J.Crew – Fall 2012 Feb18

J.Crew – Fall 2012

New York fashion week has just come to an end, and one of the highlights (once again) was the J.Crew presentation. The Fall 2012 collection marked the first for Tom Mora – the new head of women’s design. Mora had been J.Crew’s wedding designer, but was promoted this past September when Marissa Webb left the company “to pursue other opportunities.” As always there is a wonderful sense of layering, and a plethora of fabulous colors, textures, and patterns. Here are some highlights…           Photos courtesy of...

Rouge et Rose Nov14

Rouge et Rose

Color-blocking has been such a huge trend this year, and my favorite example of this is the rather unexpected combination of reds and pinks. Aside from Valentine’s Day, it’s not a color combination that you see too often – but when it’s done right, it is oh so right! My favorite example of this trend, and the look that inspired this post is Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli. The colors play perfectly off of her alabaster complexion and auburn hair. So many designers have used reds and pinks in their recent collections – from Valli and Prabal Gurung to Katie Ermilio and J.Crew. Here are some examples of this trend – as seen in fashion, art and design. Enjoy! Emma Stone (in Giambattista Valli), Sarah Jessica Parker (in Prabal Gurung), Zoe Saldana (in Prabal Gurung)   Dree Hemingway, June Ambrose, Rose Byrne (in Bottega Veneta)   Rihanna, Rashida Jones (in Stella McCartney), Sarah Harding   Rihanna (in Sonia Rykiel)   looks from Katie Ermilio   looks from Katie Ermilio   looks from J.Crew   looks from Jason Wu and Ruffian   menswear looks from Tom Ford and Versace   Bottega Veneta advertisment   Alexander McQueen clutch   Hermès scarf   Cecily Brown painting   Miles Redd’s living room   another living...

Lyons’ Den Nov12

Lyons’ Den

If you follow this blog you know that I have major love for Jenna Lyons (president and creative director of J.Crew) – and as any good design devotee will tell you, Lyons’ home is almost as fabulous as she is. Our first look at the beautiful 1880s townhouse was in the November 2008 issue of Domino magazine, and since then the spectacular home has appeared in countless magazines and blogs. Jenna and her husband (artist Vincent Mazeau) bought the Park Slope, Brooklyn townhouse in 2004 – and now with a divorce pending, have decided to put the house on the market. I’ve always been a Manhattan snob, but I think that I’d have to jump ship if given the opportunity to live in this gorgeous home. Anyone looking for a townhouse in the $4 million range? Check out the Sotheby’s listing, and enjoy the photos! Jenna in her master bedroom   Domino magazine, November 2008   the façade of the Park Slope townhouse   a view of the living room   another view of the living room   the dining room   the kitchen   another view of the kitchen   kitchen nook   looking down into the garden   another view of the garden   the master bedroom   the en suite bathroom   another view of the master bathroom   the terrace off of the master bedroom   Jenna’s dressing room   son, Beckett’s room   another bathroom   the foyer   the media / play room   entrance to the garden floor   the floor plans   Photos via...

J.Crew Collection Jul25

J.Crew Collection

As an interior designer I am always searching for inspiration, and in terms of what is current, and what’s coming next, nothing is more prescient than fashion. I was perusing the J.Crew website yesterday, and came across the lookbook for the latest collection. As always, the photos are brimming over with gorgeous color inspiration. Gem tones have been so huge recently, and by the look of things, bold color will continue in a big way!   Photos via...

J.Crew for June May25

J.Crew for June

At this point feel free to call me a broken record, but flipping through a new J.Crew catalog is just always a treat. Really though, you’ll need to brace yourselves – because there will be plenty more posts where this one came from. There are so many gorgeous photos, and such a tremendous amount of fabulous color inspiration. Easy dressing and bold colors are what summer is all about – and by the look of the New York weather forecast, summer may finally be upon us! Here’s hoping… perfect neutrals   coral, orange, and rust – oh my!   gorgeous greens!   there’s nothing like blue…   nautical stripes – perfect for summer! Photos via...

