Tuesday, April 1, 2014

J.Crew's Jenna Lyons Spotted!

The following is from the Daily Mail (click here to read in its entirety):
Who's the model here? J.Crew's Jenna Lyons holds her own beside super-sleek Karlie Kloss at fashion launch
By Danielle Gusmaroli
March 27, 2014

She's the creative director for popular clothing brand J.Crew and on Wednesday Jenna Lyons encapsulated everything the brand stands for when she paraded her own unique style.

The 44-year-old president of the American retailer took centrestage in her signature thick-rimmed glasses and mix-and-match preppy attire that has helped skyrocket the brand to international fashion success.

She held her own beside towering Victoria Secrets beauty Karlie Kloss at a New York bash celebrating the brand's new travel suit on Wednesday.

Jenna rocked a simple white T-Shirt and loose ankle swingers which she teamed with a pair of scarlet suede heels and paraded a customary parted hairstyle. ...

The glittering party saw filmmaker Casey Neistat's short commercial showcasing the new travel suit for J.Crew's Ludlow collection. The award-winning filmmaker created a first person piece called 'Travel With Style,' an original video that highlights how the Ludlow Traveler breaks the mould of the typical buttoned-up look.

Inspired by his adventures, Casey is seen boarding nine flights to eight cities and portrays what travelling in style means to him whilst showcasing the crease-resistant suit. From Ixtapa to Big Bear, snowboarding to surfing, Casey wears the specially woven, three-ply Italian wool suit throughout his journeys covering 11,000 miles. The commercial's manly chunky knit and plaid outfits leave viewers with a warm and fuzzy holiday feeling.

J Crew, which is worn often by Michelle Obama and her daughters, has about 450 stores throughout the U.S. and is run by industry executive Mickey Drexler. Jenna has been creative director since 2008 and is often credited with revamping the retailer, which reported about $2.4billion in annual sales last year.

First and foremost, I always forget that Jenna Lyons is 44 years old. I never associate an age with her, so I was surprised to read it in the article. ;) She looks amazing and can hold her own with any model in the room!

With that said, I am kind over her signature "Jenna" look with the glasses and pulled back hair. But if she loves it, than good for her!

What are your thoughts on Jenna's outfit? Do you like her style? Do you think Jenna should keep or update her look?