Wednesday, September 18

Laura's Picks: J. Crew's Jeweled Chandelier Sweatshirt

Anna Wintour's first Vogue cover ran in November 1988. Shot by Peter Lindbergh, the cover featured model Michaela Bercu wearing faded jeans with a $10,000 Christian Lacroix jeweled jacket. Never before had a Vogue cover model appeared in jeans nor had a Vogue editor ever featured inexpensive clothes with couture in a spread. Today, Wintour's styling method is the norm, with most fashion-minded folk mixing casual and formal, affordable and luxury clothes and accessories to create their day-to-day looks.
Although I was a wee toddler, I remember this cover well. (Did I understand it's significance at the time? No. But what child isn't entranced by shiny jewels?) In fact, it's one of my favorites. Imagine my delight when I saw that embellished tops are back in style this fall. (Yay!) I especially love the jeweled sweatshirt trend -- the embodiment of high/low style in my humble opinion -- like J. Crew's jeweled chandelier sweatshirt ($168.00). Paired with jeans (à la Vogue) or a pencil skirt and blouse, it's my fall fashion must have.
P.S. Like this look but not the price? Save some cash and create your own! For DIY tips, click here and here.

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