My Story

Hello my name is Nora and I am a fashion designer, stylist, fashion blogger, teacher, wife, mother, and E-commerce retailer! I have created this women’s fashion style blog and e-commerce store because of my love of fashion which still lives in me as strongly as it did in my 20’s.  I want to share my personal style and inspirations for putting outfits together for a woman of any age to look chic and fabulous.  I often get asked about my look and where I bought this or that, so this is a great way for me to share what I call “My Eye For Fashion” with you. Jacket Society features contemporary women’s jackets and blazers that are mostly designed and made in small lots by me here in Los Angeles California. Alongside the jackets, I also offer hand-picked accessories, scarves, shawls, capes, tops and blouses that compliment and add to the overall look and style of my jackets and blazers. I love the process of style and design and how you can get inspired by the most unexpected things in life which help you in the whole process of putting a collection or outfit together to convey a story or mood. What you wear on daily basis says a lot about yourself, so it is important to know who you are and how you want to represent yourself.  I hope that I can help inspire you here to find your own self-expression through fashion.

Thank You for your support - It means alot to me.

Best Wishes,

Nora Minassian

About My Business

When I started Jacket Society it was just a style and fashion blog, I loved the interaction and feedback I received from my readers about my advice about styling and how women can create new looks simply and easily was very fulfilling. So when I added the online apparel store to the fashion and style blog, I wanted to have the same relationships with my customers. Having always worked in the wholesale end of the fashion industry for over 20 years, I really wanted to sell directly to my customers and build relationships, listen to them and help fulfill their needs

Education & Experience

I earned my Bachelor Of Arts degree in fashion design and merchandising at The Otis College of Arts & Design in Los Angeles. I loved my time there and won the Silver Thimble Award at graduation. I have over 25 years of experience in the fashion and apparel industry. I worked as a fashion designer and worked my way up to design director before starting Jacket Society. Throughout those years I traveled to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with the latest fabric, trim, style, colors and manufacturing trends. As a graduate & alumni, I have also had the privilege of teaching fashion design and merchandising at the Los Angeles Otis College of Art and Design.


So you might ask why Jacket Society?  Well mainly because I am especially passionate about classic and unique women’s jackets and blazers.  From putting an outfit together to designing a collection, everything somehow starts and ends with a jacket for me.  I feel as if jackets complete a look and make you look polished, refined and confident.