Fashion : Liu Wen for J. Crew Fall 2013

I happen to love summer so I don't want to to think about the fact that fall is just around the corner but the J. Crew Fall 2013 look book starring Liu Wen has me excited about fall fashion. I'm a big fan of the brand's trademark modern classic aesthetic which features vivid colors, bold prints and fun textures and embellishments. I already purchased the mixed stitch Tippi sweater in the 4th photo and it will make it's way into my sweater lineup when the weather chills. It looks like some of these photos were taken in NYC's Chinatown. I distinctly recognize Pell Street in the 1st photo with the hair salon I go to in the background and Doyers Street in the last photo. Do you like J. Crew? Are you excited about fall fashions?

On a personal note, I'm going to see an ankle specialist this afternoon. The ankle injury I sustained earlier this year just keeps getting re-aggravated and hasn't healed properly. It's probably weakened since I've sprained it a few times in the past. I went for an MRI last week which revealed that all the ligaments are sprained and I also have a tendon tear. I've already been told I'm going to have to wear a protective brace and go for physical therapy but I hope the prognosis won't be much worse than that. I'm just glad I'm not dealing with the vertigo anymore. By comparison this isn't as bad at all.

Photo Source: J.Crew


mandy said...

I quite like j crew clothing. But it's still out of my $$ range at the moment :P I love the first outfit. So casual :D

Hope you have a speedy ankle recovery!

Unknown said...

She's so gorgeous ;))

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Stunning girl, love these photos. Have a wonderful week doll xx


Wow, the last two outfits are my favourite. I must say, I've been excited about fall fashion for a while now! Can't wait to bring out boots and more knits. xx/M

Jackie Harrison said...

J crew clothing its beautiful best of luck with your ankle.

Ivana said...

While I love summer, spring and fall are my favorite seasons, and I couldn't be more excited at the prospect of the heat waves disappearing into the wild :) I won't miss those!
And about your injuries, I'm so so sorry to hear that your ankle is still not ok and that it refuses to heal completely! Isn't there anything they could do or put on it to prevent it from misbehaving? I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for you, sweetie!

Sending you lots of love

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By Ana León said...

Beauty collection! She´s beautiful!

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

great collection! very inspiring and the models are so pretty!

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Charline . said...

Really nice collection, especially the colors!
Thank you so much for your sweet comments :-)

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Irela said...

Gah! I love all of these, specially the dresses. So pretty!

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! I dont want summer comes to an end as well but as you said, love that brand too and the lookbook is just so cool! She is so beautiful and rocks in all the combos! So sorry about your ankle situation, hope the appt will go fine, keep fingers crossed for you!:) Kisses dear, have a great week ahead! xo

Brittney said...

On one hand, I'm glad to see models of other ethnicities fronting campaigns, but on the other hand, I wish that Jcrew could have been more creative and not place an Chinese model in Chinatown...I'm sorry to hear about your ankle, but whatever the prognosis, follow your doctor's instructions to the T! I have a surgery wound that kept getting aggravated bc I was lazy about follow up treatment. Big mistake!


Love and Ace said...

She looks soooo stunning in these photos. I kind of agree with Brittney above tho - an Asian model in chinatown, hm.. Hope you're ankle is better! xx Kat

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ALLIE NYC said...

Ooo how exciting! I didn't know they did a look book with her! Nice!! Oh yeah J Crew did a wonderful job reinventing themselves.

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Elle Sees said...

loving these looks!!
and hope your dr visitgoes well

Unknown said...

Sorry to hear about your ankle issues, hope the doc gets them sorted quickly!

Cynthia said...

Oh the last pic of the dress looks pretty good. I can't believe fall is hitting around the corner. I hope your ankle gets better soon and I'll pray for you. I had twist my ankle a few times and one time I had to admit myself in the hospital. Hope you have a great remaining days of summer.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

an ankle injury can be so aggravating. i had to wear a brace one time to keep everything in place. hope you get some relief soon rowena. i love jcrew! just not always their prices. LOL i love the sweater you purchased. it's so pretty! you know i'm a fan of liu wen. she did a great job with this shoot. very pretty!

Emmylou said...

