I felt elated and really excited when I got invited to the book signing of Jenni Epperson for her book, ”Fashion + Food: Entertaining At Home In Style“ at The Block, SM North Edsa. To all of you fashionistas and shoppingeras out there, fashion and lifestyle guru Jenni Epperson certainly needs no introduction!
Okay for the benefit of those who never heard about Jenni Epperson. Let me introduce my fellow blogger, Jenni Epperson to you.
Jenni Epperson has been blogging for the past 7 years, she says she started out blogging to confront her fear of technology. She’s a traditional writer in newspapers and magazine. A fashion and lifestyle columnist at the Philippine Daily Inquirer. She is the winner of the prestigious 2011 Asia Pacific Blog Awards for Best Lifestyle Blog in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jenni Epperson is a simple lass from San Pedro Laguna. She never knew she’d be destined to work with celebrities. She said she didn’t know anyone and didn’t know celebrity or fashion editors. But her work and her passion led her to these people. And by being a fashion stylist also led her in creating this book so that she can share her knowledge with everyone.
Jenni Epperson is first and foremost a mom and a wife. She has two kids. She has an extensive knowledge, awareness and contacts around fashion and lifestyle industry which has earned her a tv spot on the Lifestyle Network, a “Stylist of the Year” Award as well as a vast number of other achievements under her belt. She also has an impressive client list that include some big names in politics and show business, she name dropped KC Concepcion as one of her clients.
I so love <3 Jenni Epperson’s shoes during the book signing. Yes! It is a Jeffrey Campbell shoes , one of the hippest, trendiest and edgiest shoe brands available at SM Department store. She said it cost her Php 6,000 OMG! Ang mahal! Hays! Hanggang nganga na lang ako 🙂
What is Jenni Epperson secret? She has been working in the fashion industry for more than 10 years and still feel passionate about everything she does. By staying hungry about her passion and her inner purpose to help others, it fuels her to continue her vision.
Look at Jenni Epperson’s Eight (8) inches heels on the poster! She said she bought it on sale when we asked her what’s the brand of her shoes. She gets so excited with the fact that she looks so tall in this poster.
Jenni said that her book Fashion + Food: Entertaining At Home In Style is geared towards transforming every woman into the quintessential urban hostess, no matter what the occasion, big or small.
She quips that this book will guide you through the following topics to help you become the hostess with the mostest:
- How to set up a party for any occasion
- What to wear when hosting a party
- How to turn your home into the perfect event venue!
- Mouthwatering recipes and beautiful table setting ideas
- Inspiring and motivating quotes for each celebration
During the book signing she told us about her plato-platohan. Oh yes, some of them were featured in her book!
So, how does she “top last year’s projects”? Her answer is simple: move forward. My goal is to better myself as a human being and work on projects I believe in. I learned in life that when you do things that you love, everything else (money, recognition, peace of mind) follows.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path and that will make all the difference.”
Jenni Epperson’s 3 Mantra’s in life:
- Living life fully with balance.
- Try to make your dream a reality.
- Make every moment count.
She said that these are the stuff that grounds her. She said we don’t have to wait for the time na madami na tayong pera before tayo mag-enjoy sa buhay.
“Enjoying life is about living a life in style. Making your dream a reality every single day is making every moment count. This has been my secret to a youthful look. My book is about living in the Now, on how to live your life fully”.
“I created this book to empower you guys to change your life by simply changing some habits and lifestyle.”
On Balancing Life and Fashion. She quips: “At the end of the day, I’m still a mom and a wife. Family is still my top priority, it is very important to me. So Sunday is like a sacred day for us, it is reserved for my family.”
” In this life, you’ve got to try a lot of things to know what you really want. Inspiration comes from everyday life. Writing a book had always been part of my bucket list.”
When asked why we should buy her book she said:
” I do hope you get a copy of my book, it’s really helpful and I’m very proud of this. I worked on this for fifteen months. Inside my book are some of my plate collections, some amazing recipes like Pork Medallion in Peppercorn sauce, it’s really very easy to do but it looks so impressive. My book will help you to learn about minimum effort, maximum impact. You don’t need to become a top chef to make your family dinner happy by creating something special for them.”
“It is like shelling out a thousand peso for a Php 50,000 Value. It is a fabulous book. Hitik na hitik sa information and a very helpful book that can you make feel good.”
Jenni said she wrote the book not for the money or grandeur but because she wanted to share to everyone that we all have to live our life fully.
So what are you waiting for? Buy Jenni Epperson’s book now and live life to the fullest <3 .