Two years ago about this same time of year, I illustrated and wrote an original comic ("Open Letter to Jenna Lyons") about the demise of J.Crew from a die-hard fan point of view. (You can find it here at The Hairpin.)
What I didn't expect with my little comic was an outpouring of national recognition and how it sparked the discussion about J. Crew in newspapers and the blogosphere.
To my surprise this week, over a morning latte and the NYT, I read "The Jenna Lyons Era at J.Crew Comes to an End."
Not sure where she's going but I have always admired her bold and individualistic style, which was just that...her own style, not a mass style. Endings are new beginnings.