So sorry to hear about your ankle:( I hope everything goes well soon.
On a lighter note, I do like all the J Crew pieces:)

Jane said...

fall fashion is actually getting me excited about fall too! so sorry to hear about your ankle. i hope it heals well!!

Vanessa N said...

As much as I love J Crew, I LOVE Liu Wen even more, so Lie Wen + J Crew = perfection :D
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Argh! I hope your ankle condition doesn't end up severe! I can empathize because my mom also suffers from vertigo and foot conditions, so I really do hope your condition does get better! Don't over-exert yourself!

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I've loved JCrew since I was in university, which really was a looong time ago! And Liu Wen is very attractive -- I'm glad Chinese models are getting increasing attention and popularity. But o dear.. the ankle sounds painful. Keep off it as much as you can! (I know, it's like saying use your thumb as little as possible). Never mind, time heals -- you're in my prayers dear friend :)

little luxury list said...

I love Liu Wen and J. Crew! The extreme bokeh effect here is awesome as well.
You poor thing - rest up and i hope the ankle heals properly this time!

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LyddieGal said...

I am not looking forward to fall either, but this look book still feels pretty summery to me!
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Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, this model is gorgeous. I've never heard of her before, wow... what a spectacular shoot for j.crew!! Thanks for sharing these pics. I'm so sorry about your ankle! It's true though... it just takes one bad sprain to weaken the joint, and then you're susceptible to more injuries in the future :( I hope it heals well and the therapies will help. Take it easy on that ankle! Will be thinking of you


Unknown said...

I love all these J.Crew outfits! Time for me to go shopping.

dimitri said...

Liu Wen and J. Crew, what a brillant idea! She's beautiful. I really love this collection too. Lovely pieces.

trishie said...

She's stunning and really statuesque for an Asia. Hope your ankle gets better soon!

j said...

I am really excited for fall and also because, up to now, August has had the most amazing weather. I have mixed feelings about J Crew but when their clothes are on sale I am usually okay with them, I got a really cute shirt this summer.

I hope you get good news about your ankle, I'll be thinking of you! I hope you get good news at your appointment. I'm finally getting allergy tested, it's probably long overdue. :)

Aida said...

she's stunning and I just love J Crew!
such a nice post dear!
wish you a joyous week filled with great moments!

Classiq said...

I do love all the styling here, Rowena. The fall fashion is one of the things that I love the most about autumn.
Take care and get well soon!

Sam said...

Liu's figure is beyond incredible, to have her height would be a dream, love that beautiful last printed dress, what a statement look! Thanks dear Rowena, I will search for a similar shade indeed!

CQUEK said...

she looks good i like the jeans

Coco said...

Sorry for your ankle dear! I hope you will manage to recover quickly and smoothly <3 The collection from J Crew is splendid urban chic.
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Grace Wainwright said...

I absolutely love fall fashion! It's my favorite season. Layers and layers of clothes!

Hope your ankle feels better!
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Unknown said...

I love the sweaters!! J.Crew is one of my faves :) It would look even better on me if I were as slender as Liu Wen!! Hope you have a fast recovery <3 xo Kelly

Carolyn said...

just when you think you can't love j.crew more... this is an excellent campaign!

Unknown said...

I love J. Crew! They usually have gorgeous patterns, colors and textures with clean classic silhouttes. Liu Wen looks gorgeous in these. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them :)

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Unknown said...

Hope your ankle heals. I'm glad your vertigo is not bothering you anymore. Take care and I really hope you get better :)

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Emily said...

These are such gorgeous and effortless looks. They're casual but classy, and totally hot too. I love those army green rolled up shorts. Oh dear, I really hope your ankle feels better soon!

May the Force be with you.

Nikki said...

J.Crew is my total obsession. They never cease to amaze me. I love summer, but their fall collection has me super excited! Hope your ankle gets better soon!


popcosmo said...

Love absolutely everything in this collection... but what amazes me even more than the simplicity of their clothes is the impeccable styling. They take timeless easy clothing and make it look dreamy. Such cool and effortless style. And she looks gorgeous!!
xo ~kim & chloe

Unknown said...

Pictures are gorgeous and attractive. You need not too much worry about vertigo, keep concentration upon your treatment; you will get rid of it very soon.
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