Jeannie Mai is excited to get into fashion. The Real co-host debuted her new clothing line, JEANNIE MAI x INC, on Monday (Oct. 24) after speaking with WWD exclusively about her passion for style.
“This clothing line feels like a way that I get to be in people’s homes and cheer them on as they go to work, go out on that hot date, buy their first house, or to finish that degree,” Jeannie revealed to the media source. “This is my way of being with them and supportive of them,” the talk show host shared. “I want my clothing to have meaning for women and men, who are just looking forward to accomplishing things in life.”
Fashion is closer to Jeannie Mai’s heart for more reasons than one. “For my mom, who didn’t speak English and at the time only had a high school education, wanted people to know that she was worthy. She was worth getting to know or wondering about,” Jeannie told WWD.
“I felt I had those same shoes to step into when I moved to Hollywood to build my career,” the celebrity further explained. “I came to Hollywood because I was very passionate about helping people and supporting their individual stories. But in Hollywood, you can really get drowned out by people, who judge you or want to make you something that you’re not, and by trends.”
Jeannie Mai has certainly come under scrutiny for some of her life’s decisions. The talk show host, however, has managed to remain true to her beliefs despite the criticism from others. Jeannie Mai hopes to convey her passion for life beyond labels through her new clothing line. She has many individuals, including her husband, from whom to glean.
“My favorite thing to do with him is to see what he plans to step out in and complement what he’s wearing,” Jeannie told WWD of Jeezy’s style. “He does the same thing with me,” The Real co-host added. “He’ll literally wait. He’ll sit in his towel because guys take five minutes to get ready. I will be [getting ready] two hours ahead. He’ll wait until I get dressed. He’ll take a look and say, ‘Got it.’ All of a sudden he’ll come out in a full suit or a matching loungewear set. He’s got a great fashion eye. I married my equal in that department.”
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy will certainly pass on their keen sense of style to their little one. “I’m getting everything because I want the baby to have options,” The Real co-host revealed. “It’s very awakening to see how much you put your baby into very specific stereotypes, based on whether or not you know it’s a boy or a girl,” Jeannie Mai shared of her shopping experience for her baby thus far.
“I’ve already gotten Air Jordans from a friend for the baby that could be great for a boy or a girl. I’ve gotten tons of onesies. I like seeing what people gift. It makes me see, ‘What do you think of when you break yourself out of the expectation of what a boy or a girl wears?’”
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