– By Rebecca Prusinowski –
There were perky Florida pinks and floral prints aplenty at J.Crew! Add some neon, and the 30 looks shown at Lincoln Center were so much tropical fun, we needed a cocktail with an umbrella please! We jest (the presentation began at 9:30am, after all), but not about our love for the collection. Tom Mora, the head of women’s design at J.Crew, paired colorful flora and fauna with other eye-popping prints like stripes, skunks and polka dots (yes, skunks). With its Crayola box worth of blues, greens and blushes, the forecast for Spring 2013 at J.Crew is decidedly sunny.
But if we had to pick our top three looks to take home (or on holiday for that matter), our list would include the adorable grey and rose cashmere sweater with artist Hugo Guinness’s “darling!” scrawled across it (so apropos). We’d also go with the neon pink printed leather skirt and wonderful wildflower buttondown blouse. And, finally, there’s the emerald flowers silk twill pants and striped sailor top. This was the ensemble uber-chic Jenna Lyons was sporting at the show, and who better to inspire our would-be wardrobe than the brand’s executive creative director, modern woman and muse herself?
Rebecca Prusinowski is an Independent Editorial Director and Consultant based in New York. She works in media and fashion with a simple mission to share what’s beautiful in this world. She has partnered with The New York Times, PAPER Magazine, Reuters, and many popular e-commerce businesses and lifestyle websites. Discover her work at rebeccaprus.com, see her blog for style and visual inspiration, join her on twitter @RebeccaPrus for news and adventures.
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