Test Drive: Tanner Goods™ Camera Bag

we had fashion photographer Hans Neumann try out our new Tanner Goods
camera bag during a scouting trip in upstate New York. we wanted to see how
this heavy-duty canvas bag from our In Good Company partner really looks
(and fares) out in the field…
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About Hans:
Hans hails from the south—way south—as in Lima, Peru, where he studied law
before embarking on a career as a photographer. In 2004, he moved to New York
City, assisting photographers such as Cedric Buchet and, later, fellow Peruvian
Mario Testino. He now shoots editorials for W, Elle, Vogue China and Velour
magazines. “My love of photography was borne of a love for telling a narrative.
I wanted to be a writer, but I discovered photography and loved the idea of
capturing a moment on film.”
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Where he’s off to next:
“On the calendar this season is a trip across the Pacific to China. Paris is pending,
but it looks like August will be spent in Brazil.”

The verdict:
“I used the camera bag while I was location scouting in upstate New York. I’m tall,
so even with an adjustable strap [this one extends to 46”] the bag was a bit tricky to
wear as a crossbody. But it easily fit a camera body and lens, and I liked how sturdy
it was.”

Photography by Bridget Fleming.

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Travel Notes: Escape to St. Barths

for our April Style Guide, our team and photographer Cass Bird hopped on a
plane down to St. Barths, where they chartered a private yacht, swam in the
Caribbean Sea and, in short, had the kind of enviable time that has us dreaming
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The crew set up base camp at the Grand Cul de Sac, a dreamy stretch of white-sand
shoreline that has the prettiest light. For more outtakes from the shoot and a look at
the short film by Cass Bird, click here.

St. Barths’ Must-sees, Must-dos
1. Charter a yacht like Lone Fox (the one we used for the shoot) for a
catered cruise around the postcard-worthy Caribbean waters.
2. For quintessential St. Barths dining, one of the best places on the island is
Maya’s Restaurant, which is something of an institution (opened in 1984 when its owners set up shop on land after living on a sailboat for eight years). The menu
changes daily and always includes freshly caught local fish like mahimahi and
red snapper.
3. For some of the bluest swimming waters around, one of our In Good Company
partners, Araks Yeramyan—who dreamed up a few rather St. Barths worthy
swimsuits for us this season—suggests Grand Saline, where, she says, the water
is so blue it’s surreal.
4. One of our favorite things to do in the morning is pick up coffee and a pain au
chocolat from La Petite Colombe, a local patisserie. You’ll also find a selection of quiches
and sandwiches that you can take out and save for a picnic on the beach later.

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Child’s Play

for the film crewcuts quiz, we asked a handful of irresistibly dressed
little friends—some of whose moms and dads work here at J.Crew—to have some
fun pronouncing and guessing the inspiration behind some of our
newest spring colors.
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Photographs by Bryan Derballa

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Suit Up: Ten Mills to Know

our signature Ludlow suit, which is meticulously crafted by skilled artisans (the
process takes over 200 steps from start to finish) is available in everything from
Italian oxford to Japanese chambray. here’s a quick snapshot of the mills that
should be on your radar…
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Explore our Ludlow Suit shop here. Follow our adventures with #jcrewonfilm on
Instagram and Twitter.

Meet Etta: A Love Story

we love shoes—and so does Jenna (she has about 289 pairs…). she takes us to
Pisa, Italy, where we’ve been making our shoes for 22 years, and shows us
around her very own collection…
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Photographs by Bryan Derballa

Shop our Italian shoe collection here.

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On Our Radar: Vogue: The Editor’s Eye

a new HBO documentary and book of the same name are our latest must see,
must-read for fashion fans….
What makes a fashion editor most? Such is the topic of the forthcoming HBO
documentary In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye (it airs tonight, December 6th) and recently
published book of the same name.

The film profiles eight of the 120-year-old magazine’s legendary fashion editors,
including Grace Coddington, Polly Mellen, Camilla Nickerson and Tonne Goodman
and shows how these women (and several men) put together their boundary-pushing
photo shoots with legendary photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Irving Penn.

On Tuesday, Jenna attended a special screening of the documentary at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted by Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

“There are many special moments in Vogue that stick out in my mind,” says
Jenna. “The turning points, the supermodel age, the rise of American sportswear.
The iconic photos. This film delivers incredible memories as well as an intimate
look at the talented, funny and visionary women behind the magazine. Seeing it at
the Met with Anna, Tonne, Grace and Camilla was an incredible experience.”

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