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American Business Group Milan

Speaker for January 2020

J.J. Martin

Founder, Contributing Editor Wallpaper* Magazine

J.J. Martin

Who is JJ Martin?

  1. A life-long maximalist
  2. Creative commander and Chief Spiritual Officer
  3. A dyed-in-the-wool California girl with an insatiable editorial and curatorial eye for the best of Italy and beyond
  4. All of the above

La DoubleJ starts with J.J. and its story is hers — a tale that weaves the spirituality and optimism of her native California and the street-smart strategy of New York with the ultimate refinement of Italy’s culture and style. The California native landed in Milan in 2001, where she spent 17 years as a journalist, writing for a variety of international publications and scoping out the best of Italy as a contributing editor for Harper’s Bazaar (US), WSJ Magazine and Wallpaper*. During this time, she educated her eye while forging friendships with the city’s network of creatives from the worlds of fashion, interiors, art, design and architecture.

J.J. launched La DoubleJ in 2015, as a shoppable magazine with the twinned purpose of selling her collection of vintage clothing and shining a light on Milan’s great gorgeous girls and legendarily haute housewives. Propelled by J.J.’s maximalist energy, La DoubleJ soon took flight in original collections of feel-good fashion with an easy glamour and vintage twist; delightfully immersive retail experiences; playful collaborations; as well as stories on how to live like a very elegant Italian and how to feel your best through a spiritual practice.

All of these elements reflect J.J.’s authentic life passions and she has seamlessly merged them into a new kind of lifestyle brand—one that encourages women to seek joy both inside and out. And she is its best evangelist, speaking with a unique, from-the-heart voice that delights the ear and deeply connects with the ever-growing LDJ Tribe.

PS: If you answered d), give yourself a pat on the back, you clever thing!

J.J. has a degree in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies from the University of California, Berkeley

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