September 24, 2007

Click Click Click by Jennifer Chan

Our first guest blogger is JENNIFER CHAN.
Until last month, she was an editor at InStyle, and left early in September to become
Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor at Telepictures Productions/Warner Bros.
(meaning, you will see her on segments of the TYRA BANKS show... as well as others)

Click, click, click.

As a fashion and beauty web editor, I shop online for a living (literally), so it's fair to say I know a good site when I see one. My right hand may as well be permanently attached to my mouse, and my extensive list of favorite bookmarked web sites (organized in categories like shoes, jewelry, dresses, etc. for the most efficient method in cyber style-searching) is so long, it has caused gasps from onlookers.

A friend of mine tipped me off about and I was immediately hooked. Boasting beautiful, meaningful jewelry from hand-picked designers, the site stands out as a special, well-edited shopping destination amidst other sites that pack in as many lines as possible—leaving one overwhelmed and disillusioned. So impressed with the site's design, purpose and story, I plugged GTJ on and corresponded with Rachel via e-mail during that time.

Not too long after, I met up with Rachel and our mutual friend for dinner at the exquisite Chateau Marmont in LA. It was a serene summer night outside in the courtyard of the historical hotel, but we were energized and buzzing with sheer delight for hours on end. We celebrated each other—women with passion and purpose—who aimed to make a difference in the world in our own unique creative ways, and toasted to supporting one another in our individual endeavors. In one night, it was apparent how special Rachel and the girls of Giving Tree truly were, and to this day, I'm their biggest fan.

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