“In Her Closet” is a weekly feature on the women who inspire us in their careers, confidence, and of course, style. Each week a different influential woman will be featured, so tune in on Mondays for a peek inside their closet.
In Her Closet: Jennifer Miller
Born in New York and raised in California, Jennifer Miller’s path to jewelry is no surprise. Her parents David and Beverly Navarro founded Navarro Alternatives, the one-of-a-kind line of artwear jewelry, in the 1970’s.
Growing up, Jennifer and her sister would have to clear the beads and findings from the dining room table before setting it as their father sat designing his latest creations. Carried in stores such as Neiman Marcus, I. Magnin, Henri Bendel and Barney’s New York as well as specialty stores around the country, Navarro Alternatives was seen gracing the necks of celebrities and prominent socialites of the day.
Jennifer started her journey selling jewelry privately in upscale beauty salons 20 plus years ago, then expanded by traveling around the country hosting warmly reviewed and increasingly popular Trunk Shows in cities around the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Aspen, Dallas, Boston, Chicago and Washington D.C.
Jennifer was then joined by her husband and business partner Mark Ehret. With his expertise in sales, international marketing and operations, the two worked brilliantly to make the brand more widely accessible by opening freestanding Jennifer Miller boutiques as well as launching a highly successful e-commerce business and Jewels by Jen, a Jennifer Miller collection for HSN.
What are you coveting for winter: Suede Wool High Sneakers
What item are you loving for under $200: Ear climber earrings
What is your “it” accessory for the season: Black velvet Love bag
What’s the one item that you don’t leave your house without: Tom Ford lip balm
Your go-to layering piece: Ramy Brook Dahlia Jacket
Speed Round Q+A
Q: The one thing I can’t travel without is
A: Perfect Chilled Water at All Times
Q: Favorite trend for winter?
A: Cashmere Beanie ( love the ones by Carolyn Rowan)
Q: My favorite form of self care is
A: Korean body scrub which translates to a facial for the body removing all dry skin leaving my body soft. Premier 57.
Q: Favorite shopping destination in NYC?
Q: Best trip I went on was?
A: Marrakech for the wedding of Alison Lou & Ariel Chetrit where I ate an abundance of Moroccan delicacies, danced on top of a table with old and new friends, shopped the souk for gardenia infused Argan oil.