Remember the 1991 flick Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
? The nineties getups that Christina Applegate wore in her role as teen-turned-mom Sue Ellen Crandell were reincarnated (and given a modern twist) in designer Jenni Kayne
's pre-fall collection. Red and white office-appropriate jackets were cinched at the waist with chain-metal belts designed in collaboration with Lizzie Fortunato. A pair of ink blue cigarette pants found its match in a structured blazer with a white lapel and pocket detail, and the same color combo appeared on a schoolgirl vest dress styled with kneesocks and Kayne's d'Orsay flats, updated this season with silver chains.
Other standout pieces spoke less to the Sue Ellen Crandell inspiration. A ponyhair dress coat and a white eyelet skirt worn with a cropped moto jacket looked right for the sophisticated set. And tailored separates done in a sky blue and black floral pattern would suit an L.A. girl from day to night. Having recently opened her second California store, it's clear that Kayne is trying to keep in mind her wide variety of clients. We'd say that this range offers a little something for everybody.