profile: dresshirt by marieclaire st john

customizable, removable collar button downs shirts in a shitload of different colors and prints? YES, please. with 1920’s shirting detailing & menswear as her key inspiration, we think MarieClaire St John is onto something dope with her womenswear shirting collection, Dresshirt.

we mean…who doesn’t want their name OR their insta handle embroidered across the back of their shirt? the deuxmoi gals DO! and so do some of our fashion faves like gorge super model/ “it girl” gigi hadid and fabulous stylist/editor of w magazine giovanna battaglia.

MarieClaire started her career in pr for dior and armani, but quickly realized she wanted to be involved in the creative side of the industry. so, while taking classes at parsons, she held gigs at marchesa and ralph lauren where she honed her design skills. while working the fashion dream job circuit, (reminiscent of lauren conrad working at teen vogue and people’s revolution…come on! you know you wanted to be her!) MarieClaire had learned a thing or two about running a fashion empire, and she decided to launch her own badass company. the first line of tricked out Dresshirts came in spring 2014 and has continued to grow since then.

MarieClaire married her usc college sweetheart (j’adore a college love story), alex mallen, in august of 2014 and they currently reside in noho. she runs Dresshirt while Alex owns his own music event production company, powerslug. we’d say MarieClaire has her shit figured out…for MarieClaire’s favorites see below and visit to get your own personalized Dresshirt…

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MarieClaire’s favorites:

Dresshirt to wear for keeping it stylish at work:
Giraffe printed Dresshirt. it’s fun but sophisticated.

Dresshirt to wear to the beach in st barths:
Paper Cotton. it’s cotton with some silk blended into it, so it’s super soft and a little sheer. i think there is no better cover up in the world than a white cotton shirt.

Dresshirt to wear on a sexy date:
Noir Sheer. this chiffon shirt is very delicate and will make you feel as sexy as you look.

Dresshirt to wear for going hard on a night out on the town:
Noir silk with a tone on tone monogram or Paper White silk with a black bra underneath. it’s cool, sleek, and won’t look trashy if you have to wear it home the next day!

printed Dresshirt:

what does your monogrammed Dresshirt say?

saint laurent – hedi slimane

shoe designer:

handbag designer :
mansur gavriel

t-shirt designer:
rag & bone

sneaker brand:
adidas originals and twins for peace

tom ford violet blonde

beauty product:
laura mercier brow definer

nail color:
i never repeat, it’s an accessory that requires no commitment so why not experiment every time?! right now i’m wearing essie petal pushers.

hair salon:
bumble and bumble downtown. 90% for marci, the best colorist in town, and 10% for the view.

vacation spot:

malliouhana in anguilla

quality meats


housewarming gift:
waffle iron

voluspa eden & pear

monopol wine bottle opener

first class travel


6 questions with MarieClaire:

who is your hollywood crush?
adrien brody

how would you describe your style?
clean and tom-boyish with feminine lines and a little bit of edge

what is your secret obsession?
peanut butter. and candice swanepoel’s abs. conflicting obsessions!

what was your childhood nickname?
Micky and variations of Micky…and it still is

(fill in this sentence) i would just about do anything for…
a peanut butter sandwich or candice swanepoel’s abs

if you could steal anything without anyone knowing and keep it forever what would it be?
my mom’s nylon prada backpack from the 90’s