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The Best Of NYFW: J. Crew Loosens Up

Nearly every day I’m wearing something on my person that came from J. Crew. I am a disciple; an unofficial, uncompensated walking advertisement; a diehard fan of their toothpick jeans, Capri flip-flops, Everly pumps and assorted overpriced sweatshirts that I refuse to buy unless they’re on sale. And come spring, I will no…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2014

NYFW Fall 2014: J. Crew Collection, Mara Hoffman, Carolina Herrera, Thom Browne & More

It’s that time of year again! That is, time for the the human clothing hangers better known as models to strut down the catwalks of Lincoln Center in beautiful, expensive and sometimes absurd designer clothing, for the Fall 2014 runway shows. Each day, we’ll present to you a selection of noteworthy shows so that, even if you…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2014

NYFW Day 6: All Of Our Fave Shows (In GIFs!)

We’re coming to the end, almost, of NYFW, believe it or not. It whipped by us at a breakneck speed, bringing all the high fashion dramz, celebrity fashionistas and completely unwalkable heels to Lincoln Center. There’s still a buttload more to look at, though, so before you say your final farewells to the…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 11, 2013

RIP Society: J.Crew Sells A $750 Sequin “Wedding Romper”

Most people feel less conflicted about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than they do about buying anything, anything at J.Crew. The land of the $49.50 T-shirt is a land most of us can only afford to visit — if we can even control our rageface at their excruciatingly painful combination of cute clothes and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2013

The J. Crew Crew Solves A Ghost Murder Mystery!

Some genius angel of a person has begun making hilarious narrative stories using photos from J. Crew catalogs. In this episode of “The J. Crew Crew,” J. Crew’s girl detective must solve the grisly murder of a wedding guest. It’s a whodunnit, in some of the finest preppy clothes around! [Kottke]…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 1, 2013

The Only Leggings You Should Wear As Pants

Let J. Crew’s Pixie put the leggings as pants controversy to rest — leggings CAN be worn as pants when they’re as sleek, thick, slimming and comfy as these. Despite being a J. Crew enthusiast (seriously, I am often dressed like an unpaid and less perfect J. Crew model), I didn’t become aware of the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2012

Through The Looking Glass

Our love of J. Crew is outstandingly well-documented; we’re crazy about everything the American brand offers, from perfectly cut outerwear and silk blouses to their trademark glossy patent leather pumps. They do trends just right, touching upon what’s hot at the moment without giving their wares a seasonal expiration date… or an insane price tag.

By: Rachel Krause / November 7, 2012

New York Fashion Week Day 7: Rachel Roy, The Row, J. Crew And More!

Today, J. Crew showed its wares for next season, so you know Amelia was stoked. We swooned, on the other hand, for the new collection from Assembly, which has a real understated cool to it. The Row’s collection of oversized, flowy garments seemed to really reflect the Olsen twins’ personal style. And Rachel Roy’s collectio…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 12, 2012

Well Played: Jenna Lyons At The CFDA Awards Ceremony

J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons is one of our longtime much-agreed-upon style crushes. If we could all mix J. Crew with high fashion half as well as she does, the world would be a more colorful, impeccably dressed place. Bitch is magic. She also has some softly-spoken ties to the CFDA — it’s a…

By: Rachel Krause / June 5, 2012

Jenna Lyons On J. Crew’s Magic

Jenna Lyons is the president and creative director for J. Crew. She’s also sort of a walking, talking embodiment of the brand’s hip preppy vibe. In this video, a clip from the upcoming CNBC documentary, “J. Crew and the Man Who Dressed America,” Jenna talks about how the company must predict what trends will be…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 22, 2012

6 Awesome J. Crew Pieces — On eBay!

I’ve never been much of an eBay shopper; in fact, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve bought something on the e-retailer. But two of them have been in the last year — and both were brand new J. Crew items. Maybe this isn’t a secret, but it sure as heck…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 24, 2012

J. Crew Will Release Collaboration With Joseph Altuzarra

Cross your fingers — there’s a decent chance that, sometime in the next few weeks, J. Crew and CFDA/Vogue Fund Award winner Joseph Altuzarra (that’s him on the far right, pictured with J. Crew boss Jenna Lyons on the far left) will come forward with news of a collaboration. In fact, the designer might have…

By: Rachel Krause / April 1, 2012

Would You Wear: Flower Hair Pins?

I feel strangely ambivalent in regards to hair accessories. I love the look of them — there’s nothing cuter than a well-placed decorative clip or a contrasting headband accenting a ’60s-style bouffant … on someone else. I own a variety of hair accessories, which I often put on in the morning and end up pulling…

By: Rachel Krause / April 1, 2012

Photoshop Failure: Trouble In J. Crew-Land

Take a gander at this J. Crew online catalog image (that’s since been removed) and try and guess what might have happened here. Is it a hot dog bun that the model was surreptitiously hiding in his pants until the right moment? A poor assistant’s fingers that somehow escaped the airbrusher’s skilled eyes? Or something

By: Julie Gerstein / March 13, 2012

Seeing Double At NYFW: Jenna Lyons As Muse

Okay, the jig is up: the mastermind behind J. Crew’s consistent cool and bonafide style savant, Jenna Lyons, is fully aware that her look has become iconic. Why else would the creative director and president of the celebrated American company have sent a veritable mini-me boasting her own trademark groomed hair, thick dark-rimmed glasses, and…

By: Rachel Krause / February 15, 2012

Hit The Hay In Style

Whatever happened to people heading to bed with style? One of our New Year’s resolutions for 2012 is to forgo the stained sweats and hole-y T-shirts in favor of a PJ set that actually matches. The kind of look we wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen in by a hot firefighter in the event of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2011

Halloween Inspiration Board: J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons

Until this week, Jenna Lyons was best known as the president and creative director of brilliant brand J. Crew. Her charming Brooklyn brownstone was featured on Oprah back in 2010, and countless times in the pages of style and interior design magazines since then. She was the subject of some controversy after a photo wa…

By: Rachel Krause / October 27, 2011

8 Lesbians Who Used To Be Straight

So, apparently Frisky office style icon Jenna Lyons is getting divorced from hubby Vincent Mazeau, after 10 years of marriage — and is rumored to be in a relationship with a woman. Says the rumor mill, the woman Jenna’s in love with is apparently also in the fashion biz, though we’re not sure who it…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 25, 2011

J.Crew Lets Its Hair Down

Take a close look at this picture from J.Crew’s website. Notice anything strange? Like, oh, the hairy-as-hell legs the model is sporting? We’re thinking the explanation could be:

A) J.Crew is finding its inner feminist (unlikely).
B) Some disgruntled graphic designer decided to play a prank on the company.
C) Somebody had a…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 15, 2010
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