J. Crew? Who knew. The collection depicts: "Edie Beale goes to Girl Scout camp." If you haven't seen Grey Gardens (the original documentary, not the Drew Barrymore/Jessica Lange HBO version), watch it. Bizarre/wonderful Big Edie and Little Edie are creative director Jenna Lyons' inspiration for this J. Crew collection.
There is just too much I love about this. It's easy to admire individual pieces: the tweed blazers and coats, chambray button downs, the fur bag, shearling lined vest, knit thigh highs and that wonderful plaid flannel cape. What really blows me away, however, is the textural layering. I'm beginning to realize that mastering the art of layering is the essence of style. Details, like floral embellishments and hats by Albertus Swanepoel add to the eccentric styling. Also note the presence of camel. Camel is the new black, or should I say the new khaki, which was the new black a month ago?