Style Insider with Jenny Halpern

Where are you from?

I was born and raised just outside of London, England.

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“I like a humorous edge to dressing and never take myself too seriously.”

Jenny wears Gestuz Band Jacket in Olive Night and Mother Denim Looker Skinny in All that Glitters.

Tell us about yourself – how did you get into PR?

When I was 19 I started working for Joseph doing in-house PR. I then went on to start Halpern when I was 23. We create brand campaigns that make an impact.

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“A jumper and cargo pants is my uniform for the weekend. I usually wear this with flat shoes or biker boots”.

Jenny wears Gestuz Brigade Knit in Cloud Burst and J Brand Maverick Skinny in Vintage Military.

Who are your style icons (past or present)?

I wouldn’t say I have a particular ‘style icon’ I’m more inspired on terms of a look. I follow a rock ‘n’ roll casual style so I love devouring current publications for the current look – but wouldn’t say one person embodies it.

donna ida, style insider, jenny halpern, london fashion, london style, street style “I’m addicted to leather pants. Burgundy is my choice of the season. I like an easy-to-wear versatile jacket to throw on last minute as I’m always running out of the door."

Jenny wears J Brand Leather Skinny Jeans in Wine and IRO Sheena Jacket in Beige.

Where do you like to shop?

Clearly Donna Ida! It’s casual through to eveningwear and you’ll find jackets, scarves and t-shirts so it’s easy to shop. Otherwise, Matches or Harrods. I have very little time to shop so anywhere they can provide assistance or with good delivery!

donna ida, style insider, jenny halpern, london fashion, london style, street style “Colour is so important to me. It’s embodied in my home and style. I will always add a pop of colour whether it’s coloured shoes or coloured elbow patches…don’t live in muted colours.”

Jenny wears K-Yen Veste En Raccoon in Noir, LnA Oak Tee in Dark Red and J Brand 801 Velvet Skinny Jeans in Black.

What is your best industry advice?

Be passionate. Be a great communicator. Be brave. Have intuition. Being ballsy is imperative. You’ve got to be able to take a risk. When you pick up the phone and ask directly 9 times out of 10 people will say yes.