Of all the many highlights of our September Style Guide, we loved spending the day with our dear friend Jeanne Jaeckle. We first met Jeanne and her family more than 20 years ago when we opened our Morristown store next door to F. Gerald New, the Jaeckles’ fine jewelry, home, and gift boutique.
At 90 years old, Jeanne is a true style icon. We’re obsessed with her fabulous hair, hilarious wit, epic panache, trademark sunglasses, and the way she effortlessly mixes J.McLaughlin with her favorite F. Gerald New pieces to create her signature look.
It’s A Classic: Inside the charming and eye candy filled F. Gerald New.
Entertain. Set up a nice party for your friends, Setting up a party is more fun when surrounded by friends of all ages.
Champagne. I love these little cans of it, the Sofia Coppola champagne, We get stopped at security going through the airports, because I keep them in my bag.
Bubbly Sips: Jeanne’s favorite Sofia cans of bubbly.
5. Favorite Color:
Red. I love it as an accent color. I love preppy happy decor, always with a pop of red.
Seeing Red: A pop of red at F. Gerald New.
6. My Motto:
When you rest, you rust.
Also, The best of times is now. That’s from La Cauge Aux Folles.
Live for the now, for the present moment.
7. Never Did I Think I Would:
Be working at 90.
8. What Every Woman Needs In Her Closet:
Jewelry. You need it. The older you get the more you need and the bigger it should be.
The Bigger, The Better: Seaman Schepps turquoise shrimp earrings at F. Gerald New.
9. Everyone Must Listen To:
I love cabaret music. One of my best friend’s is a cabaret piano player—he’s 62!
My birthday parties are cabaret shows. This year I had two nights of birthday parties—one night was my childrens’ friends because they’re my friends too, the other was with more friends that were my age.
Cheers to an Icon: Jeanne in our September Style Guide.
10. Style Icon:
The old school classic women. Babe Paley. Jackie Onassis.
11. Favorite Indulgence:
Salted caramel ice cream. No gelato. Only ice cream.
We all scream for salted caramel ice cream.
12. Your Personal Style:
Black & white always. And jewelry.
13. Best Piece of Career Advice:
Only do it if you love it. Do something that you have a sustained interest in.