Monday, April 12, 2010

Isabel Marant and Marant Lite


Above: Marant Fuso Vest.
Below: Marant Peru Jacket.

Both images via Net-a-Porter.



Above: Isabel Marant pants.
Below: A similar style from J.Crew.



Above: Isabel Marant knit pants.
Below: J.Crew's version.




Last year in Paris, I visited one of Isabel Marant's boutiques. I'm not gonna lie: I'm as smitten with her & her designs as the next gal. I wanted everything in the boutique, but walked away with nothing- at the time I decided it was too expensive (it still is). Erica's recent post had me again considering investing in one of her pieces: like the Fuso Vest (1st pic) or Peru Jacket ( 2nd image).

I thought I'd share some of my Marant-esque finds with you. J.Crew has a few pieces right now that are very Marant (you know Jenna Lyons and her design team are Marant fans).
J.Crew has a slouch pant that is styled very in a similar manner to Marant's relaxed paper-bag waisted styles this spring. They also have these knit pants that are a knock-off of Marant's. I also really like these linen cotton tees that appear to be modeled after Marant's tees.

The last photo is a Marant jumpsuit that I adore (love that crazy print)- but really don't know if I could pull off.

Sigh. I've got a major Marant crush, and I've got it bad. Silliness on a Monday...
is there anyone you have a fashion crush on?


9 comments:

la ninja said...

she IS fab and TOO expensive indeed.
I have a little summer dress/tunic thingy and that's about it... :)

Katie said...

I think it'd look great on you!
I have a fashion crush on Karen Walker. Just a crush until it's sale time...

Michelle said...

Oh, I know, to die for! You have such great taste, thanks for your comments on my shopping woes, you rock :)

kate / tinywarbler said...

ditto on the marant love. i have those j.crew slouchy sweatpants in my wishlist. i wonder if they fit big though, there's slouchy and then there's sloppy.
that jumpsuit is the best!

Jocy said...

I love that jumpsuit! Oh, you've given me a reason to check out J. Crew. I just remembered when J. Crew was the place to go for bleach-out style, ho-hum khaki pants, button ups. So very different now.

Jocy said...

As for fashion crushes, I'll always harbor a thing for Jane Mayle.

Oh, sometimes Odessa in Portland has good Marant finds.

Schanett said...

great! I love the trousers!
I'm afraid I'm often not courageous enough to buy such clothes... I often think they don't fit me...

you made me smile: it often happens to me that I enter a shop and I love everything in it, but at the end I leave without buying anything...

Popcorn Youth said...

i love the marant knit pants! they somehow manage to eclipse the current 'sweatpants as clubwear' trend that i am seeing everywhere these days. PS my lifelong fashion crush is on dries van noten. SIGH

Jennifer said...

ooo, Karen Walker, Jane Mayle, and Dries are all very crush-worthy. You all have great taste!