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Fashion Insider: Designer Jay Godfrey

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on October 27, 2011

Designer Jay Godfrey and SMUStyle Blogger Kelsey Charles

On Wednesday night I went to Tootsie’s Dallas and had the chance to meet acclaimed designer Jay Godfrey while viewing pieces from his Fall 2001 and Resort 2012 collections. Godfrey has been in the business for just over three years but has a strong celebrity following and has been recognized by publications such as WWD and Elle and has even appeared as a special guest on America’s Next Top Model. Along with these accomplishments Godfrey was down to earth and a pleasure to talk to.

Godfrey said that the inspiration for his two collections was different because each season is different. His biggest inspiration for the fall collection comes from Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of French Vogue. Her influence is seen through the lace and femininity of the pieces. For his holiday collection there is a lot of color blocking, which Godfrey says, is something he always identifies with.

I asked Godfrey what his best advice for SMU stylistas would be and he said that nude pumps are something every girl should have. Besides the height factor they give you they elongate your legs and can be worn with everything. In addition he said to “know your body.” If you know your body then you know what to wear to look good.

Godfrey is a designer who not only inspired me through his clothes, using bold colors and details such as sequins and cut outs, but also through his charming personality and designing passion.

The leopard print dress is one of Godfrey's favorite pieces from his fall collection


One of my favorite pieces, a unique take on the maxi with great color

Kelsey Reynolds


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Fête Set: Jay Godfrey On-Campus Trunk Show

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on April 25, 2011

SMU Senior Lindsay Perper is hosting a trunk show for NYC-based designer Jay Godfrey this Wednesday at SMU.

Just in time for graduation, wedding season and warmer weather, Perper will be hauling in tons of the designer’s signature feminine flirty dresses. Browsing Jay Godfrey’s Spring 2011 collection could not be more convenient as Lindsay, in association with the SMU Retail Club and Dallas Stylistas, is setting up shop right in Hughes-Trigg Student Center — in promenade AB downstairs next to the ballroom, to be exact!

The clothes will be significantly marked down in comparison to regular retail price, so stop by the trunk show in between classes on Wednesday anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and check it out!

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