By: Anne M. Raso
Last week, Ann Taylor and LOFT gave fabulous events for fashion journos and bloggers to check out their Spring 2012 clothing and accessories and we were the first people in the door to "check out the goods "both nights. These folks know how to throw an elegant preview!
The LOFT preview took place at the Gallery in the Dream Downtown Hotel on West 16th Street which has quite the James Bond-inspired interiors and decor. While guests took in hors d'oeuvres and specialty drinks, they oohed and aahed at the new merchandise which included touches of color (especially on jewelry and shoes), bold black and white geometric prints (including horizontal stripes) and a return to the early 80s favorite color combo of pink and black. There were plenty of lightweight cotton easy-wear dresses with modest scoop necks and empire waists, and we are happy to say that nothing was out of the realm of "the real woman to wear"!
Photos: Anne M. Raso