Jessica Knez of All Too Human Shares Her Obsessions

The boutique co-owner introduces new designers to Boston’s most fashionable denizens.
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Knez in her Back Bay boutique. / Photograph by Joyelle West, hair and makeup by Paula Voisembert/Team

Boston native and Tufts graduate Jessica Knez has fashion in her DNA. She interned at Neiman Marcus, where her grandfather Richard Smith once served as CEO. She then honed her style smarts as an assistant buyer for Lord & Taylor and Bergdorf Goodman before partnering with Riccardi’s former creative director, Joseph Morrissey, to launch All Too Human, a luxury clothing store just off Newbury Street, this past May. Knez says she wants to push the boundaries of art and fashion in the city: “We are really trying to seek designers that don’t have Boston distribution. It’s a combination of adding interest and newness and hoping to introduce the city to exciting designers that we’ve always known and loved.” Here, the style savant shares her most recent passions.

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Photograph courtesy of Moda Operandi

Delpozo Metallic Tie-Neck Top

I can layer this under a chunky sweater or blazer with sneakers for a fun dressed-down look, or wear it into the evening. The texture adds interest to any outfit.

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Courtesy of Forzieri.com

Proenza Schouler Black Leather High-Heel Boots

Proenza had the boots of the season—I love this nappa leather bootie with the silver heel for fall. It’s clean, versatile, and sexy.

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UKA Nail Oil

Uka is a skin- and hair-care line founded in Tokyo. They have incredibly effective beauty products. The nail oil is really popular. We’re really excited to carry their items.

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Sarah’s Bag “Magic Pill” Clutch

Sarah’s Bag, a Lebanese fashion house and social enterprise, creates luxury handcrafted bags and accessories that empower both the women who make them and the women who wear them.

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Robert Lee Morris Vintage Silver Bib Necklace

Bib necklaces are slightly less traditional and add flair. Wear them over a solid color, and they’ll elevate your entire outfit. They make getting dressed easier because they are so substantial.

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Elisabeth Weinstock “Manila” Boxing Gloves

This L.A. brand does high-end takes on sporting goods. You can hang these life-size snakeskin boxing gloves in your living room. They’ll add character to any space.

ON FILE

What I’m Eating

I’m a creature of habit, so I eat carrots and hummus or apples and peanut butter every day. Or chicken wings and shishito peppers at Oak Long Bar + Kitchen. I also love some of the quick, healthy snack ideas from Be Fit Snacks. They post beautiful pictures on Instagram of chopped fruit, smoothies, and avocado toast—but with a twist.

What I’m Watching

Old episodes of Arrested Development, Game of Thrones, and endless election coverage.

What I’m Listening To

The Van Burens. I just saw this talented Boston-based band at the Middle East, in Cambridge. They did a killer remix of Robyn’s “Show Me Love.” So good!

Where I’m Traveling

My partner, Joseph, and I love to Airbnb in Paris. We try a new place every time. Almost all of the locations are five-story walkups, and they add charm to our whirlwind market weeks.




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