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About Jenny Wu

A Los Angeles fashion lawyer by day, fashion blogger by night, Jenny has a passion for fashion and an insatiable appetite for all things pretty and sparkly. As a young professional with a demanding work schedule and an even more demanding social calendar, she is always on the look out for eye-catching style and versatile pieces that transition seamlessly from day to night. After all, it's absolutely illegal to not look fashionable and fabulous 24/7! Follow Jenny on Twitter.

W Magazine: 40 Fabulous Years

Jenny Wu Attends W Magazine's 40th Anniversary Party at Saks Beverly Hills

Saks recently sent me on assignment to cover a fabulous fete at the Beverly Hills store, celebrating W Magazine’s 40th anniversary and the book release of W: The First 40 Years. Catherine Keener and W editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi hosted the festivities. Guests got a glimpse of a stunning exhibition, showcasing photography by the likes of Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. I’ve always admired W Magazine for its visually stunning and artistically inspiring images so it was such a treat to take a walk down fashion’s memory lane. As I was nibbling on a mini beef Wellington, admiring an intimate portrait of Jackie O from the Seventies, my eyes locked with Catherine Keener — so I went over and introduced myself. We…

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Saks recently sent me on assignment to cover a fabulous fete at the Beverly Hills store, celebrating W Magazine’s 40th anniversary and the book release of W: The First 40 Years. Catherine Keener and W editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi hosted the festivities. Guests got a glimpse of a stunning exhibition, showcasing photography by the likes of Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. I’ve always admired W Magazine for its visually stunning and artistically inspiring images so it was such a treat to take a walk down fashion’s memory lane.

As I was nibbling on a mini beef Wellington, admiring an intimate portrait of Jackie O from the Seventies, my eyes locked with Catherine Keener — so I went over and introduced myself. We chatted for a few minutes about my career transition from fashion lawyer to fashion blogger. She was warm, beautiful and thoroughly engaging and encouraged me to continue working for my passion for fashion.

Passion. Fashion. Those are the words of the night. Passion for fashion is W Magazine’s past 40 years of dedication to their sartorially enriching, avant-garde works of art. Passion for fashion is Saks Fifth Avenue’s quest to make all of us look and feel fabulous. And passion for fashion is what l’m living for…perhaps for the rest of my life or at the very least, the next 40 years.

Photographs from the W Magazine exhibition at Saks Beveryly Hills; Catherine Keener with me.

Stefano Tonchi signing books.

Any event with Saks and W called for fabulous footwear.

 

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Jenny Wu Takes Europe!

Greetings from Europe!  I’ve been traveling to London, Paris and Milan! The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of discoveries, new friends, and many new memories. It’s also been an endless fashion feast for my eyes as I peeked into the unique style sensibilities of each city. London is truly the capital of street style.  Parisian style is all about channeling one’s inner confidence, translating to a look that’s well coiffed and très chic! In Milan, the streets brimmed with glamorous fashion lovers attending fashion week. I’m deeply inspired by what I’ve seen and hope to bring European fashion inspirations into my personal style. My outfit choices for my trip represents the casual boho girl in me as I brought a piece of the California…

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Greetings from Europe!  I’ve been traveling to London, Paris and Milan! The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of discoveries, new friends, and many new memories. It’s also been an endless fashion feast for my eyes as I peeked into the unique style sensibilities of each city.

London is truly the capital of street style.  Parisian style is all about channeling one’s inner confidence, translating to a look that’s well coiffed and très chic! In Milan, the streets brimmed with glamorous fashion lovers attending fashion week. I’m deeply inspired by what I’ve seen and hope to bring European fashion inspirations into my personal style.

My outfit choices for my trip represents the casual boho girl in me as I brought a piece of the California sunshine to Europe:

Notting Hill, London. LAMade Clothing maxi dress.

Tuileries Jardin, Paris. Vintage floral dress and vintage blouse.

Fontainebleau, France. Nectar Clothing dress, Ann Taylor handbag.

Tuscany. T by Alexander Wang t- shirt, vintage skirt, Hermes scarf.

John Richmond fashion show, Milan.  Ann Taylor tank, pants, purse and necklace. Calvin Klein necklace.

 

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Jenny Wu Celebrates American Design!

