big news, you guys: last week, j.crew announced plans to open a space in williamsburg (all the real hipsters groaned against capitalism and the fake hipsters cheered for their secret fave brand) but adding to that is the debut of a collab with catbird, one of the most popular boutiques in the area. though many of the designs have been sold at catbird for some time, there is one exclusive item a $242, 14k gold version of the boutique’s signature "lovecat" ring. get to pre-orderin’ your favorites now before they sell out!
some weeks back, i posted about negative underwear, a lingerie line based in nyc that is attempting to change the way we think about undergarments. the duo reached out to me after reading my post to invite me to their soho showroom and i was all “obv”; though they do not stock my bra size, i am always excited to experience a new brand in-person, to touch their wares and check fit. with that, i immediately fell in love with negative underwear’s soft fabrics and quality design.
while prices for their pieces are higher than, say, victoria’s secret or target, trust me when i tell you that the cost is worth it. negative underwear partners with top manufacturers to create thoughtful products that will stand the test of time.
if you’re wearing layers, you can be in l.a., new york, paris, in an airport lounge, or on a plane, taking layers on and off however. and the proportions get emotional. you know how a graphic can express a feeling or an emotion? layers can, too.
in terms of new launches, brands tend to release their alerts the same way — press release or press release — but adriano goldschmied tried something new with this short film. in it, ballerinas plié and brisé ‘til their hearts’ content, fully demonstrating the breadth of stretch featured in the denim brand’s new contour 360° jeans.
review time: after posting my most recent order from everlane, which is becoming a near-weekly occurrence, two instagram followers requested i do a more formal review of the brand’s fit. thus, here i am. if you’re unaware, i definitely drink everlane's kool-aid so this is biased information, but they just can’t do wrong in my book. as you can see, the poplin button-down fits large chests (i am a 30gg and ordered a medium, fyi). the ‘box cut’ is my favorite style of their range of tees and they run true-to-size; as i prefer a looser fit, i wear a medium in these as well, though the small does not pull if you have a big bust. i have also become a collector of the short sleeve sweatshirt and own both a small and medium. i wish they had a fleece lining rather than terry because fleece is hella soft, but the fit on both are true and wear extremely well. the affordability is also a major plus. overall, these are quality staple pieces and have not faded in color or changed in shape in the time i’ve owned any/all of them.