Diary / Justbobbi / Sep 26, 2022
Lessons In Cool: Comme Si Founder Jenni Lee
Written by: Alexandra Perron, Managing Editor
Welcome to Lessons In Cool, a new series all about the people we’re constantly inspired by. They are tastemakers, curators of style, thought leaders, and well, just cool.
Meet Jenni Lee, the founder and creative director of Comme Si, a luxury accessories brand that launched in February 2019 with a collection of beautifully made socks. One scroll through the brand’s Instagram and it’s impossible not to want a pair of socks, which come in luxe materials like Mongolian cashmere, Egyptian cotton, and merino wool. Lee’s entrepreneurial spirit (she was on the founding team at Harry’s) and creative vision are why you’ve seen Comme Si on everyone from model Elsa Hosk to actress Katie Holmes — and she's just getting started. We caught up to ask the founder to share what cool means to her.
Name & Occupation:
Jenni Lee, Founder & Creative Director of Comme Si
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Classy, bougie, ratchet (in that order)
First thing you do when you wake up:
I surf...the web
The 5 beauty products you can’t live without:
- Thayer's Witch Hazel Rose Petal Toner
- Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
- Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Cream
- Jones Road Miracle Balm
- Surratt Beauty Relevee Mascara
Your style uniform is:
A neutral colored outfit (my closet is 95% creams, camels, and greys) with colorful accessories (socks, jewelry, purse) as accent pieces. I love to wear soft knits and pants in traditional menswear shapes.
The song you have on repeat:
Recipe you’ve perfected:
Beef & veggie lasagna
Last person you texted:
A group text called the 'Chain Gang'
What does “cool” mean to you?
Cool is an attitude that comes from a state of mind. It happens when you're truly comfortable with who you are and what you have to offer. I don't know if anyone is truly 100% cool as we all have vulnerabilities, but I do think we get closer to it as we mature and age.