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Get In My Closet: Jennifer Chun @ Louis Exposure & Interview

Designer Jennifer Chun is NYC based, Korea born, Ohio raised, full of Midwestern charm and warmth, and most importantly someone that you should get to know. The fashion visionaries at Louis Boston have made this incredibly easy for us by hosting the talented Chun as part of their Louis Exposure series this weekend (June 25 - 26).

Jennifer Chun's Fall/Winter 2011 line has already garnered a plethora of praise, all very much deserved. Her years of work at design houses Michael Kors, Derek Lam and most recently, Brian Reyes, where she was Senior Designer, shows in every well placed detail, each fabric choice, and the perfect color palette. 

The line itself is casual and chic, full of well tailored classics, sure to stand the test of time in any one's wardrobe. The look book is a show stopper, full of luxe faux fur, mixed with tweed, denim, suede, playful patterns, and all with a modern twist. For more on Jennifer, the line and look book, click here to check out the site.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer earlier this year on a trip to New York (more on that here) and chatting with her in advance of the event this weekend. We dished about the current line, plans for Spring 2012 and of course, 5 questions with Mon Petit Chou Chou.

What are the hallmark's of your design? I have heard it described a lot as preppy tom-boy, what do you call it?
I prefer to think of it as casually polished, though it does seem to reflect a slight tomboy edge. I take what are characteristically "dressy" pieces and dress them down a little bit, while maintaining their quality and a hint of  uptown. I never liked to feel overdressed.

What is your favourite piece from the current line?
Definitely the double breasted denim jacket, though I confess, I wear the calligraphy printed t-shirt dress the most, it is just so easy!

Any hints as to what Spring 2012 has in store for Jennifer Chun?
It will be consistent with my aesthetic, still graphic, but more utilitarian, a little cleaner for Spring.

5 Questions with MPCC:

Three dinner guests, dead or alive, you would most like to entertain?
Carine Roitfeld, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Coco Chanel of course!

Your ultimate guilty pleasure?
Shopping- I shop for work, design, inspiration, myself. I am a shoe girl...my last purchase was the most insane pair of Givenchy boots. I can barely wear them but they are worth it.

Favourite city, place, neighborhood, in the world?
Besides New York?! Paris. My husband and I usually stay in the St. Germain. I don't have any favourite spots, the Musee d'Orsay aside, I prefer to wander the city and see what I find.

Actress who would play you in the movie of your life?
Hmmm, Keira Knightley. Not to girly but she seems substantive.

Macarons or Cupcakes?
Cupcakes. Billy's Bakery in NYC is divine. I stick with the classics, chocolate with vanilla icing.

Be sure to stop by Louis today and tomorrow to meet Jennifer in person! See you there!

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