The MNY Spotlight
Meet Jen Sumko, Founder of Jen Sumko Vint
Meet Jen Sumko, the Founder of Jen Sumko Vint
Hi my name is Jen Sumko with Jen Sumko Vint….the Vint stands for vintage...because I love all things with history and antique. I am passionate about a heavy dose of vintage in home, fashion, and accessories. I have a background in photography and marketing so entering the world of design and scheming artisan handmade floral earrings proved organic and natural. I love to mix patterns, and create stories of whimsy through designing spaces in homes…..my own and others. Recently I have launched small batch earring collections both curated and designed with artisans abroad. I believe in celebrating the unique, and consider myself an accidental botanist of sorts with my jewelry collections. I am a mother, curator, and collector striving for artful living along the way.
Jen Sumko wears the Helena Maxi Dress in Red/White Palm Toile!
I am passionate about mixing old with new, mixing patterns, pops of color, and adding flair to any wardrobe with bold statement earrings.
A deep love of finding unique finishings and a deep passion for textiles and wallpaper. I love to create spaces that transport others, and tell a story. I am passionate about transforming a house into a home with color, pattern, and unique antique furnishings. I believe a space should always tell a story about the inhabitants and their history.
A snapshot from Jen Sumko's Instagram @jensumkovint
By helping clients add warmth to their home adding textiles, and wall coverings.
I love nature, and gardens. One of my earliest memories of childhood/creating is compiling a large scrapbook of cut out magazine pages filled with beautiful florals and gardens. I have always been most happy in nature and surrounded by florals. It was natural for me to create this jewelry line.
Creating…..every single day! And…...People. I love people….meeting them, working with them, and creating with and for them.
I am a huge advocate for faith (in any shape or form), meditation, exercise, and just quiet time to connect with my inner soul. Being real and authentic starts at the beginning of each day.
Empowering women is something I feel extremely passionate about. Life is about gathering women and lifting others up. There is room at the table for all. Women have incredible potential to go and do and be. It is easy for women to get stuck in a cycle of just surviving or comparing. As women when we create and gather we thrive. Power lies within getting outside of comfort zones and truly just “doing”. Being genuine and kind is central to progression.
So many things. It is incredibly inspiring as I learn about the women behind this brand. Not only the American dream of creating beautiful clothing, but empowering other women. Women are empowered when they feel beautiful and comfortable in what they are wearing. You are all an incredible inspiration.
Small and simple steps every day. Be you, be authentic, dare to dream, and don’t give up.