Last Spring, a picture of our heroine, role model and Best Friend Forever, Gwyneth Paltrow, wearing a woolen jacket from J.Crew, was circulating. The World's Greatest Expert on Everything That Money Can Buy was getting off a plane, effortlessly wheeling an apparently weightless suitcase. My guess was that someone had steam-pressed the jacket for her before she started to get off the plane, because trust me, the majority of J.Crew jackets suffer from fear of flying.
I have a version of this jacket in Piped Linen (bydand!), and I love my jacket so much that even the fact that a late adapter was seen in the woolen version hasn't spoiled it for me. I believe it's safe to continue to wear my jacket in a world of Gwynnie-mockers because, unlike TWGEETMCB, I wear things more than once or twice. I also believe that those who seek styling advice from TWGEETMCB may lack the fashion savvy to connect the linen version to the wool version in a different color, so I am safe from having to deal with comments about TWGEETMCB, positive or negative. And yet, and yet....
TWGEETMCB really likes piping on jackets. This clip from SheFinds.com (above, at least I hope it's above on your screen) shows TWGEETMCB effortlessly reclining on a stairway, wearing the exclusive result of a collaboration between GOOP and rag & bone.
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I've seen any number of J.Crew pieces that are so eerily like those produced by manufacturers aiming at higher price points, that the JC
So, anyway, back to TWGEETMCB and the interesting thought that someone has done an overpriced knockoff of J.Crew. What I think? It's Karma.