Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~Coco Chanel
I have a crush on Jenna Lyons.
I know I’m late to this party (Google “Jenna Lyons girl crush” and you get 1,490,000 hits), but, trust me, my tardiness hasn’t dampened my adoration for J.Crew’s creative director and president.
Why do I ♥ Jenna? Let me break it down.
OK, don’t go thinking the only reason I’m crushing on Jenna is because she’s like me. Why I really ♥ Jenna:
Don’t take my word for it, though. Let Jenna’s pics (a play on “Jenna’s Picks,” an über popular rundown of her favorite things that’s published 14 times a year) do the talking. I went on a Jenna bender after a couple photos of her showed up in my Google Reader feed.
She never looks fussy. Ever.
She makes geek look chic.
That skirt, those shoes…I’m melting.
She can pull off denim on denim.
She’s not afraid to wear the same skirt twice.
Oversize coat with shoulder pads? No problem.
Coincidentally, this week, the same week I discovered how much I like Jenna’s style, it’s being reported that she’s in the midst of messy divorce from Vincent Mazeau, her husband of nine years.
A J.Crew spokesperson told the New York Post the company does not comment on associates’ private lives.
I hope the pair can resolve matters amicably.
Photos: Kendall K., nohanoor, The Glitter Guide, Celebrity Wonder, Wonderland California, Silhouetted Skyline, Red Glasses.