The Australian superstar stylist shares a slice of her New York life, including her love of bagels and, of course, her killer wardrobe. To be head-hunted by famed American editor Anna Wintour is the stuff of dreams for a fashion stylist. That’s exactly what happened to Sydney-based Jillian Davison when the Conde Nast Artistic Director came calling to offer her the role of Fashion Director at Glamour USA three years ago. “Her direction was clear,” said Davison. “She wanted the fashion elevated and the focus to be on dressing real women for their everyday lives. She said women want to know three things; what to wear to work, on weekends and on dates.” And just like that Davison relocated to New York, with her husband Luke and her daughters Eden and Violet, to take up the plum role. It’s no wonder Wintour had Davison in her sights, the fashion editor is a respected talent, renowned for creating cerebral, inspired narratives in the images she produces. And then there’s her razor-sharp personal style—all crisp white shirts and killer accessories. The former Fashion Director at Harper’s Bazaar Australia and Creative Director at Vogue Australia is relishing the role and the chance to be back in New York (she’d spent a decade there earlier in her career with roles at Harper’s Bazaar US and contributing to Teen Vogue). “I love the access and the feeling that I am at the centre of things. Being on the street and seeing the diversity of people is a constant source of amazement,” she said. “I’ve also developed a love for bagels, jazz, sneakers—snow, even!” We asked Davison to collaborate with photographer friend Victor Demarchelier and share a slice of her New York life with The MECCA Memo.