August 22 2014

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30 posts tagged "J. Crew"

“Four-Eyes”? With These, It’ll Be A Compliment


As summer shades into fall, the sunglasses start to retreat. That’s no reason to go without specs, especially when brands new and old are coming out with chic optical options like these. From more-the-merrier collaborations (like Selima Optique’s longstanding project with J.Crew) to ultra-luxe pairs from Linda Farrow to classic styles (like Moscot’s Miltzen, worn by Andy Warhol and John Lennon) updated for the here and now, the new frames on the market will work with every wardrobe—whether you actually need glasses or not. Since when is fashion about necessity, anyway?

From the top: Selima Optique for J.Crew crystal-clear glasses, $325, available at; Linda Farrow Luxe square-frame acetate optical glasses, $500, available at; Moscot Miltzen-T second-edition matte glasses, $425, available at; Illesteva Lenox Half Half, $230, available at; Oliver Peoples Sheldrake, $315, available at

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J.Crew’s Coup, Beckham’s Jeans, And More…


Recession scorecard: J.Crew handily doubles its earnings. We swear we had nothing to do with it. [WWD]

Rihanna is barf. It’s a compliment. [NYT]

Victoria Beckham‘s jeans are back. dVb has morphed to Victoria Beckham Denim, and now that Ms. Vic is something of a real designer, we’re guessing this line may actually take off. Could we possibly be excited to try them on? Yes, just nowhere near Thanksgiving. [Racked]

Carine Roitfeld‘s man, Christian Restoin, is getting back in the fashion game. Equipment, his line of tailored men’s shirts that launched in 1976, will be back on
the shelves (Barneys’, to be precise) with the help of Serge Azria, Current/Elliott, and Joie’s CEO. Carine is already thought to have worn a piece from the collection, and we’re sure Julia can’t be far behind. [Fashionologie]

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J.Crew Piles On The Pretty, Borrows From The Boys


“How to keep building on the special.” That’s the challenge J.Crew’s creative director, Jenna Lyons, laid out for herself when approaching Spring 2010. That formula—separates done up in rich brocades or nubby tweeds paired with American staples like khakis and cotton tees—has proven profitable in recent years, and Lyons’ latest effort could be her strongest yet. Layered with the girly cocktail frocks and cashmere cardigans in acid-bright hues were camo cargo jackets, slim plaid shirts, and a streamlined version of the Men’s Shop’s top-selling suede desert boots. (More images after the jump.) Continue Reading “J.Crew Piles On The Pretty, Borrows From The Boys” »

Yea, Nay, Or Eh: The Return Of The Backpack


You know what I’d like? A locker. Wouldn’t it be great to have someplace convenient to stow your stuff—gym clothes, a pair of flats, some Balance bars, that copy of Infinite Jest you’ve been nibbling at on the subway? That’d lighten the load. I’d also like to receive an allowance for doing my chores: washing dishes, making the bed, taking out the garbage. And while I’m at it, I’d like my mom to cook dinner for me every night, and for my best friend to find out if the boy I like likes me, too. Alas, if I can’t reclaim my misspent youth, at least I can console myself with a backpack. They are, apparently, in vogue—Opening Ceremony and J.Crew are stocking backpacks from Swedish maker Fjällräven; Chloë Sevigny’s new unisex range for Opening Ceremony features backpacks; and, as WWD noted yesterday, backpacks showed up on several of the men’s Spring ’10 runways—a good harbinger of trends to come, alongside the fact that I’ve been seeing hipster kids on the Lower East Side toting middle school-style all summer. As usual, I ask myself—what gives? Why backpacks, why now? Personally, I found junior high to be kind of a drag. Awkward growth spurts, algebra, a constant terror of running afoul of the popular crowd, and so on. It seems like this experience is relatively universal, so maybe this whole backpack thing is a symptom of the recession. Maybe everyone style-minded has decided, en masse, that they can’t afford any more visits to the chiropractor. In any case, I’ve decided I’m all for this trend, as long as the pack I get to carry is one of the styles designed by Assembly owner Greg Armas. His new store brand—reported on last week by our brother site—has unisex appeal, and the backpacks, which come in materials such as waxed raffia and cashmere, are indubitably cool. What do you think? Up with the comfort of a double-strap bag, or down with any trend that leads in the direction of the Trapper Keeper? Comments, please.

Photo: Courtesy of Assembly

Michelle Watch: Holy Toledo And The Royal Wu


The question: What to wear to meet the Queen? The Fashion Icon-in-Chief answered with a Jason Wu coat and an Isabel Toledo dress topped with a little French twist in an Azzedine Alaïa cardigan. The look hewed to Mrs. Obama’s black-and-white motif from yesterday when she boarded Air Force One for the trip to London. (Though she surprised us all by emerging from said jet in chartreuse Jason Wu.) And she couldn’t very well wear J.Crew to Buckingham Palace, though her spring-y fresh ensemble at 10 Downing looked pretty fantastic, and to us that seems like the right place to make a populist sartorial statement. The Wu coat is another custom piece—a black duchesse satin opera number with a wide, pleated collar. She echoed the black satin in her kitten-heel pumps and oblong clutch. Both seem appropriately formal for the occasion, though black satin for day? That’s throwing us just a touch. Under that is Isabel Toledo’s silk crepe “tuxedo-tank” dress with an origami belt. With the little cardi and that double strand of pearls, the look is giving us millennial June Cleaver. Of course, we highly doubt that Mrs. Cleaver would have gone French, even in her accessories.

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