JenniLee • Stylist

MEET JENNI

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The crazy thing about New York is that for many people, it's a transient place. There are plenty of house warming celebrations but there are just as many going away parties. Some people come for a summer and others end up staying for way longer than they expect. After her original five year plan outgrew itself, JenniLee is officially moving to California after sixteen years in New York.

I owe a lot to JenniLee. She once let me assist her on a shoot with Franz Ferdinand and I did horribly, just terrible, completely lacking the qualities it took to be a good assistant, (which JL details below). But she took a chance on me. After three year of working together at the late ANTENNA Magazine and listening to all of her great advice and insane stories including names like Lauryn Hill, Def Leppard and the late Heath Ledger, I had to make sure to tell her story before she left Brooklyn. 

I spent some time with her on set of the SS13 Koolaburra lookbook and media campaign, her last job in New York before packing years worth of memories and getting ready for her move. —Sarah Kim

For full archived interview, click here.

Photography: Minnow Park

Go-To Spots:

Eat:

Turkey Leg sandwich and drinks at Henry Public in Cobble Hill

 329 Henry St., BKLYN

@henrypublic

 

Margaritas or the best Bloody Marys and Karaoke with Bartender Will at Lobo Park Slope

188 5th Ave., BKLYN

@lobobrooklyn

 

Mexican Food at Güeros

605 Prospect Pl., BKLYN

@guerosbklyn

 

And at Chavella both in Prospect Heights

736 Franklin Ave., BKLYN

@chavelasnyc

 

Ramen at Chukko in Prospect Heights

552 Vanderbilt Ave., BKLYN

@chukobkny

 

Israeli at Miriam Park Slope

79 5th Ave., BKLYN

@miriamparkslope

 

Burgers at Bill's in Meatpacking

22 9th Ave., NYC

@billsbarandburger

 

Meatball Shop for duh, meatballs

170 Bedford Ave., BKLYN    

@meatballers

 

Shop:

Vintage at LES Boutiques, Shoes at Sample Sales, Barneys Warehouse Sale, new Designer at Bird Cobble Hill and basics at Uniqlo.

Bird 

220 Smith St., BKLYN

@shopbird

 

Uniqlo 

546 Broadway, NYC

@uniqlousa

 

Dance:

The Rub

149 7th St., BKLYN

@itstherub

 

Karaoke Killed the Cat 

702 Union St., BKLYN

@UnionHallNY

 

Think:

Just wandering around, walking, sitting on benches.

 

Read:

NY Magazine, on the subway, books in bed before sleep, fashion magazine on my stoop, brunch alone at a diner counter, Prospect Park.

Prospect Park (East Drive), BKLYN

@prospect_park

 

Take a girlfriend:

Pedicures at Cozy in Cobble Hill 

268 Court St., BKLYN

 

Rom-com at Cobble Hill Cinemas

265 Court St., BKLYN

 

MoMA 

11 West 53rd St., NYC

@TheMuseumofModernArt

 

The Met 

1000 5th Ave., NYC

@metmuseum

 

Take a guy friend:

Bike riding

 

Tourist attraction:

Taking out-of-towners anywhere they want to go:

 

Broadway Shows

 

Top of the Rock 

30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC

@rockcenternyc

 

Empire State Building 

350 5th Ave., NYC

@empirestatebldg

 

FAO Schwartz

767 5th Ave., NYC

@faoschwartz

 

The Plaza for a drink in the Piano Bar

768 5th Ave., NYC

@theplazahotel

 

Bergdorf windows during the holidays are my most favorite thing ever 

745 5th Ave., NYC

@bergdorfs