Saturday, August 14, 2010

Most-Wanted Trends for Fall 2010: Our Crib Notes

We just hit what has been touted as the hottest day of the year, but we're slaves to gluttony and raising the heat index with our fall 2010 most-wanted trends for fall. It was difficult to narrow our focus for the season, with so many designers scaling back to attainable, perfectly suitable and definitive looks and pieces. Among our favorite designer inspirations for the season: Celine, Dries Van Noten, The Row, Preen, Lanvin, Givenchy, Burberry Prorsum, and Rick Owens. Enjoy the season's best discoveries!

1. Masculine tailoring
2. Fragility: Lace and transparency
3. Military
4. The blouse
5. Beautiful outerwear: Coats and capes
6. Chunky, oversized knits
7. Maxi skirts
8. Fur/shearling
9. Black
10. Red
11. Camel
12. Copper/metallic accents
13. Leather sportswear
14. Accessories: Tribal jewelry
15. Footwear: Lace-up booties/over-the-knee boots

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New L'Agence from L.A.

Just in! New L'Agence from LA talent agency veteran Margaret Maldonado. Each piece is infinitely wearable and will become a staple for yearround wear! We love the effortless attitude infused with each design. We love every item, from her nubby shag cardi wrap to her lace-imprinted ruffle blouse. Call us to order 614.291.3600. Styles not yet available online.

See images here on our facebook page:!/pages/Columbus-OH/jinny/55059309491?ref=share&__a=5&ajaxpipe=1

Image of Margaret Maldonado and Nicole Richie at Fred Segal's launch party for L'Agence.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ohio Native Althea Harper and Project Runway Season 6 Finalist Joins Us for a Trunk Show this Thursday

We're proud to host Project Runway season 6 finalist and Ohio's own Althea Harper this Thursday, June 24, from 6:00-8:00 pm for an exclusive fashion trunk show preview of Althea's new fall collection that will be available on hand for order! Nosh on delicious bites from Pistachia Vera and enjoy a glass a bubbly while Althea shares her design inspirations and up-and-coming developments. All attendees may enter a raffle to win limited-edition items designed by Althea during the night. Join us at the boutique at 844 N High St, Columbus, 43215. Spread the word and pass this along to invite your friends!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Raquel Allegra is Summer Pitch Perfect

There's an addictive nature to Raquel Allegra's slashed and shredded recycled LA County Jail tees. We can't seem to live without them. Comfortable, washed cotton tees are slightly oversized yet flattering in every way. These aren't your average T-shirt.

Just in time for summer, find our remaining stock of Raquel Allegra on sale now at our online store.

And coming soon: Raquel's fall collection of slashed and dyed military-inspired tees.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Red Hot Summer Vacation

No matter where you go this summer on your vacay, stay current in the season's hottest color: RED! Add a little dose of scarlet to your beach dweller, city explorerer, canyon hopper, or staycationer personalities. Click on the image to open on a separate page and then click again to make it larger to see credits for individual items.

Inspired by the ideas? Call us to arrange for a summer vacay consultation or to order your must-haves 614.291.3600.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sex and the City 2 Midnight Premiere 5.28 at Arena Grand Theater

If you'll be attending the VIP midnight premiere of SATC 2 at the Arena Grand tonight, please look for our exclusive promotion!

In the meantime, we found these Bergdorf shop windows in NYC today to be completely inspired by the movie and the leading ladies.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Styles for Mom and You at 20% Off!

Mothers do it all with style and grace! They're our first champions every day and it's with that inspiration in mind that we put together a few ideas to make the celebration perfect, whether attending a decadent brunch or taking a day-long shopping excursion. And now through May 10th, midnight, use code "mums2010", including sale items! Promotion not applicable to previous purchases or special orders. All sales final using promotion. As always, phone orders welcome. 614.291.3600.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Our Favorite Looks from the Costume Institute's 2010 Met Ball

Our favorite looks and ladies from the week's Costume Institute's Met Ball celebrating the American Woman. Liu Wen in a sparkly short shift dress, Chanel's muse with Karl Lagerfeld in a mini dress with long train, Diane Kruger stunning in a long sleeve white gown by Calvin Klein with Francisco Costa, Zoe Kravitz in a white tank and black flared trousers that oozed downtown cool with designer Alexander Wang, and Camilla Belle with designer Jason Wu in red.

