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Ann Taylor Fall 2010 Collection Preview - Accessories

At the Ann Taylor Fall 2010 Collection preview event, opulent accessories could be found not only on the lovely models, but also artfully displayed upon stacks of old books, mirrored trays and even glass cake stands along the length of a long wooden table in the center of Ace Hotel lobbey. It was an inspiring way to showcase these feminine, luxe-looking pieces with an heirloom vibe that will no doubt be as popular for dressing up a little black dress as a sharply tailored suit.

Ann Taylor Fall 2010 Collection Preview Event

Ann Taylor Fall 2010 Collection Preview Event

Last Thursday I was invited to preview the Ann Taylor Fall 2010 Collection at an event held in the lobby of the Ace Hotel in New York City, a location which proved to be the perfect backdrop for the clothes which mixed "European sophistication with timeless American style." The palette of mostly dark, neutral solids was punctuated with the occasional chic leopard print, brushstroke print or crisp white blouse. Everything had a luxe, ladylike feel, revealed in elegant satin, chunky knits, dramatic collared coats, tailored blazers, pencil skirts and fitted sheaths.

The Sonia Kashuk for Target Spring 2010 Limited Edition Collection

The Sonia Kashuk for Target Spring 2010 Limited Edition Collection

This spring, the Sonia Kashuk for Target collection launched a new Limited Edition Natural Brush Collection made from organic materials including bamboo, cork and wood. There's also a fabulous eye and lip palette featuring three eye shadows and three lip glosses—perfect for spring—all housed in a chic, eco-friendly cork case. The brushes made with genuine bamboo handles are the epitome of eco-chic, and I'm loving the cork cases, too—so unique! Keep reading for all the product pics and details (courtesy of Target) after the jump.

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