Hello! My name is Rachel-Marie Iwanyszyn. I am currently living in New York City. I have previously lived in Chicago and I am originally from Detroit. I created Jag Lever (pronounced YAH-LAYVER) in 2009. I chose the name “Jag Lever” because it means “I Live” in Swedish, which I found very fitting for my blog because my blog began as a lifestyle and fashion blog, it was originally not strictly for fashion. I am not Swedish, I just love Swedish culture including fashion, art and music. Some of my favorite fashion brands are Swedish.
Jag Lever today is about 90% fashion related content. Occasionally I will share music, mixtapes, and photographs of things happening in my life. I feel it is important to share these things also because they impact the way that I dress and my taste in fashion.
My intentions were to create a space where I can share my love for fashionable things, art, music, and anything under the sun that interests me. Here I am today, aspiring to be a model. I study photography with a commercial concentration and hope to work for Vogue one day. My favorite brands are Acne and Minimarket.
My style varies based on my mood. I love modern and vintage. However I like to channel a 70′s hippie/boho vibe more frequently than not. Even though I love living in big cities, I crave nature. I was born in Michigan and spent a lot of time up north on beaches and in trees.
One strength that I have been told I have by others is my ability to work various positions in fashion. Behind the camera, in front of the camera, and styling shoots. I have also been referred to as a chameleon.