Anthropologie just nabbed Tracy Reese as one of its designers for its Made in Kind May collection. With three frock-filled collections on her own — Tracy Reese, Plenty, and Frock — it's safe to say the designer knows a thing or two about creating cute and flattering dresses for all kinds of women. Her new line for Anthropologie, launching tomorrow, was inspired by rich garden landscapes from a visit to Frida Kahlo's museum, resulting in ladylike flora-filled dresses. Some are treated with oversize bow embellishments, while others feature delicate lace dipped in a saturated teal hue. The best part? The modest hemlines and pretty prints can easily take you from a long day at work to tea time in 30 seconds flat with just a few simple accessory swaps. Tracy Reese's seven-piece collection for Anthropologie ranges from $248 to $348; see the complete collection now in the slideshow.
>> Hot off the heels of last month's highly successful Made in Kind debut, Anthropologie has announced that Tracy Reese will be among the latest batch of designers to be featured in the May installment of the online collaboration platform.
Available April 27, Reese's seven-piece capsule will be made up of bright lace and photo-printed dresses, all with the same girlie, vintage vibe the designer is known for. Inspired by the gardens of the Frida Kahlo museum, the collection will be priced around $248 to $348 — much like Reese's already-existing Frock and Plenty diffusion lines. Alongside Reese's collection, Made in Kind's May offering will also feature pieces from UK designer Charlotte Taylor, whose collection of op-art printed shifts and jumpsuits will be priced from $118 to $268, and Byron Lars, whose eight-piece capsule of folk-tinged dresses and tops — titled Beguile by Byron Lars — will be priced from $90 to $280.
Also on tap this time around are a range of pieces designed by a variety of India-based designers under the India Collections marquis, as well as new pieces from last month's partners Karen Walker, Place National, and John Patrick for O by Organic. A sampling of all those — plus more — right here in the slideshow.
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A departure from the darker hues on the runway, the Fall 2012 Tracy Reese collection featured bright yellow, orange, and colorful floral patterns for next season. Even lighter shades of purple were played up on the catwalk. Fur accents and oversized sunglasses were seen on models, proving there is always room for a bit of fun even in colder weather. Check out the rest of the show here!
Need even more proof that street style is having a huge influence on the runways? Look to Tracy Reese, who went for what she calls an "accessible" look. That's not to say that the collection or beauty look lacked polish, though. Though the styles weren't overly complex, they were cohesive as a whole. "The clothes are meant to be worn by normal people," Reese said. "When the complete look comes together, it sends a head-to-toe message." Read on to see how that look came together.
Blair Waldorf was picture-perfect getting cozy with her fiancé, Louis, in this week's episode of Gossip Girl. Blair looked like a princess-in-training in her floral D&G blouse, high-waist Tracy Reese trousers, and Valentino bracelet. We added platform loafers, oversize onyx earrings, and pink lipstick to finish off Miss Waldorf's adorable ensemble. Shop now to copy this ladylike look.
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Bright colors such as coral will be hot for Spring, according to master manicurist Jin Soon Choi. We caught up with Jin Soon and Sally Hansen’s Bill Boraczek at the Tracy Reese show, where they shared the designer’s latest nail color collection. Plus, find out how to keep nails healthy if you're a frequent polish changer. Watch our video now for the backstage scoop.
It was a pocket full of posies for Tracy Reese today at her Spring runway show. Forming a juxtaposition between romance and sport, Reese created a colorful collection filled with pretty botanical prints and colors. Anorak jackets tempered feminine floral sequin tees and sweet bathing suit rompers, while peacock blue high-waist leather shorts added a modern edge to buttercup floral blouses. For dresses, Reese showed a range of styles from ruched body-con one-shoulder dresses to pretty, picnic-ready posy print dresses in a flowy flattering fit. Fluid palazzo pants and jumpsuits, lace inset maxi skirts, and our favorite, sheer striped linen dresses and skirts, further the languid, effortless tone. For extra flourish, Reese accessorized with structured statement hats from Jennifer Ouellette and even threw in a couple of throwback floral print umbrellas. So cute. More details from the show below.
"No matter the occasion, it is most important for a woman to feel great in what she is wearing," said Tracy Reese. That said, it's time for an exclusive look at her Plenty Holiday collection — we know; it's still Summer but the festive season will be here before you know it. The line, which Reese designed with the “party girl” in mind, shows off throwback '60- and '70s- inspired silhouettes. "The plenty collection is more youthful [than my signature line] with flirty silhouettes in gem tones," said Reese, who cited the classic black dress as her closet go-to. Regarding her use on prints, the designer noted: "I usually gain inspiration from my surroundings. Whether in New York or when I take trips to foreign cities, I am inspired by the people, architecture, and art that I encounter." Check out the slideshow to see more holiday inspiration from the Plenty byTracy Reese collection.
With a myriad of music festivals on the horizon, it’s time to line up your ensembles so you can look your music fest best. Accordingly, we’re bringing you our five music festival must haves — from floppy hats inspired by the ultrachic Lou Doillon to a paint-splatter backpack from the king of cool Alexander Wang. Watch it now to get all the tips and tricks you need to rock out in cutting-edge style!