Thursday, December 17, 2009

J.Crew Obsession!

Another obsession of mine (I know I have many) is J.Crew. I read an interesting article from the Los Angeles Times (written by Booth Moore) about J.Crew's creative director. Meet Jenna Lyons, the face behind "Jenna's Picks," and the resident visionary responsible for catapulting the retailer into a realm of success never seen by the likes of most brands.

"It all started with the yellow outfit — the Pembridge dot pencil skirt, the Italian deco tank and the color-block cardigan. Michelle Obama wore them for an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" in October, revealing that she had purchased the items online from J.Crew.

The skirt, the shirt, the sweater — all sold out in a matter of days. It happened again in April when the first lady chose the crystal constellation cardigan and dazzling dots pencil skirt for a visit to 10 Downing St. in London. The sweater sold out by 10 a.m. East Coast time. "Michelle Obama is the best thing that ever happened to J.Crew," the New York Daily News announced.

But industry experts and fans of the label's $88 pencil skirts and $78 beaded cardigans might nominate another candidate: Jenna Lyons." Read more...

I think the article really evokes what I’ve come to love about J. Crew. Classic style with unique layers, rich textures, big bling, and brilliant preppy-meets-luxe touches that are the J. Crew hallmark. Below are some of my faves for the fall and winter season, Enjoy:


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