Jennie Stierwalt Owner/Designer
Jennie began working in fashion boutiques in high school and college; ultimately leading the merchandising and buying department for a successful fashion boutique in San Luis Obispo. Eventually, her experience and passion brought her to New York where she managed visual merchandising for Free People. It was in New York that Jennie gained a faithful fashion following that sparked her personal styling and shopping business.
After two years in New York, Jennie returned to California as merchandiser for Wendy Foster in Montecito. After over a year creating dreamy merchandise displays for the well known boutiques, she ventured out on her own to rekindle her love for personal styling when she launched, Your Best Self Stylist, a personal styling and shopping service that took off quickly.
Two years later Jennie launched her contemporary women’s fashion boutique, Blanka Boutique, in Montecito. The store experienced immediate success and filled a niche in the community, a niche she is passionate about filling in Santa Barbara and beyond. In addition to the unique shopping and styling experience at Blanka, Jennie has now expanded to designing her very popular signature line of clothing, Blanka the LABEL.