Sunday, August 7, 2011

For the Love of J.Crew...

I have a special place in my heart for J.Crew, if you can't already tell from my previous posts. They were the first to hire me after graduating from design school when the economy had just tanked and there were no jobs for recent grads with little experience. I was eventually taken under the wing of the visual merchandiser at the collection boutique on Madison Avenue and learned the in's and out's of store displays. I learned so much during my time there, met some amazing people, and acquired a skill set that even comes in handy as an assistant designer.

This morning I was up bright and early searching the web and came across a recent announcement that made me so proud: J.Crew will be debuting a runway show this fall at Fashion Week! I can't wait to see what Jenna Lyons and Marissa Webb have in store for us.

So I think I've gushed enough. This has definitely made me start thinking about Fall Fashion Week and Fashion's Night Out... and wearing tights... and boots... and lovely scarves... and wool peacoats. I. Love. Fall.

Have a relaxing Sunday!


  1. it's amazing, but a few minutes ago I thought about that, actually, I like autumn and winter, and now I read about the same on your blog:))
    I envy you that you live in a wonderful New York City, and that you have worked in J. Crew:)) so awesome:)
    anyway you did another great drawing, I love your style:)) xx

  2. I love J. Crew's style, I so wish they had shops in Europe... :-(
    Your drawing is fabulous and really represents the spirit and the style of the brand!

    -The Red Dot-

  3. Oh my goodness, such a gorgeous illustration and so great to learn more about you Joanna. Please keep me posted as to what your plans are for Fashion's Night Out this year because I want to make sure I'm where all the best action is and plus it would be so great to meet you.

    Meag xx

  4. @ Flara - Thanks! I can't wait for fall... it's probably my favorite season =)

    @ Veronika - J.Crew is available on Net-a-Porter! It's not the store experience, but it's the next best thing

    @ Meagan - Thank you so much, your comments make me want to keep drawing =) I will definitely keep you posted as to my plans for FNO. I usually try and see who's going to be where as far as celebs go and then shamelessly try and catch a picture! It's always fun to see everyone out and about.

  5. cool!!!

    xoxo from rome

  6. Thanks, K! Just checked out your blog, so much fun!

  7. Hi Joanna! Looks like some of my friends have already visited your blog ;)

    And that is a GORGEOUS illustration!

  8. Hi Aggie! Nice to meet you... just checked out your blog. I'm now a follower =)