Posts for November 30th 2007
If nothing else, Melissa Coker knows the fashion industry. She has quite the resume after interning at Helmut Lang and W magazine, designing for Old Navy, and working in editorial at Vogue. So when she set her mind on launching her own line, Wren, it was a no-brainer.
The LA-based designer named her label after a Charles Dickens character, Jenny Wren, a crippled doll dressmaker with a good heart, and wove nuances of Jenny's personality into the line. For her Spring collection, which showed during LA fashion week, she combined old-world romanticism with California sensibility for a feminine collection in sherbet colors.
Wren is available at Ron Herman.
To see more of Wren's Spring duds, read more
Many actresses showed up at the SAG Awards in floor-length gowns, but America Ferrera stood out in her dark-green plunging number. If you're going to a fancy event this New Years, follow America and don a Showstopping Maxi.
Long dresses are ideal for tall gals, but petite girls can pull it off with some high heels. Since you'll be covered with so much material, keep the accessories simple — a delicate necklace and a fun clutch will suffice. Now you're ready to stop the show!