• The UO Nice List: Jessie White

    This designer calls Bali home, so the holidays mean grilled calamari and beach clubs. Go ahead and be jealous.

    Introduce yourself! Jessie White, founder and designer of Australian clothing brand Shakuhachi.

    What do you love/loathe most about the holidays?

    I love chilling with my family by the pool.

    What’s your gift-giving style? Personalized presents, or a Starbucks card for everyone?
    Shakuhachi of course!

    What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
    My son Bowie.

    What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?
    Ahh let's go with socks. Not that socks are horrible but it's not the most imaginative gift.

    If you could ask for anything this year (and money is no object) what would you ask for?
    Peace and love for all of mankind. That and maybe a brand new pair of Louboutins.

    What is your favorite holiday tradition that you share with friends or family?
    It's hot here so Christmas usually consists of friends and family, splashing about in the pool, eating fresh seafood and enjoying the sunshine.

    What’s your favorite holiday snack or food?
    Grilled Calamari with a squeeze of lemon

    Without looking it up, what are the ingredients in eggnog?
    Milk, cream, spices?!

    Any idea how you will spend New Year’s Eve this year?
    Probably at Mr Potato Head, Bali' newest beach club. It's like something out of a Bond movie.

    If you could be any character from a holiday movie, who would you be and why?
    Miss Piggy in The Muppets Christmas Carol.

    If you could plant a New Year’s kiss on your dream crush, who would that be and why?
    Oh this one is easy! Ryan Gosling in character from Drive.

    What was your proudest moment from this past year?
    Building our brand across the US as well as celebrating the launch of Shakuhachi's flagship store in Melbourne.

    What are you looking forward to most about 2013?
    Surprise me :)