Tracy Reese undoubtedly knows how to do flirty and feminine, and that’s what her Spring 2012 collection was all about. “It’s a very romantic collection, very colorful and lighthearted,” she told us backstage. “I think that’s important, especially today,” she said referring to her 9/11 show date. The collection did serve as a happy distraction, offering pretty floral patterns and pops of bright neon colors. Romantic lace umbrellas and chic hats by Jennifer Oullette—slightly reminiscent of Kate Middleton— added to the cheerful aesthetic.
There were plenty of wearable pieces including two stellar palazzo jumpsuits (one in pearl, the other in a pink tulip pattern), flouncy floral dresses, and several bright, retro-looking one piece bathing suits. Separates came in the form of lightweight shorts with laced edges, bright and airy blouses and a pastel sequin tee topped with a khaki anorak. It was difficult to nail down a specific, unifying theme, but one thing is clear: if you want to channel your inner girly girl, Reese has you covered. “Every time I put on one of her dresses I just feel adorable,” Aisha Tyler told us post show. “It’s always very feminine and girly. It makes you happy,” Jamie-Lynn Sigler added. And if you ask us, the feel good fashion couldn’t come at a better time.
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