Bright colors at Cynthia Steffe. Photo: Imaxtree (3)



DESIGNER: Cynthia Steffe

INSPIRATION: "For spring, our girl is inspired by retro jetset glamour, but she's firmly rooted in the present. She puts her cool contemporary spin on iconic European and American style, mixing chic, classic silhouettes with modern prints and clear, strong colors that are very much in the here and now."

BEST LOOKS: Green kaleidoscope print chiffon tiered flounce dress; grape silk asymmetric blouse with fuchia binding and fuchia parachute pant; butterscotch leather cropped poncho and tan short with leather framing

ACCESSORIES:
Ray-Ban aviators; Via Spiga camel lace-up booties; Ben-Amun gold bangles

WHO WAS THERE: R&B singer-songwriter Shontelle, Tiffany Thornton from the Disney channel show "Sonny With A Chance"

WHAT WE THOUGHT:
Cynthia Steffe's Spring 2011 collection screamed sunshine and summertime, showcasing the fun and girly designs Steffe does best. With vibrant colors and funky prints, the collection offered irresistible party frocks and flirty separates.

A-line dresses in soft silk that skim the body in flattering silhouettes looked polished and fancy while comfortable and laid-back at the same time.

Pops of rich fuchsia and grape color contrasted with neutral tones in khaki, linen and leather fabrics gave the collection depth.

The leather pieces were a favorite, adding an element of edge to the girly ruffles and silky fabrics. Paired with brief expertly tailored menswear inspired tops, tiny leather shorts looked chic and sexy. Wide black leather belts that cinched the loose, silky fabrics at the waist added another hint of edge to the girly looks.

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