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Mary Katrantzou
Top 5 Designer Trainers

Top 5 Designer Trainers: The Gym Class

While there’s been no shortage of designer sneakers within the last year, it wasn’t until Mary Katrantzou’s Adidas collaboration that I really got excited about the trend.

Mary Katrantzou MVK Leather Shoulder Bag

Mary Katrantzou MVK Leather Shoulder Bag: Form and Substance

This season, Mary Katrantzou has spring-boarded from her collaboration with Longchamp, which reaped a collection of brightly printed bags (think patterns featuring hot air balloons and Southeast Asian temples), to a full-fledged line of her own. The results are as astoundingly good as her trademark elaborate, highly technical prints.

Mary Katrantzou x Gianvito Rossi

Mary Katrantzou x Gianvito Rossi: So Happy Together

The Queen of Prints meets the Prince of Pumps! It’s a fashion fairytale come true. For Mary’s first retail footwear collab, she uses jewel imagery to create floral patterns, offering us the spring trend we want in a completely new way.

Top 5 Floral Shoes

Top 5 Floral Shoes: Bloom Me Away

While flowers may not be in bloom everywhere just yet, they certainly are on shoes! I’ve already starting shopping floral appliqué bags, but I’m sticking with prints for my footwear. From barely-there blooms to abstract flourishes reminiscent of Monet paintings to clear-cut florals, there’s a look available in any style, for any occasion.

Trend Alert

Trend Alert: Everything’s Coming Up Roses…

…well, florals at least! Spring is here and with that always blossoms a royal garden’s worth of prints and appliqués. This season’s are some of the best yet from Givenchy’s dark, romantic roses to Kotur’s girly, pink petals. Yes, right now it is okay and even desirable to wear your mother’s sheets. When done right, the look isn’t old lady-ish in the least.

Top 5 Prints

Top 5 Prints: The Fresh Prints

Tina and I are reveling in all of the fun prints out there right now from the soon to be released Peter Pilotto for Target line to the boldly floral to Jason Wu’s jungle fever. Think of it as a spring awakening. To satisfy my craving, I sought out the abstract, the flowery, and the unapologetically graphic. What’s your print style?