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Mother Essentials: Jenny Wecker

Written by Erin Feher

Photography by Portrait by Becky Kimball

Jenny Wecker has been sewing since age 5, but it was when her own friends started having kids that she really found her niche. Seeing no diaper bags on the market that she liked, she designed and sewed a custom one for a friend’s baby shower gift. Made of rich faux leather, with gold-toned hardware,  and comfortable backpack-style double straps, she was soon inundated with requests for the bag. She launched Fawn Design in 2014, and today offers five different bag styles, including the just-released Weekender travel set. And now that she has two daughter of her own,  she’s more committed than ever to provide high-style pieces for women at every stage of their lives. Below, check out her 17 current “Mother Essentials” for herself and her two girls, Georgia (3) and June (2).

Little Adventures Princess Dresses. “I have two little girls who are obsessed with all things princess. I found Little Adventures dresses and we love them so much—they are such an amazing price, great quality, and machine washable.” Little Adventures Princess Dresses, $26-$42, Little Adventures

Makeup Setting Spray. “Not only does my makeup stay fresh all day but people tell me all the time that my skin is glowing!” UD All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, $37.99, Amazon.

Bands In Town App “I am such a music and concert junkie and this app is the best! It lets you follow all of your favorite bands and artists to alert you when they’re performing near by. Now I never miss a show!” Bands in Town App, free, Bands In Town.

Old Skool Vans. “I wear these every day, and have since the 8th grade. They’re kind of my signature thing. I love how they go with everything—at least I think so!” Old Skool Vans, $60, Vans

Rosebud Salve. “I use this on my lips all day, every day. It is a must to survive our harsh Utah winters!” Rosebud Salve, $6.25, Amazon

Fawn Design Fawny Pack. “Fanny Packs seem to be everywhere these days. I created and launched our Fawny Pack last spring and I haven’t taken it off much since! I love that it allows me to be handsfree with my kids but also great for being on the go, concerts, date night, and Disneyland! I usually wear the classic black.” Fawn Design Fawny Pack, $54.99, Fawn Design.

Marco Polo App. “I’ve actually been using it daily for a few years and can’t recommend it enough. For someone like me that is crazy busy it allows me to talk to the people in my life when it’s convenient for me. It’s great for checking in with my family while I travel and we are trying to juggle time zones!” Marco Polo App, free, Marco Polo.

Handheld Steamer. “I literally use this everyday and have for 2 years! I can’t stand having wrinkled clothes! This one is the best! Uses tap water and heats up quick!” Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Advanced Handheld Fabric Garment Steamer, $69.83, Amazon.

Apple AirPods. “I finally understand why everyone is so obsessed. I don’t leave the house without them!” Apple AirPods, $159, Apple

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. “My skin has never been better since I started using the Jet Lag mask. Especially because I travel a lot, this has been such a life saver! I put it on immediately after getting settled on a flight, and before I go to bed.” Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, $67, Amazon.

Wahoo Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor. “I’ve become obsessed with running these past few months—I’m training for my first half marathon! I’ve gotten into wearing a heart rate monitor to give me an accurate track on my miles, calories burned, and pace. Running has been so crazy good for my mental health, which is really why I love it.” Wahoo Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor, $49.96, Amazon.

Vintage Band T-shirts. “If you can’t tell, I’m obsessed with music—especially oldies. Day Dreamer makes the best vintage replica band shirts. I wear one almost daily. I love how you can dress them down or up! Retro Band T-Shirts, $69–$120, Day Dreamer LA

Weekly Therapy. “I can’t live without my weekly therapy sessions. I found a therapist I love almost two years ago and it has been so good for me. Having someone who can help me be a better mom, CEO, and just person is priceless. I think everyone can benefit from having someone they can talk to about anything.”

My Pillow. “I consider myself a pillow connoisseur and My Pillow has been my very favorite. Everyone needs a good sleep and this sure helps. I’m totally that girl who brings her pillow on the plane.” My Pillow, $49.99, Amazon

Albion Fit Jetsetters Joggers. “When I’m not wearing ripped jeans and a band t-shirt, I’m wearing these joggers. They are such great quality and I love how versatile they are. I’ll wear them for long flights and to go golfing in!” Jetsetters Joggers, $88, Albion.

Fawn Design Weekender Bag. “It is the perfect bag to carry on a flight or just for a quick weekend trip! It has so much organization on the inside—it launched this week and I love it!” Fawn Design Weekender Bag and Travel Bundle, $254.99, Fawn Design.

#WeAreWeCan. “Women’s empowerment is such a huge part of Fawn Design. We want women everywhere to embrace every stage of womanhood, no matter what that is! Which is why we launched #WeAreWeCan as a platform to help women feel supported and empower to share their stories. Because together, We Can do anything!” #WeAreWeCan

For more on Jenny and Fawn Design, check out her Instagram feed! And for more Mother Essentials, peep our past columns with writer LaTonya Yvette, interior designer Catherine Kwong, artist Kindah Khalidy, jewelry designers Lauren Godfrey and Maggie Gavigan Smith, Oakland retail queen Sherri McMullen, PR pro Priscilla VegaCourtney Klein of StorqJoanne EncarnacionMorgan Walker of Make.doJeanne Chan of Harlow & Grey, and more.

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