AnThe first thing you might notice about Jenné Lombardo is that you can't help but notice everything. Her hair, her knock-em-out wardrobe, her tats, her jewelry…if there's anyone that spurts style from every pore, it's Jenné. As the owner of consultancy group The Terminal Presents, Global Fashion Director for the very hot W Hotels, and the creator of the M.A.C. and Milk partnership, Jenné knows a thing or two about the magic of awesome collaborations. Jenné always stands out in a crowd—even during the style circus at Fashion Week—and we're thrilled to bring you some of her own tips to kicking your own personal wallflowers to the curb.
Click through to see how this fashion guru whips up four outfits that's all her own.
Photos by Amelia Alpaugh
"I feel like Anna Wintour would like this outfit because I am color-blocking. I would definitely wear this to a meeting with her, but I might button it up a few notches."
Peter Som separates.
Hail from: "Cleveland, Ohio"
Now live in: "Brooklyn, New York"
What's your favorite part about your job?
"Everything. I am surrounded by incredibly talented, creative, open-minded, motivated, risk-taking individuals who consistently and continuously inspire me. We are a collective of people who challenge the norm."
Has being a mom changed your style MO?
"Yes. You would hardly recognize me in my pleated khaki's, Easy Spirits, and backpack! No. I don't think motherhood has contributed to my evolution of style. As I get older, I learn more about myself and have found this has broadened my overall understanding and appreciation of fashion."
"I would wear this outfit everyday and night for a year if everyone around me had amnesia."
Your arms are ridiculous. What's your work out routine like (please don't tell us that it's just genetic...)?
"Typing, Street-fighting, and child-caring. It's a new class at Equinox."
What's it like being the fashion director for a hotel brand?
"Every time I approach a project I need to know that the brand—if it is not already—is committed to communicating their message on a global level. W's global footprint provides designers a broad platform to showcase their message. Having the opportunity to connect W's guests with fashion in unique, forward-thinking ways is an incredible opportunity."
"I used to have a Polo shirt I got in Aspen when I was 14 that was this same color. I never knew I could like this color again, but it's so beautiful. And I most certainly didn't know pine green could be sexy."
What's your favorite tattoo?
"The tattoo on my arm of my kids names: Roxy, Bowie, Valentine."
You're responsible for hooking up some pretty awesome brands with even awesomer celebrities. What's your dream collaboration?
"I am working on some really incredible projects right now that I look forward to sharing soon. I identify voids in the marketplace, as well as areas of opportunity and growth for brands and start by building a strategy around that."
Are buildings easier to deal with than people?
"It's a common misconception that they are, but no. They are not."
Which spots do you constantly hit up in NYC?
"Miss Lily's is right below my office so I frequent them for lunch or dinner. Other than that you'll find me at Milk, Omen, Indochine, Pipino Nolita, Saturdays Surf, Kirna Zabete, Opening Ceremony, Whole Foods, Duane Reade, or The Juice Press."
"Some people can never have too many pairs of jeans or parking tickets. I for one, can never have enough short, tight, black dresses. I love this dress with ankle booties, but also with my Balenciaga cut-out boots."
What's your favorite cheap score of late?
"T-shirts I steal from my friends closet."
Designers whose shows you're most anticipating this Fashion Week:
"In New York, it'd be Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Band of Outsiders, Patrik Ervel, Simon Spurr, Preen, Cushnie et Ochs, Imitation, and of course, all the Fashion Next designers I selected to show at MBFW—Nomia, Electric Feathers, Michael Angel, Rochambeau, JC Obando, Bibhu."
You've had some pretty daring hairstyles in the past. What's the next thing you're dying to try?
"Really short pixie cut, long beet-colored hair or bleach-white with black tips! Or maybe I'll just got back to my roots. Literally."