Gurung for J.Crew May19

Gurung for J.Crew

Partnered with Vogue magazine, the Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) is an organization that provides both financial support, and mentorship opportunities to emerging designers. J.Crew has just announced a collaboration with some of the recent CFDA award recipients – who will each design a limited edition, capsule collection for the popular brand. Just this morning they unveiled the much anticipated collection of one of my absolute favorite designers, Prabal Gurung. Prabal’s designs are chic, modern, architectural – and just plain pretty. In total, there are 5 pieces – and quantities are extremely limited. My fingers are crossed that he will eventually explore menswear! Go here to check out the collection (and hurry)! Exploding Bow Dress   Exploding Bow Blouse   Bow-Dacious Denim Jacket / Rampant Rose Top   Fit To Be Tied Pant Photos via...

J.Crew Fall 2011 Mar31

J.Crew Fall 2011

Just after I wrote about J.Crew yesterday, I saw that Style.com had posted a slew of images from the Tuesday afternoon preview of the company’s Fall 2011 collections. In keeping with the major trend for Fall, Jenna Lyons (president and executive creative director) and Marissa Webb (head of women’s design) delivered an exquisite palette of rich jewel tones. Their particular brand of quirky J.Crew styling and classic tailoring paired with a mixture of luxe textures and endless sophistication has me wondering just what they’ll do next. The women’s collection takes inspiration from two distinctly iconic American films. “I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that didn’t love The Great Gatsby or Bonnie and Clyde,” said Marissa Webb. She added that “you have the whimsy and playfulness of Daisy and the structured menswear of Bonnie. The mixing of the two elements is the perfect J. Crew fantasy.” I wrote about Bonnie and Clyde just last month – something must have been in the air! Now I’m eager to re-watch both of these fabulous films. On the menswear side, designer Frank Muytjens and his team took inspiration from 1930s New York – specifically from photographer Lewis Hine’s work portraits from The Empire State Building. In 1930, Hines was commissioned to document the construction of the landmark building, and captured a series of workers in precarious and dangerous positions. According to the Style.com review – “To Muytjens’ credit, he wears his inspirations lightly. ‘I don’t want to say workwear so much anymore,’ he explained at the company’s co-ed presentation (the first time in several seasons it has brought its men’s and women’s lines together to be seen). ‘[But] we took those hefty, masculine, functional fabrics and put them in a slimmer silhouette.'” For a fun behind the scenes look at Tuesday’s J.Crew...

More J.Crew Colors Mar30

More J.Crew Colors

I feel like a bit of a broken record here, but once again, the new J.Crew catalog is positively brimming over with beautiful and inspiring images. While my own closet is considerably more muted – and nearly my entire apartment is painted grey, I so love all of this fantastic color inspiration! Do you remember when every color in J.Crew’s arsenal either started or ended with ‘Heather’? These days, their repertoire is far more poetic – with names like Warm Buttercup, Provence and Popsicle Pinks, Dusty Blush and Bavarian Blue. The pinks, the corals, the reds and the currys might not find their way into my closet, but I certainly look forward to seeing them on the streets of New York! Photos via J.Crew’s April 2011...

J.Crew Colors Mar08

J.Crew Colors

Aside from planning out my list of must haves, my favorite part about receiving a new J.Crew catalog, is all of the amazing color inspiration. I’ve been a J.Crew devotee since the 6th grade (nearly 20 years), and while I’ve always loved their classic staples, I think that Jenna Lyons has breathed such vitality into the long-standing brand. Who knew that preppy could be so hip? Here are some dreamy images from the latest catalog. All of this color has me yearning for...

J.Crew Blog Feb15

J.Crew Blog

I was so excited last week when I heard that J.Crew is launching its own blog later this month. The ever so fabulous Jenna Lyons, J.Crew President & Executive Creative Director, made the announcement last week at Lucky Magazine’s Fashion and Beauty blog conference. “We’ve done a pre-selection of people within the company who would have something interesting to bring to the table, but we’re also looking at people outside the company, to bring things to the forefront of content,” she said. Read all about it...

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