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Style. Conscious

Jennie Kwon

Founder and Designer, Jennie Kwon Designs
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My daily ritual includes ...
Taking at least 10 minutes for myself. It might be to reflect on what I'm grateful for, give myself a luxurious rolling facial massage, or do something that makes me feel centered and still.
I am grateful for, but often take for granted...
My work-life balance. As a mom of three young children (6 year old twins, a boy and girl, and 1 year old son) and a business owner, there is always guilt one way or another. But I’ve also been on the other side, as a corporate attorney, and even on the busiest days, owning my own business allows me the flexibility to move things around so I can be there for meetings, school performances, shows, field trips. It's a luxury that not many women have, so I'm grateful.
I wish more people could feel ...
What it's like to walk in another's shoes. I'm not saying we can ever fully understand the story of someone else's life, but simply trying to empathize would make the world a softer place.
My favorite way to give includes ...
Service. I used to volunteer with the homeless for several years before having kids. Providing food and lending an ear to people who felt marginalized and invisible felt like it was actually making an impact in someone's life.
If I could walk someone else's path, it would have to be ...
some genius physicist. It's so far from what good at. I would love to experience life the way they do.
My favorite term of endearment is ...
honeybee, which is what I call my little ones.
The easiest way to connect with others is ...
To really listen. I believe there's a common thread between us all, no matter how fine it may be.
When I think sustainability I imagine ...
A world where everything we make or use has a past life and will have another life once this one is done.
My biggest truth is ...
Be consistent.
The intention I set for myself ... and for my company ...
To operate with sincerity and transparency. I aim to live my life in a way so I won't have anything to hide or be ashamed of in the end, and we try to run Jennie Kwon Designs with the same degree of integrity.
My personal passion is ...
To raise children who are passionate, compassionate and appreciate who they are.
One cause I wish everyone knew about ...
I wish everyone was on board with battling climate change. It's real and intense and for the sake of future generations, we need to wrangle with it now.
MY GOLDEN RULE IS…
“Sounds cliché, but treat others like you want to be treated.”
— Jennie Kwon
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