J. Crew is opening a London store later next year, on Regent Street. In other news, the Pope's on Twitter, sorry.....I've seen the brand's spring preview and it's fantastic. Lots of striking prints, sequins and vibrant colours. Though the best thing about this American label is Jenna Lyons. The 43-year-old creative director/president is stylish and smart and has a way of mixing things up that is thoroughly modern. She's the best J. Crew advert, ever. Here my grown-up lady crush is wearing a pair of fabulous floral flares from the spring collection (unfortunately Lyons wasn't in attendance, maybe next year?) - and a preppy shirt. Beautiful.
I'm a regular visitor to New York - thank you Manhattan Brother - and have to admit that in the past when American stores have opened over here, I've experienced a kind of 'grass is always greener on the other side of the Atlantic' effect. If it's readily available in the UK, I'm not interested. With Banana Republic this could be because their offer's not as strong as it used to be. But with Anthropologie, I think it's just sour grapes. Both London stores are fantastic, the fashion, accessories and homeware are all lovely, I just don't want anyone else to buy them.
Anyhow. Here's some more spring J. Crew:
And here's a gratuitous photo of Jenna Lyons:
|Jenna Lyons and Solange Knowles. Photo: NY Mag.|
Quote: Daily Mail.