Kestrel Lee Jenkins

Who Am I ?

KESTREL LEE JENKINS

September 2011

1: Who am I?

I am a style maven with a conscience. I have been piecing together fashion-forward outfits since I graduated from training wheels. ‘Make fashion fair’ is my mantra.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I work for the sustainable/eco fashion website Ecouterre. I am a writer, a stylist, and a lover of discovering new people and places. I am currently working on a project called Hover, which evolved out of a 365-day challenge I finished last april. For an entire year, I only purchased fashion that was reused, upcycled, ethical, or eco. Hover involves shifting this conscious styling outlook onto real people and their everyday wardrobes.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I am from small-town Wisconsin on the Mississippi River. I am going to spread my wings and fly to as many places around the globe as possible.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

My brother, Forest: his strength, sensitivity, consideration, and character are unmatchable.

5: What book is your bible?

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom and B.K.S. Iyengar’s Light on Life.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

Lover of homemade hummus, bubbly water, biking, running, and climbing. I am not-such-a-lover of unfinished business, messy houses, and confined spaces.

7: What is your raison d’être?

Infiltrate the mainstream with socially responsible fashion information.

8: What is your favorite color?

Yellow.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Spiderman. I’m into rock climbing.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

West Side Greenway Path is best place in the city to feel the breeze on a bike.

11: What turns you on?

Discovering some completely unexpected/somewhat contradictory character trait in someone you already find interesting.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Do you think your answers to these “Who am I?” questions are relative to your mood at the moment you respond to them?

Kestrel Lee Jenkins is a globetrotter with a small-town Wisconsin spirit. She loves words and garments, and shifting both of their juxtapositions. She has worked with with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, The GreenShows, and Ecouterre. At times, logorrhea is her adversarial trait–and it only grows exponentially when the topic is sustainable fashion.

LINKS:

Hover Style

Make Fashion Fair

Ecouterre

Fashioningchange

Twitter: @kestrelee

Facebook: Kestrel-Jenkins

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Amanda Silvana Coen

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

Kestrel Lee Jenkins, Photography by Amanda Silvana Coen

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