Yesterday morning I had breakfast with San Diego’s top twelve bloggers at Neiman Marcus in Fashion Valley Mall. I ambled in at 9:30am to find stylish women drinking mimosas. I greeted friends and turned down the champagne. My nine am boozing is reserved for 4th of July. Once sat, we were presented with Neiman Marcus’s translation of spring’s top trends from the runways. Just like fashion week, many of the looks were overzealous and unrealistic, but were composed of dazzling pieces. Pictured above and below are the most successful ensembles and awesome goodies.
The presentation of trends began with their selection of yellow as the new neutral. Hooray! I am ecstatic to have access to yellow after years of neglect. Also featured: bold, wild and devious clutches. The minaudiere bejeweled with rainbow drops has my fingers aching for a teeny, rectanglular prop (pictured above).
Between the pinky shade and the fifties silhouette, this Monique Lhuillier frock transports me to Audrey Hepburn’s Funny Face. Just as Maggie Prescott orders, spring is thinking pink! And I am adoring this line of thought, especially the detailed Roland Mouret dress, made exclusively for Neiman Marcus (pictured below). The pin tucking and origami back put NM’s signature butterflies in my belly.
Next on spring’s guest list, fancy pants. Look-at-me bottoms were a constant throughout the presentation, but it is the two pictured below that get my vote of beauty. Red is my #1 shade for a bold pant; while the white and black jacquard print is simply stunning. Adding to their majesty is the styling. Alex Yanez, Neiman’s style adviser, built upon these two garments wonderfully. I love the YSL kicks and beautiful khaki coat with the bright hue. As for the black patterned Gucci treat, the mix of floral and stripes inspires excitement beyond Gwen Stefani.
The last of my highlights is the perforated Gucci trench (pictured below). Model Linnea Zeiner shows off another mellow yellow option and the season’s sporty influence. Perfectly wrought and unabashedly warm, this is the most accomplished look of the morning.