PR Fashionistas

By: Brianna Baker

Jeanologie: East Lansing’s little piece of Manhattan

Jeanologie is a contemporary boutique nestled in the heart of East Lansing, located just two blocks off Grand River Avenue on M.AC. Jeanologie owner, Michelle Gross, aims to serve young ladies who are trendy and looking to keep up with the latest fashions in premium denim, dresses, tops, gifts, accessories, and casual wear. Michelle graduated from Michigan State University’s apparel and textile design program. After working in New York City for a short period of time after graduation, Michelle decided to come back to campus to open up an upscale boutique she dreamt up with the streets of New York City in mind.

Michelle was successful in her endeavors, and by the summer 2010 Jeanologie had been established with the help of her mother Anita. Michelle wanted to provide a big city inspired boutique to ladies of the East Lansing community. By shopping locally at Michelle’s boutique shoppers are creating economic prosperity for our East Lansing community, while benefiting from the product diversity Michelle provides through her merchandise. When you shop at Jeanologie you are guaranteed to walk out with a unique article of clothing or accessory, rather then a generic pair of jeans sold by one of the larger apparel chains.

Meet Jeanologie’s Public Relations Team:

From left to right: Chelsea Dowling, Rachel Bonello, Alli Colzani, Danielle O’Brien, Cara Gordon, Brianna Baker

Theses lovely ladies work daily to promote Jeanologie through social media and by hosting various on and off campus events.

Danielle O’Brien

Danielle, Jeanologie’s Account Executive, is a senior at Michigan State University majoring in communications with a specialization in health promotion. She currently interns in downtown Lansing, while also working as one the stylists at Jeanologie.


Brianna Baker

Brianna is a junior at Michigan State University majoring in advertising with a specialization in public relations. She is an active member of Michigan State’s Public Relations Student Society of America and Zeta Tau Alpha. Aside from the PR work she does for Jeanologie, she recently received a position on the PRSSA 2013 Bateman Competition Team and will also be working on some event planning during the spring semester.


Cara Gordon

Cara is a sophomore at Michigan State University majoring in advertising with a specialization in public relations. Along with being a Jeanologie Account Associate, she interns for Rent The Runway, College Fashionista and skates for the MSU Synchronized Skating Team.


Rachel Bonello

Rachel is a senior studying communication and public relations. On top of being a member of the Jeanologie, Hubbell Connections team, she dances for her co-founded dance team MSU Elite, works for Michigan Creative Marketing, and is a competitive dance coach at Spartan Dance Center.


Chelsea Dowling

Chelsea is a senior communications major with a specialization in public relations, will graduate from Michigan State University in May. This past summer Chelsea interned in Chicago and hopes to return upon graduation.


Alli Colzani

Alli is a junior studying communications and public relations at Michigan State University. She’s a member of Hubbell Connections and PRSSA, as well as a member of Chi Omega. This past summer, she interned at Tim Hortons doing marketing and event planning and hopes to one day work as a corporate event planner!


Make sure to follow us @jeanologie or “like” the Facebook page: Jeanologie Boutique.


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