Jenni Avins

Author archive, Quartz

Click here for a link to Jenni’s author archive at Quartz, the Atlantic’s global business site.
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Author Archive, Style.com

Click here for a link to Style.com reviews from New York Fashion Week, Fall 2014.
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Reviving the General Store, for the Wall Street Journal

< There’s nothing generic about the new general store. “We felt like a certain quality, craftsmanship and timeless feel would be more than enough to unify the things we carry,” said Charlotte Bonner, who opened the Trove General Store in Paoli, Pa., with her mother, Molly Brandolini, and fiancé, Foster Zeh, in 2010. “That was more important to us than just saying,...
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20 Odd Questions for Waris Ahluwalia, for the Wall Street Journal

The designer and actor on his signature pink suede shoes and chivalry a la Bill Murray BLUE TRAVELER | Waris Ahluwalia in his Manhattan studio Brandon Schulman for The Wall Street Journal TEN YEARS AGO, director Wes Anderson gave his friend Waris Ahluwalia the role of an intrepid maritime explorer in “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” It turned out to be a prescient bit of...
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The Best New Shoe Designers to Know, for the Wall Street Journal

Get to know three up-and-coming shoe brands—Rupert Sanderson, Aquazzura and Paul Andrew—poised to become very familiar soles CHOO. MANOLO. LOUBOUTIN. You can thank Carrie Bradshaw and her fictional shoe-obsessed sisterhood for making those brands household names more than a decade ago. Though “Sex and the City” may have devolved from cutting-edge television show to fluffy film...
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Contributing Editor, The Cut (New York Magazine)

Click here for an archive of blog posts, videos, interviews, and galleries at the Cut!
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Open Letter: Resurrect J.Crew’s Perfect Scoop-Back Swimsuit, for the Cut

Dear Ms. Lyons & Co., I know it’s already August, and I probably should be preordering for the holidays, but I’m still on swimsuits — probably because I’m eternally searching for the one J.Crew no longer manufactures. It’s that simple, sexy, and sporty suit with straight, tank-top-style shoulder straps that swoop like the letter U, dipping seductively in the back...
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Marina Abramovic Loves Face Lasers, James Franco, for the Cut

Last night at the CFDA Awards, artist Marina Abramovic showed up wearing a Givenchy athletic jersey with the word favelas and the number 74 (designer Riccardo Tisci‘s birth year) printed across the front along with intense leather opera gloves that would’ve likely withered had it kept raining. As celebrities streamed along the red carpet outside Alice Tully Hall, Abramovic...
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A Guide to the Best Baby Gifts, for the Wall Street Journal

Winning the baby-gifting game is never as easy as ABC. A guide to breaking free of the registry and making the most discriminating of parents beam with joy. By JENNI AVINS F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Paula Knight, Set by DSM, Model: Jack Sanocki WHEN IT COMES to occasions that call for gift giving, the arrival of a new baby comes with an anxiety all its own....
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Fast Fashion, Unraveled, for Medium

An inside look at one of fashion’s most important, invisible jobs A few weeks ago, I met a friend of a friend — let’s call her Annie — for Friday night drinks. Annie had recently landed back in New York City after a postcollege move to Mississippi to help with Hurricane Katrina relief, and from there to Baltimore, Maryland, where she worked on affordable-housing projects. The...
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