Ann Taylor Winter 2010 collection sweaters accessories

Sweaters and accessories from Ann Taylor's Winter 2010 collection. Photo courtesy of Ann Taylor

DESIGNER: Lisa Axelson for Ann Taylor

INSPIRATION: The lifestyle of the customer, going from desk to dinner with a little sparkle thrown in.

WHO WAS THERE: It was editors only – from Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, etc. -- taking over the lower level of the chain's flagship store on New York's Madison Avenue at 60th Street.

TOP LOOKS: Super deep cowl neck sweaters, a sweet little ostrich shimmy skirt, camel cardigans, a shimmery motorcycle jacket.

ACCESSORIES:
This company never met a bit of bling it didn't LOVE. Crystal, crystal and more crystal, looped on wrists, necks and fingers.

Ann Taylor Winter 2010 collection looks

Looks from Ann Taylor's Winter 2010 collection. Photo courtesy of Ann Taylor

WHAT WE THOUGHT: This retailer is on a roll with something for everyone to love. In speaking with the designer, it was clear she really thought about every piece and how it would work – there are no basic "throw-aways." This attention to detail will be advantageous.

"We thought about the fact that it's the holidays and she's going to want to feel festive," Axelson told StyleList. "I'm always inspired by luxury and how to make it attainable and approachable of real women."

To preview more of the fashionable offerings available this holiday season, click here.