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Tastemakers, Jenna Lyons

The Creator by Jacqueline Davis Moranti
Hey readers, in case you haven't noticed it's March, the month of women's history! In America, there's so many wonderful women that have helped mold this nation, especially in the fashion industry. For me, growing up I would sometimes watch my mother get dressed for work. The makeup, the shift dress, the pump, the pearls and ofcourse the coveted (well atleast to me it was!) J. Crew blazer. I loved it so much that I would borrow it so much, that one unfortunate day I managed to get a rip in the seams.  I've since then replaced it, but that experience introduced me to the J. Crew brand! As my fascination with the brand grew, so did my research, which is how I discovered Jenna Lyons.

Jenna Lyons has been with J. Crew since 1990, as the assistant and then in 2007, she was promoted to creative director. That change is what turned an okay brand to an amazing worldwide brand! Lyons is all about mixing prints, patterns, textures and colors together no matter how strange it may look they always seem to work!



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I'm always excited to recieve my J.Crew catalog every month, flipping through the pages and seeing how one color coincides with a another or how something tweed looks with denim. Truly a "Style Guide!" Since i've been such fan of the J.Crew brand most of my life, I have noticed the change in aesthetic with the merchandise, a beautiful change! All due to Lyons' work. Ever since the change, J.Crew's numbers and publicity have doubled and it has really transformed into the American brand. Even Michelle Obama swears by it!
Lyons is not afraid to bend the rules of fashion, she does what she wants and kicks a--- well you know! You don't abide by rules as a tastemaker, you make them!


17 comments:

  1. Great post :)
    Love her style :)
    I have browsed through couple of your posts and I really liked what I saw so I followed you :)
    Come check out my blog and if you like it you can follow me too on GFC or FB but you totaly don't have to :)
    Anyways, I'll be coming here more often. You have an amazing blog :D
    Greatings from Sarajevo <3
    Lejla <3
    http://ladybug4sunflower.blogspot.com/

    Btw. there's a giveaway on my blog so feel free to enter :)
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    1. Thanks, you're so kind! I really appreciate the feedback! I will definitely check yours out!

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  3. Oh yes, she has really nailed it down as of late! Even I, who wouldn't normally shop there, am hoofing on over this spring! You have a wonderful blog, babe!

    (='.'=)
    -Lauren at adorn la femme

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    1. Thanks! Yes, this season's latest collection is fabulous! Ps, I really like your blog!

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  4. Love her style so much, especially the first and last looks!! Definitely going to try out some looks with a denim shirt + jeans now...


    xx FRESHFIZZLE

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    1. She has this knack for demim, like she was born wearing denim! She just really knows how to manipulate it!

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  5. OMG I love Jenna Lyons! She is so amazing and brilliant. She looks so fabulous in the last picture... well all of them but especially the last one!!

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  6. I love how she's wearing the sequin pants in the first shot. Sequins aren't the first thing that come to mind when you think of class, but she's done them justice. I think I might need to subscribe to the JCrew catalog!

    www.dressuponacloudyday.com

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    1. Yes, you should totally should check it out!

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  7. I am really glad to have discovered your blog through LALM! I love your illustrations and how you incorporate them into your posts.

    Best,
    Rachel
    www.thecuratorial.com

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    1. I'm really excited that you can see what I try to do with my art!!! Thanks!

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  8. Great woman she is! I am also a big, big fan of mixing prints that apparently don't go well together. She's an artist!

    Alexandra
    http://theshoependant.com

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  9. She is awesome at mixing patterns and has been so instrumental to the brand's resurgence. Congrats on the LALM feature!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. I love, love Jenna Lyons and always find her style so inspiring! She does things in her own unique way, and it inspires me to think outside of the box too. And I've never seen that last photo before. Thanks for sharing!
    xo

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Thanks for the sweet whispers! XO