The Chatroom: Jenna Lyons

This series is sponsored by NARS.

Welcome to The Chatroom, a new video series that will chronicle conversations with women who are cooler than cucumbers but better because they’re also more interesting. Each woman has demonstrated a strong sense of personal style, intelligence, and overall wit. Roll those attributes into a human and you, my friends, have an icon.

If you learn one thing about me, let it be that I like lipstick and love words.

Red lips.

Big words.

I tell you this because The Chatroom includes both — partially thanks to NARS and a new line of lipstick that possibly consulted the thesaurus of life when it decided to call itself Audacious Lipstick. Since the adjectives used to describe the lipstick (all named after iconic women, mind you) are the same words one might use to define the women I admire — “Dramatic Depth. Unstoppable Character” — together we decided to celebrate the audacious ladies with glitter. And hummus. And a video.

For our first installment of The Chatroom, I sat down with the inimitable Jenna Lyons, President and Creative Director of J. Crew, to talk through style, inspiration, and the perfect way to cuff your button-down. Go watch!

You already did? Then there you have it: if the lives of both Jenna and myself depended on blind lipstick application, she would continue to live and I would not. Thankfully, however, life-dependent on lipstick we are not — not literally at least — which should give me ample time to step up my game. Most likely with Carmen in hand.

New installments of The Chatroom will be released on Mondays throughout September which should make Sunday nights especially more enjoyable.

Next up: Rashida Jones.

This series is sponsored by NARS.

Leandra M. Cohen

Leandra M. Cohen is the founder of Man Repeller.

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