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Top 5 Colorful Suede Wedges - Inspired by Celine Fall 2010

When spring finally comes about I'm usually already thinking towards what I want to wear for fall. All over last year's pre-fall and fall runways we saw suede wedges in a rainbow of primary colors, most notably the drool worthy wedges at Celine. But to get your hands on those, you're gonna have to wait until this fall. Get your fix now with a nearly identical pair from Tila March. They come in a great banana yellow that's sure to add a pop of color with summers minimalist ensembles. In a few months, they will look just dashing paired with gray tights and a shift dress. Check out the SLIDESHOW for the top 5 colored wedges you can have now and not wait until fall.

Visit the Dark Side With Gemma Slack

If you haven't heard of Gemma Slack, you probably will soon, especially considering Fergie just donned one of her futuristic dresses in the Black Eyed Peas "Imma Be" music video. This UK born designer graduated from the London College of Fashion, but before her turn as a designer she focused on painting and sculpture. After finding her calling in fashion she went through a two year apprenticeship with Gareth Pugh. Not long after, she started her own line for spring 2010. Her sculpture background is evident in her interesting shapes and structured garments, she turns extraordinary materials into tailored garments. She draws inspiration from the dark and gothic in addition to old military armor. The Spring 2010 collection paired super structured leather and metal paneled corsets and bustiers with shredded and cut out mini dresses. For Fall 2010 she ventured into the land of menswear showing slim leather pants, jackets and some crazy mid drift baring tops. While her looks may not be for everyday wear, they are a welcome touch of darkness to any closet.

The Return of Minimalism Inspired By Newcomer Designer Wayne

Designers have rediscovered that less is more all over again for Spring 2010. While it's no surprise that some of the dominant forces of the trend came from 90's designers like Donna Karan and Calvin Klein, they weren€™t the only ones pioneering the trend. Phoebe Philo's triumphant return to fashion at the helm of the French brand Celine had a distinct minimalist look, as did Yves Saint Laurent and relative newcomer Wayne Lee. This isn't the strict androgynous minimalism of the 90s; think of it more like minimalism "light". Clean color palates and crisp lines are given a feminine edge with draped jersey dresses and billowing chiffon skirts at Donna Karan. At Wayne's Fall 2010 line, tough cut out pants and strict blazers were given a sense of newness with the touch of chartreuse and soft cowl neck tops. With the few right pieces this trend ensures you some fuss free dressing, and since minimal hair and make-up looks work great with the trend, you might just be able to hit snooze one more time in the morning.

Get Crazy With Psychedelic Florals

There were plenty of neutrals and army khaki on the spring runway to get your closet filled with basics. But if you're looking to add a little punch to your wardrobe, the trend for you is spring's bright prints. This season there was everything from little liberty prints to large tropical prints, but what really stood out is the psychedelic florals shown at Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Marni. Flower prints got some cool factor by going trippy and acid laced leaving the florals barely recognizable. While it's still breezy out, throw on a printed dress with black tights for a girly, yet futurist feel. For an extra twist, try DKNY's garden romper in a dizzying sequin floral print. Later in the summer, hit the beach in an extra large floral bandeau bikini, and hit the town in Single€™s watercolor printed strapless dress. Whatever you choose, it's sure to leave a dizzying impression. Check out the SLIDESHOW to see more psychedelic floral prints.

Perfect Pairing: Maxi Dresses With Boyish Blazers

With all of spring's micro mini skirts and shorts, I was left wondering what I can wear when I'm feeling more modest. But for every micro mini on the runway, there were just as many maxi dresses. Long dresses often fall into two categories: the wear-to-the-beach maxi dress, or the formal gown. But the dresses for spring 2010 are anything but these two extremes - they're perfect for day walking around the city, and when paired with a classic blazer they can even make their way into some offices. A jacket over a long dress looks much fresher than your time-tested cardigan. To avoid looking like you took your boyfriend's jacket and haven't gone home since last nights gala add some casual everyday accessories like flats and an oversized bag. Take a loose neutral long dress from the beach to the city by adding a tailored colored jacket and a platform wedge. Minimize the girlishness of a floral maxi dress with a leather vest and some studded flats. Check out some other cool maxi dress and blazer combos in the SLIDESHOW.

Go Gaga For Gingham This Spring!

