Designer Nanette Lepore launching juniors line for JCP
Nanette Lepore is known for her feminine and flirty silhouettes on the runway.
Now the designer, whose frocks normally run in the $300 range, is bringing a line to JCP -- that's JC Penney, for those of you who haven't heard about the retailer's calculated makeover efforts over the past year.
The designer-to-mass-market trend isn't new, but it seems like JCP, unlike many stores, is trying to prepare for a rush. Altthough the line, named "L'amour Nanette Lepore", doesn't hit shelves until February, you can pre-order pieces now.
I have to admit, when I first got an email this week about the line, the description left me a little skeptical. The line is admitted geared toward teen girls. so I wondered if it'd be a little too young.
But I still wanted to peek, particularly because I really like some of Lepore's runway looks, like this outfit (and pretty much everything else) from her Fall 2012 collection.
Luckily, although many of the pieces in the JCP line are totally tween, there are some pieces that are fun and would work, escpecially for spring or summer looks.
This belted babydoll dress, with the trendy stripes, is $30.
And this simple button-up blouse, for $17, would probably be comfy and casual with jeans. The store calls the color "London yellow."
Can't say I'm such a fan of these multi-colored leggings though. They remind me of the movie "Avatar," for some reason. Who knows though - maybe these would be perfect for the right 14-year-old -- if you want to spend $25.
What say you all?
-Deal Diva Kameel