Hello, my name is Ana Maria and I’m a J. Crew-aholic.
I’ve always been a fan of the brand but in the last couple of years two key things have happened: they’ve amped up their style (thank you Mickey Drexler and Jenna Lyons) and I’m finally able to afford bits and pieces from their collections.
Being a sucker for classically styled looks that blend tom-boyish charm with feminine sensibilities, I find their quality hard to resist. The fact that I know I will want to wear each piece for years to come makes buying from them even easier. And can we talk about their catalog photography?! The on-location ones never fail to please.
J. Crew’s latest catalog, Gone Hollywood, was shot all around LA: the Hollywood sign, Beverly Hills, Paramount Studios, and Chateau Marmont. I literally drooled at the sight of this sneak peek via the LA Times last week.
Yesterday, I learned about their new documentary About a Shoe. It follows members of the J. Crew design team to Italy as they visit and work with their shoe manufacturer. The film is beautifully made and I absolutely love that they pay credit to the shoe artisans who have been working their craft for generations.