4.17.2008

a day with domino

Right around the time I was trying to deal with my grammy being sick, Alison Griffin from Domino magazine presented me with an amazing opportunity. The magazine wanted to photograph me for a feature called "Outfit to Room", in which they would design a room inspired by my personal style. How cool! Of course I agreed, and the next week was filled to the brim with preparations....picking out photo shoot locations, accommodations, outfits, etc. (Um, and exercising so I would fit into the samples.) I got to look through fall look books for some of my favorite brands including A.P.C., Rachel Comey, United Bamboo, Built By Wendy, Steven Alan, Opening Ceremony, Mociun, Isabel Marant, and Phillip Lim. Sweet! In the end, both of the outfits I modeled featured gingham (surprise surprise).

The Domino team (five people total) flew into Kansas City last weekend. I tried on outfits for Alison and Emily on Thursday night, and then we drove around town taking photos all day Friday. The weather was horrible--all cold and gloomy, but it was so much fun anyway. Everyone was so nice and funny, and a good sense of humor always puts me at ease. I'm really quite excited to see what Tom does with the room. I love the idea of designing a room based on a cool outfit. Apparently the feature will either be in the August or October issue, depending on when they're finished. I can hardly wait!

39 comments:

Chelsea said...

Congrats! That's so great.

Marianne said...

That is so cool. I just started subscribing to Domino....snail-mail to Norway..so I can't wait for the Wiksten feature!

alyson. said...

that sounds like so much fun!! I bet the room will be fantastic.

jenny gordy said...

marianne, they LOVED the bag you made me! they were going to put it in the shoot, but it didn't match any of my outfits. : (

Lena said...

congrats jenny! can't wait to see it...

I am Jen said...

Omigosh Holy Cow! That is soo awesome!

Tasha T said...

WOW! What a great opportunity! Congratulations!

Anabela said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting.

erica said...

Is it sad that I'm a wee bit jealous that you got to look through the fall lookbooks of all of my favorite brands? :)

I'm so excited for you! I love these projects where they translate an outfit into a room, wedding, or party. It's going to be so awesome!

elly said...

what? What?! WHAT????!!!!! Wait a second, this is the most exciting news I've heard EVER! AMAZING! I am SO pumped for you. Can I say though, I'm a little jealous too? Getting to wear all those beautiful clothes... Jenny, you're so amazing.

caroline said...

what an opportunity!

can't wait to see it!

emily said...

what a dream! fun fun fun.

cindy k said...

that is so exciting - it would be my dream come true to be in such a magazine. can't wait to see it!

stephanie said...

i really love that they chose you for this particular segment of the mag. i have always loved that part...and cannot wait to see how they turn your incredibly casually chic style into a room!
congrats to you!

sally said...

I am SO happy for you...and so glad you wrote about it...I felt like I was keeping the biggest secret!! ;) Can't wait to see the spread! You'll autograph my copy, right??

Antoinette said...

So very cool! I love this feature in Domino and love your clothes, so -- I can't wait to see your issue! Congratulations!

habitual said...

Congrats! How fun and exciting!

hannah said...

jenny! this is so so fantastic... i am speechless!

Jane Flanagan said...

Wow - that's tremendous! Well done and can't wait to see the finished feature!

Stephanie said...

That is so cool! I subscribe so I can't wait to get the issue! So jealous you got to check out fall look books too ;)

Chara Michele said...

That is exciting & very cool! :) Congrats!

Kloth & Bolt said...

wow, fantastic! i can't wait to see! -kb

montmarte said...

congratulations! can't wait to see that issue!

leslie said...

okay.
that is super exciting. over the top.
whoohoo!

amy h said...

That's great! How fun. I already subscribe, so I'll keep an eye out for it!

rifferaff said...

yay. can't wait to see it. big things are happening for you and it's so fun to hear about!

MARICHELLE said...

congratulations jenny!!! woohooo, can't wait to see it :)

Lola Is Beauty said...

It's like the coolest, most amazing fairytale dream! I subscribed to Domino recently so I'll hopefully get it all the way over here by October...

erin said...

holy crap! that is so super exciting. congrats, jenny!

ambika said...

This sounds like *so* much fun. Granted, I think I'd be nervewracked the whole time that spaces relating to my look would be utterly boring...

laurie of liquid paper said...

Ack! How exciting Jenny! You are the absolutely perfect candidate for something like this --I'll bet you looked great. Can't wait to see the room that they do to compliment your look. :)

Alicia P. said...

Oh for goodness sakes you are the PERFECT girl for this. Absolutely perfect. I will definitely be keeping my subscription now.

Alicia A. said...

I was just going to say HOLY CRAP, but Erin beat me to it!

Congrats, Jenny!!!

stephanie said...

just catching up here...love your new space!

i'm so excited about the domino feature! you have such wonderful style. my sister and some friends and i were all discussing outfit-to-room features recently and we decided that i was the only one in the group who dresses almost exactly like how my house looks. do you think the room will look like something from your house?

jen b said...

how fun!!!!!

Helen said...

I just started a subscription to Domino but I am not familiar with that feature. It will be so interesting to see what they come up with! Congratulations! It's nice to have good things happen.

Kelly said...

congratulations, that's really exciting. I can wait to see it!

Porcelain said...

Congrats!!! That's really, really exciting!

layersofmeaning said...

wow!
that is so great! I can't wait to see it when it comes out!