Fashionable People: Jen's Real-Life Style

Fashionable People: Jen's Real-Life Style

Fabienne Ayina
Oct 17, 2015
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Jen Patryn is a New York-based fashion editor and the founder of Prismvessels. From Givenchy pumps to Saint Laurent leather jackets, Jen's wardrobe is a dream; I have a special crush on her vintage well-worn rock tee and her Stella McCartney white knits. Here she shares with us a few of her favorite items from her incredible dressing room/walk-in closet...

See her home style in her House Tour → Jen's Haven In The Heart Of Nolita

Your very favorite outfit: I have so many. Most include Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, and Céline.

The #1 item from your fashion wish list: Givenchy Couture.

The TV or movie character's wardrobe you'd steal in a minute: Black Swan with Natalie Portman. Last scene as the Black Swan. I used to dance ballet, so I loved the costumes.

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Your best bargain find ever: T-shirts. I get excited about cool vintage Metallica and Black Sabbath t-shirts. My mom's favorite band growing up was Sabbath. So I have an affinity for them. I also got an amazing kimono for $20 in a vintage store in Kreuzberg, Berlin, about a month ago. It's rad.

Three things from your closet you couldn't live without:

  1. Céline bag
  2. Givenchy python sandals
  3. Black Givenchy Kimono Jacket
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The item you no longer have but wish you did: Black croc Hermès cuff. Lost it while dancing and running around.

Most fashionable friend and why: Brent Birnbaum. He just got me the coolest Cynthia Rowley wetsuit. He doesn't follow trends. He loves color and when I see what he wears it makes me happy.

Your typical work “uniform”: Skirt or dress. Flats or small heel.

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IRL shop: I guess I'm a brick and mortar girl. I don't even know what this means. Hahha

Online shop: Shamans Market.

Makeup brand: NYC black liquid eyeliner; it's the cheapest brand and the best eyeliner. I love it.

Haircare brand: L'oréal.

Best jeans: Vintage '70s.

Coolest sneakers: Nike Airmax, New Balance.

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Signature scent: Luna from Perfumera Curandera, Tom Ford's Oud Wood, Palo Santo oil from Ecuador that I bring back with me every time I go there.

Go-to source for style inspiration: Jaquemus, @bessnyc4

As a fashion editor, who do you most want to work with? Do you have a dream gig? I worked at Teen Vogue for 4 years. I always feel at home at Condé Nast. Doing a story for Paris Vogue would be a dream come true.

What has been your most exciting styling job to date? That's a hard one! So many. Ok I'm going with a campaign shot by Terry Richardson for Belvedere. It was the craziest and most fun job!! Also staying at a castle in Wales and meeting Lords and Ladies shooting in the gorgeous countryside for Teen Vogue.

Check out Jen's at-home style in her House Tour

→ Jen's Haven In The Heart Of Nolita

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