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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Jenna Lyons: J Crew Creative Director
Photo: Fashion and Style Magazine; J Crewaholics Blog.
Keep an eye on Jenna Lyons. She is going somewhere. Actually; she has arrived. As J. Crew's Creative Director and an employee for 20 years, Jenna has seen the evolution of the brand from a beachy, coastal, preppy style to the modern and sophisticated fashion forward brand that it is today.
Jenna has an instinctive knack for mixing and matching different textures and styles that simply "go" together. As with anything style, I have found that it's in the nuances of the "highs" and "lows" that make the brand and Jenna hits this dead on.
I have always been dualistic in my approach to business. In college, I studied political science and philosophy. While I have always been extremely creative, I initially thought that my education would of been better spent pursing a law degree. I have spent many years in the legal profession. That being said, I came the realization that I would be much happier in a creative profession. I have gone to my true passion within my creative self and started editing and writing my own fashion lifestyle blog in 2009. I have not looked back and love what I do.