“Love this cute @houseoftresjolie jacket I get to add to my Jhud collection!!” Jennifer wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of her sporting the Hippie Girl jacket, a soft fleece jacket with balloon sleeves and multicolored flowers by the House of Tres Jolie.
The House of Tres Jolie is a Chicago-based fashion boutique owned by Sam Cook, who appeared on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” in early January to share her story and some notable looks from her collection, including the Hippie Girl. Not only is Sam the boutique’s founder and owner, she also models the clothes!
Sam also gives back to her community in various ways. She puts on annual fashion shows at a local high school and has partnered with an organization for breast cancer awareness. She also created the 12 Doll Days of Christmas, in which she gives gifts to those in need during the holidays.
Jennifer asked what she would tell other women who want to launch their own business. “Do it,” said Sam.