Seeing Red Over Pink

A J.Crew ad that shows a top designer painting her young son’s toenails neon pink has some parents and doctors seeing red.

The photo appeared in a feature called "Saturday With Jenna," which was emailed to customers last week and highlights a few of J.Crew president and creative director Jenna Lyons’ favorite products -- including the hot pink Essie nail polish seen on her son, Beckett.

The caption below the picture reads, “Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink.  Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”

Not everyone sees fun in the ad.  What do you think?



  1. Hey! Thanks for coming by my blog and joining in Hop A Little Tuesday!!
    I just want to say I LOVED LOVED LOVEEEE this ad! :) I see nothing wrong with it in the least. I think it is sad that it has caused so much controversy and people feel the need to make it out to be something it isn't. To me this is no different than dressing a girl in pants and a tshirt, giving them a dump truck and telling them to go play in the dirt...

  2. Hi, I am one of your newest fans from Bloggy Moms! I read all of the hoopla over the pink toenails and if anything it caused J Crew to receive even more publicity. Personally I wouldn't have published that pic. After all, who knows what the little man will grow up to become and I can't imagine, that as an adult, he would be happy to have this thrown in his face.