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No stranger to the red carpet, Jenny Packham brought a new twist on old Hollywood glam at her Spring 2011 show. Sequins, shimmer, sparkle, and soft shades swayed down the catwalk, evoking opulent Grecian goddesses paying Earth a visit. Mere mortals with nary a paparazzi-flocked event to attend can nonetheless enjoy Packham’s creations. Her gowns were interspersed with gauzy jumpsuits and tailored trousers, perfect for when you want to make lunch with the girls an occasion.
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Laid out like an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, the models at the Lulu Frost Spring 2011 presentation were far from the dowdy, frantic-looking pioneers you envision hitching a ride west on the wagon. Instead, they channeled Christina Hendricks’ “Joan Holloway” on a Mad Men business trip to New Mexico. Turquoise meshed with pearls and Native American-inspired headpieces were given a contemporary feel with crystals and chains. Could designer Lisa Salzer set a trend if Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce opens an office out west?
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Spanish designer Toni Francesc has translated the light and feel of the forest into an earthy, organic assembly that he fittingly called “Urban Forest”. Wooden jewelry that curved around necks and wrists like the bouts of a violin served as ideal accents to the ethereal, liquid dresses. Francesc concentrated on largelt natural colors such as beige, gray, and white, which he then infused with the brights – the blues, the yellows, and the corals — much like what nature will offer up in the spring.