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The 2014 Spring Fashion Report from the Runway

On Wednesday of this week, I attended a Spring Trend Presentation hosted by Neiman Marcus Stanford Center at the gorgeous Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel. It was an intimate setting with around 75 guests who enjoyed wine, culinary nibbles, mingling, followed by an informal presentation of spring trends for men and women.Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer

Before the fashion show commenced, there was a nice presentation about a local Bay Area non-profit called Project Glimmer. Project Glimmer was started by a Silicon Valley venture capitalist Sonja Perkins. Simply put, this non-profit pulls donations of gifts (think costume jewelry you’ve had in your closet forever or perfumes) and distributes them to underprivileged women and girls in the Bay Area. In total, Project Glimmer has donated more than 45,000 gifts and are always looking for people to get involved.
Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer
Here we see that DENIM pops with the right accessories, don’t be afraid to mix washes.
Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer
Theory denim jacket:$335
Haute hippie white blouse:$295
Jbrand denim pant:$202
Cusp necklace 2 stone necklace :$75
Gucci denim handbag:$1230
Cusp earring:$48
Prada silver/beige wedge:$650
And another play on demin hereNeiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer I need this seriously fabulous wrap skull scarf bracelet by Alexander McQueen! As you see, backpacks are everything this season as well. Effortless chic.Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project GlimmerNeiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmerphoto 1

White pants are a major trend for men for SPRING, Manolo only makes drivers for men no other styles, exclusive to NM. Men can wear pink too, you’ll see pops of orange this Spring too
Isaia blue/red plaid blazer:$3495
Nm white pocket square:$45
Isaia pink plaid button down:$450
Orange Neiman Marcus orang vneck cashmere:$195
Manolo blahnik teal driving shoe:$545
Zegna white pant:$375 Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer
AMAZING beading on dress and shoes, it’s not about just one tone of pink it’s all shades of pink. And don’t take everything serious, pair Oscar with a bomber jacket and make a black tie dress fun with a less serious jacket! photo copy 7
Oscar de la renta floral dress:$5990
Rebecca Taylor white jacket:$495
Trend jewelry:$325
Valentino red swirl:$1195
Valentino red studded handbag:$3795Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmerphoto 5photo 2 copy 2
White with black, NOT black with white will be huge for SPRING
The row black leather bow tie top:$2490
Alexander McQueen white trouser:$785
Alexander McQueen white with black cuff:$345
Alexander McQueen black with white cuff:$345
Blush wrap around balenciaga bracelet:$195
Blush crossbody/clutch balenciaga clutch:$1095
Jimmy choo black/white pump:$595
When I saw those Jimmy Choo’s…I nearly jumped off my seat to grab them! Another play on white with black and not black with white.Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmerphoto 3Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer

Anything Valentino and neon pink will always be so chic. PINK really makes white with black pop, the matching PINK shoes and bag make an egdy outfit look a bit sweeter and more approachable
The row black leather pant:$2290
The row black and white blouse:$750
Balenciaga sunnies:$675
Trend pearl necklace:$350
Cusp leather jacket:$368
Valentino pink handbag:$2195
Hot pink Valentino flat:$695Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project GlimmerNeiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer

Very fresh and modern white with black, the Jimmy Choo heel with a bit of transparent pink and black leather jacket adds some interest to this demure dress.
Joie black leather: $928
Alexander wang black/white dress:$745
Proenza Schouler white clutch:$1675
Oscar de la renta earring:$350
Jimmy choo heel sandal:$895Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project GlimmerNeiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmerphoto copy 3

We’re not suppose to play favorites in fashion but I LOVE this Mary Katrantzou skirt, totally on trend with the artistic print trend.And very on trend for SHIRT CHIC (white button downs will be big in SPRING) with the white equipment blouse.The Charlotte Olympia pink heels are super sweet. Love that she calls the platform an island, what woman doesn’t want to float around on an island all day!
Mary katrantzou skirt:$1435
Equipment white blouse:$208
Jason wu blush pink leather jacket:$3990
Dior sunnies:$450
Saint Laurent gold clutch:$990
Cusp pink earring:$50
Cusp gold/green necklace:$50
Charlotte Olympia pink shoes:$945Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project GlimmerNeiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer

