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DESIGNER: Tracy Reese

INSPIRATION:
"Clean, classic, mellow, groovy! For Spring 2011, Tracy Reese is inspired by the dream of glamorous travel and immersing one's self in a new and exotic environment."

TOP LOOKS: Perforated trench dress with matching floppy hat; purple silky frock with beaded detailing on bust; short-shorts paired with chunky button-up cardigan

ACCESSORIES: Vintage-looking round sunglasses (similar to ones seen on the DVF runway), Shauna Neely jewelry, Highline United for Tracey Reese wedge sandals in funky prints

WHO WAS THERE: Denise Richards, a blond Kelly Osbourne, Veronica Webb, Beverly Johnson, Aisha Tyler, and "America's Next Top Model" judge Nigel Barker

WHAT WE THOUGHT: Tracy Reese delivers time and time again with marvelous pieces that are fun and flirty, yet also chic and polished.

For Spring 2011, Reese's palette of sea blues and royal purples in tie-dye and safari prints imbued dresses and separates with an exotic feel. To contrast with the flirty dresses in warm spring colors, she incorporated leather floppy hats, chunky knit sweaters, and trousers in a host of neutral shades: camel, ivory, and saddle brown.

Reese knows how to flatter the feminine figure, using silks that move elegantly with the body. She kept pieces girly but added a funky '70s flair with embellishments like delicate cutouts, sweet flower appliqués, perforated lace, jewels, beads, bows, and adorable flutter sleeves.

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