When I think of gingham I automatically think of picnic tables and a country bumpkins from the 1950's. But after watching the spring shows where many designers took a trip to the country, I'm starting to change my opinion of the prim print. Christopher Kane sent down his country beauties in pastel windowpane gingham that were anything but bland and boring with their cut away seams and sheer overlays. A classic gingham blouse gets a girly twist with ruffled hem and sheer fabric like Kimchi Blue's gingham tank. Try gingham in a non-traditional yellow that keeps it far away from picnic table territory. Checked accessories like Mason Michelle's gingham headband and Mosley Tribes red gingham sunglasses are fresh and quirky. Check out the slideshow to see all these gingham goods that are made for more than just picnic tables.

Let Peep Toe Booties Transition You Into Spring

Peep toe may seem like an oxymoron, but it's actually your new favorite transitional shoe. A blend of your favorite winter booties, and spring and summers open toe sandals, these babies will take you right from the cold to the hot nights of summer. You can easily winterize them now with a pair of opaque tights (or if you're in California like me, it's really never too cold for open toed shoes!). Once the flowers start blooming, this is the perfect footwear to pair with spring's nude looks, or to ground your floaty floral frocks. Black and dark colored peep toe booties are great for these mid-season months, but in neutral colors they become totally summery. Look for ones that not only have a peep toe, but also interesting cut outs to further "summer-ize" the bootie look. Check out the slideshow for booties that will have you well heeled all through the summer!

Get Roped Into These Knitted Necklaces From Orly Genger and Jaclyn Mayer!

What happens when a jewelry designer and a sculptor collaborate? Well, it could create some monstrous and heavy jewelry, or it could create beautiful statement pieces you€™ll cherish forever. For this duo it€™s definitely the latter! Jaclyn Mayer and Orly Genger first paired up to create some jewelry souvenirs for the gift shop of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where the New York-based Genger was showing an installation consisting of thousands of feet of nylon climbing rope, which the artist had hand-knitted into sculptures. Now they continue to weave and braid industrial climbing ropes and fine chains into spectacular bracelets and necklaces. Designer, Victoria Bartlet was so taken by the pieces she commissioned them to make some pieces for her spring fashion show for her line VPL. The jewelry ranges from $150 to $210 (much more affordable than one of the artist sculptures that€™s shown at the MOMA) and are available at www.jaclynmayer.com. Check out the slideshow to see some of the spring collection.

Make Up Forever Shows You How To Rock Joan Jett

At first glance you might not think of Joan Jett as a beauty icon. But the more you think about it, someone had to start what has now become a classic rock and roll look. As the godmother of punk, her look is now being thrown on the big screen with the new biopic The Runaways. Kristen Stewart dyed her hair and chopped it into the perfect rock shaggy bob, but most importantly, she mastered the perfectly smuged smokey eye. Now you can too with the help from the flicks head make-up artist Robin Matthews and MAKE UP FOREVER cosmetics. Check out www.makeupoforeverusa/runaways to see videos of how to get Joan Jett€™s and her sidekick€™s Cherie Currie€™s ( Dakota Fanning) look. And that€™s not it, you can also enter to win a trip to New York for the March 17th movie premiere that includes all the rock star treatment.

Get Coco Rocha's Sleek Futuristic Look

After Coco Rocha stepped out at the Grammy's wearing a piece from her upcoming fashion line, I've come to expect her to always wearing her own designs. Yet, when she guest judged the 3rd annual Supima Design competition she didn't wear her own line - instead she rocked a futuristic look by one of the nominated designers Victor De Souza. She joined the league of uber fashionable ladies, like Daphne Guinness to wear the designers fashion forward looks. While it might be hard to wear the exact look everyday (how does one sit in a patent leather belt/skirt anyways), when paired down it€™s a great sleek mid-season look. Start with a fitted black blazer that has a strong shoulder, Vivienne Westwood€™s Bold Shoulder Jacket has a similar feel, or for something more casual try Superfine's fitted black denim jacket. Pair that with some basic black leggings like Coco did or add a space age touch with some leather inset leggings. While you could wear some nice flat or heeled boots like Coco did, I suggest taking the look up a bit with some peep-toe black booties. To keep with the minimalist feel of the look, accessorize with a simple cocktail ring worn on the thumb. Check out the slideshow for how to replicate her look!
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