Mode Around the Globe: Jennifer Lee
EL DORADO SEASIDE SUITES by KARISMA
Photographed by RYAN HOUCHAN
Videography by ALEX NOLAN
What’s something you’re looking forward to most this summer?
This summer I really want to focus on travels and explore new places I’ve never been! I do want to go back to Europe though, because Europe in the summer time is an absolute dream- especially Italy. I’ll never forget eating lemon pasta on the coast of Positano. I’ve never been to Croatia so I definitely want to go there. I’d also love to go cage diving with great white sharks and on a safari in South Africa so that’s definitely on my list!
What inspires you and why?
Honestly, I’m the most inspired when I’m traveling to beautiful locations. I think experiencing a new culture really makes you think of things differently than you would in your everyday life and is quite refreshing. From style of clothes, to inspo of how and where you want your photo taken. The feeling of being somewhere new is also very inspiring to create something different with a new perspective.
What is a typical work day like for you?
Since I’m both a model and influencer it really depends on what I’m doing/booked for that day. If I’m booked on a modeling job, I like to wake up early and leisurely have my morning coffee and use my face roller to depuff. I like to be relaxed before I head to set. If I’m creating content, my work day consists of prepping my outfits and styling them with different accessories and shoes. I usually steam and prep everything the night before and map out what needs to be shot, locations, and mood board for different outfits. Without the prep the night before, it gets super hectic and unorganized during a content shoot day so prepping is a must!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I love to be outside! Whether it’s a hike with my dog Bronson, kayaking, or running on the beach, anything outdoors really is something I enjoy!
Are there any other careers you’d like to explore in the future?
In the future I’d really love to create my own swimsuit line with my own designs! I used to have a small online swim boutique where I had a private label. It really taught me how to run a business since I did everything myself and built the company from the ground up! Now that I’m experienced and know how to run a business, I want to focus on creating my vision of designs!
What was the most challenging aspect of developing the platform you have today?
I think the most challenging aspect of developing my platform that I have today is staying current with the trends while being yourself. Although social media is a very creative place, I’ve noticed that trends of types of images and TikToks create the most buzz and engagement. Some of those trends aren’t really who I am or how I want to be depicted so staying true to myself yet having my own flare on these trends is something I’ve learned to intermix.
What advice would you give to someone who aspires to have a career like your own?
The best advice I’d give to someone who aspires to have a career like mine is that consistency is key! Also, I think creating your own signature brand and having a niche is very important!
What are your favorite websites / stores to shop for your summer style?
My favorite websites and stores to shop for my summer style are Runaway the Label, Meshki, Whitefox Boutique, and Revolve.
What was your favorite part of traveling to El Dorado Seaside Suites?
My favorite part of traveling to El Dorado Seaside Suites was the view from the plane. As we got closer to Cancun, the color of the ocean was absolutely breathtaking- the perfect tropical paradise.
What’s one fact people would be surprised to know about you?
A fun fact about me is that I’m actually a dual US and Australian citizen. I was born in Sydney, Australia but moved to Los Angeles when I was young. My parents moved back a couple years ago so I go back and visit the homeland at least once a year.
What are three items in your closet you cannot live without?
I can’t live without my high waisted ripped black jeans, black crop tank, and black block heeled booties. This is my go to signature outfit and it’s literally perfect for any and every occasion!
One thing you cannot travel without?
My external power chargers! I freak out when my phone is at even 60% battery so having a charger nearby is an absolute must! Especially since almost all my work is done on my phone!
Take us behind the scenes of your everyday beauty routine for the perfect glowy skin for summer:
For my glowly summer skin, I always start with some sort of serum under my moisturizer. I like to change it up between Drunk Elephants A-Passioni Retinol cream and Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum with Hyaluronic Acid. Then I finish off Belif’s True Cream Moisturizing Bomb. At night before bed, do either the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair or Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil.
What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you for all the love and support!