How many years have you been in business in NYC?
We launched our seasonal pop-up store in Southampton this past May, which is our first major presence on the east coast!
How did you get your start and what was your initial inspiration?
I started my clothing line when I was 19 years old. I knew I wanted to be a fashion designer ever since my mom took me to a fashion show at the age of 7! I launched my lifestyle site Rip & Tan after I had children – I really became excited about style as it relates to all aspects of my life: how I dress, how I decorate my home and how I entertain. I think that my stores represent this total lifestyle package.
What do you feel differentiates you from others in your field?
The Jenni Kayne collection is not about trends, but rather classic, timeless pieces that work for a woman of any age.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love meeting and being surrounded by creative people every day!
Pay it forward and name your top colleagues in the same field or related field:
There are too many amazing women in this industry, but I have constant respect for my best friend Jessica de Ruiter, who is a mother and stylist.
What is the best advice anyone's ever given you? Or what is your "mantra" / words to live by?
Less is more!
As moms, the day can escape us, what is your best time-saving trick?
Do your best to be present in the moment — whether you’re at a work meeting or driving your kids to school.