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Let's go inside some of the industry's greatest closets off the runway and off camera.  Everything on this site is handpainted by the author. Follow me on Instagram @theclosetinterview and @annthaden.

Aubin Nicole Wise

Aubin Nicole Wise

Today I’m meeting Aubin Nicole Wise at J Parker in Chicago, IL.  Aubin is an actress who you will recognize from my favorite show, Atlanta, where she had the most memorable and mesmerizing performances as Jayde-the incredibly gorgeous and enviable globetrotting bestfriend in Episode 6.  She’s currently part of the Hamilton Chicago cast another testament to her amazing talent and versatility on stage and behind the camera! Follow her @aubinnicole1 and prepared to be inspired! 

Hello, It’s Ann.  It’s great to see you.  Can I interview your closet? Totally!

What’s your favorite coat or jacket? Where and why did you buy it? Currently an old XL Levi's light denim wash jean jacket I found in the back of my closet. Probably a thrift find from years ago. I'm pretty I stumbled on it at a little hole-in-a-wall thrift store. It's so broken in and soft that I can't take it off. It's my springtime essential. 


Are you a morning or night person? What do you wear early in the morning or late at night? I strive to be a morning person but by nature I'm a night owl. I have the comfiest robe and silk turban that I slip on right out of bed. It's my morning mocha attire!

What did you wear the last time you went out to dinner? I found the prettiest creme floor length short sleeved lace embroidered dress that I paired with black skinnys, a tank top and my strappy platforms. I also can't forget the turquoise tasseled chandelier earrings! It was the perfect outfit! 

Where did you go and what did you order?  I was in Brooklyn with my boyfriend for the weekend and we stopped into Rabbithole on North 6th in Williamsburg. This spot is the most romantic place I have found in a while. I'm surprisingly a simple gal and ordered the House Lasagne and a Moscato. 

What is your favorite beverage of choice? I can't get enough of sparkling water

What music do you like to dance to? My top 5 on Spotify is Sigur Ros, Little Dragon, Taking Back Sunday, The Cool Kids and Edith Piaf. 

Where was the last place you traveled to? To Israel when I went on birthright!

What souvenirs did you buy? So many head scarves and beaded jewelry. 

gucci bengal scarf

Who in your family member has great style and how would you describe them?  My grandmother was a little trend setter in her day. She wore furs, a fierce red lip and dazzled pumps daily! 

What is something one of your friends has in their closet that you want to borrow and never return?  I'm a girl who chooses comfort over anything! My boyfriend has an old vintage basketball t shirt that his father passed down to him that is the comfiest thing in the world. I wore it once to sleep and since then I dream about it. 

Who would star as you in a movie about your life and most importantly, what would they wear? Zoe Kravitz for sure...she can wear everything she normally wears...we are pretty parallel. 


Fill in the blanks regarding your closet!

I should throw away this White wolf mink coat but I could never part with  My ripped black fishnets.

I spent too much money on  Perfume but saved a lot of money on my jeans.

I would love to attend Milan (Paris, Milan, New York) Fashion Week and sit in the front row of this show any of them!

I wear this fragrance  Egyptian Goddess oil  but I love smelling this fragrance on someone else Honey rose and Vanilla anything.


Thanks for letting me interview your closet Aubin.  I’m glad I got to know you better too.  Now would you mind if I borrowed that white wolf mink coat that you were trying to get rid of? I’ll do you the favor of not returning it ; )

Jacobo Solís

Jacobo Solís

Wild We

Wild We