|How sublimely Franco-American, n’est-ce pas?|
Every Friday — so exciting (!) — three magazines arrive in our mailbox, plus a newspaper, all from Le Figaro. They include: a TV guide, a general interest magazine often extremely interesting because of articles on art and history (the politics I can live without), and the weekly fashion magazine, Figaro Madame, which I love. My French Elle, also a weekly, arrives earlier in the week.
To my great surprise, this weekend’s Figaro package included a stunning J.Crew catalog, Printemps 2015. Every page feels so very, very French under the direction of the brand’s creative director and president, Jenna Lyons. J.Crew has managed to take preppy and add the zest of French girl and come up with exceptionally appealing ageless fashion.
The catalog, feels more like a magazine or a “magalog” — that brilliant marketing hybrid which makes us forget we’re locked into a brand in the “editorial” content — because it features little vignettes from the lives of stylish French women.Mademoiselle Lyons even penned a love letter to Paris within the pages of merchandise.