Thursday, April 1, 2010

J.Crew Fall 2010 Women's Private Preview

If you liked the men's fall 2010 fashions at J.Crew, you're going to love the women's fall 2010 looks! It's a lot of luxe in the form of sequins, jewels and feathers, mixed with the wools and tweeds you expect for fall. There are a lot of tone on tone color combinations like amber, brown and blush with pops of "exclamation colors" such as peacock and plum. The utility look continues with the inspiration of "Edie Beale joins the military" which mixes ball skirts and army jackets. Some models even had twigs in their hair! There was definitely a city girl visits the country feeling for fall.

It was such a treat to experience the preview in person and there were a lot fashion editors and friends of fashion in attendance. (Check out some of their photos at the end.) Besides the clothing though, the highlight of the evening had to be when my friend Jessica whispered to me that Phillip Lim was standing right behind me! If you are a regular reader, you know my love for anything Phillip Lim and I have been dying to meet him so I had to introduce myself. He was there to support Jenna Lyons but the best part is that Phillip reads my blog! I swear I almost started crying! We had a wonderful little chat about fashion and design and how they are related. Meeting him made my day and thank goodness I was wearing my favorite Phillip Lim necklace mixed with my J.Crew blazer and jeans of course! I'm already thinking about pairing them with that fabulous feather vest for fall too!

Amanda Cutter Brooks, who may remember seeing recently in the J.Crew catalog and Olya Thompson, whose Brooklyn brownstone was featured in Vogue, stopped by to support Jenna Lyons, the creative director of J. Crew above. While below, Virginia Smith of Vogue chats with model turned blogger Henneli Mustaparta. Based on the fact that Amanda and Virginia are wearing bell bottoms, you can probably bet these will be replacing the skinny jeans in your closet soon!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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