Thursday, September 15, 2011

Step Into Jenna Lyon's Office {don't mind if I do!}

"Thanks!" to Betty, who shared the following post from the StyleList (click here to read in its entirety and to check out all 13 photos):
Jenna Lyons: Step Into My Office (PHOTOS)
By Priya Rao
Photos by Myra Iqbal
August 18, 2011

Jenna Lyons is known to surprise. How else would the J.Crew president and creative director explain her penchant for the unexpected - menswear tailoring with feminine details, stripes with polka dots, florals with animal prints or neutrals and neons? But when visiting her Astor Place office, which just happens to be right upstairs from Stylelist, the mix-master said something truly bewildering: “T-shirts and I don’t really get along.” How could the purveyor of casual cool not look good in a t-shirt? She continued, while demonstratively gesturing with her hands, “I mean, we just don’t agree. Every time someone takes a picture of me in a t-shirt I’m like, ‘Why did I do that?' I love t-shirts; they just don’t love me. It’s very sad. I don’t have a great body for t-shirts.”

And this is the sort of Lyon-ess honesty we've come to know and love. Keep reading for other amazing anecdotes, beneath the pictures below, about Bill Cunningham, her high school style, and the origin of her office knickknacks.
Her office looks so fantastic to work in! :) And the J-crown looks super cute atop the tied magazines/journals.

What are your thoughts on the photos? Any item you found particularly interesting?


  1. Speaking of new arrivals - the bubble necklace is back. And in the "Looks to Love", look 5 - is that a red Lexington jacket?

  2. Thanks for posting Alexis! Not enough time in the day to get to all the articles. The postings all over the wall would eventually overwhelm me and I'd have to declutter or go mad! Also, I wonder if the pink furry thing on the back of her chair sheds on her pretty, dark colored blazer. I know, deep thoughts. :)

  3. I do really like what Jenna is wearing in the photos and hope this is the type of look she will start to gravitate to more often.


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