StyleMama: Jenny Chen Lee – The Value of Family

I’m impressed that this week’s StyleMama, Jenny Chen Lee, has time to dress in the morning. Jenny has two kids but does 4 different school pick-ups and drop-offs everyday, which she counts as a blessing. Jenny’s two sisters and mother all live within a 1-mile radius of each other, which didn’t happen by accident. She picks up the school runs for her sisters, who both work full-time and they support Jenny by looking after her kids. She says while they don’t live together, they co-mingle so much they really act as one family unit. “I grew up with very traditional Chinese parents, who made huge sacrifices for me and my siblings, and my sisters and I continue that tradition, whether it means taking care of each other’s children or providing emotional and social support to each other.” Jenny also makes it a priority to pass these values on to her children, ensuring her boys learn to honor and hold sacred family bonds.

Jenny Chen Lee at her home in Brooklyn, NY - Photo by Mindy Veissid

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Age: 38
Children: 2 boys, 4 & 6

Occupation: Stay-at-home Mom and Aunt

How does she look so darn good?
Jenny must be blessed with good genes as she doesn’t exercise on a regular basis or diet. She does believe in making healthy eating choices and portion control. She says the two strategies allow her to occasionally eat things that are not always so good for her body. Her rule is “do not cheat and eat something bad unless you love it and it tastes awesome!”  She says she’d rather eat 2 bites of her favorite high calorie muffin than a tasteless low-fat one.

What is she wearing?
Cashmere Ivory Tank: Club Monaco
Sweater Vest:  Club Monaco
Scarf:  Club Monaco
Black Tights: Hue
Suede Boots: Michael Kors
Necklace: House of Harlow
Enamel Bangles: Hermes
Jade bangle from Taiwan: Gift from mother in law

Her Style:
“My style is classy conservative, with an edgy twist.  I believe you can not go wrong investing in well made designer shoes and bags.  You can make or break an outfit with these essential accessories.  Always invest in classic basics with clean lines.  As trends come and go so quickly, most moms find it hard to invest in a new wardrobe each season. If you stick with well made essentials, you could use accessories: jewelry, belts, scarves to keep up with fashion.” – Jenny Chen Lee

Mindy Veissid

RebelMom Photographer: Mindy Véissid, a native New Yorker, grew up surrounded by lights, shadow and movement. Her photos reflect not only this, but also incorporates her creative background in painting and writing by use of metaphor, texture and composition. Mindy has been called an intuitive photographer, in that she shoots from her heart. Because of this, she is able to capture candid, true and fleeting moments. Before becoming an international fine art photographer in 2009, Mindy worked in the corporate world and found herself living in Luxembourg and Switzerland for six years. Mindy moved back to the US in 2007, and currently resides in New York City. For more information, visit www.MindyVeissid.comor on Facebook.

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One Response to StyleMama: Jenny Chen Lee – The Value of Family

  1. I envy Jenny her family unit and think it’s wonderful that she and her sisters have made the effort to be so close. Evidence shows this kind of close-knit and supportive family can lead to longer, healthier lives! She’s an example for us all…

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