If you don't know Jen Rocket yet, you will. She is on her way to becoming a household name.
Jen has more talent in her pinky than most people do in their entire bodies. And she uses it to design wearable works of art, toys, costumes, and corsets (to name a few).
Jen is versatile, original, and perhaps a bit magical.
Jen can now officially add presenter to her list of talents, as she is one of our inspired presenters for the Style Summit.
Introduce yourself and your business as if you were speaking from the cockpit.
Hello this is Jen Rocket, a 4th generation designer/seamstress of fashion and costumes hailing from the Highland Park area of Pittsburgh. At Jen Rocket Studio I design, pattern, and construct couture women's clothing specializing in dresses and corsetry. I also do tailoring of men's and women's clothing, leather work and recreation of costumes from the past to detailed cosplay characters and walk around style mascots.
How do you show your personality through your style? How does your style relate to your business?
When I think about my style I always lean toward dresses because no matter what the occasion there is always a dress that will work. You can style a dress up or down easily with many accessory choices from shoes to jewelry you name it. It's a fun challenge and I usually add a nod to a previous era in the mix whenever I can as I am a fan of historical fashions.
I like the idea of femininity with functionality, and in my business I have found that most women do too, so I work with them whatever the case may be to fulfill that desire while helping them to look fabulous.
If you could name a nail polish color after yourself or your business, what would it be?
Not all flights are smooth. Tell us about how you handle turbulence in your business.
In my business I work with people on a very personal level. I always make them feel comfortable and attended to, that usually prevents any miscommunications that could arise. When they do I am always very open and honest and do my best to work it out.
Who is the wind beneath your wings?
My husband Joey. He is such a great help to me on a daily basis with everything from my online presence to assisting me in the studio. He has always believed in me and fully supported me in my personal and professional endeavors. I simply couldn't do this without him!
Advice to other women as they navigate the business world?
I have found that being open and honest with myself and those around me has only ever brought good things. Its important to stay optimistic and open to new ideas and opportunities-you never know where they will take you. Also when you follow your instincts, odds are you will end up where you want to be.