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Spring Has Sprung in NYC February 18, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlawordsmithblog @ 9:51 pm

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I’m crazy, right? Much of the northeast, including New York City, is still digging out of the blizzard known as Nemo and another storm is on the way, but when it comes to fashion, New York is all about spring.

 

I just got back from a glorious annual girls trip with my college buddies, this year to New York City, and am happy to say we saw glimpses of the early stages of New York Fashion Week. Famous and fabulous designers from around the world were in the Big Apple to unveil their newest clothing lines during what many regard as the fashion shows to end all fashion shows. Much of what is shown is considered “Spring 2013” wear, which means it’s what you’ll see on the racks this spring.  And, as wild and crazy as they may appear on run ways, the clothes often shows up in stores across America in one form or another. They literally, set the trends.

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One of the hottest designers right now is Rachel Zoe, stylist to the stars and the subject of the popular TV show “The Rachel Zoe Project.” I’ve followed her sense of style a bit in the past, but am now a huge fan.  The super tiny and very sweet Zoe roomed right down the hall from us in New York and we ran into her often.  We shared many an elevator with her and her family and found her nothing short of friendly and lovely.  It was enough to make me want to be her next fashion “project!”

 

No such luck, but you don’t need luck to spot what’s going to be hot this spring, including:

White:

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Valentino

 

 

Bold colors and Monochromatic:

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Gucci

 

 

 
Black Tie and Menswear:

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Ralph Lauren

 

 

 

Bold Stripes:

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Michael Kors

 

 

 

Sparkle and Shine:

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Rachel Zoe

 

 

Prints:

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Tory Burch

 

 

Shoe-wise, looks for these hot trends:
Aqua:

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Joan & David

 

 

 

Block heels:

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Kate Spade

 

 

Pop of Color:

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Stuart Weitzman

 

 

 

Sliver wedges:

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Sam Edelman

 

 

Bows and Frills:

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Steve Madden

 

Colorful flats:

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Ivanka Trump

 

 

Shine and Metallic:

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Rebecca Minkoff

 

 

Pointy Toe/Bright Colors:

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Manolo Blahnik

 

 

Sporty fun/Urban Athleticism:

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Kate Spade

 

 

Yes, the calendar says it’s still officially winter, but Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring so it’s never too early to dream or to start, right?

 

Happy shopping everyone!

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One Response to “Spring Has Sprung in NYC”

  1. Barbara Brown Says:

    I want one of each!!!!


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