J.Crew’s Earnings Triple; Tavi Now Has ‘Lower Standards’

Olivia Palermo.

• Tavi on preparing for the future: "My life motto is basically to lower your standards and expectations so you're never disappointed and never put any trust in anything... Not in an effort to be cool or not care or anything, just out of neurosis!" [HuffPo]

• J.Crew reported a net income of $15.1 million for the fourth quarter — up more than threefold from the $4 million reported in the same period last year. [WWD]

• Yes, Olivia Palermo can still book fashion magazine covers. Here she is on the front of Elle Ukraine's new issue. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Alex Rodriguez bought more than $17,000 of designer merchandise for his niece during a recent shopping spree at Blue & Cream. Unfortunately, now he wants to return it all, but the boutique only issues store credit; Rodriguez's niece has threatened "further measures" if a refund isn't provided. [Page Six/NYP]

Zac Posen signed a deal with Illesteva to produce sunglasses. [WWD

• Urban Outfitters receives criticism from LGBT advocates for selling a transphobic greeting card. [ONTD]

rag & bone moved its public relations in-house and hired Tanja Ruhnke as head of communications, though the company will continue to work with PR Consulting on its fashion shows. [WWD]

• See designers talk about their "You Can't Fake Fashion" bags, which go on sale today on eBay. [PeopleStyleWatch]

• According to a tragic new survey, half of men say their partners dress them, two-thirds say that their partner picks out their clothes on a daily basis, and three-tenths of the men surveyed say that they wear clothes bought for them by a mother or mother-in-law. [Stylelist]

Izabel Goulart covers the new issue of Spanish Harper's Bazaar, but the fashion team forgot to bring any pants on set. Oh no! [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Michael Kors upped projected earnings for this past financial year's fourth quarter by an estimate of 4 cents a share. [WWD]

Isabel Marant opens a store in Los Angeles. [WWD]