“I’m jetting off to Europe to bask in three glorious weeks of fashion, food, and culture. I’m so excited and so ready to take off! My life has been speeding on fast forward mode for the past couple of months and has been completely devoid of any breathing time or breathing room. So, I’m hoping a breath of fresh air in the world’s most glamorous continent will re-calibrate, re-energize and re-align my life a bit. Before taking off for my extended fashion vacation, I stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills to try on five fabulous fall outfits from my favorite American designers. Europe may set the stage as the world’s fashion inspiration, but USA will always be my style muse.” Marc by Marc Jacobs chambray shirt and jeans and…

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“I’m jetting off to Europe to bask in three glorious weeks of fashion, food, and culture. I’m so excited and so ready to take off! My life has been speeding on fast forward mode for the past couple of months and has been completely devoid of any breathing time or breathing room. So, I’m hoping a breath of fresh air in the world’s most glamorous continent will re-calibrate, re-energize and re-align my life a bit. Before taking off for my extended fashion vacation, I stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills to try on five fabulous fall outfits from my favorite American designers. Europe may set the stage as the world’s fashion inspiration, but USA will always be my style muse.”

Marc by Marc Jacobs chambray shirt and jeans and Marc Jacobs handbag, Diba ankle boots, Sorrelli earrings, Lia Sophia Necklace and Belle Noel Bangles.

Vera Wang dress, Shoedazzle necklace, Sorrelli earrings, Belle Noel bangles, T+J Designs ring and Alexander McQueen ring.

Jason Wu top and skirt, Kate Spade satin pumps and BCBGMAXAZRIA necklace.

Donna Karan bodysuit, blazer and cashmere leggings and Michael Antonio wedges.

Michael Kors dress and handbag.


I’m off to Europe on Wednesday and will be sending you my personal style post from Milan in a few weeks. I’m looking forward to being in a Europe state of mind. Fashion inspiration awaits!

 

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Fit For a Queen! (Of Social Media!)

Jenny Wu tries on the Opulence trend for size

I’m in a Marie Antoinette state of mind as I’ll be in Europe in September for three glorious weeks. I’m leaving work and LA life behind and taking suitcases filled with opulent head to toe pieces fit for a queen. After all, fall 2012 is trending with opulence so there’s no reason to hold back. Rich velvets and metallics, jacquard, brocade and Renaissance inspired prints keep floating in my head conjuring a sense of lavish refinement reminiscent of the royal yesteryear. For me, channeling the opulence trend is not just about looking like Versailles-it’s about feeling effortlessly ladylike and regal. The trend’s emphasis on decorative fabrics that are rich in color, pattern and texture make it absolutely accessible to look and feel like royalty.

With my outfit, I kept jewelry at a minimum as the ornately printed Stella McCartney silk top and brocade skirt are already bejeweling. The crystal encrusted Chloe purse adds another layer of bling while the baroque Prada sunglasses infuses shaded dimension to the look. The Louboutins add to the color saturation and completes my modern “queen for a day” look. Let them wear baroque!

 

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Check out Saks’ Edit on all things Opulent here!

I’m in a Marie Antoinette state of mind as I’ll be in Europe in September for three glorious weeks. I’m leaving work and LA life behind and taking suitcases filled with opulent head to toe pieces fit for a queen. After all, fall 2012 is trending with opulence so there’s no reason to hold back. Rich velvets and metallics, jacquard, brocade and Renaissance inspired prints keep floating in my head conjuring a sense of lavish refinement reminiscent of the royal yesteryear. For me, channeling the opulence trend is not just about looking like Versailles-it’s about feeling effortlessly ladylike and regal. The trend’s emphasis on decorative fabrics that are rich in color, pattern and texture make it absolutely accessible to look and feel like royalty.

With my outfit, I kept jewelry at a minimum as the ornately printed Stella McCartney silk top and brocade skirt are already bejeweling. The crystal encrusted Chloe purse adds another layer of bling while the baroque Prada sunglasses infuses shaded dimension to the look. The Louboutins add to the color saturation and completes my modern “queen for a day” look. Let them wear baroque!

 

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Check out Saks’ Edit on all things Opulent here!


Jenny Wu Interviews Cut 25 designer Yigal Azrouel

My first encounter with the extraordinary designs of Yigal Azrouël took place a few years ago. I flew to New York to attend a friend’s graduation and stole an afternoon to go shopping in the Meatpacking district. In typical New York fashion, heavy downpour unexpectedly commenced. I ran inside the closest open door seeking shelter and warmth. I found both and just a little bit more. I was inside the Yigal Azrouël boutique and instantaneously fell in love with the brand’s intricate fabrics, design aesthetics and innovative styling. That afternoon, I shopped up a storm. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview (my designer crush) Mr. Azrouël himself on life, fashion and his fabulously chic contemporary line, Cut 25. I also got to style and shoot pieces from Cut 25, a fall…

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My first encounter with the extraordinary designs of Yigal Azrouël took place a few years ago. I flew to New York to attend a friend’s graduation and stole an afternoon to go shopping in the Meatpacking district. In typical New York fashion, heavy downpour unexpectedly commenced. I ran inside the closest open door seeking shelter and warmth. I found both and just a little bit more. I was inside the Yigal Azrouël boutique and instantaneously fell in love with the brand’s intricate fabrics, design aesthetics and innovative styling. That afternoon, I shopped up a storm.

