Sunday, May 15, 2011

ME+THE Jenna Lyons

As I mentioned on Tuesday, it was a big big day for me. I met my boss for the first time and then the day got even better! drumroll please........I MET JENNA LYONS! Ok, take a breath, are you still there? I know, I'm still in that same state of shock.

Danielle, JENNA, Alaina, Me {Photo from Alaina}

I was invited to attend a private event at my local J.Crew store for a menswear event. The grand marshals, or event main attractions were the Jenna Lyons and the head of Menswear design Frank Muytjens. WOW!! I went to the event with Alaina, Danielle and met up with Sarah too! After spotting her across the store, literally! We made our way over, waited patiently in line (behind the cutest little girl decked out the best little crewcuts' outfit, who brought her latest catalog for an autograph!!! Man, smart little chick-a-dee, souvenir!) for a chance to speak to her!

Jenna Lyons (not sure I can refer to her as 'her' or she, so she is full name here on out!LOL Star struck yes!) is just as polite, friendly and down to earth as you hope your icon to be! Jenna graciously took time to engage and talk to each and every person who waited in line to talk or take a photo with her! I wanted to fold myself up and hide in her pocket! She was beyond amazing!!! Through our candid conversation I learned Jenna is a fellow curly haired California girl. Ffate, right!?!? She mentioned she obviously battles with it as much as i do, since we both were wearing it straight!

She asked how survival of the first winters here were, we discussed how hats and gloves aren't just fashion statements, but real necessities! I wanted to ask her a million questions, like could I borrow here shoes (She was rocking Valentio Rockstud's!) When I complimented her on her outfit, she proudly explained she was wearing all JCrew mens items - in support of the boys. I was in awe, you would have never known! It did reassure my love for stealing borrowing my Hubs watches, shirts for a relaxed look and knowing I wont look horrible!

{Photos by Me}
Deep in conversations..about 'Crew and Jenna I'm sure! (Or our blogs!) {3 Photos above by Danielle}
{Photos by Me}
Fab Chicago Blogger Friends: Danielle, Alaina, myself and Sarah {Photo from Alaina}

Man I want to go to one of these events monthly! Shoot, Weekly! It made my day year - and will be a day that is not easily forgotten! Go see Alania's and Danielle's recap of the night, more pictures!!!

Dress: JCrew. Shoes: Sigerson Morrison. Bracelets: Crew, Tiffany's (x2), H&M & Gift. Watch: Vintage.
{Photo's by Danielle}

I'm still in shock!

26 comments:

  1. Umm... incredible. Looks like such a fun night- congrats! These pics of 900 N. Michigan make me miss home... I <3 Jenna ; )
    Xx

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  2. So fun. I need to figure out how to get on invite lists like this one!

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  3. AWESOME!!! I bet that was amazing and ADORE your shoes.

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  4. SO amazing that you met Jenna Lyons! And I am so, SO in love with your shoes! I was eyeing them on the outnet recently. I seem to be majorly drawn to sigerson morrison lately! Looks like you had an amazing time, loving the energy of this post!!

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  5. What an amazing day! You looked fabulous! I love those shoes, by the way!!! You glasses and straight hair made you look different, but still just as fab as always! Glad you got to meet Jenna!

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  6. Aaaahhh! That is beyond cool!!! And you look tres fabulous, sweetie. Your shoes are amazing :) xoxo

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  7. What a great day! I love the energy this post conveys ~ and those shoes, they are to die for!

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  8. How exciting! I love J. Crew. Looks like a fun event.

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  9. You look SO cute, lady -- I love your little gray shoes! Adorable. And I'm absolutely seething with jealousy -- Jenna sounds AMAZING. And I can't believe she's wearing all men's items -- brilliant.
    xo Josie
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  10. I cant believe you got to meet her! How amazing!

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  11. oh all these posts make me sad all over again - but you girls look adorable!! love the shoes.

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  12. TAY...this was just the recap I needed! What an amazing night and definitely one to remember. To hear that she is sweet and humble make me love her even more than I already do!

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  13. Eeks!! LOVE THE SHOES! :) You look gorgeous!

    <3 Belly B

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  14. Taylor I'm so so so EXCITED FOR YOU!! I'd still be passed out on the couch in a state of shock (or next to a fixture in the store). Jenna Lyons is amazing and such a trail blazer for women!! Yahoooooo for Cali girls makin' it big! You know what I think I like best? Her non-attempt to look younger than she is. She is not overdone with the make up and is totally comfortable in her own skin.

    Sigh

    What.a.NIGHT!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

    Jenna are you reading this?? I would really like to meet you too :) I live in SoCal not far from where you grew up (according to Taylor).

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  15. You lucky lucky girl! We are SOOO jealous!

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  16. I can feel your excitement through the computer. Sounds like it was an incredible evening!!

    P.S. I so love your clear frames!! I wish I could get away with those, but they are not made for me.

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  17. How fabulous! I am not sure how I would react if I met Jenna Lyons. With my luck I would probably end up spilling my wine or something, LOL!
    Great post.

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  18. Ahhh OOOOMMMMGGGG let me catch my breath!! Menswear event + Jenna Lyons = I DIE!!
    And adoring how she's rocking the boys clothes, fabulous!! Great photos, what an amazing experience!!

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  19. Wowzers! I love Jenna Lyons. SO cool that you had the opportunity to meet her.

    Awesome photos, by the way!

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  20. I love those gray shoes, oh my!

    xo,
    Amy

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  21. how amazing that you had the opportunity to meet her!!! i heard so many phenomenal things about her from the Lucky Fabb conference in NYC that was earlier this year. she seems very inspirational. i love your outfit and shoes!

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  22. taylor that is so amazing-what a cool experience! are you going to the banana republic event this thurs evening that anna (of see jane) is helping host? i'll be in town and will be stopping by-would love to meet you there! :)

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  23. my idol!!!! thx for the recap! love all the photos and a little insight on our jenna!

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