I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know and work with Jenny Chen this past spring/summer with FRESH the Magazine, she is a student at Oakland High School, and the magazine’s Fashion Editor for the column “Fashion Autopsy”. Jenny is an aspiring “starving artist”, and although I’m sure she really doesn’t want to be one, literally, there is definitely a romantic notion of living out your passion into a sustainable career.
Jenny is an aspiring fashion designer, and I was honored to help her start her very first venture into the world of fashion/retail industry with the launch of her Etsy shop “Skeletons In My Closet”
Jenny’s designs are conscious to the environment, using items like Arizona cans and circuit boards, and turning them into unique jewelry pieces. It’s inspiring to see a fashionista that is not influenced by trends and Hollywood, but is really an artist and designer using her resources and imagination to translate a new idea of what Fashion should be… sustainable.
I was lucky enough to snag this dope doughnut necklace! Having a food allergy that doesn’t allow me to eat anything with flour (ugh!), I could relate to the description that inspired this piece…
I made this because I had kind of an eating disorder around freshman year :(. I didn’t take the transition to high school well and stressing out about grades, friends, and other drama lead me to almost passing out in 5th period. This doughnut kind of represents not seeing food as something to be eaten. – Jenny Chen
Can’t wait to see what else Skeletons In My Closet will have to offer as Jenny grows into her role as a designer and entrepreneur.
Now shop and support! >> http://www.etsy.com/shop/skltnsinmycloset