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview (my designer crush) Mr. Azrouël himself on life, fashion and his fabulously chic contemporary line, Cut 25. I also got to style and shoot pieces from Cut 25, a fall 2012 collection that is absolutely chic, stylish and perfect for sunny days, rainy days, and every day in between.

My interview with Yigal Azrouël:

SaksPOV: What’s your driving force behind creating Cut 25? Who or what inspires you in fashion, film, music, art, pop culture?
Yigal Azrouël: I really wanted to create a brand that aims to offer designer quality and aesthetic at a more accessible price point. I draw a lot of inspiration from my travels and nature, most recently to Paris and the gardens in Japan. I always have music playing in the studio which really gets me in the mood and establishes my mindset.

SaksPOV: Which key elements separate Cut 25 from the Yigal Azrouel collection?
Y.A.: The Cut 25 girl is a bit edgy; she is educated on fashion and aware of current fashion trends, but she’s much more whimsical with her style choices than the woman who is wearing pieces from my mainline collection. The Yigal Azrouël woman is more refined and sophisticated.

Cut 25 jacket, Michael Antonio shoes and Jenny Dayco jewelry

SaksPOV: You are one busy man as you are creating, designing and running three separate collections every season! How do you balance and manage your time?
Y.A.: I’ve definitely become much more organized over the years, and I’ve really learned to wear a different hat depending on the collection I am designing for. Each one requires a different thought process but under it all really come from a similar creative and intellectual space.

SaksPOV: I know you’ve practically lived in New York all your life. To date, what’s your favorite New York moment?
Y.A.: It’s not a specific moment really, but I love walking on The Highline and people watching. I feel like this is one of the most ‘New York’ things you can do.

Cut 25 pants, Mara Hoffman top and Jenny Dayco jewelry

SaksPOV: What blogs are you obsessed with?
Y.A.: T The Moment and Business of Fashion, but I am always looking to find new blogs.

Cut 25 dress, Rory Beca belt and shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim

SaksPOV: What are the five things you absolutely, positively cannot live without?
Y.A.: Nike running shoes, iPad, Blackberry, Steve McQueen Persol sunglasses, My Surfboard

Cut 25 top and pants, vintage Hermes bag and Jenny Dayco jewelry

SaksPOV: Your fashions shows are coming up! Do you have any superstitions, good luck charms, talismans?
Y.A.: I am not a superstitious person at all, so with the show coming up, I really just pretend like it’s a larger scale of what I do every day, imagining the audience to be my design team for example.

SaksPOV: What is the last dream you remember having? Did it inspire your collections at all?
Y.A.: I do not seem to remember my dreams lately, but in terms of inspiring my collections, this is mostly done through my day to day experiences.

Photographed by Josh Williams Photography.

 

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Jenny Wu: What I’m Wearing This Week

The Good, Bad and Fab blogger styles a silk romper for day and night

This summer, I’ve been galloping all over town day and night like the pony express (sans horse). I don’t have time to go home and change once the sun goes down, so I bring an arsenal of items to make for an easy style transition. My Rory Beca silk romper was the outfit centerpiece, versatile enough to style up or down. During the day, I layered it with a meeting appropriate Stella McCartney blazer, comfortable to run in Prada wedges, and a YSL purse that’s roomy enough to house an army of depositions. Dinner at Fig & Olive with the girls called for a colorful take on the romper. I added a scarf, a waist-cinching belt (both the chic Saks Fifth Avenue brand from Saks in Beverly Hills!), an…

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This summer, I’ve been galloping all over town day and night like the pony express (sans horse). I don’t have time to go home and change once the sun goes down, so I bring an arsenal of items to make for an easy style transition.

My Rory Beca silk romper was the outfit centerpiece, versatile enough to style up or down. During the day, I layered it with a meeting appropriate Stella McCartney blazer, comfortable to run in Prada wedges, and a YSL purse that’s roomy enough to house an army of depositions. Dinner at Fig & Olive with the girls called for a colorful take on the romper. I added a scarf, a waist-cinching belt (both the chic Saks Fifth Avenue brand from Saks in Beverly Hills!), an eye-catching Valentino leopard clutch, and completed the bold color palette with a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti platform sandals. Just like that, I’ve romped into the night!

DAY LOOK:

Romper: Rory Beca (my own) | Blazer: Stella McCartney | Purse: Yves Saint Laurent
Shoes: Prada Open Toe Suede Wedges | Bracelets: Bing Bang | Rings: Bing Bang

NIGHT LOOK:

Romper: Rory Beca (my own) | Scarf: Saks Fifth Avenue | Clutch: Valentino
Platform Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti | Belt: Saks Fifth Avenue | Bracelets: Bing Bang | Rings: Bing Bang

 

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