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Fashion A-List | The Fabulous Jenna Lyons!


"There's this idea that everybody has to have everything right away...I wasn't the superstar. I had to work really long hours for it." - Jenna Lyons

I discovered Jenna Lyons fairly recently and have been obsessed with her ever since. Now that I'm writing this I'm realizing I say these exact word about almost every independent and interesting woman I come across - Grace Coddington, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Iris Apfel, Sophia Loren, Kristian Wiig, Vera Wang... One common thing all these women have is their strong independence and go-to attitude. Not only do they have amazing style and good looks, but they have the intellect; the inner strength to pull through almost anything and unique personalities that shine trough any outfit. I'm always curious to know what have those women sacrificed, besides sleep, in order to become the people they are today...

Inspiring stuff.

Moving on.

Jenna Lyons is the creative director and president for J.Crew.
You can tell from afar that she is an introvert, but very passionate for what she does. She landed her first job at J.Crew when she was 21 as an assistant designer in men's wear. She worked her way up and by 2003 she was J.Crew's Vice-President of Women's Design. She does look quite intimidating but I guess when you are running a million dollar company you should be a master of the chronic-bitch-face. However, her take on life, fashion and style is very grounded and actually quite positive - wear what you want, work hard, have a good handshake and own up to you decisions.


What I like about her style-wise is her effortless urban chic look.
And the fact she is a blazer and jeans kinda gal (just like me).
And her ability to mix and match different styles and prints like no other.
And the way she wears a fur collar and sneakers.
And her cockiness. 
And those glasses.
And her look on life.


Actually, there is a lot you can learn just by looking at Lyon's fashion choices and the way she dresses. The details are what make her style so incredible - the combination of suede pumps and a silver clutch, the draped coat over the shoulders, the statement jewelry. 

Even though most of the time she chooses straight and slightly boyish silhouettes, Jenna always adds a strong feminine detail - a fur collar, red stilettos, strong necklace or a bold lip. Simply fabulous! Truly a style inspiration.


"You can’t fix yesterday. And don’t beat yourself up over it – the only reason to beat yourself up is if you don’t learn from it." - Jenna Lyons





"Amazing things happen when you're having fun doing something you love" - Jenna Lyons





"Only do what you love, only pursue what feels like you." - Jenna Lyons


(all images courtesy of Pinterest)

I would love to know if you are a fan of Jenna Lyons? 
Do you have any thoughts about her style?


Stay fabulous!

♥ 

Vendella