Judge in Profile: Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne

May 16, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

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Fashion designer Jenni Kayne launched her eponymous clothing line at age 19, and now has three stores in California, as well as designs in high-end boutiques around the world. Jenni is a Los Angeles native, and her clothing—a reinterpretation of classic American sportswear—reflects her California way of life.

Jenni recently opened the first Jenni Kayne Home store in Montecito, California. She writes a daily lifestyle blog called Rip+Tan, named for her children Ripley and Tanner. She lives in Beverly Hills with her husband, Richard Ehrlich, and kids. Learn more at Jenni Kayne.

Above: Jenni Kayne is judging our Best Office Space (Amateur) category.

10 Things to Know About Jenni:

Cities I’ve Lived In: LA.

Biggest Design Influence: Traveling.

Favorite Shop: My new home store in Montecito.

Favorite Restaurant: Osteria Mozza in LA. 

Favorite Artist: Robert Graham, Willem de Kooning, Cecily Brown, and many, many more.

Favorite Work of Architecture: I am obsessed with the Amangiri hotel in Utah. (Photograph by Giorgio Possenti.)

Last Item I Bought for My House: Farmhouse pottery mixing bowls and a pie dish from Jenni Kayne Home.

Latest DIY Project: Floral arranging with botany.

On My Wish List for My House: An Alma Allen wood Coffee Table. (Photograph via The Future Perfect.)

Last Art Exhibit I Saw: Surface to Air at my sister Maggie’s gallery, Kayne Griffin Corcoran in LA.

For more, follow Jenni on InstagramTwitter, Facebook, and Pinterest and follow her blog, Rip + Tan