15 posts tagged "Jenni Kayne"
Trends come and trends go, but simplicity is chic forever. That’s the design philosophy behind Mannin, the line Suzanne Donegan founded to create “the seven basics of the jewelry wardrobe.” (Fashion historians will hear echoes of Donna Karan’s classic Seven Easy Pieces.) The Mannin collection has since grown, but its spirit remains the same—and that’s a spirit that appeals to L.A. designer Jenni Kayne, who has curated a selection of Donegan’s designs for her West Hollywood shop. “I think we share a similar sensibility, which is based on wearability and practicality but always feels cool and new,” Kayne said. “Her jewelry complements my collection in the best way.” Customers have responded to the well-edited selection of recycled-gold pieces, as well as a new option—monogramming. Kayne even had her own signet ring hand-engraved with her husband and son’s initials. Donegan was quick to point out that her pieces are meant to be collected as heirlooms. “With the engraving, each piece becomes unique and special. The jewelry can be passed down through families and through the generations,” she said. Which, Kayne noted, was exactly her intention.
Mannin is now available at Jenni Kayne, 614 Almont Drive, West Hollywood, (310) 860-0316.
Just when we thought the whole trendy “I Tried To Be Terry Richardson But All I Got Were These Lousy Glasses” phase had fizzled out, something is going on with spectacles. Jenni Kayne had oversize plastic frames, Antonio Azzuolo used 60′s and 70′s Italian deadstock, and Scott Sternberg borrowed metal ones from Silver Lining Opticians. They’ve kind of 70′s detective and early 80′s working girl (like the chick in the best Cinderella screenplay ever The Secret of My Succe$s, but I digress). Who knew four eyes could be so sexy? What do you think? Would you wear them?
New York fashion week officially gets under way this Friday, February 13, and wraps up on Friday, February 20, but eight days just isn’t enough time for the 200-plus fashion shows, presentations, and showroom appointments on the Fall 2009 schedule. Which means things really get rolling this Wednesday, with—voyeur alert!—Jenni Kayne’s presentation at her parent’s Park Avenue apartment. For more on Fall fashion week’s highlights—including the season’s most promising designers, models, new stores, hot spots, and runway trends—check out our NYC Fashion Week Preview. The Sartorialist’s first street fashion pictures go live this Friday. Meanwhile, stay tuned to our Style File fashion blog for more fashion week updates.