Style Notes: Zendaya Fires Back at Twitter Trolls; J.Crew Gets Back to Its Roots
It's the weekend!
Once again, Zendaya has shut down the Twitter trolls. This time, it was in response to a user's hateful comment about a photo of the Disney star with her parents, Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman. In reply to the comment about her parents being "ugly," Zendaya tweeted a long essay in which she praised her parents (both educators) as "two of the most selfless people in the world," and continued to advise the haters to "Please, log out, go to school, hug a teacher and read a textbook." Mic drop. [THR, Twitter]
Despite its best efforts, including the hiring of a new lead women's designer, J. Crew has been experiencing a continued wave of declining sales. So as its next attempt to win back the hearts of preppy Americans, the retailer is reverting back to its roots. CEO Mickey Drexler announced that the brand would be returning to its "heritage," meaning less high-fashion (and high-priced) items and more of the chinos and cardigans that longtime J. Crew fans know and love. [Bloomberg]
Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman announced Friday that they are expanding their lifestyle brand, which, as of last week, also includes jewelry, with the addition of a luxury shoe collection. The label — a red-carpet favorite — will debut the new kicks during its Spring 2016 presentation. [WWD]
Anna Wintour is a busy lady, and her time is money — $25,000 to be exact. That's what it will cost for a meet-and-greet with the legendary Vogue editor in chief at the Conde Nast HQ at 1 World Trade Center in New York City. But don't worry, the money is all for a good cause. The meet-and-greet as well as host of goodies from the closet (including Vera Wang and Michael Kors swag) is part of a Charity Buzz auction raising money for the United States Tennis Foundation. Bidding closes on Sept. 14, so make your move quick. [Yahoo Style]