Sydney’s look is a great play on pink and mixing of high end designers with CUSP items. I think this Stella McCartney printed top is adorable and easily dressed up with this L’agence jacket and gold rhinestone necklace from CUSP. I really love the white trousers from the ROW which keeps it all fresh- who knew those Olsen twins would grow up to be such great designers, but they have and we’re so happy to be carrying their line. I also think the Lanvin bag adds so much sophistication and who can resist a sparkle peep toe- especially when it’s a Louboutin!
Stella McCartney printed top:$385
Pink and white L’agence jacket:$450
The row white trouser:$450
Lanvin pink handbag:$1640
Cusp gold necklace:$95
Alexis bittar earring:$345
Loubotin sparkle peep toe:$845 Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer Models striking a poseNeiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project GlimmerNeiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project GlimmerIt’s all about the sunglasses!Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer LOVING these gorgeous accessories!Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer Perfectly pretty for Spring!Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project GlimmerNeiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project GlimmerNeiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer I got a lot of compliments and questions about my ensemble. What am I wearing? I have a pair of light demin 7 boyfriend “Josefina” skinny jeans on that I cuffed paired with some YSL nude pumps, a Zoe and Sam silk blouse, pink with gold scarf, a Louis Vuitton Alma GM color Rose Angelique (with monogram ball accessory), and my topper jacket is vintage. I bought the coat a year ago in the desert (Palm Desert area) at a little vintage store. It has this fabulous brass buckle that secures the coat together and as you can tell it is very delicate. There is no brand to this one-of-a-kind piece. Someone made it by hand…my guess in the 50’s. Some ladies at the fashion show came up to me and said they were taking bets on “how much” it was and if it was Valentino. To their complete shock, I shared it cost less than a sushi dinner for two (sans booze). Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation with Bentley SF and Rosweood Sand Hill to Benefit Project Glimmer Samantha Hartwell of Neiman Marcus Palo Alto, Sonja Perkins of Project Glimmer, and my dear friend Renee Coker….

A few NM Spring 2014 Must Have’s:
Artistic Prints, Pinks (from blush to anything but shy), the pink lip, summer booties, white & black (partners in style), demin on demin, backpacks, layered bracelets (all eyes on the wrist)

Twitter: @neimanmarcus @linxdating @GlimmerSF

Date Ready on a Budget

I just picked up a copy of ELLE and discovered some new fashion sites to browse. One in particular piqued my interest called Closet Rich. A site coined as “Curated Fashion Resale.”  As I am always thinking about how my clients can look fabulous for their exciting dates and at the same time appeal to the ever visual male creature, the notion of curated resale, isn’t a bad one…especially if you like designer and a little trendy on a budget.

I am totally new on the site but did notice one little sort of annoying thing as a potential customer. A lot of cute things my eyes zoomed in on are “sold out.” A site as such should constantly replenish sold out pieces with new inventory. Please note, I have not purchased from this site, so cannot speak to the experience. Anyways, here are a few date appropriate items I found for you readers.

1b9269e5484f4314894e2ca10e71e0a6_820x820This could be super cute with fab black pumps and simple Kate Spade gum drop earrings…some bangles…and a little clutch. 
Whitley Kross

Geo print strapless knee length w/ ruffle waist

Size: S
Condition: Excellent

Questions? emailorders@closetrich.com.

SKU: KK034$96 $85

b1c642eceac84937af1edd54d7de6441_820x820ee696aea2613445cb6b27dcb2468dd53_820x820 A girl needs to use good underpinnings aka Spanx if you are over 30….squeeze it all in dolly…pair sexy stilettos or metallic heels, fun chandelier earrings. 

Kelly Wearstler

knit front and silk Dress
Size: S
Condition Excellent
Questions? email orders@closetrich.com
SKU: CZ010
$13012dca73ee03d4692a0275ae3d1063a64_820x820

This is a cute look  for date two or three. Pair with chic flat boots for winter. Perfect for a casual day date where you are doing something like a farmers market stroll with coffee or sightseeing together. 

Vintage
Red white and blue long sleeve button up dress

Size: Small
Condition: Great – one front button missing, reflected in price, see image for detail
SKU: NV002
$75cb4b23082abc4582a1b132844741c0a5_820x82080b130940138416c8ef98c92d0bd3394_820x820This is sold out but a super hot dress, right? Love the strappy elastic back and white skirt by Alicia and Olivia. This is a great first date dress. Pair it with any color fabulous heel- think bright pops of color like yellow, pink, green…anything really and a fantastic pashmina with a little subtle sequin embellishment or with an edgy leather jacket. Remove jacket or pashmina when you sit down for dinner. He will be drooling with hopes of a second date when you wear this! Also the back lends itself to the perfect place for his hand to touch your skin walking down the street.