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Win a $250 American Eagle Gift Card

Get your own Mini Editor from Polyvore

Polyvore is co-hosting another great giveaway with fashion bloggers, this time for a $250 American Eagle gift card! It's easy and you can enter as many times as you wish.

To enter:

  • Create a Spring Break look in the Mini Editor above with at least 2 of the featured American Eagle items.

  • One winning set will be selected from all of the Mini Editor submissions and that reader will win a $250 American Eagle gift card.

  • Submit as many looks as you wish!

The contest runs from now until March 5, 2011. Read the official rules. Good luck and Happy Styling!

Cynthia Rowley Fall 2011

One of the shows I was most excited to see this past New York Fashion Week was Cynthia Rowley, whose Fall 2011 collection did not disappoint with it's Royal Tenenbaums-inspired mash-up of ladylike eccentricity. With op-art prints, lots of velvet and funky accessories (sheer gloves, prismatic pumps and rabbit fur scarves, to name a few), Rowley created whimsical characters on the runway that made you want to take more risks with your own real-life wardrobe. My favorite moments included a navy and emerald velvet dress with chevron sheer reveal panels, a pumpkin-red silk crepe dancing dress and a pieced Cubist skirt paired with a white chiffon blouse. Click through for more photos that I snapped during the show.

Christian Siriano Creates Limited-Edition Collection for Spiegel

Christian Siriano Creates Limited-Edition Collection for Spiegel

Our favorite Project Runway alumn Christian Siriano has teamed up with Spiegel to create a collection of twelve pieces, from an origami cocktail dress to an haute-couture-inspired suit. Prices range from $49 for a bias drape blouse to $449 for a chiffon flounce dress (shown above with the designer). As Nina Garcia might say, I question the taste level of some of these pieces but the chiffon flounce dress is definitely a showstopping LBD and my favorite piece from the collection. Coming April 2011, pre-order styles from this limited edition collection now at

Click through to see more looks from the Christian Siriano for Spiegel collection.