I probably don't need anymore Summer dresses, but when perusing J.Crew's Summer sale, where sweet little beach dresses and perfect cocktail sheaths are all on markdown, I couldn't walk away in good conscience. Especially when I spied this adorable J.Crew Frankie Mini Dress ($35, originally $55) at a snag-worthy reduction. I'll throw it on as a cover-up at beach or for a girl's brunch come Sunday. Aside from dresses, there's more to be had — blazers, cardigans, shorts, even swim. Hop to it.
>> J.Crew stocks a heritage brand here and there, but it's not often that an up-and-coming designer is asked to collaborate with the brand. Not so for Fenton/Fallon's Dana Lorenz, of whom J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons is a major fan: “We met at a dinner party at Maria Cornejo’s house. We were sitting next to each other and talking, and she mentioned that she was a jewelry designer . . . I asked her what jewelry she designed and she said Fenton/Fallon. I was like, Jesus Christ — I had a stack of papers on my desk of pictures of her necklaces and I had been trying to find them. None of them had names on her website, so I just printed them all out and would call Bergdorf and say, ‘Do you have this?’ They were like, ‘I don’t know, lady, you have to come up.’"
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>> First Look: J.Crew Women's Fall 2010 —Last night, J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons gathered a crowd at Milk Studios in New York for a presentation of the Fall 2010 collection, which she succintly described: "It’s like if Little Edie Beale enlists in the army." The collection featured a mongolian fur bag and a plaid poncho; Lyons herself, meanwhile, had on a bright pink Marni jacket: "I never wear head-to-toe J.Crew." [Vogue, @Fashionista_com, @david_boots, @jimshi809, @styledotcom]
>> Jenna Lyons Wants a J.Crew-Louboutin Collaboration—J.Crew carries selected items from other brands — Ray-Ban, Barbour, Belstaff — in its stores, but currently, it's collaborations that are on J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons's mind: "What we’d really like to do, especially for women’s, is a shoe collaboration where we maybe go to someone like Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin. Gap did a great job doing that with Pierre Hardy, I thought. Women’s is just harder. Would I love to sell Chanel bags? Sure. Would they let us? No." [Style File]
Here's Kylie — always smiling, always sassy. And it looks like she added a khaki anorak to her anorak collection. A woman after my own heart. A black draped tunic, black stretch pants, a studded skinny belt, and tan sandals bring together her black and neutral look. Cool tortoise shades and red nails up the glam factor.
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As we continue exploring the depths of J.Crew's Creative Director, Jenna and I discussed one of my favorite topics: the difference between East and West Coast style. I lived in NYC for six years, but am back in California, to stay. Needless to say, my years in New York influence my wardrobe. Than again, so has my active lifestyle in Cali. I mentioned before that Jenna is a born and bred Cali girl, but she is a self-proclaimed New Yorker, after living there for 25 years now.
What do you think are the main differences between East and West Coast style?
That to me is easy. I remember when I moved to NY, the first week that I was here, I noticed that guys were looking at me on the street and the idea of beauty here is so diverse — you can be six feet tall and brunette, you can be blond, you can be bald, you can have blue hair, you can be a tomboy, you can be a sex kitten — you can be anything here. There are all different ideals of beauty here and I think being an individual is praised, whereas when I grew up in CA I always felt like an outcast because I didn’t have blond hair and blue eyes, and I didn’t have any boobs. There’s definitely a look that exists in CA — everyone dresses alike — and I think that was really challenging growing up. I didn’t realize how hard it was until I moved here and all of sudden realized it was OK to look different. It’s OK to wear red lipstick and dorky glasses and a lot of people thought that was cute and that wasn’t the case when I was in CA. And the other thing I love: People dress up here. Like, I looove to dress up.
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