Thursday, March 25, 2010

+ the launch of roberta freymann by olivia palermo jewelry.


New York "social" it-girl Olivia Palermo celebrated the launch of her jewelry collaboration with Roberta Freymann last night. The pieces she featured were an assortment of drop necklaces made of different type of embellishments such as beads and gilded metallic buttons. The collection is a reflection of her passion for accessories and her sense of style. Our eyes could not move away from the drop necklaces with the gilded buttons - one had a vintage bronze color, the other a vibrant gold tone.

+ prices under $250.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

+ yours truly.

.rick owens tank
.marc jacobs blazer
.acne pants (not pictured)
.dior homme shoes (not pictured)

.wayne sequin blazer
.dior homme tank
.rag & bone fedora
.j brand jeans (not pictured)
.margiela shoes (not pictured)

+ everything fabulous under $200.

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black large foxtail keychain

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leopard switzerland card holder

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+jeffrey campbell
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+jeffrey campbell
barker mens

+ confirmed: stefano tonchi will edit w magazine

 Stefano Tonchi. (photo courtesy of Conde Nast.)

After much speculation in the media world on who would take the helm of W Magazine, it was confirmed yesterday that Stefano Tonchi will start his new position as Editor in Chief beginning April 12 of this year. As for the reasoning behind this selection, it is a well known fact that he has connections to potential fashion advertisers dating from his time as Editor in Chief of T Magazine for the New York Times. This factor alone was probably strong enough to encourage Conde Nast to select Tonchi so he could bring life to a magazine that has been languishing recently. It was reported that W's advertising pages decreased by 45.8% in 2009, and already another 18% decline has been reported for 2010. Tonchi has said that to accomplish this he will make W less of a "fashion-obsessed" magazine and make it into a more "general interest style magazine."


We wish Mr. Tonchi luck in his new position, and hope he can save W from extinction.

Monday, March 22, 2010

+ ...another game of musical chairs at conde nast.

 (W Magazine cover courtesy of

Andre Leon Talley. (photo courtesy of Patrick McMullan.)

Stefano Tonchi. (photo courtesy of Getty Images.)

Joe Zee. (photo courtesy of

With the sharp decline in advertising pages in recent editions of W Magazine, it was about time a change in the magazine's structure would arrive. W and WWD will no longer share any senior staff, now that Conde Nast moved all business and editorial operations out of Fairchild Publications. Speculation begins now on who will replace long time editor in chief Patrick McCarthy for W. The New York Times had announced yesterday Stefano Tonchi (New York Times Style Magazine editor) as the front runner for the role, while blogger Bryanboy has speculated that Andre Leon Talley was being shuffled for the position due to title changes observed in the masthead for Vogue's April edition. Talley went from being Editor at Large to a Contributing Editor, but an announcement from Vogue was published online on New York Magazine's website today, calling this change "just a title change." This change is likely the result of his recent stint as judge for America's Next Top Model and other freelance projects on the horizon. The Vogue announcement also stated that his column and blog would remain intact. An insider from Conde Nast also points to Joe Zee from Elle as a possible front runner for the job.


Whoever inherits the new position at W will have big shoes to fill in, and face the task of  making the magazine successful again in order to avoid a similar fate like that of some magazines shut down at Conde Nast. With advertising revenues down in the world of print media, creating revenue will become a priority. The editorial content may also experience changes, but hopefully not too many lest they risk becoming uninspiring and irrelevant.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

+ belted.

+ love.

+ ysl edition limitee 2010.

(Pictures courtesy of Katie Galeotti and Lauren Finizio)

So Jorge went to the YSL Edition Limitee 2010 launch at their flagship store on 57th Street, which was a launch of their limited edition items for their Spring 2010 collection. With the help of Katie Galeotti and Lauren Finizio's from Hearst Publications these are some of the items we loved and would like to showcase. It seems like frills are strong in this collection as seen by the top with frills in the shoulders and breasts. Katie took a liking to the white cropped leather jacket, and I took a liking to the oversized shamrock green cardigan with criss-crossed knitting overlapping the back of the cardigan. We at j + j would recommend anyone who is a fan of Stefano Pilati's work at YSL to come check these items out while you can!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

+ new york, new york.

+ west village
new york city.

Monday, March 15, 2010

+ homme.

louis vuitton spring/sumer 2010.
+ butterly richeliu in sequin-embroidered fabric

+ butterfly richelieu in metallised calf leather.

+ motion derby in suede calf leather.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

+ a look for less.

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+ dior homme.
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+ topman.

+ summer obsessions.

+ rochambeau.
$224 (both)

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

+ gareth pugh at the helm for alexander mcqueen?

(picture courtesy of Getty Images)

According to reports from British newspaper The Telegraph, Gareth Pugh has been named by PPR as the front runner for the role of creative director for Alexander McQueen. The debate begins if this is a wise move on their part, being that Alexander McQueen was brilliant at creating garments that were finely tailored to the body, a skill he picked up from his days as a costume designer. Another major issue is the fact that Gareth Pugh has never used color in his collections. Will Pugh have the ability to capture the creativity of McQueen, and make it his own? It will be interesting to see how Pugh's aesthetics change in pursuit of recapturing the rebellious spirit that Alexander McQueen had.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

+ this is not your mother's clothing for the office...

bottega veneta f/w 2010.
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Recently, a lot of fashion designers have explored the terrain of work-wear clothing, and many have only succeeded in making women appear like emotionless, mechanical workplace robots in trite skirt suits that look like those worn by the women in Dynasty. Tomas Maier went against this trend and decided to create black leather pant suits, as well as A-line and asymmetrical tunic dresses that were aesthetically pleasing to the female silhouette. He also decided to capture the eyes of viewers with his embellished tops and frills on the collars and shoulders of some dresses. Oddly enough, Maier was inspired by the iridescence found in the wings of beetles to create bags with the similar effect. This collection is ideal for the woman with a desire to stand out against the norm of working clothes that lack creativity and soul.

Monday, March 1, 2010

+ these boots are made for walking.

+ introducing jerome.


Jerome Lamaar; the face behind Baby Phat & his own collection, Compleated...

+ head to toe in Marni.
+ leather gloves & handbag from his collection Compleated.