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Spring 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Cynthia Steffe

Cynthia Steffe Spring 2007
Photo Credit: Omiru: Style for All

Key Takeaways: Effortlessly chic collection of easy-to-wear dresses and separates in

lightweight fluid fabrics. With clean lines and soft shapes, Cynthia Steffe’s collection

travels effortlessly from day to Parisian night. Key silhouettes included fitted and floaty

dresses, chiffon tops, tunics, mariner shorts, and loosely fitted jackets. Detailing

included laser cutouts, eyelet, crochet, and embroidery.

Color Palette: Neutrals–white, grey, and black–are accompanied by a playful medley of lime green, yellow, orangey pink, and a spectrum of blues.

Silhouettes: Silhouettes were generally large over small.  Sporty, flirty separates included trapeze coats, tunics, chiffon tops, and skinny bottoms: stovepipe pants and mariner shorts.  An assortment of rompers, babydoll dresses, and flowy evening gowns rounded out the collection.

Accessories Report: We love the thin double belts that Cynthia Steffe custom designed for this collection.

What’s Wearable: Designed expressly to be wearable, Cynthia Steffe’s spring collection featured pieces that we’re already picturing in our overstuffed closets: a slate grey jumper dress, a filgree print chiffon top, and a pintucked shadow stripe top.

What’s Not Wearable: Stovepipe pants can be tricky to wear if you don’t have the legs of a model.

Want to know more about Cynthia Steffe?  Don’t miss Omiru’s backstage interview with designer Cynthia Steffe.

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Spring 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Spring 2007
Photo Credit: NY Metro

Key Takeaways: For Ralph Lauren, it does matter if it’s black or white. The entire collection, with the exception of some metallic silver pieces, was characterized by the two classic hues. Menswear-as-womenswear also dominated the runway, though we did spot some ultra-feminine frocks. Straying from the volume trend, Ralph did his own thing and stuck with his signature sleek tailoring.

Color Palette: Black, white, and some metallic silver.

Silhouettes: Polo shirts, fitted A-line skirts, menswear-inspired vests, button-down shirts with tuxedo accents, bermuda shorts, camisole jersey dresses, and flapper-like dresses.

Accessories Report: Most of the models wore fedoras, some petite, some large. They also carried enormous black satchels and sported neckties. Black belts featured large square buckles.

What’s Wearable: All the pieces in this collection are wearable, but it depends on your personal style. If you don’t fancy menswear-as-womenswear, you can take your favorite pieces and pair them with more feminine articles.

What’s Not Wearable: One model wore a turban-like cap that we wouldn’t recommend sporting.

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Lena Wald Lock and Key Necklace

Lena Wald Lock and Key Necklace The lock and key motif is adorable, but what really makes this necklace special is the diamond concealed in the key hole.  Undercover chic.

$564 at Aloha Rag.

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