FASHION

Jenni Kayne Loves Jane Birkin, Loathes Anything Too Trendy

The Los Angeles-based designer shares a page from her style notes.


Jenni Kayne is known for creating simply chic, It girl-worthy pieces—her D’orsay flats, for instance, are much beloved by Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson and Jessica Alba. Here, the Los Angeles-based designer reveals the secrets to her signature look.

Define your style in two words: Effortless classic.

Daily uniform: High-waisted Acne jeans, Jenni Kayne mules, and my new cashmere/jersey sleeveless tank.

Greatest hits: D’orsay flats, brown Gravati loafers, and vintage lace.

Finishing touches: Robert Lee Morris knuckle ring, Mannin monogram pinky ring, The Row cat eye sunglasses, and a PB 0110 cross body bag.

Nighttime look: Slacks and a long tunic from my Spring 2015 collection with a pair of classic black Céline pumps.

Best recent discovery: Victoria Morris ceramics, Earth Tu Face rose face balm, Good Eggs granola bars, PB 0110 handbags.

Favorite stores: I love my stores, of course, but my other favorites are March, Heath Ceramics, Lost and Found, and Creatures of Comfort.

Style pet peeve: Wearing workout clothing all day or anything too trendy.

Style icons: Kate Moss, Grace Kelly, and Jane Birkin.

Last purchase: A black silk, high-waisted, ankle-length skirt with matching bra top by Valentino.

Lusting after: The perfect vintage Hermès Constance bag.

Favorite haunts: There in Telluride, Colorado; Elf in Silverlake, California.

What’s always in your bag: Earth Tu Face balm, Hourglass or NARS lipstick, Hope Gillerman essential oils, Hermès day planner, sunglasses, EO hand sanitizer.

Photos: Jenni Kayne Loves Jane Birkin, Loathes Anything Too Trendy

Jenni Kayne. Courtesy of the designer.

Jenni Kayne mules. Courtesy of the designer.

The designer’s desk. Courtesy of Jenni Kayne.

Kayne’s Celine tote. Courtesy of the designer.

Courtesy of Jenni Kayne.

Kayne’s favorite Gravati loafers. Courtesy of the designer.

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