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Two Collections And One Road To Recovery

Two Collections And One Road To Recovery
Scottie's story, inspired me to transform my grief into a collection by mixing both our talents. If it was her mission to take away some of the misery, it was worth a shot to work with her art. I created knowing that her work came from the grief she felt when her father was killed in Vietnam not knowing that every stitch was helping me in the process. I turned many of her scarves into dresses without realizing that I was already on the road to get my fashion life back.
On September 10th, along with the Jane Austen Couture by Jennyvi collection, The Image Diary Collaboration By Scottie Kersta-Wilson and Jennyvi collection will debut.

Jane Austen, Dramatized

Jane Austen, Dramatized

Playwright Kate Hamill, scholar Devoney Looser, and blogger-librarian Tabrizia Jones discuss Jane Austen's place in the theatrical canon and the many, varied representations of her novels on stage . . . past, present, and future.

Space is limited. Please click here to claim your place now.

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3223091217060141313

 

All proceeds will help to fund The Holy Theatre's workshop of Persuasion, a new play by Sarah Rose Kearns, at The Warwick Institute of Culture.

Meet Sarah Rose Kearns, JASNA's International Visitor

Meet Sarah Rose Kearns, JASNA's International Visitor
On the Fourth of July, while most of us were celebrating Sarah Rose Kearns was on a plane headed off to England.  A flight long overdue from 2020, the year when Rose was first selected to be the JASNA International Visitor. A program that is based on the visitor's Austen Project and skills. It my pleasure to introduce you to (Sarah) Rose Kearns and all the wonderful events coming up. 
(Don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom for pictures of the cast of Mr. Malcolm's List from the preview event Rose and I attended)

Mr. Malcolm's List Preview Event Recap

Mr. Malcolm's List Preview Event Recap
As I work on my Jane Austen inspired collection and screenplay, I'm reminded that I need movies like this one to help motivate me. Like many others, I turn to the film industry to teach me big or small life lessons.  

Jane Austen News Is Always The Best News

Jane Austen News Is Always The Best News

On another happy note, I am honored to announce that I am one of the founding Board of Directors for The Holy Theatre, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. I share this honor with  a  great group of women, Sarah Rose Kearns, Elise Pallay, Lisa Tagliaferri, Yoly Ward-Zululeta, and Lena Yasutake.

If you could, please register for the online event on July 14 7:00 - 8:15 pm.

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3223091217060141313

All proceeds, will help to fund the workshop of PERSUASION, a new play by Sarah Rose Kearns, at The Warwick Institute of Culture.

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,