Clockwise from left: Rye Cellfolio, Uptown Cellfolio, designer Jamie James, and the Princeton Cellfoio. Check them all out at BettyConfidential Shop!
BC: Where do you find your inspiration?
JJ: I find my inspiration through my family. Because family has always been my priority, I involved them all in the endeavor. My oldest daughter, Kaitlyn (age 23), who was a senior at Princeton during the time I was creating the product, helped me with the design and with my original website. My daughter Caroline (age 11) picked a charity to which to donate a percentage of sales proceeds. My husband, Jay, and my sons, Nick (age 28) and Tim (age 26), helped to create the male version of the Cellfolio, known as the Manhattan. I also am lucky to have a lot of friends who believe in me.
BC: Have you ever created something and ended up not liking it?
JJ: Yes, but it never went to production. I only make what I would carry myself!
BC: What’s your favorite smartphone app?
JJ: I love the Square App, which allows me to accept credit card payments through a mobile device. It comes in quite handy when doing business on the go!
BC: If you could have any celebrity, past or present, use your stuff, who would it be?
JJ: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis or Kate Middleton. They both have the type of style that will be followed forever.
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Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.