The talented creative director behind J.Crew.
There's something very European about Jenna Lyons, the charismatic president and executive creative director of J.Crew — a very North American company. She has the laissez-faire tresses of a Parisian, the stature of an Italian model, and the allure of a Swiss heiress. Her home reads the same way: a dramatic black bedroom is cosy not harsh, and a mod kitchen is family-friendly not cold. Lyons' innate sense of style has made her a sartorial celebrity. The well-heeled follow her every move, looking to see what the company's "commander in chic" will choose next. And with J.Crew stores now open across Canada, we're hooked on the brand, too. Lyons' has this modern-classic light fixture in her own bedroom in Brooklyn. Life (2011 Little, Brown and Company) by Keith Richards is her must-read: "Such a full, intense, crazy life." And her MP3 player of choice is Sony's S Series Walkman Video MP3 player: "I like that I can figure out how to use this."