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Recap of the Redesigning the Regency for the Runway Presentation

Recap of the Redesigning the Regency for the Runway Presentation

Thank you to everyone who attended the Redesigning the Regency for the Runway Zoom event, big thank you to Jane Boltz and the JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America) Southwest Region crew. I was honored to be asked to go in depth about my creative process and give a few sneak peeks into the new Jane Austen collection that will debut on September 10th, 2022 during New York Fashion Week.

I must admit, I had not given a presentation of any kind since my college days, which was close to two decades ago. It's funny, but I wasn't nervous before the presentation, but as soon as I saw how many people were watching my hands started to shake and my voice as well. I'm not sure if I will be brave enough to re-watch the video once it's on the JASNA Southwest Youtube channel, but I'll happily share the link once it is available.

For those who are interested in what I presented and what I conveyed (or tried to convey), stay tuned to the blog, subscribe at janeaustencouture.com or email me at jennyvi@jennyvinewyork.com.

For those who attended the Zoom event and asked for the pictures from my 2 photo shoots from Paris and Versailles (for my cashmere collection) here they are below or you can view the behind the scenes video https://youtu.be/BQ9ZjjNigQ8 -  Photography by Monika Wasko.

Jennyvi In Paris Photo Shoot Is Now On Youtube

Jennyvi In Paris Photo Shoot Is Now On Youtube
Personally, I was drawn to "Creator," because I was creatively lost when my mom died. It seemed like everything I worked on wasn't the same. It felt like a part of my creative process died along with my mom. The dreams I had when my mom was alive was no longer relevant because she wouldn't see the results. In the video, I featured footage of my Paris photo shoot which is the last one before my mom passed away. She died a week after I got back to NYC. This video is long overdue because when I was grieving I found it hard to make anything. But since Ora The Molecule has helped me realize that there is still a "Creator" in me and I have to keep moving forward.

Featuring The Construction Of The Emma Gown

Featuring The Construction Of The Emma Gown

The most time consuming part about the dress was all the hours I put into the handwork. From pinning the beading into place, to sewing them to the dress, readjusting the beading, and all the thread knotting, was probably a week on it's own.

I think from the family photo of real life matchmaker Cristina (Conti) Pineda and her family, she is pretty happy with the results.

Featuring Jane Austen's Novel Emma For February

Featuring Jane Austen's Novel Emma For February
For the month of February, I will be taking characters from Jane Austen's Emma and bringing their wardrobe to life. Creating dresses based from the personalities of Emma, Harriett and even Mrs. Elton. Stay tuned as we create some fun stylized versions of my gowns, like this movie poster from the 2020 version of Emma.

Building Confidence With Collaborations

Building Confidence With Collaborations

The photo above was photographed by Davin Lavikka lavikkaphotography.com on a special weekend where my parents and I booked a suite to celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary. While we were out on the golf course connected to the resort, my parents observed from the balcony like they were my number 1 fans.

Featured in the photo are my cashmere fringe dresses with Image Diary scarves, Soul Carrier purses, and Cassy Saba Jewelry.

Save The Date For The Image Diary & Jennyvi NYFW Show

Save The Date For The Image Diary & Jennyvi NYFW Show
On September 10th, 2022, I will be showing two collections. One that debuts my Jane Austen inspired character couture and the other that showcases the collaboration series that I have with the silk scarf brand Image Diary. With these two collections, we will be telling our story through our creations during New York Fashion Week and hoping that people see the art that is walking on the runway.
We will have a few chances to win guest seats to our show in the upcoming months, so stay tuned.

Dear Jane: Thank You For Inspiring Me

Dear Jane Series by Jennyvi New York

Throughout my life, I've been avid about writing my thoughts down in a journal or a word doc. This year, I want to try something new and maybe just blog it out as if I were corresponding with the incredible Jane Austen. So here is what I would write to her.

Dear Ms. Jane Austen,

My Rescheduled Return To The Runway

My Rescheduled Return To The Runway
I suppose it is a gift to have time for my Pride and Purpose Project that I was going to work on after my runway show and develop along with my new venture in sewing Jane Austen themed clothing. Now, I can share the process and see how each gown story plays out on the runway. But the pressure is on to have a more cohesive collection and hope the gowns don't fall flat.

Sewing with Pride and Purpose

Sewing with Pride and Purpose

In the next year I have many Jane Austen goals to fulfill and the Pride and Purpose Project is one of them. Stay tuned as I will blog about each gown I make, the research behind each piece and the story I want to tell with it. 

Stay tuned! I have a lot of work ahead of me for my New York Fashion Week show that was rescheduled to September 10th, 2022.

My Regency Recap of 2021

My Regency Recap of 2021
In the beginning of the year with the continuing woes of the world, I would have never imagined a new purpose in life. I would have also never thou...

The Dashwood Sisters by Jennyvi Seen in the JASNA News

The Dashwood Sisters by Jennyvi Seen in the JASNA News

Remembering the moment when I saw the Dashwood Sister gowns in person on Cori, Jillian, and Kristin made my day. And I definitely needed some cheering up, since the newsletter comes after deciding to reschedule my New York Fashion Week show from February to September due to the pandemic surge. 

Stay tuned, I will be much more active in sharing the design process and developing my new Jane Austen collection

As we're getting ready for the new styles coming in, we are celebrating the end of 2021 with a bang. So, if you haven't already looked in the Jennyvi shop, now is the time since our entire website is 50% off. The discount is automatically taken when you check out. You also get FREE SHIPPING with any order over $50.00.

Jane Austen 2.0 Sneak Peek

Jane Austen 2.0 Sneak Peek
The first dress of my new Jane Austen inspired collection is officially done. The inspiration behind this dress is taken from the portrait of Jane ...