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Who is Jess Graves?

I am a writer and Founder. After spending ten years in Atlanta, Georgia, I recently relocated to the Gramercy Park area of New York City.

I own Graves Creative. We define brand language and identity via advertising production, creative consulting, and graphic/web design.

Our clients are visionaries who focus on best-in-class brands and placemaking. Our portfolio of projects encompasses many of the United States’ most significant real estate, beauty, e-commerce, and hospitality brands.

For over ten years, my work has appeared in Vogue, Town & Country, Complex, Vanity Fair, as the style columnist in Atlanta Magazine, and Southern Living, which named me one of the “75 Most Stylish Southerners”.

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Manager, Partnerships: Sophie Krakoff, sophie@friendsofthehousegroup.com

Contributing Editor: Bridget Hallinan, bridget@gravescreative.studio

Notable media mentions:

Business of Fashion, Feb 2024: The Row’s Margaux is A Birkin in the Making
The Cut, Feb 2024: Would You Pay $900 For These Pants?
Elle, Jan 2024: The Rise of the Mended Haul
The Guardian, Jan 2024: Why Shopping Influencers are Flocking to Substack
Marie Claire’s Self-Checkout, Jan 2024: My Favorite Fashion Newsletters
Unpolished, Jan 2024: The Muse Directory, Vol 1.
Consider Yourself Cultured, Jan 2024: Cultural Icons Recommend Coffee Table Books
Long Live, Jan 2024: On Jess Graves’ Iconic City-Approved Handbag
Elle, Jan 2024: The Gleeful Return of the Sample Sale
Glamour, Dec 2023: The Year of the Attainable It Bag
New York Magazine (The Strategist), Nov 2023: What Are the Best Jean Jackets for Women?
Magasin, Nov 2023: Newsletter Pants
Wall Street Journal, Oct 2023: You Probably Already Own Fall’s Most Stylish Accessory
Substack Reads, Oct 2023: The Most Exciting Names in Fashion Are on Substack
Gatekeeping, Oct 2023: Jess Graves on Dinner Popcorn and Prada Flats
New York Magazine (The Strategist), Oct 2023: What Are the Best Cowboy Boots for Women?
Vogue, Sept 2023: Sophia Richie Personally Convinced Me to Get An Oura Ring
InStyle, Sept 2023: What is the Next Big ‘Ugly’ Shoe?
New York Magazine (The Strategist), Aug 2023: What Are the Best Ballet Flats?
Back Row, Apr 2023: Influencers Talk Honestly About How They Make Money
Elle, Mar 2023: Inside the Stealth Brands of Minimal Dressing
Elle, Dec 2022: The Personal Stylist in Your Inbox
Substack, Nov 2022: Platform Best-Seller
Substack, Oct 2022: Featured Publication
Yolo Journal, Aug 2022: Postcard from Carmel, California
Atoosa Unedited, Sept 2021: How Being Single Saved Me

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Jess Graves 

I'm a writer and consultant. My work has appeared in Vogue, Town & Country, Complex, Vanity Fair, and Southern Living, which named me one of the “75 Most Stylish Southerners”. I recently relocated to New York City from Atlanta.