So excited to introduce you all to my GF, Jacqueline Nicole. This business savvy lady owns the avant-garde, chic jewelry line, JNB jewelry [ << which I die over! ]. Between running her own company, designing jewelry, & dealing with major celebs, this skinnista manages to eat healthy & stay fit. I totally admire her ambition/style/eye for design; she’s the full package! Cha, cha, check her out:
+ Introduce yourself, Miss JNB:
My name is Jackie Brown. I am a designer & fashionista!
+ Tell us about your amazing jewelry line!!!
“Amazing”— I love to hear that from a showstopper women like yourself!!! My line is for the sexy, classy, confident powerhouse woman who is also a playful, bohemia fashionista. I am known for my “Arm Candy” named after my sister, Candace. Arm Candy is a way to dress up your arms in a playful classy way that adds style/flirt to every outfit. I came up with the phrase “Arm Candy” years ago while Candace aka Candy & I were designing & she had all these amazing delicate pieces on her arm; they looked so yummy! Soon after I had Selena Gomez, Demi LoVato, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Amber Stevens & many, many more celebs all addicted to my Arm Candy. Now it is a term used often, but obviously we do it the best here at JNB!!!
+ Quick, skinny tip?
Stop obsessing over food & calories- eat when you’re hungry. Enjoy it!
+ If you’re going to flaunt it, what body part is most flattering in a LBD?
LBD’s are my favorite…maybe that’s because I am single & sassy!!!!!!!! I would say the best way to wear an LBD is short, tight, & sexy. Depending on the occasion, the best body part to show off would be your legs! You have to leave a little to the imagination. Show your curves & legs, but keep it mysterious/classy by adding the long sleeve.
+ Go-to piece for the spring to the summer season?
My spring to summer transition piece would be a long boho skirt. It’s great with a tank, a crop top, or a lil knit. I am also majorly obsessed with hats right now! A long skirt & a floppy hat has been my go to outfit for this transitional season.
+ Favorite trends this season?
Staying present in fashion & not being dated is very important. However, trend or no trend- if you like it, work it. I hope color blocking remains current for a long time! I really love it! Even color block your itty bitty bikini for summer time.
+ Natural beauty product you swear by?
Milk as a cleanser for your face a couple times a week. It will make your skin glow!
+ Most form-flattering clothing pieces?
From my experience in the industry and seeing the most beautiful clothing/women in the world, I am going to say the most flattering of all is a women with confidence & knowing who she is. No clothing piece compares.
+ Favorite healthy snack?
My fave snack is a natural peanut butter & honey sandwiches on multi-grain bread.
+ Cocktail of choice?
I don’t really drink but if I do, it depends on the occasion. On dinner dates I have a glass of wine. Hitting the town & working my LBD I prefer it simple, think Jack & Coke or tequila Sprite.
+ Best online shopping?
Singer22.com, Shopbop.com, & RevolveClothing.com.
+ Besides black [ << duh ], what’s the most slimming color?
As long as you are wearing a solid same color top & bottoms you’ll appear slimmer. Dressing in all one color is the quickest slimming trick, other than wearing all-black.
+ Spanx or no Spanx?
I have actually never worn Spanx, eeeek! I have heard great things about them! I love spandex. I grew up playing volleyball so I love to work out in them!
+ Outfit you’re loving?
Outfit I am OBSESSSSSSSING over is my suede crop top with high wasted shorts by Again. I cannot get enough of this outfit with my hat. I am just obsessed with this look!
+ Show us five summer essentials:
1.} A Mint Straw Hats: they add major style, while protecting your face from the sun.
2.} A Gyspy 05 Tiger Hi Lo Skirt: this skirt is a lil dime piece.
3.} Itty-bitty bikinis by Victoria’s Secret: VS has the best fitting tops for me & they’re just so sexy!
4.} True Religion denim short shorts: I live in my cut off’s all summer long.
5.} JNB jewelry: I have to have a beautiful cocktail ring with tons of bracelets to complete my summer time style!
+ Stay tuned for a JNB jewelry giveaway with The Skinny Confidential!
++ Follow Jackie on Twitter here // website here.