Our girl crush on J.Crew president and executive creative director Jenna Lyons has increased exponentially with the brand's latest behind-the-scenes video.
Our girl crush on J.Crew president and executive creative director Jenna Lyons has increased exponentially with the brand's latest behind-the-scenes video. How to sum up the video in one word? Shoes. Just shoes on shoes on shoes; and to top it off, Lyons provides her own shoe-lover commentary, which is punctuated with anecdotes about how J.Crew produces all their shoes in Italy, how many pairs she (currently) owns, and what the difference is between "ugly dollies" and "shiny ponies." Read on for the best bits from Lyons's shoe-themed talk, then watch the video in full (you won't be disappointed).
On styling: "As far as I'm concerned, leopard [print] is a neutral."
On how many pairs of shoes she has: "I have far too many shoes. I think I have 289 pairs, I believe . . . yeah. Some of them I realize I haven't actually worn but I like to look at them."
On the power of a great shoe: "Anyone who thinks your shoe isn't informative about who you are is making a mistake. A five-inch stiletto sends a very different message than beaten-up oxfords."
Keep reading — and watch the video — here.