The Storied Life is a lifestyle media and e-commerce site that provides an exclusive, behind-the-story look into luxury and adjacent brands in fashion, beauty, food, and culture. Our editorial articles and videos feature a tight curation of brands that values storytelling, craftsmanship, design, and creativity.
The Storied Life is founded by sisters Lana and Jilene Jackson, and their culturally curious, story-driven, and fashion-forward voice.
Lana Jackson is an experienced wardrobe stylist, with three degrees in Fashion Design, Product Development, and Art History. Committed to supporting women-owned enterprises, Lana is a member of The Wing, a mid-stage investor in Darling Media, and former fashion contributor for Verily Magazine. While building The Storied Life she successfully launched and maintained a personal styling and image consulting firm, while working at the Pentagon for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, where she manages a $16 million defense program. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Jilene Jackson pivoted her early career and education in behavioral psychology to launch a consulting company that provides brands in the D.C. metro area with services digital marketing, graphic design, and social media strategy. As a creative, Jilene’s fashion app prototype was a finalist for NET-A-PORTER’s The Incredible Girls of the Future competition for female fashion entrepreneurs. Her fashion photography is featured in Bowie Lifestyle and Verily Magazine. She successfully leveraged her psychology expertise and passion for design into a User Experience/Interface (UX/UI Design) career. Jilene is passionate about brand storytelling, creating design prototypes, and marketing strategies that create a lasting bond between consumers and brands. She currently works for a full-stack digital service firm in Baltimore that delivers sleek, modern, and user-friendly software.
“The stories that recover the humanity in retail and the curiosity in the creative process are the stories which have inspired this work. Our desire is to be more than just influencers in our generation, we want to be influential connoisseurs and cultural filters, sparking conversation through our work about the people, ideas, and stories that matter most.”
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