Spring/Summer 2010 Cheatsheat

Just in case you wanted a quick reference sheet or new ideas on what to wear now for the sunny season, here's our take on must-haves this season:

Major themes

Lace and transparency and cut-outs/lingerie
Military and cadet
Americana – sports, denim, red, white & blue
Power 80’s – bandage/bondage dresses/body con
Fluidity/Loosely Tailored – relaxed menswear
Leather as sportswear – dresses, skirts, tops
Tribal – from Aztec and Africa to Native American


Lipstick red
Denim or lake blue
Pale greys
Pastel yellow
Abstract graphic prints


Mini skirts
Harem/relaxed trousers
Mini body con dresses
Crop tops and jackets

Ethnic influences in African tribal or Navajo Indian
Manipulated pearls
Oversized masculine accessories (i.e. timepieces and chain bracelets)


Black, strong statement shoes
Wood-grain heels/contrast heels and upper
Wrap-around styles on flats and heels a la amalgamated ballerina inspiration
Open-toe/cut-outs on platforms, heels, sandals, flats

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tribute to Alexander McQueen

Unnaturally skilled; unnatural death. Alexander McQueen, fashion designer, will rest as one of the true contemporary innovators and visionaries of the fashion industry, manipulating old and new ideas into immaculately tailored collections that speak of his years of Savile Row training and work for renowned fashion houses such as Givenchy.

His collections, often deemed twisted and tormented by fashion's elite, seemed to reveal his inner turmoil in his personal life, though season after season, the designer continued to push the envelope of acceptability and wearability. Even as he was criticized, he was adored. And even as he was deemed shocking, his designs revealed absolute commercial viability.

The serpentine image we included was shot by the brilliant Nick Knight for McQueens spring/summer 2010 campaign.

Rest in peace Alex.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's a Winter Wonderland today but that doesn't mean staying in can't have its benefits. To get you in the mood for cozy, cover up in your Snuggie or stylish throw and take 20% off all Enza Costa online today only. Use code "Enzasnow". Mother Nature's making a grand effort for the last of winter!

Friday, January 29, 2010

3.1 Phillip Lim is in - As if you didn't already know

We're getting at this a little late because truth be told, we've had 3.1 Phillip Lim's pretty pre-spring collection in for almost 2 weeks now and haven't had a moment to blog about it. So let's get down to it: We LOVE the small collection. Why? Because it's part ethereal and forever and it's part hand-me-down in perfect condition from your mom's closet. Beautiful lace dresses and skirts that look so simple, yet are hand-embroidered and offered at such an amazing price. The pieces are as close to wearable couture as ready-to-wear can get and at buy now prices, if not wear now. And a "tee" that the designer is designating a tee, but is more like a slightly cropped delicate lace top to distinguish you from the night-owl crowd or keep your day office wardrobe in serious style.

We're almost soldout so call us to get dibs now. These styles are selling out fast around the country. 614.291.3600.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Sale of the New Decade!

Old Man Winter's a grump. Ring in the cheer of the New Year with our bi-annual blowout sale! Get must-have designers to wear now at 50% off and previous season's merchandise at 75% off! Arrive early for best selection. Doors open in-store and online at 11:00 AM EST, Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Due to overwhelming demand, jinny will not be able to pre-sell sale items. All sale items are final sale, no exceptions. As always, phone orders welcome on first come, first serve basis. 614.291.3600.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We're excited for the start of the next decade and are energized by the new inspirations that fashion will bring us for spring/summer 2010. Worth first mention: Some new faces joining the jinny designer roster like Richard Chai Love, R13, Vanessa Bruno, Golden Goose, T by Alexander Wang, Candace Ang, Deviated by Subversive Jewelry, Worth & Worth, Local, and Raquel Allegra.

Returning favorites like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Preen, Current/Elliott, Enza Costa, Kain, Heimstone, K Jacques, Camilla Skovgaard, Alexander Wang, Leigh & Luca, Iosselliani, LD Tuttle, and many more will enliven our looks once the last snow melts.

Cheers to 2010!