Stylish Summer Reads
enjoy rereading a classic novel during the dog days of summer with one of these cool vintage book covers in hand (post by Katie Boiano)
What’s your number?
our latest obsession, CODE, a new line from Lulu Frost Everyone has a lucky number or a date they love to remember…now you can wear it. Stacking the CODE numeral rings has become a J.Crew obsession. Kim wears her husband’s and daughter’s birthdays combined, while Marissa’s lucky numbers 3 and 13 share space with other treasures. Inspired by the typeface found on the doors in the historic...
Voyage en France
our Web design ace, Allison, kicks off the summer with friends on a French adventure Our 10-day whirlwind in France started with macaroons and roses in Paris. Then we went to Avignon via train, where we rented a car and drove through Provence until we reached the sea. Highlights included the medieval city of Baux, the mountain that inspired Cézanne, the calanques of Cassis and more than one...
Summer Style Icons
We asked a few of our insiders who their style icons are, plus how they’re channeling them with our warm-weather items 1. Frank, our in-the-know head of men’s design “Alain Delon in Purple Noon…hands down!” —A long-sleeve indigo-stripe crewneck 2. Jenna, our always-chic creative director Slim Keith —J.Crew gladiator sandals and a café capri in bright red with a crisp shirt 3....
Caught on Camera
check out all of Jenna’s polaroids and the behind-the-scenes video on jcrew.com Watch the presentation video.
J.Crew Fall 2011
jcrew.com feature The only thing making us wish summer would go by faster? Our fall 2011 collection, now available online. Like what you see and can’t wait either? Select items are now available for pre-order.
Great Surf Films of the 1970s
stills from 3 great surf films Surfing is like being inside the energy of the universe. –A Sea for Yourself As summertime surfing approaches, there is nothing better than putting on these old surf films to get inspired for a great session with some friends. These movies do a great job of capturing the timelessness of the surfing lifestyle. Above are stills of what makes these films so...
Do you have questions about what goes on behind the seams here at J.Crew? Go ahead and ask us on our Facebook page. Anything goes, from how our designers got their start to what colors we’re loving for fall. Then look for the answer here at 770/Behind the Line.
a perfect summer outfit masterpiece The color comparison of our Collection lookbook by blogger Diana of Miss.Moss was so remarkable that it inspired us to reverse the process. We asked Diana to curate an outfit that reflected the art—in the spirit of her color comparisons, which have developed quite the cult following. Steal from Matisse’s palette with our silk peplum blouse in vivid...
Landscapes in Landscapes
Hot off the Monacelli Press and beautifully designed by Irma Boom, Landscapes in Landscapes opens the gate to 23 public and private gardens designed by renowned landscape architect, Piet Oudolf A leader of the New Perennial planting movement, Piet Oudolf is internationally acclaimed for his emphasis on plant structure and near-exclusive use of perennials, which produce a constantly...
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award runner-up shares a few of his favorite things and possessions. 1. The wide cone and pearl cuff and studded bow pins from the J.Crew collection. 2. The small wave bracelet from my spring/summer 2009 collection. eddieborgo.com 3. The two-cone hardware bracelet (spring/summer 2010) is another classic from my men’s collection—I made this piece with stylist...
In honor of Father’s Day, we’re giving props to a few of our pops Here are just a few words that define our 770 dads: loyal, outdoorsy, animated, dependable, the best, discerning, classic, fearless, bookworm, generous, rock ’n’ roll.
inside our dad-on-the-go’s Belstaff bag Just in time for Father’s Day, our very dapper dad spills his Belstaff® Colonial shoulder bag 554. Check out all our cool carryalls for dad at jcrew.com.
Uptown vs. Downtown
Jack, our men’s stylist, hopped on the 6 train to visit the J.Crew Men’s Shop on each end of Manhattan. Why? To find out how two staffers with very different style sported the very same sweater (our cashmere cardigan in eggplant) First stop: The Men’s Shop at the Liquor Store. Meet Bret, our downtowner: Good morning! Morning! How’s it going? Great. I love that bike—what is it? It...
A retrospective showcasing the career of the photographer and filmmaker To me, photography is an art of observation… It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. –Elliott Erwitt Elliott Erwitt Personal Best is now showing through August 28, 2011 at the ICP. This major retrospective showcases the career of photographer and filmmaker Elliott Erwitt, the recipient...
Até Logo Rio!
After a recent trip to the vibrant city, our design twins divulge their Rio-inspired essentials Whether your getaway is soaking up the sun while pounding the city pavement or strolling along the boardwalk, these chic, eclectic necessities reflect all of Rio’s eye-catching views. 1. Tote around all your beach needs and long-weekend shopping-trip finds in our bold Cozumel tote. 2....
Molly, our event marketing maven, and her cavalier King Charles spaniel, Sidewalk The kibbles (and bits) on Sidewalk: Age: 5 1/2 Why the name Sidewalk? When I was a child growing up in NYC, I wasn’t allowed to have a dog but I had a dog stuffed animal that I adored named Sidewalk. Where are his favorite pit stops in the city? Central park before 9am, when he can run around off leash...
the 10* tunes that have us dreaming of summer days and tapping our ballet-flat, and MacAlister-clad feet Here are a few songs that are going to get us through the summer—in and out of 770. This list was made as much for Monday mornings as it was for summer Fridays. “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People “Pacific Theme” by Broken Social Scene “I Got” by Young The Giant “This Must Be...
Essentials for a girl who loves a good hue, from midnight to ultramarine. - Pirouette in our Italian suede Cece ballets. - Channel your inner 1960s French ingénue with TEN, chic cotton briefs that come tucked into an airmail envelope. - Read about the artist who made over 200 monochrome paintings in his patented color, International Klein Blue. -The must-have that’s necessary for what...
770 staffers’ seven can’t-be-summer-without-them items. Sunglasses! They’re an easy way to make it look like you have style, even on those days you don’t! –Marissa Webb, head of women’s design Marissa, head of women’s design: Panama Hat– “I pick up a new one every summer. It’s a must for bad hair days.”; Cutler and Gross® sunglasses; Bumble South surf spray; brightly colored...
We sat down with the cocreator of the New Balance® 710 Rainier hiker (and one of America’s most respected mountaineers) to find out the behind-the-scenes history of our latest obsession. Tell us a little bit about how you got into mountaineering. Was it something you did as a kid or something you discovered as an adult? What are some of the highest/coolest/scariest/most remote peaks you have...
Kendall, our Madewell wordsmith, and her Chihuahua/rat terrier mix, Geronimo. The skinny on Geronimo: Nicknames: G-mo, G, Grubbles Age: 5 and change Where does the name hail from? I thought it would be funny to have a little dog with such a big name…and it totally fits his personality. Is he named after anyone? The Apache warrior, of course. Where are his favorite pit stops in the...
Off to South America
our design twins headed to Peru to explore and seek inspiration. From exploring the town of Cusco to hiking the Inca Trail, this was a South American adventure that we’ll never forget. We headed to South America in search of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We hiked four days on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (which deemed more physically challenging than anticipated), then jetted off...
The Perfect Outfit—in Three Easy Pieces
She’s done it again. A favorite look for summer, concocted by our superstylist Gayle… 1. Our grey linen stripe popover 2. The navy blue summer short 3. Leather and suede Medina sandals (The best extras? A neutral carryall and perenially chic Cutler and Gross® shades.)