Beyonce Attends J. Crew's New York Fashion Week Debut!

Beyonce Solange Knowles

Beyoncé and Solange Knowles at the J. Crew Spring 2012 presentation.
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In case you haven't heard by now (because, really, these words should have been broadcast intercom-style all over Manhattan) someone by the name of, oh, BEYONCÉ made her way through the New York Fashion Week tents today. Yes, Bey-Bey (of our hearts) arrived at the J. Crew presentation this morning looking positively aglow in champagne sequins, her arm around her sister and street-style CHAMPION, Solange Knowles, who looked equally resplendent in the breakout trend for spring 2012, bright pink. The two took in the brand's signature preppy classics, updated for spring in a neon array of color combos and polka-dot and heart-shaped patterns. There were some particularly gobsmacking accessories we wanted to nom-nom up right into our wardrobes immediately, too. Oh, and the multi-striped, sequined maxi skirt topped with a simple denim shirt? Come to Mama!

J. Crew Spring 2012

The J. Crew Spring 2012 presentation.
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All in all, this was a strong debut for J. Crew's first-ever Fashion Week presentation. Rather than having a runway show, they simply lined up their models atop platforms on either side of the runway (girls on one side, boys on the other), and invited everyone to take it all in at their leisure. Models were chatting with each other or posing for photographers both proFESH and of the iPhone variety (HOLLA). Coming from the down-to-earth, friendly, something-for-everyone brand, it all felt accessible and not the sort of heightened reality that the tent shows usually bring.

J. Crew Spring 2012

The J. Crew Spring 2012 presentation.
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There was a heavy emphasis on everyday accessories kicked up in bold hues. If this is the store we go to for our basics—yet we still want to know how to freshen up our style—J. Crew does the work for us in the form of CRAY color in, say, a classic pant, an evening clutch in candy-colored stripes, or heeled sandals in shades of sherbet. There were makeup trends too, in the form of vivid orange lips that complemented boldly paired colors (like fuchsia dresses with cobalt blue purses and layers of blue and white stripes over two-toned polka dots). All in all, the presentation gave us ideas and INSPIRATION, and isn't this what we want out of Fashion Week?

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