from the sketchbook of our illustrator and accessory designer extraordinaire, Frances
Rigby is our take on ’50s-era vintage bags (a time when women in the workforce was a novel concept). It’s professional and wear-to-work ready but simultaneously exudes a casual air. We love the mix of slouchy and serious.
from the sketchbook of our accessory designer extraordinaire, Frances
The feeling of how he (Irving Penn) portrayed
those bags not as style icons or fashion pieces but as
part of our every day…
When we were developing the Marlow style, I was really into Irving Penn still-life photographs. They are oddly old-world and somehow timeless, and his images are filled with layers and a kind of depth that’s remarkably subtle. I found a few of his still-life photographs of everyday things that use bags as objects, and I tried to capture the feeling of how he portrayed those bags not as style icons or fashion pieces but as beautiful objects that are part of our everyday life.
This carryall is quickly achieving can’t-live-without-it status. See Frances’s sketch come to life in jcrew.com’s handbag shop.
These are my go-to pens and have been a fan favorite in the office forever. Luckily, they come in a million fun, electric colors, so I can mix and match depending on my mood. Lately I’ve been feeling hot pink. For $1.99, they’re the ultimate cheap thrill.
(illustration by Somsack in Le Pen hot pink, post by Dulci Cuprill)