J. Crew for The High Line

J. Crew just launched a new charitable initiative, Garments for Good, to help give back to some of their favorite non-profit organizations. For the first installment, the retailer created a custom capsule collection to support the High Line, a once-abandoned elevated railway in NYC that was brought back to life in 2009 as a mile-long public park and garden. 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of of the collection will be donated to Friends of the High Line in order to support the conservation and maintenance of the park beloved by locals and tourists alike.

The collection is now available on J. Crew’s website, as well as in select stores around New York. For women, there are adorable tees, totes and charm bracelets, and for men they created both long and short sleeve tees as well (plus, there is an adorable selection of crewcut pieces for kids!). I love when brands get behind a good cause (or in this case, many great causes), so start shopping now!

womens tee

One of three women’s tee designs

mens tee

Long sleeve men’s tee

kids

For the tots

tote

Canvas tote

charm

One of three charm bracelet designs

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J. Crew + Liberty

In their largest collaboration to date, J. Crew called upon Liberty of London–the esteemed British print house–to update more than 30 of J. Crew’s iconic styles with Liberty’s signature florals. Head women’s designer at Liberty, Tom Mora, chose specific motifs to decorate shoes, skirts, swimwear, and more for the capsule collection. For example, “The Chive Floral,” which first debuted in Liberty’s collection in 1974, was pulled from the archives to update the Everly Pump, a mid-rise pointed heel. “The June’s Meadow Floral,” a hand-drawn motif featuring exotic blooms inspired by Abbey Gardens on the Island of Tresco, is spotted on a zip pouch perfect for a night out.

Given that florals mark one of Spring’s biggest fashion trends, my guess is this collection will sell fast. Shop to it, ladies.

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Love these pants. Love this look.

zip pouch

Zip Pouch featuring June Meadow Floral

Everly Liberty fabric pump

Everly Liberty art fabric pump

Liberty floral scarf

Liberty floral scarf

Liberty Perfect shirt in tresco floral

Liberty Perfect shirt in tresco floral

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Florals are #hot

All I Want For Christmas…

I am that girl who browses fashion magazines and is automatically drawn to the most expensive item on the page. It’s a problem, because then I start dreaming about all the beautiful things I just can’t have (that is, until I make my millions).

This year it was more of the same, and these are a few of the things I have been dreaming about this holiday season.

Tod's suede ankle boots

Tod’s suede ankle boots (available at Bergdorf Goodman)

Rag and Bone small pilot bag (available at

Rag & Bone small pilot bag (available here)

This entire look from Erdem (available on NET-A-PORTER)

This entire look from Erdem (available on NET-A-PORTER)

Augden lofty cowl scarf (available on shopbop.com)

Augden lofty cowl scarf (available on shopbop.com)

lulu frost for jcrew art deco bracelet

Lulu Frost for J.crew art deco bracelet (available here)

These two coffee table books (available here)

These two coffee table books (available on Amazon)

Donald Sultan, Mimosa, July 22, 2009; Print

Donald Sultan, Mimosa, July 22, 2009; Print (available on Artspace.com)

 

 

Lulu Frost for J.Crew

Now on their fourth collaboration, Lulu Frost and J.Crew have teamed up again. For their newest capsule collection, Lisa Salzer (founder of Lulu Frost) designed  11 items in total, including necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  Salzer was inspired by estate jewelry, playing with materials such as resin, marcasite, and crystals. Each piece combines a little bit of antique, vintage and modern influences for a resultantly retro-chic look. Prices range from $78 to $278, and items can be purchased at select J.Crew stores and jcrew.com.

Resin and Marcasite Bracelet

Resin and Marcasite Earrings

Triple Resin Triangle Necklace

Crystal Petal Bracelet

J. Crew + Orly Genger Jewelry Collection

J. Crew has just launched a capsule jewelry collection in collaboration with artist Orly Genger.  The collection is titled OGJM, a combination of the artist’s initials with those of J. Crew jewelry designer Jaclyn Meyer. Meyer was inspired upon visiting Genger’s studio shortly before an exhibition opening featuring one of the artist’s large, hand crocheted rope installations.  Seeing a piece of scrap rope on the ground, the two created a necklace that Genger wore to the opening. The rave reviews led to a larger collaboration for J. Crew.  The collection includes a bib necklace featuring an abstract knotting technique (no two necklaces are alike!) in either blue or orange, and a bracelet made of climbing rope, also available in two colored variations. Looks like one man’s scraps are another’s treasures!

OGJM hyacinth necklace (comes in orange as well)

Azalea bracelet (comes in orange and yellow as well)