A Successful Designer Shares the Biggest Mistake New Employees Make

In honor of Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power’s new book, The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career ($12), we’re running an interview series featuring 17 questions (in honor of the book’s 17 chapters) about the work lives of the most inspirational female leaders in the fashion industry. So far, we’ve tapped Lauren Conrad, Sally Singer, Candice Lake, and more. Up next? Jenni Kayne.

Jenni Kayne epitomizes the essence of a stylish modern woman. The California-based designer and mother of two was one of the first to pinpoint and blend the close connection between fashion and lifestyle inspiration. This vision ultimately (and organically) expanded her clothing line into a covetable brand. Her timeless designs aesthetically align across fashion, accessories, and home décor, illustrating Kayne's passion for clean and classic detail. In addition to running a successful brand, Kayne founded the blog Rip&Tan, where she shares personal stories and traditions like modern entertaining, travel, and food. 

Keep reading to learn more about Kayne and to see how she answered our most burning career questions. 

If you could ask the designer one question, what would it be? Let us know in the comments below, and shop Jenni Kayne’s new arrivals.