"Thanks!" to iroar (in this post) who let us know about the following quotes from Jenna Lyons over at Net-a-Porter (click here to read in its entirety) as well as her favorite picks to buy (click here to shop online):
Jenna LyonsHer rise at J.Crew is impressive! Got to give her credit for that. :)
Jenna, 42, is president and executive creative director of J.Crew. She lives in New York.
"I've been with J.Crew since 1990– I started out as an assistant in men's knits. I never tought about the end goal when I started, I always just wanted to enjoy what I was doing. I do my best to start work at 9am so I can spend the morning with my four year old son– I keep tabs on how many mornings and evenings I've spent with him. I'm surrounded by color in the office, from racks of clothes to sketches everywhere. It's a kinetic, crazy and happy place. I'll have meetings about store design, do model castings, look at pieces for celebrity clients, designs and packaging. I'm less at ease with the financial side of my role so I wear a skirt, heels and slicked back hair to give me a little confidence. I want people to look at me and feel comfortable and secure that I am their boss. I do push the envelope because that's part of my role, to challenge and keep things moving forward. Everyone is used to seeing me covered in sequins – it makes day to evening dressing easy."
"Nine times of out ten, my bag is my giant J.Crew shopper."
"I usually wear men's slouchy pants, rolled up with a high heel."
"I'm a purist with my jewelry. I wear vintage diamonds every day."
What are your thoughts on the quotes? Was there any piece shared that you found particularly interesting? If so, please share! :)