Friday, 11 November 2011
Jenna Lyons and the J.Crew spring collection
I know I'm not the only one to have a grown-up-lady-crush on Jenna Lyons. I've heard the rumours. The 43-year-old president and creative director of J.Crew turned the American label into a global phenomenon by adding sparkle to preppy basics. Think tomboyish trousers for evening and sequins for the supermarket - actually, make that an Elle Decor photoshoot:
Lyons summed up her clever approach to fashion in The Times this week:
'When I think about how women dress these days, I notice how work clothes are too camp, and weekend clothes are kept separate. I think it works best to mix both sides of the closet...I try to think of ways for women to get dressed in an outfit that will work in an office as well as for going out to dinner in the evening.'
And here's a small preview of the J.Crew spring/summer 2012 collection. Sadly, Jenna Lyons wasn't in town, think she's got more pressing matters to deal with:
My favourite piece is this chambray denim blazer with jet beading - apologies for the wobbly photo, think I got a little overexcited:
Denim and Lurex, sequins and stripes. Now that's what I call Casual Glamour.
J.Crew is available in the UK at Jcrew.com and Net-a-Porter - and there's a London shop coming soon. Though I'm not averse to a trip to New York.
Jenna Lyons: handbag.com and Elle Decor