Hair and makeup: Studio Nina, Closter (Photo by Chris Marksbury)
There is nothing plain about this Jane. From first glance it's hard not to notice her savvy style and appreciation for fashion. She exudes a natural confidence and ease about her approach to dressing. Jane's eclectic style consists of mixing and matching vintage and new pieces together to create a look.
"I don't really follow trends, but in some ways I need them for inspiration," she says. "I used to be a trend forecaster when I graduated college. Now that I know what works for me, I don't need the trends as much."
Jane also enjoys classic films and looks to the fashions as inspiration for her outfit choices.
"I am definitely a bag person and prefer those that are different that no one else has," Jane says. "For me, the most important pieces to invest in are bags and shoes, because you can pair them with a plain tee and you will look like a million bucks."
Jane's affinity for Hermès bags and accessories is not only a passion, but a business for her.
"My first incredible find was a stunning tri-color red crocodile Kelly bag from the early '60s," she says.
After that initial find when she was in her early 20s traveling Europe with her husband, Ross, Jane started collecting anything that was Hermès.
"The quality is impeccable and the rich colors and design are second to none," she says. "The bags are made by hand and take months, even years to deliver. The more you use Hermès leathers and skins, the better they become. Whereas other bags lose their value, Hermès bags become more expensive and more exclusive."
Jane created a business for herself shortly after her love affair with the high-end brand began.
"Ross would always say, 'Jane finds the most beautiful things,' and that is how the name stuck." she says.
JaneFinds is a service that connects Hermès buyers and sellers.
"By taking advantage of our global network of major collectors we are able to act as a broker or auction house would," Jane says. "We locate important pieces for our clientele with our discerning eye to spot great finds."
From exotic crocodile, to rare and discontinued bags to limited editions to vintage bags, JaneFinds can get them all.
"We find the most spectacular new and pre-owned bags from around the world and authenticate them, price them and find buyers for them," she says. "However, at the end of the day, first and foremost, I am a collector of these works of art."
Jane is also the owner and creator of the Baginizer, an insert that protects, organizes and preserves your bags shape.
"Like most women, it drove me crazy when I couldn't find my keys or my son's juice box in the depths of my bags," she says. "The Baginizer helps women on the go find everything quickly and is specifically designed to fit Birkin and Kelly bags, as well as the Bottega Veneta 'Cabat' or the Louis Vuitton 'Neverfull' styles."
Most of all, Jane enjoys relaxing at her Old Tappan home with Ross and their two sons.
"I like that this town is off the grid a little bit because it feels like a retreat," she says.
They enjoy traveling and taking beautiful photographs on their journeys.