stripe mania is still in full effect and i do believe the look is no longer a trend, but has now entered cult classic status. a few things are happening in the layout above.
- i found the top left stripe-on-stripe image via the beauty file. when i saw the image, i was immediately taken by how striking the image was and (of course) the stripes. i couldn't pin the image fast enough and, as soon as i did, my pinterest account started going crazy with repins! goes to show that stripe mania is still going strong. (by the way, make sure to check the beauty file for a plethora of beauty and fashion inspiration.)
- i found the lower right image of marissa webb (former j.crew head designer of womenswear) wearing her version of stripes on stripes via happenstance. did you catch that? ms. webb resigned from her position last september. she is responsible for taking j.crew to the next level, think more sophisticated and fashion forward. it will be interesting to see what kind of effect ms. webb's absence will have on the women's line. so far, no noticeable difference.
- did you notice what i did with the layout? i used erin's photoshop tutorial*. pretty cool! (it's not as pretty as i would like it to be, but i'm still learning and practicing. practice makes perfect. a year from now, we can look back at this layout and see the evolution of my PS skills.)
- last, but certainly not least, all of this is leading to what i'm really dying to know: are you still loving stripes? what say you about the stripes on stripes look?
ps~were you able to catch the anna wintour interview on 60 minutes? i found it really interesting and left me wanting more.
image source clockwise: vogue paris may 2011 via the beauty file / february 2012 j.crew catalog / new york post via happenstance / february 2012 j. crew catalog