Monday
Jun132011

Jennifer Chun at Louis Boston - June 25 & 26

I first heard about Jennifer Chun from my friend and local blogger Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou (see her post about Jennifer here).  And lucky for those of us who are Bostonians, Jennifer will be at Louis Boston for one of the Louis Exposure weekends on June 25 and 26.  I'm thrilled to say that Jennifer was kind enough to spend some time talking to me so that you, darling blog readers, could gain some insight into her background and design aesthetic. 

Jennifer has always loved some aspect of design and fashion is her true passion.  Being the daughter of two very fashionable parents and the grandaughter of a woman who always dressed like a lady, Jennifer knew the importance of well made clothing with the right fit from a very young age.  At the encouragement of her parents she studied law and while she didn't end up following that path, she feels that it gave her the confidence to follow her heart and do what she really wanted to do.  She studied fashion design at the Pratt Institute and then worked for such well regarded designers as Michael Kors, Derek Lam and Brian Reyes.   

Her designs have been inspired by her travels and the people she has encountered.  On her honeymoon in Paris, she spotted Natalia Vodianova and loved her effortless casual style and emulates that in her own designs. 

Her customer is a woman who likes to wear clothing that is different from what everyone else is wearing and she knows how to integrate Jennifer's pieces into her own wardrobe and style.  She might take a classic like a cocktail dress and give it a casual vibe with a cardigan or wear a ladlylike pencil skirt with a pair of oxfords instead of heels. 

Jennifer Chun's fall 2011 collection is part schoolgirl (with a mature spin), part mod and part tomboy meets lady.  It's super fantastic and here are some images to give you a taste.

Jennifer Chun tweed coat, silk gorgette striped top, denim trousers

Jennifer Chun tweed dress, silk gorgette blouse

Jennifer Chun denim coat, alpaca/wool sweater, calligraphy print dressJennifer Chun wool/alpaca sweater, faux, fur detachable collar, printed silk tank, denim a-line skirt

Not that I'm wishing away a summer that has hardly yet started, but doesn't this collection make you long for fall?  I can totally see integrating several of these pieces into my own wardrobe.  Which are your favorites?

Jennifer Chun is sold at a select number of boutiques but if you are interested, you can contact her here to arrange to buy her pieces.  Or better yet, meet her in person at Louis Boston June 25 or 26.  See you all there!

 

Sunday
Jun122011

Tropical

Zara jacket, Talbots dress

If you've seen any of my crazy getups, it's clear that I have a love of all things colorful.  But I also have an affinity for a bright floral which has been more than satisfied by Zara's bevy of floral printed blazers.  I bought this one really liking the tropical print from afar but not sure I was going to keep it.

Tory Burch sandals, Balenciaga bag, Coach and Chanel necklaces

And then, on a particularly hot day, I decided to wear this green Talbots dress and as soon as I put on this blazer I knew.  I knew like you know about a good melon.  It was just right so I kept it.

 

Friday
Jun102011

Friday Wishes

Twice a week I get an email from net-a-porter taunting me with all the new wares they think I might enjoy.  And usually they are right.  Here are some snippets from this week's taunting.

Erdem cotton twill dress

RED Valentino floral satin dress

Valentino lace T

Anna Sui silk chiffon blouse

Alexander Wang crepe de chine top

Alexander Wang Diego bucket bag

 

Thursday
Jun092011

Blush and Beige

Zara top and jacket, RED Valentino pants, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Balenciaga bag, Elisha Daniels necklace

Out of character for me, I stayed in a neutral palette on this day wearing a beige dot Zara top, white Zara blazer and blush pink RED Valentino trousers.  Plus it's been so summery here that I'm pulling out all my open toe shoes and sandals.  I love these Stuart Weitzman nude platform peep toe numbers.

 

I can't tell you how relieved I am that tomorrow is Friday.  Work has been a total bear; there truly are not enough hours in the day.  This is evidenced by the fact that I worked a solid 14 hours today and still left with more on my desk than when I arrived at 6:30 this morning. 

Monday
Jun062011

Stripes, Flowers and Fluoro Pink

Zara blazer, Talbots t-shirt, Saint Grace skirt, Cambridge Satchel Co bag, Loeffler Randall shoes

Saturday I was heading out to get my nails done, run some errands and then head to a last supper at a dear friend's place who is moving across the country sooner that I care to admit.  The funny thing about this skirt is that both this friend and I bought it.  But perhaps I should re-phrase, I at 5'9" bought this skirt, she at barely 5'1" bought the same thing though she calls it a dress.   Go figure.

 

YSL arty ring, Chanel necklace, Essie fair game nailpolish

I should also give a mention to my fluorescent pink bag from Cambridge Satchel Company.  It's so easy to hop around during the weekend with this cross body number and the bright fluoro is super fun.