Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Scott, Garance, Jenna & Mickey

New York Celeb sighting of the day: Scott and Garance - demigods of the fashion blogosphere, in the flesh at the J. Crew corporate HQ. I was so excited to be there at the HQ - I've admired this company since grade school when the catalogs would come in the mail and I'd fall down the rabbit hole wishing I were that kind of east coast, blue blooded beauty. They created a good dream and they commercialized old money, American preppiness like no one else. And more than I wanted whatever they were selling I wanted desperately the life of the person in the catalog.

(photo Jenna Lyons and Garance Doré from Stylecaster.com)

I was also excited to go to their HQ, not only at the prospect of working with them, but also at the idea of hearing the famous CEO Mickey Drexler over the loud speaker speaking to his court, er, his employees. I'd read about it in the New Yorker in last year's profile of him, so I was fascinated to hear the genius retailer speak. I could only catch snippets of since I was in a meeting and wanted to appear to be present for it, but there was one audible message: "Jenna, I know you're in a meeting, but please stop by my office when you get a chance, I have a really quick question for you - just need your opinion on something." Yep, I was at J. Crew. And mega-talented, J. Crew creative director, Jenna Lyons was in the building. My money was that she was holed up with Scott et Garance, non? 



5 comments:

emily said...

OOOOH la la. I would LOVE to know what you were up to with Madewell.

madilla said...

Ha! Just after reading Garance's blog I checked yours. Funny little world. :)

keepfeeling said...

hmm, i can't decide which is sighting is better - this one or isabel?!

very cool.

xo

Stacie said...

SO exciting! I know exactly what you mean about wanting to be the girl in the catalog. I have a loyalty to J.Crew to this day that stems from those catalogs. . .

Jessica said...

I think we all still want the life of the lady in the catalog! But even more so, I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve!