Model Citizen : Jacquelyn Jablonski Interviews With Neiman Marcus

 

Photographer: Victor Demarchelier

Stylist: Alastair McKimm

Hair: Didier Malige for Frédéric Fekkai

Make up: Fulvia Farolfi

Author of Interview: Kristen Spaulding

Jacquelyn Jablonski’s life is as versatile as her look.  Fresh off a Paris couture stint – which included turns on the runways of Chanel, Valentino, Dior and Giambattista Valli – the 19-year-old current face of Hermès is home, in New Jersey, cooking shrimp and grilled pineapple for her family. That sounds about right for the face of all-American brand Tommy Hilfiger, which she also is. Since signing with Supreme Management in 2010 she has appeared in a slew of editorials, working with photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino and Juergen Teller.  The model with the sporty good looks talked with us about life along the Jersey Shore.

NM: What was it like growing up in New Jersey?

JJ: It was the best of both worlds; I lived near the beach and was only 45 minutes from the city. My town is pretty small so I would bike everywhere with my friends when I was younger. I went to a great school and played lots of sports. There are tons of great restaurants and cute shopping spots as well.

NM: Describe your ideal day in your hometown.

JJ: In the summer, I would wake up, make myself breakfast, go to the gym, then meet up with my friends and head to the beach. We like a beach called Tradewinds because there are good waves and it is not crowded. We would walk into town and grab some lunch from places where our friends work, Steve’s or Sea Bright Pizza. After, we would head back to the beach, relax, and go swimming in the ocean, leaving in the late afternoon. Then I would go home and have dinner with my family or BBQ with my friends at night.

NM: Where are you traveling this summer?

JJ: I will be home in New Jersey a lot, seeing my friends and family and relaxing at the beach. My friends and I were trying to plan a road trip somewhere. What ever we decide, I’m sure it will be last minute.

NM: What else do you enjoy doing in your free time?

JJ: I like to do anything active or outdoors. I like skiing, tennis, soccer and bike rides. In the summer, I go to the beach all the time.

NM: What are you currently reading and listening to?

JJ: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and Mumford and Sons.

NM: What will you do this evening?

JJ: I just got back from Paris so I’m very jetlagged and taking it easy. I am home in New Jersey and decided to cook dinner for my family. I really enjoy cooking, I may not be the best, but I’m learning. I’m about to head to the gym now, then go to sleep. It’s back to work, in NY, tomorrow so early night for me.

NM: Anything catching your eye on neimanmarcus.com?

JJ: Valentino small chain-strap flap bag in ivory.

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