Fashion through my (four) eyes
I’ve never had much success at J.Crew. Most times I’m in LA I go have a look but, as often happens to me in fast fashion stores (most especially H&M), I find one or two pieces amongst mounds of badly made polyester and try them on often with little success. I suppose it’s a little unfair to lump J.Crew in with the likes of H&M and Gap – I suppose it’s a bit more on the Topshop side of things, more high end and with the prices to match.
In the past few months I’ve heard more and more about J.Crew and I’m liking what I hear. The whole Mickey Drexler/Jenna Lyons dynamic is so interesting, and I love that for a ‘mall’ brand, the creative director is so easily recognisable and visible, instead of the usual nameless design teams.
Looking at the photos of the Autumn 2010 presentation over the weekend in New York, I’m definitely going to have a better look in J.Crew next time I’m there. For starters, the inspiration – Little Edie in the army. I love me some Grey Gardens inspiration, despite still never having watched the film (I know, what kind of fashion person am I? Don’t worry, it’s on the list!) And, then first look:
Let’s take a closer look:
I would like both those jackets. Flowers included. Oh and this whole outfit (we know how I feel about Khaki).
Yes, I too carry fresh flowers round in my bag.
Those socks remind me just how ahead of the times Miuccia is:
She was only doing grey thigh high socks in Spring 2006 (more on my awesome Prada book later).
I just can’t get enough:
The only problem is I want all of this now, for the winter that’s about to be here, not the American one in November. In any case, I have a feeling my next trip to J.Crew is going to be a lot more successful. Sorry credit card.