The warmer temperatures mix up a cocktail of spring fashions that, as they debut in stores, will be hard to resist. The catwalks were filled with Southern Cali flair including vibrant prints, florals and beachy inspirations. Shelve your drab winter hues and discover the daisy-fresh fashions at LA’s boutiques.
Kyle by Alene Too
9647 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The sexy spring collection of Ramy Brook has debuted at the chi-chi Beverly Hills Kyle by Alene Too. The designers have taken spring at its word and created a collection that is sexy, colorful and allows you to enjoy the warmer weather. A few favorites to keep an eye out for include the “Drew” Slouchy Double Lapel Jacket in ivory, made of 100 percent silk crepe black satin, the “Phoebe” V-Neck Top with Batwing Sleeve in ivory and the “Robi” Knit Dolman Sleeve Top in light grey, which combines 90 percent bamboo and 10 percent cashmere for a super-luxurious feel. As shorts season approaches, Ramy Brook designed the “Eddie” Trouser Short with Leather Front Panel in ivory and the “Morgan” Tweed Short with Leather Details in navy tweed. Pair the “Amber” Navy Tweed Jacket with Leather Under-Sleeves with a white t-short and skinny jeans and you’ll be set for a Sunday stroll on Rodeo Drive.
15306 Antioch St.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
When you catch a glimpse of the Reed Krakoff spring collection at Elyse Walker, your fashionista heart will swoon. The designer’s line of women’s ready-to-wear handbags, shoes and accessories combine femininity with modernism as each style makes a statement the minute you step onto the street. The Boxer handbag embodies a lightweight twill lining and epitomizes spring with the outer glazed glovetan leather. The Alligator Disc Necklace in crimson adds a pop of sophisticated color that will brighten up your Frank & Eileen Barry Classic Shirt. Debut your new spring pedi in Krakoff’s patent leather Fighter Sandal in Decoy (orange) or Marble (nude).
Opening Ceremony Los Angeles
451 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Paris in spring comes to life in Los Angeles with the city’s famed Repetto designer shoes. Gracing Hollywood’s most celebrated feet including Brigitte Bardot, the French footwear’s spring collection is timeless. Known for its ballet flats, the BB Stripe Ballerina Flats in striped blue are light and sleek, perfect for your Audrey Hepburn cigarette pants. The BB Goatskin Suede Ballerina Flats in ultra violet are super sweet and will show off your newly tanned legs. For a very trendy Parisian look, combine the très chic cork lace-up Zizi Oxford Shoes with the Charles Anastase beige striped dress.
400 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Known for discovering the fashion finds of the moment, it is not a surprise that Intermix has tapped into the exquisite creativity of Herve Leger. Although ombre tresses may be passé amongst Hollywood’s elite, the color trend is high on the list for Leger’s spring line. Leger’s 2013 collection gives his “bandage” dresses texture by using stripes and geometric shaping, all the while showing varying degrees of the same color. The French designer’s mega-sexy Strapless Scalloped Ombre Bandage Dress uses blush ombre to create soft details. Leger’s Intermix exclusive Ombre Flare Bandage Dress in blue is a little bolder in its shape and details.
11677 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90049
Self-described as “a little bit Americana,” designer Thakoon Panichgul has created just that in the spring 2013 collection of Thakoon Addition. Featuring soft, meadow florals, the spring fashions are in full bloom. Ron Herman, known for carrying the most sought-after fashions, didn’t skip a beat when it came to showcasing Thakoon Addition’s spring line. The Layered Silk Floral Dress’s delicate pinks can be perfectly paired with a faded denim jacket and white TOM’s classics. Made of 100 percent silk, the v-neck dress is flirty and feminine. The designer’s Button Front Floral Skirt features pinks and corals and will put a spring in your step even during April showers. The Tank Maxi Dress in purple and beige will take you from spring through the summer and even into the hot days of Los Angeles’ fall season. The flowy silhouette shows off your figure and the scoop neck and back will accentuate your sun-kissed skin.
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Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.