The Flyers Club is a group we created to celebrate people in our community with big ideas and even bigger personal style. We’re here to get to know YOU and share the people, places, and things that inspire you.
This week’s Flyers Club feature is a duo, Brandi Sellers-Jackson and Jon Jackson Jr. Brandi and Jon have been life partners for 17 years and are parents to three sons. They live in LA with their family, where Brandi is an author and the Co-Founder of Moms In Color and Jon is a Grammy-nominated storyteller.
Favorite PF Flyers sneaker?
B: The Allston
J: PF Flyers x Todd Snyder
High tops are a part of the PF Flyers DNA, from our earliest sneakers designed for the court, to today’s modern Allston. Brandi and Jon both gravitate towards the classic silhouette, and they love finding new and different ways to style their high tops.
Describe yourself in three words
B: joy, effervescent, full
J: transparent, thorough, malleable
What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
B: When I was a kid I learned how to tap dance and clog
J: I love a good rom com
What’s one thing everyone knows about you?
B: I am known for my transparency, joy, and my journey to happiness
J: My family
Vintage or new?
Who/what are your biggest style inspirations?
B: I always say if Diana Ross, Diane Keaton, and a little bit of Jagger had a baby.
J: Anyone and/or any style that represents complete authenticity
What’s your current music obsession?
B: Samara Joy
J: Kool & The Gang
“I believe that we all learn when we are ready and open to it.”
Black or white?
How do you define your style?
B: Soft and easeful
J: Simple yet present but uncomplicated
Something you learned way later than you should have?
B: I believe that we all learn when we are ready and open to it.
J: Transparency is the best policy…no one is worth hiding any part(s) of ourselves for.
Jon rocks the All American Hi Top in black premium suede and Brandi creates a monochrome look in the All American Hi in solar flare.
Biggest risk you’ve taken?
B: One of the biggest risks we take is allowing ourselves to fully love those around us.
J: Moving cross country 14 years ago
Biggest fashion risk you’ve taken?
B: Allowing myself to determine the rules of style and fashion.
J: *circa 8th grade* Polo style shirt with windbreaker pants (one leg rolled up), paired with dress socks and Eastland shoes… bold not beautiful.
One thing about you that would surprise your childhood self
B: I am the mother of three boys. That would surprise my younger self for sure.
J: Running outta fux..completely out
Vacation or staycation?
Best Instagram/TikTok account you follow?
Last book you read?
B: What Happened to You by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry
J: The Four Agreements
Dream job if money didn’t matter?
B: I would become a beekeeper
J: Interviewer…I choose interviewees…I construct the questions
Location of your dream vacation?
The food, place, or song that makes you feel nostalgic
B: The song Summer Soft by Stevie Wonder
J: Food— Cajun Red Beans & Rice, Place—Nashville, Song—All Things by MC Hammer
The outfit you’re most comfortable in?
B: Comfort and sweats go hand in hand
This year, I really want to…
B: Lean into worthiness. I am worthy of all the good.
J: Experience more live art
Sneakers 7 days a week or only on the weekends?
B: Of course 7 days a week! Love this!
J: Every damn day if possible.
“Transparency is the best policy…no one is worth hiding any part(s) of ourselves for.”
One thing you’re a real nerd about?
B: Self-care and mental health
A fact, quote, or piece of advice you’re obsessed with
B: “The wound is where the light enters you.”—Rumi
J: Time is an illusion
Tell us (and the world) about YOU, who you are, and how you’re changing the game in your niche/world/domain
B: I am changing the game in Wellness, as I simplify self care and how we can implement it into our everyday lives.
J: I’m focusing on navigating all spaces, knowing that vulnerability is strength.