JACQUELINE LEMIEUX-BOKOR

Artist, Stylist, Product Designer, Maker,

 

jacquelinelbokor@gmail.com

mobile 508.932.5923

http://www.jacquelinelemieux-bokor.com/

 

Education

1983 Rhode Island School Of Design 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

 

Career

1984 Condé Nast

VOGUE

Executive personal assistant, Polly Mellen Senior Fashion Editor. Assisted photo shoots with numerous photographers including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Arthur Elgort and celebrities including Isabella Rossellini, Sheri Belafonte, Brooke Shields and Isabelle Hubert.

 

1985 – 1987

Vanity Fair

Promoted to Associate Style Editor during Vanity Fair’s most exciting rebirth at the helm of Tina Brown and working alongside Style icon Michael Roberts.

Covered the New York Collections and the US markets while organizing photo shoots, styling and being the liaison between celebrities, artists and Vanity Fair Magazine.

At the request of Steve Florio, chief executive of Condé Nast, Jacqueline represented Vanity Fair Magazine at the Paris, London and Milan Collections and introduced Christian Lacroix to the US markets. She represented Vanity Fair at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Gala, the Irving Penn retrospective, Andy Warhol’s memorial service and numerous social events.

Jacqueline spent three years traveling between London, New York and LA working with Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Deborah Turberville, Sheila Metzner, Herb Ritts, Lord Snowdon and Bill King along with numerous celebrities including David Byrne, Sofia Loren, Bianca Jagger, Claus Von Bulow and Molly Ringwald amongst others.

 

1986

Barneys New York

Decorated Denim: The Aids Benefit

In November of 1986 Jacqueline was selected by Barneys New York to be the exclusive stylist in a fashion show that would become the first major aids benefit in NYC.

The show was such a success that Jacqueline was asked to recreate it for a segment on Good Morning America.

The following is an excerpt from the Sotheby’s 2010 Contemporary Art Catalog. “Bringing together the worlds of fashion, music, art and celebrity, Decorated Denim was the first major AIDS benefit held in New York City at a time when the city was reeling from the onset of the epidemic. Barneys NY, in collaboration with Levi-Strauss & Co, hosted what would long be remembered as an evening of fantasy and glamour in their newly expanded women's store. Artists and designers were each asked to decorate or transform a denim jacket; these were modeled and then auctioned off to raise money for the cause. Celebrities and models including Blondie, The B 52’s, Nell Campbell, Andie MacDowell, Susan Sarandon, and Iman were invited to descend Peter Marino's spectacular spiral staircase, wearing jackets by such artists and designers as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Paloma Picasso and Jean-Paul Gautier.”

 

1984-1987

Area

Jacqueline, representing Vanity Fair Magazine, was present at most of the opening night parties at Area, located on Hudson Street in Manhattan, and often stopped in before heading home to her loft in Tribeca. Area combined cutting edge music, art, performances, celebrities, artists and dance.

 

1987 -1999

Founder of Photo Style Inc.

Jacqueline left NYC in 1987 and headed back to Providence for the summer on route to Milan. While in Providence she met photographer Myron Taplin and began a successful styling and design business. It was her vision and direction that led to the photo for the cover of the Communication Arts January/ February 1989 issue. Her love of working with natural materials and found objects along with her fine arts background quickly made her diverse talents and experience in demand in the advertising / marketing world.

At this time she met her husband and settled in Providence, RI and began working with major advertising agencies throughout New England on brands such as Lexus, Cole Haan, Crabtree and Evelyn, Swiss Army, Keds, Stride Rite, Cross Pens and Ross Simons.

During 1989 – 1993 Jacqueline helped rebrand Garnet Hill. During this time Jacqueline created an editorial look, the first of it's kind in the catalog industry, while introducing Garnet Hill to new markets. She created the partnership between Garnet Hill and Leonard’s Antiques to sell exclusive bespoke beds through the catalog while also introducing jewelry designers and local artisans.

In 1994 Jacqueline was asked by the Providence Journal to be a contributor to the Sunday magazine. Jacqueline created a weekly section where she would art direct and create a story highlighting a unique aspect of Providence. Her visual story telling featuring Federal Hill and photographed by Paul Clancy won a prestigious National Newspaper / Magazine Award.

Her extensive collaboration with photographer Susie Cushner during this time led to many beautiful projects including Neenah Paper which won a National Printing Award and projects for Chronicle Books such as Well Being, Spa Deck and Quilts. Together they worked on numerous luxury brands creating award-winning photographs.

 

1999 - Present

Jacqueline began a more intimate focus on memory holding and keepsake preserving. Having survived a fire and watching her father become very ill, she turned her talents toward product design that created meaningful experiences while focusing on new markets. She launched Their Life Story, which quickly segued into Willow and Dove. Jacqueline created the three dimensional scrap booking concept to hold and preserve memories from birth to death, including wedding and all of the life celebrations, along with pet and a line of gifts. She also created a collection of biodegradable cremation urns and co founded Forget Me Not Memorial and Modern Day Memorial. 

Jacqueline continues to work on projects as a producer, including casting, location, and styling, as well as consulting on new business ventures and established brands.