Mimi on her living room couch with her two dogs, Truffle and Stitch, wearing Anne Demeulemeester velvet pants, and a vintage pearl beaded top.
Some people have to work for it, and some people are just born with excellent taste and polish positively oozing from every pore. Jewelry designer and style curator Mimi Jung is one such lady, and her blog, boutique, and studio, Brook&Lyn, have taken over the interweb since its launch a couple years ago. And just last year, Jung launched her own super-covetable jewelry line called Surrounded, which is sold in boutiques like Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Debut, and has extended her studio business into somewhat of a style empire. From her plush Brooklyn pad, Mimi walks us through her inspirations, favorite scores, and way cool surroundings...read on!
On a coffee table, a Brook&Lyn necklace of Mimi's own creation lies atop a pile of books. "When I created my jewelry line, I wanted to make sure the pieces were as beautiful when displayed as objects as they are when worn."
"Seoul until I was 8 years old. Grew up all over NY."
Now live In:
"Red Hook, Brooklyn"
Mimi's dog Truffle chilling on the couch, resting her head on a Kuma pillow.
Describe your style in five words or less:
"Minimal, modern, hint of vintage"
Mimi in her studio wearing a Weekday shirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim pants, and a vintage Alexis Kirk belt. "My favorite object in my office is the oversized peach lamp shade."
You run a successful studio, a blog, a boutique, and your own jewelry line. Tell us a little bit about all your jobs.
"The Brook&Lyn Studio, Boutique and Blog all essentially fall under one career concept; to be able to fund and create personal projects and experiences. A beautiful experience can be anything from wearing a piece of jewelry I made to documenting a moment in my life through my blog or creating an interactive campaign with my husband. The Brook&Lyn Studio is my newest edition. Before I switched to fashion, I worked as a graphic designer, and my husband is currently a creative director at a digital agency. We've always collaborated on side projects, and now we're making it official by becoming partners of Brook&Lyn Studio. We currently have a few clients in the beauty industry and a few personal projects in the works. No matter the category, our goal remains the same: To make beautiful, interactive experiences."
String Curtains from Pearl River hang in the doorway. "Everyone comes over and plays with these curtains! I have to admit that sometimes when I'm procrastinating I like to braid the curtains."
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