Cutouts and asymmetrical styles are still the rage this spring. And you can count on Lanvin to make it classy, yet sexy. This beautiful silk crepe dress features one draped sleeve and a black lycra bodysuit underneath. No accessories needed, accept a fabulous belt and ankle strap heels. Skin takes center stage!

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Now that my spring looks have hit the runway, it's time to dish about the glory of the season! Starting with color. First and foremost, it's all about black and white. Fortunately, this classic duo will continue to take center stage into fall. A spin-off theme that is nothing new, but ever present, is the Parisian favorite of all white.

Next to enter the scene are the gorgeous light to medium depth colors from Pantone. Neons dissipate, thank goodness. Though you will still find bright orange piping in many garments and accessories. I am immediately drawn to the Fendi combo of nectarine and lemon zest!
Of the many themes this season, mod, edgy and feminine draw the most attention. Popular concepts include print-on-print-on-print, the bare midriff and casual suiting. In regard to fabric, sheer continues to be re-energized with excitement. Lace goes everyday casual. Chambray gets a new lease on life. Laser cuts and cutouts make an impact. And digital prints, in the form of water, and stripes continue to get better and bolder.


Spring's shapes range from structured with relaxed elements to fluid, angled cuts. The Bermuda short goes viral and denim cutoff shorts strike it rich. Details are never understated. In fact, the more intricate, the better. Accessories keep on keeping on, with beautiful structured handbags. The tote being the biggest show stopper. Shoes continue from ladylike to wedge to spring boots with a roman flair. Jewelry begins and ends in gold, with white enamel giving gold a run for its money.


If you're looking to push yourself this spring, start by emulating these everyday looks below, inspiration courtesy of Dries Van Noten, Michael Kors, Valentino and DSquared. Yes, they involve a little risk. But if tailored to your personal style, you just may be able to pull off your own interpretation.


Beauty goes in many directions this season — bold eyeliner, lush lashes, bushy brows, bright matte lips and glowful skin. And hair rides the spectrum with braids, messy buns, low ponies, triangle parts, slick rick and fab blow outs.


So get going! Time to get your spring on whether the weather wants you to or not.

Designers featured above: 1-Alexander Wang, Chanel, Versace, Dries Van Noten, Dolce and Gabbana. 2-Robert Cavalli, Marni, Chanel, Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler. 3-Dries Van Noten, Michael Kors, Valentino, DSquared. 4-Lanvin, Gaultier, Bottega Veneta, Missoni.

There is no doubt, that up to this point in the fashion week mix, Dolce & Gabbana stole the show. Even though there are still a few more shows to see in Paris, I'm calling it now. Unbelievably regal detail. Drool worthy and jaw dropping good. I can barely stand it! I want to touch every piece (and wear it, of course).

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana used the golden mosaics of Sicily's Cathedral of Monreale as a starting point for this collection. Said to be a romanticized view of the Catholic Church, the line explores all angles, from innocence to scandal.

And oh, how I love those crosses! My vintage Chanel cross necklace might need a new companion.







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Clover Canyon, you had me at the shoes. What girl wouldn't want to wear those sparkly heels, not to mention every article of clothing in your FW13 line? Superb! And the girls on point — beautiful from head to toe.

amcq2tonewalletMy wallet hasn't changed in ions. Truthfully, I can't imagine stepping outside of the large zip around wallet.

In fact, my current wallet is tangerine and the one I'm eyeing, by Alexander McQueen, is two-toned orange and red. I'm not sure anyone would notice the change.

This particular style is so versatile and holds absolutely everything (and then some). It looks good on its own, outside of a purse, too.

Why change a good thing?

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