When you’re the junior creative director of Rihanna’s Fenty Corp, chances are pretty high that you’re a straight-up boss with an over-the-top amazing, driven personality, and a closet to match. Jahleel Weaver confirmed this when we visited his East Village apartment a few weeks ago. Stepping inside, we were quick to notice the abundance of white roses and candles surrounding us, and when we spotted Weaver sipping white wine as he smoked a cigar, we knew that he really embodies what Coveteur is all about—he was living!
With a closet full of silk button-downs, and Puma sneakers on Puma sneakers (because, obviously), you can tell that Weaver likes to go about his life in a comfortable fashion. His wardrobe is beautifully edited, which made our jobs a breeze. But then again, what did we expect from someone whose first styling gig was on the set of Vogue Italia alongside Cov-alum Rushka Bergman, styling Usher? Casual. Clearly, the man knows what he is doing in life. Weaver is full of good stories, from his days assisting stylist Mel Ottenberg, to planning *that* orange outfit that Rihanna wore to this past year’s OVO Fest, to how he landed his surreal dream gig.
His place is decorated in the best way possible, with skateboard decks (one that he converted into a coat rack), Hermès boxes, Fornasetti candles, a striking blue velvet couch, and some of the best Supreme knickknacks out there. It was all so stunning and inviting that we would have been more than happy to finish off our workday there, sipping white wine in the company of this very cool and very humble man.
Click through the gallery below to find out where Weaver finds inspiration, and why Rihanna refers to him as “broke-down Puff Daddy.”