buy buy baby buy buy.

hello there folks.

firstly, thank you madonna and the track “bye, bye baby” from your “erotica” album for helping to inspire the title for this blog post! secondly, as i posted a few days ago, i have a dress coming out in lord and taylor as part of a 10th anniversary project runway capsule collection.

you can read more about that HERE

now….you can buy it! it ranges in size from 2 to 14. i know, i wish it went higher too but it is what it is folks. maybe next time!

to learn more about my dress click HERE
to purchase the dress click HERE

i have also included my sketch of the dress. enjoy!

happy shopping!

xox. j


hi fashion. how are ya?

hello there folks.

i told you last week that i would have big project runway related news for you this week. well, here it is…i am proud to announce that i have designed a dress as part of the inaugural lord and taylor/project runway capsule collection!

there are 10 dresses in the collection, each designed by one contestant from each season of project runway. i, of course, am representing season 1 and so on and so forth until the season 10 designer’s dress is revealed on thursday’s airing of project runway. i wonder who it will be? it better be someone good, as i will have to spend hours with them next week at the lord and taylor flagship store in new york city during the fashions night out lord and taylor event! haha!

for more information about my dress click HERE
to see mine and the other designers dresses click HERE

if you are in nyc next week, stop by and say hi to the gang and come take a look at our dresses. if you can’t make it to the event, then you can purchase the dress online on lord and taylor’s website beginning this friday august 31st.

check out the lord and taylor website HERE

happy shopping!

xox. j

oh toronto.

hello there folks.

is it really almost september? when did that happen? i could swear it was just april and i was dreaming of a secret mid-summer beach weekend getaway. oh well, i guess that puts me ahead of the game for next year! oh wait, i did go to the gorgeous state of maine for a week of fun and frolicking. that counts right?

now it’s back to reality and that means i’m back to assuming the role of college professor this week and back to the grind for what is shaping up to be a very busy fall season! a fair amount of that will be in alignment with my new line of fabric CENTER CITY coming out in a few weeks. yay! i also have some clothing and accessories on the horizon as well as some big project runway related news coming next week. no, i will not be taking over for tim gunn anytime soon, although that would certainly be a fun gig!

speaking of project runway..are any of you watching it this season? i am, and i must say i am enjoying it. hell, i usually always enjoy it. it’s always surreal yet entertaining for me to watch something that i have lived with other characters playing the role of…well…me. of course there are some designers on this season that are driving me absolutely nuts in the personality department but i shall refrain from public commentary on that one! hopefully i will get to meet some of the current cast as i will be attending the finale show at new york fashion week in 2 weeks! i am sooooo looking forward to the show and to all of the gossip that will inevitably be flying around at the various parties. oh, fashion week, you gossipy little slag!

enough fancy fashion talk, now back to business! i have new tote bags available in my online shop! these are called the “toronto tote” and they are named after one of my favorite canadian cities, toronto! these bags feature 2 prints from my last fabric line “habitat” and they are then backed in a super sturdy fabrication to provide body to the bag.

now here’s the big news, i have listened to you my dear customer, and i am happy to announce that this bag has a zipper! yes, this bag features a zippered closure so you can now feel super dooper secure in all of your worldly travels…and…it also has a gusseted outside pocket with a velcro closure perfect for your easy access items such as a cell phone or keys or what ever you need to have near and dear to you. exciting!

ps: i would like to thank my models for this shoot, my nieces molly and sarah! i can’t even believe that they are old enough to do this. i know this is cliche, but i remember when they were born! my god, i am feeling old right now. haha!

you can check out the toronto tote HERE

well, that is about all from me…for now. again, i have some big news to share next week so stay tuned!

xox. j

magnetism noted.

hello there folks.

many of you may already know that my newest fabric line, CENTER CITY will be available in september, but for those of you that just can’t wait that long, you can get a taste of CENTER CITY now! i’ve just added mini-magnet sets and note cards to my online store. both sets feature each of the 3 colorways of CENTER CITY.

check the magnets out HERE

check the notecards out HERE

ps: any retailers interested in carrying any of these items in your store, feel free to contact us for wholesale pricing HERE

xox. j

vacation. all i ever wanted. all i ever needed.

hello there folks.

first things first. i’ve got new sunglasses (named after new jersey beach towns) in my online shop! these are some real beauties and will perfectly accessorize the super cute items in your jay mccarroll wardrobe. you don’t have any jay mccarroll accessories in your wardrobe yet? well… here’s a chance to start your collection!

check them out HERE

in other news, i am leaving for my annual trip to maine tonight and i couldn’t be more excited! yes, of course, i am looking forward to taking a little break from work which, let me tell you, i don’t feel like i’ve worked this hard in…well…maybe ever (more on that to come…so stay tuned) but i am looking forward most to the absolute beauty that is the state of maine. it’s amazing how many people i know have never been to maine. even my friend michael who has literally been to every other state in america, has never been to maine. seriously michael, what is wrong with you?

aside from driving through the gorgeous landscape filled with so many pine trees, the sweetest little towns, lighthouses, pretty beaches, seafood shacks and no billboards (um…the best law ever!) i look forward to visiting some of my favorite places. a trip to maine would not be complete without visiting BAR HARBOR, STONEWALL KITCHEN, and hitting up every MARDENS location that my gps will locate! i must also give a big ol’ shout out to WALTERS in portland for the best calamari dish that exists on planet earth! i’m coming up north baby, you better get ready for me!

i will also be teaching a workshop at z fabrics in portland maine next wednesday night august 8th from 5pm to 8pm. space is extremely limited, but if you are interested in taking the workshop, better late than never…well…you better get off your bum and contact them ASAP!

more information on the z fabrics workshop HERE

well, this ship is about to set sail. i hope y’all are enjoying these last moments of summer bliss. i know i will be this week! bon voyage!

xox. j