Spring Fashion In Full Bloom
Opening spread and left page, on her: Emerald blazer, $198, BCBG at The Mall at Millenia. Blaque Market mint leather crop top, $54, and orange clutch, $68, Tuni in Winter Park. Alice & Trixie printed pant, $259, Zou Zou Boutique. Sophia Webster platform heels, $525; Alexis Bittar gold bangles, $125-$165, and necklaces, $275-$495, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Birch Hill gemstone bracelets, $9.99-$14.99, Stein Mart. On him: Yellow T-shirt, $78, Tommy Bahama. Ted Baker print dress shirt, $220, and striped belt, $55, Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. Joe’s Jeans blue pants, $172; TOMS multi-plaid shoe, $95; black Ray-Bans, $195, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Right page, On her: Tibi blue floral shorts, $298, and matching top, $335; Alexis Bittar bangles $125-$165; gold chain necklace with jeweled charm, $550; Charlotte Olympia pastel pumps $845, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Gemstone bangles, $9.99 each, Stein Mart. Miu Miu sunglasses, $310, Ilori at The Mall at Millenia. On him: Versace chambray blazer, $850, Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. Hugo Boss floral print dress shirt, $155, and striped V-neck T-shirt, $85, Saks Fifth Avenue at Florida Mall. Original Paperbacks coral shorts, $95, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Bulgari sunglasses, $770, Ilori at The Mall at Millenia. Nautica navy belt, $16.99, Stein Mart.
Left and right page, on her: Alice & Olivia floral print skirt, $396, worn over a Yoana Baraschi blue lace dress, $370; Balenciaga orange bag, $1,545; Jimmy Choo orange patent platforms, $695, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Stephan & Co. coral earrings, $9.99, Stein Mart. Gold and gemstone bangles, $42 each, Zou Zou Boutique. Beaded bracelets, $34-$74; ring, $32; mint sunglasses, $38, Tuni in Winter Park. On him: Gypsy Blue striped long sleeve T-shirt, $110; Polo Ralph Lauren navy blazer, $395, and yellow shorts, $89.50; W. Kleinberg orange belt, $135, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Sperry Top-Siders boat shoe (not shown), $100, Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. Pierre Cardin hat, $9.99, Stein Mart. Persol sunglasses, $370, Ilori at The Mall at Millenia.
Left page: On her: Peter Pilot embroidered top, $1,660; Roberto Cavalli yellow pant, $580; YSL yellow patent platform heels, $875; Barrera chandelier earrings, $390, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Lauren Ralph Lauren red belt, $42, and Kate Spade blue and white checkered tote, $198, Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. On him: Vince striped V-neck, $85; Boss light blue pants, $165; multi-color Sperry Top-Siders boat shoe, $95, Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. Peter Millar orange jacket, $145; Polo Ralph Lauren navy belt, $55, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Sama Frederico sunglasses, $415, Ilori at The Mall at Millenia. Right page: On her: Missoni black and white dress, $795; Stephanie Anne necklace, $295, and earrings, $390, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Black and white striped blazer, $248, and black and white heels, $275, BCBG at The Mall at Millenia. Prada sunglasses, $310, Ilori at The Mall at Millenia. Kate Spade sunglasses clutch, $328, Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. On him: Versace Collection dress shirt, $295; Hugo red pants, $145; Hugo Boss black dress shoes, $225, Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. Vince white T-shirt, $55; Bailey black and white striped belt (not shown), $250, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Kenneth Cole Unlisted black watch, $15.99, Stein Mart.
Left Page: On her: Badgley Mischka green floral dress, $1,090; Alexis Bittar bangles, $155-$165, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Gold and gemstone bangles, $42 each, Zou Zou Boutique. On him: Michael Kors navy linen pants, $125; Theory navy blazer, $495, Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. Vince white T-shirt, $55; Ralph Lauren orange loafers, $425, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia. Kenneth Cole Unlisted black watch, $15.99, Stein Mart. Right page: Clover Canyon floral mini dress, $246; Alice & Olivia pink blazer, $368; Miriam Salat rectangle bracelet, $495, bangles, $175 each, necklace, $475, and earrings, $250; Jimmy Choo floral reptile pumps (not shown), $1,495, Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia.
Tim Quinn is the Celebrity Face Designer and National Director of Creative Artistry for Giorgio Armani Beauty. He joined the team with the launch of the brand in 2001. His career has included numerous photo shoots and magazine layouts, plus work in TV and film. Quinn also has worked with several celebrities including Glenn Close, Uma Thurman, January Jones, Kerry Washington, Minnie Driver and Gwen Stefani.
Here, he offers his makeup styling tips for Spring 2013.
For the lips, Quinn recommends playing with color. On Yvette, he used Lip Maestro, Giorgio Armani’s new liquid matte lacquer, in a range of colors from barely-there nudes to pop art hues of orange, fuchsia and red.
For the eyes, “be playful,” says Quinn. “Fashion is all about color, and a great shade of green or turquoise can modernize any eye look. Be as bold as you feel—there are no limits!”
Quinn suggests using the season’s runway looks as inspiration, then tailor the looks to fit your individual style. “A pop of color can work in the office as well as on the town—just play with depth and texture.”
Lastly, he says, always keep a waterproof black liner on hand to instantly add drama to your eyes and use a generous amount of mascara.
Melanie Pace is a wardrobe stylist, fashion consultant, fashion correspondent and personal shopper. The Orlando native started her own styling and wardrobe consulting business in 2006. Her resume includes working as a wardrobe stylist for E! with Giuliana Rancic; Ferragamo Fashion show production and styling; fashion show stylist for Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and The Mall at Millenia. She is also an on-air fashion expert for local TV station Fox 35.
Here, she talks about some of the spring 2013 fashion trends shown above.
“The printed pant is a must-have for spring—the bolder the color, the better,” she says. “Take a risk and add a printed shoe or bag to make the outfit pop and look pulled together.”
If you love to make a statement, Pace suggests wearing print on print. “Just keep it simple with shoes and jewelry. The outfit will speak volumes already.”
Get more bang for your buck and try wearing a dress as a top. “A high-waisted full skirt is the perfect piece to add over a shorter, body-con dress.”
“Hues of yellow are everywhere for spring. This is the color of happiness! Work it into your wardrobe with your prints,” says Pace. Her tip if you want to make your legs look longer and leaner: “Wear the same color shoe as your pant.”
Black and white is always a classic. “Try mixing it up with different prints to make it more interesting,” Pace says.
“Pull off colored denim by choosing the color that speaks to you,” says Pace. “If you aren’t someone who takes fashion risks, then keep it simple on top.”
“Blazers aren’t just for a nice dinner or a meeting. Try a more casual lightweight blazer with shorts and a T-shirt or button-down.”
Hats—for men and women—are a must-have this season, Pace says. And they are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors and materials.
Add a pop of seasonal color with a light, sporty track jacket—perfect for Central Florida’s changeable weather.
For a cool and casual evening look, Pace suggests pairing a crisp white T-shirt with a lightweight navy suit.