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J. Crew Fall 2010: Romantic Preppy?

Hello-Hello, what a splendiferous day! It is simply gorgeous outside, it is Friday and it is a holiday weekend, three things putting big smiles on our faces!

We have very light fare this day, beginning with something that feels quite out of place: fall clothing! But because we do make a small effort to be on top of most things related to apparel/accessories with a prep aesthetic, we offer a few looks at J. Crew for fall/winter 2010.

The collection was shown at a private presentation yesterday; here is the men’s tableau.

PHOTO: Shawn Ehlers via LIFE.com

The actual pieces are easier to see in more formal shots:

Our appreciation to Style Chronicle for the post with these images.

And a few more possibilities for your MOTH via Mister Crew.

Blogger Hope Robertson makes note of Crew’s Knee Highs in this post.

For an excellent look at the line, pop over to Habitually Chic.

Heather Clawson’s photos offer the best detail on many pieces.

Some online comments suggest an Anthropologie influence, others hint at a vintage vibe.  As Vogue Daily explains:

““It’s like if Little Edie Beale enlists in the army,” says J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons....”

The fall collection, of course, embodies J.Crew’s romantic-preppy (think rosette-decorated tees and the perfect boyfriend khakis…”

Frankly, while fun to see the new styles we are more-than-happy to concentrate on spring and summer fashion right now.


A few more quick notes:

  • Upscale denim brand Rock and Republic has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Say goodbye to Shu Uemura, parent company L’Oreal is shutting down all US retail operations. Perhaps best known for its outstanding eyelash curlers, the line is carried at Neimans, Bergdorf, Barneys and Nordstrom, the firm will continue to offer online buying.
  • Fans of renowned skincare and beauty brand L’Occitane will be happy to learn of the company’s new makeup collection launching later this month.

Courtesy image via WWD


We leave you with a look at a classic, the D. Porthault bunnies:

D. Porthault via Luxist

Hopefully not too repetitious for our Facebook fans.

With that, Happy Easter greetings from everyone at the Prepatorium, including our boss:

She’s all ready to do the Bunny Hop.


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