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, 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 thrives on being challenged creatively, as she has demonstrated versatility in transitioning to multiple careers in Fashion Design, Art History, and the Performing Arts where she has worked for The John F. Kennedy Center and Ford’s Theatre, among others. As a bit of a curious polymath and a multi-hyphenate, Lana is also the co-founder of The Storied Life, a lifestyle media and e-commerce site that provides an exclusive, behind-the-story look into fashion. Lana’s love for the entertainment and fashion industries find their home at The Storied Life, where she’s interviewed industry professionals like Jolie Andreatta, Costume Designer of Suits, and Peggy Li whose jewelry designs can be found on hit shows like Riverdale and Little Fires Everywhere. 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 digital marketing, graphic design, and social media strategy. As a design creative, Jilene’s AR fashion app prototype was a finalist for luxury fashion retailer NET-A-PORTER’s The Incredible Girls of the Future competition. And her fashion photography has been featured in Bowie Lifestyle and Verily Magazine. Jilene is passionate about telling brand stories, creating design prototypes, and marketing strategies for The Storied Life that create a lasting bond between consumers and brands. She holds a Master’s Degree in UX Design from Maryland Institute College of Art and currently works as a UX/UI Designer 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 that 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. We hope you enjoy the stories of the people, products, and brands we’ve discovered.
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