Rebecca Taylor is nothing if not a girl’s girl, and she certainly knows how to please the ruffle-loving crowd. Exhibit A? Clad in appropriately embellished numbers, Louise Roe, Jordana Brewster, Ashley Tisdale, and (shocker!) Sophia Bush all sat front-row.
Still, the designer opted for a more eccentric, even slightly subversive–for her, mind you–direction this particular season. Rather than being worn traditionally as looped necklaces, for instance, long strands of pearls finished with a single colorful tassel were slung cross-body like a fancypants sash. I, for one, dug the look, and may even have to rock my favorite pearls in similar form sometime soon. Snakeskin-patterned leather popped up, too–here as a peplum apron top, there as a cropped cardi-jacket, and it all looked nicely finished. Continuing their winning streak after being declared the embellishment du jour at Prada’s fall show, champagne-colored paillettes appeared on tons of knit separates. They looked particularly cool on the open-weave cross-back tanks that showed a flash of skin in back–risqué, Rebecca!