lake City. There was nothing in my town, not even a grocery store. People wore Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch tee shirts–I didn’t! My mom wouldn’t let me. I didn’t really have style icons growing up because my mom didn’t let me read magazines or watch that much TV, so I didn’t know anything about fashion or celebrities or icons. I grew up shopping online because you couldn’t really go to the stores, and even if you did go, there wasn’t always everything there.
You are definitely judged at [model] castings for what you’re wearing. There was a point when I was really nervous about what I was going to wear. Now I just want to be comfortable because what matters most at a casting, and for anything, is how you feel. I just dress so I feel good. I get paid a lot in trade. I have a lot of Marc Jacobs stuff just because I’ve worked with him a lot, and he’s really good about that. He lets you choose five items–oh I need to do that again! Anyways…it’s really smart of him, I think, because then the models are all wearing his clothes.
I love jewelry; It's so easy to change up my look with jewelry. My brother makes big jewelry with fossils and stones from Utah, so I used to wear a lot of big rings, but lately I’ve been liking more dainty rings, like layering and stacking thin gold ones. I think it feels more feminine. I love Love, Adorned, too. It’s probably my favorite store. I want to live there, but I rarely go in because then I want to buy everything.
There’s this amazing, amazing antique store in Utah. It’s the best vintage store I’ve ever seen in the entire world called Cat's Cradle. I have this one ring from Cat's Cradle that's a gold ball with rubies and sapphires on it, so it kind of looks like a planet. When you pull this little hook out, it unfolds and there are three frames for pictures. I rarely wear it because it’s so beautiful that it’s not an everyday piece. My dad always says, “What’s this bill for Cat’s Cradle? Is that cat food? I can’t believe cat food costs this much!”
I would like to make jewelry someday. I like the jewelry by a friend of mine, Katie Hillier. We’ve talked about–for like 3 years probably–me designing some pieces with her, but because we’re in different countries it’s been pass and go. We’ll talk about it each time we’re together but haven’t really sat down to do it. Hopefully that happens soon." -- Hannah Holman to Shop Ghost
Hannah Holman photographed in New York by Stef Mitchell.
Hannah's Shop Ghost Tips
I like Asos, I got into Asos last summer. I also like The Outnet and Yoox. I like Groupon, even though that’s not clothes. I get a lot of body stuff, like massages, spa treatments, and facials on Groupon.