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J.Crew Fall 2010 Women’s Private Preview

by habituallychic

04 . 02 . 10

If you liked the men’s fall 2010 fashions at J.Crew, you’re going to love the women’s fall 2010 looks! It’s a lot of luxe in the form of sequins, jewels and feathers, mixed with the wools and tweeds you expect for fall. There are a lot of tone on tone color combinations like amber, brown and blush with pops of “exclamation colors” such as peacock and plum. The utility look continues with the inspiration of “Edie Beale joins the military” which mixes ball skirts and army jackets. Some models even had twigs in their hair! There was definitely a city girl visits the country feeling for fall.

It was such a treat to experience the preview in person and there were a lot fashion editors and friends of fashion in attendance. (Check out some of their photos at the end.) Besides the clothing though, the highlight of the evening had to be when my friend Jessica whispered to me that Phillip Lim was standing right behind me! If you are a regular reader, you know my love for anything Phillip Lim and I have been dying to meet him so I had to introduce myself. He was there to support Jenna Lyons but the best part is that Phillip reads my blog! I swear I almost started crying! We had a wonderful little chat about fashion and design and how they are related. Meeting him made my day and thank goodness I was wearing my favorite Phillip Lim necklace mixed with my J.Crew blazer and jeans of course! I’m already thinking about pairing them with that fabulous feather vest for fall too!

Amanda Cutter Brooks, who may remember seeing recently in the J.Crew catalog and Olya Thompson, whose Brooklyn brownstone was featured in Vogue, stopped by to support Jenna Lyons, the creative director of J. Crew above. While below, Virginia Smith of Vogue chats with model turned blogger Henneli Mustaparta. Based on the fact that Amanda and Virginia are wearing bell bottoms, you can probably bet these will be replacing the skinny jeans in your closet soon!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Helen James April 2, 2010 | 9:20 am

    Thanks for the insider view. It looks so beautiful. While each piece is individually lovely it is the styling and way everything sits together that is genius x

  2. Laura Casey Interiors April 2, 2010 | 10:32 am

    How great you got to go! Thanks for the tip on the wide leg pants…

  3. Elecat April 2, 2010 | 10:32 am

    Love it all! 🙂

  4. Simply Luxurious April 2, 2010 | 12:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I looks like sequins will be here for a bit longer. I’m am so excited!

  5. Ivy Lane April 2, 2010 | 1:06 pm

    I am so glad spring has sprung, and now have some fabulous things to look forward to for my wardrobe for fall! WOW! looks like another banner season for J. Crew!

  6. jones April 2, 2010 | 1:08 pm

    Phillip Lim reads BC–fantastic!! Love these pieces, especially the jackets. Mary

  7. the NEO-traditionalist April 2, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    I want, no I NEED, those huge horn-rimmed glasses. How fabulous! I’m loving all the textures and layers. They’ve nailed it yet again. So envious of you Heather!! XO

  8. Anna/Quilted Giraffe April 2, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    So cool! I got an invite, and now I really regret not going!

  9. blydesign April 2, 2010 | 2:00 pm


  10. Sherri Blum, CID April 2, 2010 | 2:07 pm

    Loving the fall fashions…pick me up one of those feathered vests, while you’re at it! 😉
    And congrats on meeting Phillip! Had to be such a thrill!

  11. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself April 2, 2010 | 2:25 pm

    I wore that shirt Jenna Lyons is wearing all weekend. And then went and bought it in pink. It’s my favorite!

    So great you got to attend this! Thanks for sharing! As I mentioned on Twitter – it resembles Ralph Lauren Collection!


  12. rikshaw design April 2, 2010 | 2:46 pm

    ok some serious droooooling going on..the fur vests YES! the tights Yes! ahhh you have such a cool life!

  13. Pretty Mommy April 2, 2010 | 3:04 pm

    Seriously!!! Jenna Lyons be still my beating heart…

  14. styleodyssey April 2, 2010 | 3:30 pm

    J Crew has recently got my attention again…and even more so, now that I’ve seen this Fall2010 preview. WOW. I can’t wait to see some of this in stores…And just in time for my move back to the mainland. 🙂

  15. Happenstance April 2, 2010 | 4:26 pm

    Oh my goodness! I am so jealous you got to attend this! Great photos and great feedback. Love your Phillip Lim story, how cool is that?! I have 10 “private” followers so I like to pretend that Jenna Lyons is amongst them. Maybe I’ll throw Phillip in there too;)

  16. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime April 2, 2010 | 4:50 pm

    Oh I love what I see so far! The coats/blazers are calling my name!

  17. Richie Designs April 2, 2010 | 4:55 pm

    jealous that you got to go to that!

  18. Amanda April 2, 2010 | 5:19 pm

    Could they style their outfits any cuter? I am coveting it all. I agree with theneotrad…want those glasses so badly! Thanks for the preview.

  19. The Tawzer Fam April 2, 2010 | 8:13 pm

    I am absolutely obsessed with Jcrew so your post made my day and made me definitely look forward to 2010 fall fashion. Thanks for this post!

  20. Ms Smart April 3, 2010 | 1:28 am

    really cool. such flare and style. love it. feeling it. good show hc.

  21. NYCLQ April 3, 2010 | 4:16 am

    Looks like J.Crew has reinvented themselves for Fall! Styling looks fantastic… although it may not be Miami style, I can SO see this on the streets of NYC. Thanks for sharing…

    😀 Lynda

  22. CeCe & Co. April 3, 2010 | 4:59 pm

    Oh My Gosh!
    How just perfectly wonderful for you…Oh Happy Happy Days! Thank you so so much for sharing!

  23. grant + brittany April 4, 2010 | 4:48 am

    oh my. i am completely obsessed with this post. wow.

  24. Sarah Bartholomew April 6, 2010 | 12:36 pm

    What a visual treat! J.Crew keeps hitting it out of the park.

  25. Anabel Fournier April 27, 2010 | 1:44 am

    Great colors! Love the accessories, especially the necklaces

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