Balenciaga | Cruise Line 2010

From one of the most sought-after couture (and shoe!) mansions in the world, it’s Balenciaga’s turn at Spring wear. Classically true to the house, we get cinched and ballooned waistlines mixed with very fitted and intricate leather bomber jackets, a two-tiered Southwestern style ruffle dress paired with amazing textured bootie heels, plaid and mini polka-dotted oxfords with starched Edwardian necklines and over sized front waist bows fit for the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland and skinny black pants (still in style). Minimal jewelry and accessories for a slightly androgynous appeal.

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Lanvin | Cruise 2010

Oh, I LOVE Lanvin. Alber Elbaz, you are a genius and a gift to women everywhere!

For Lanvin’s Spring 2010 line, the man behind the fashion house’s most inspiring designs is giving us a bag of confetti with silver sequined pantsuits, billowing skirts, wrap-around sheer tunics and safari oxfords, all fondued in flowery leis, straw hats brimming with decorative trinkets, white-rimmed sunglasses and Skittle-colored heels. Bravo sir, and thank you.

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Louis Vuitton | Cruise Line 2010

It’s that time of year. Everyone who lives in a European fashion house is pulling out their cruise, summer holiday, beach and resort lines. How fun is this?!

From the castle of Louis Vuitton comes nautical stripes and rope belts, short and cut-out silhouettes in punchy denim blue, Parisian berets, edible colors like lemon meringue, all-over print handbags, stacked heel booties and sharply cuffed slacks.

For the fellas, Vuitton’s inspired by 007 sharp and classically cut Bond suits and an accessorized London street look with cuffed khakis, outerwear jackets and print scarves.

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Diane von Furstenberg | Resort Line 2010

Go Diane, go. So fun – Loud vivacious prints in bold colorways, shapes and designs, all topped off with over sized, Alice in Wonderland hair bows in contrasting dress prints and solids. This line makes me want to paint my nails juice box colors and book a flight to the islands with the boyfriend, who will wear lots of linen and mesh, accordingly. Or with the best girl friends, who will all don Furstenberg fits, of course.

Anyone going anywhere fun and tropical this summer? And more importantly, what are you going to wear?!

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