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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.

Ask BB: Finding Felicity Huffman's Bandage Style Dress for Less

My school prom is coming up on just over a month and ideally I would like a dress similar to the one worn by Felicity Huffman on the cover of this Desperate Housewives DVD (far right, bandage style dress.) The color is unimportant, I would just like to find a dress in this style as I like the fit of it and the neckline, fabric and sleeves but so far have been unsuccessful. Any help would be much appreciated. —R

True to her Desperate Housewives persona, Felicity shows off her toned bod in a bandage style satin dress with a deep v-neck plunge neckline. Here are 5 dresses ranging from $27.80 to $235 that will help you get a similar look, hopefully one of these options will work for you!


Express at ShopStyle

The Look for Less: Moschino Pearl-Embellished Jacket

Moschino at ShopStyle

Moschino's crepe pearl-embellished jacket sells for $2,495 at Very iconic in the tradition of Coco Chanel, but the pricetag is way out of reach!

INC International Concepts at ShopStyle

INC takes this classic style of collarless jacket and gives it an edgy makeover with stud trim instead of pearls—not to mention a much more manageable price. $119 at