More from yesterday's +J Launch (and one year birthday) of Jil Sander's A/W 2010 collection @ Uniqlo on Oxford Street (it's all available online, pets, btw: all 150 pieces).
It was fascinating for me to see such a range of women - and men - who would fit the 'Jil Sander' style. There literally is something for everyone, as seemingly simple as her clothes are (and just to let you know: Jil Sanders is not designing the Jil Sanders line: it's a long story. But basically, after not creating anything for a while, she is designing exclusively for Uniqlo, and hats off to them for giving her this opportunity).
Maybe it's because we share the same name: although I've not met this woman, I like how she thinks. I feel like changing my blog name to +Jc, as an homage. What do you think?
What fascinated me as I ran around snapping for about a half hour, was how style savvy people are. Yes it looked like they were having fun - it felt like an intense little mini fashion week - but I also saw images of people scrutinising the clothes, then trying stuff on - most didn't even bother queuing, they were literally trying stuff on right out in the open - and really appraising themselves, how a cut or colour complimented their own, UNIQUE image. I like, for example, how Tyler found herself the perfect hat, in the men's section.
I feel like I learned something new yesterday about how we style ourselves: if you think about it, we're the only species that has that choice, and it probably has something to do with 'opposable thumbs' - but I can't quite put it into words.