Jean in a Zara coat, Marni dress and a Prada Bag

Jean has always maintained a love of fashion and enjoys experimenting with different looks. Some of her style icons are Jackie Onassis, Kate Middleton and Iris Apfel. Her fashion mantra is "anything goes" and as she gets older she has become more confident in her fashion choices. The day I met her she was wearing a Zara coat with a Marni dress and a Prada bag, so she definitely likes to mix up her look. She buys clothing from H&M and recently purchased a Marchesa dress from JCPenney for two hundred dollars put a petticoat underneath and wore it to a gala.

However, her "go to" designers are Oscar de la Renta, Victor de Souza, B. Michael, Carolina Herrera and Zang Toi. Much of her clothing is designed in collaboration with the designers (excluding Oscar), where she will alter the color, design or cut of a garment. While she has a few vintage pieces she prefers current designers in order to support the fashion houses of today. Oscar de la Renta is her favorite designer for evening wear because of the "creativity and construction" of his dresses. She enjoys standing out in her attire which often gets her photographed. She always tries to remain current by looking through magazines such as Elle, Vogue and Town and Country.


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