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Fashion Friday: Meet Jackie LoVullo, wreath maker, skydiving newbie

Fashion Friday: Meet Jackie LoVullo, wreath maker, skydiving newbie

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Name: Jackie LoVullo, 60.

Who she is: Designer of handmade, whimsical wreaths who calls her business Zenjoy (a combination of "zen" and "enjoy.") She's a gardener, power walker and workout enthusiast and celebrated her 60th birthday by tandem skydiving from 10,000 feet. She grew up in North Buffalo and graduated from Bishop McMahon High School in 1977. She and her husband, Kevin, host of "Spiel the Wine" on Channel 2, have four children – a 23-year-old daughter, 28-year-old son and 31-year-old identical twin sons.  She enjoys healthy cooking and says that she and her husband are "major foodies."

What she's wearing: White gauze tunic from a boutique in Palm Beach, Fla.; black leggings; embroidered boots she bought at ShoeFly on Elmwood Avenue a couple years ago; Michael Kors watch; necklace with pendant made from her grandmother's wedding ring and her mother's diamond engagement stone; necklace with Tanzanite heart pendant accented with an emerald; Tanzanite earrings, bracelet and ring – all gifts from her husband. Favorite stores include Danahy's on Sheridan Drive, Amherst; BOMI Jewelers on Main Street, Amherst; Everything Elmwood (Main St., Snyder, and Elmwood Avenue in the Elmwood Village) and clothing/home decor retailer Anthropologie .

Signature piece: Small, embellished handbags in fun designs from the Mary Frances collection. She owns quite a few including a guitar, champagne bottle in a bucket and wine bottle in a barrel.

She also paints her nails purple and green – Zenjoy's signature colors – when participating in craft shows and art festivals, including the recent Glen Park Art Festival in Williamsville.

Fashion statement: "When I go shopping I buy clothing to reflect my personality. So you gotta be unique, be funky and make it fun," she said.

Last purchase: Amethyst geode necklace by local jewelry designer Lynn Schwab, one of the other vendors at the Glen Park Art Festival.

In the market for: "I'm in the market for more funky boots. You can't go wrong," she laughed.

* In case you missed last week's Fashion Friday, here it is:

Fashion Friday: Meet Yolanda Fields, chair of Garden Walk Buffalo

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