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Soldier of Love

Stella McCartney, MaxMara, Chloé, Spring 2010 - photos courtesy 

In honour of St. Patty's Day, I thought it best to leave the green beer to the frat boys and instead, focus my consumptive energies on the green hue du moment:  army.  Since fashion always reflects our current culture, you are going to see camouflage and army references everywhere this spring.  Avoid uber-trend burn-out by embracing the softer side of military chic as seen at Stella McCartney, MaxMara and Chloé.  Subtly salute the trend by sticking with neutral shades of khaki, army green and hints of gold but keep fabrics soft, relaxed and sweet.   Not exactly your stereotypical drill sargeant but hey, we're all about love, not war. 

See my favourite military-inspired picks below:



Being a camp girl, I experienced my fair share of tie-dye experiments gone horribly wrong.  Spring 2010 saw designers trying out tie-dye in surprisingly sophisticated ways, with only a slight nod to the '70s.  I love the way Tory Burch mixed tie-dye shorts with a sophisticated blazer and tee.  Any off-shoot of tie-dye will do, including this fun ikat-print skirt from cheap and cheerful Forever 21.  Flats, of course, are making a big statement this season and are the perfect way of giving off that fancy-free vibe.  Real Life Runway Tip:  Tie-dye is best worn in small doses so stick with one statement-making piece and keep the rest of your look classic and neutral.  Go overboard and you might as well douse yourself in patchouli and tiger balm.  Ech.



A Little Spring in your Step

Stella McCartney Spring 2010 - photo courtesy

Spring 2010 is just around the bend.  Flirty florals, gauzy whites, brilliant pops of colour all just waiting to make their appearance the moment the snow thaws.   We absolutely cannot wait for spring!  Though wait we must so in the meantime, we can always dream a little technicolour dream....

Real Life Runway launches mid-March so stay tuned for fabulous fashion.

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