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Lela Rose Fall 2012 Runway Show

This was my first time attending a Lela Rose runway show and it did not disappoint. I had a hard time narrowing down my photographs for this post because I loved each look from start to finish. This season, the designer took her inspiration from the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. My husband and I were just in Spain a few months ago for our honeymoon and we were wowed by the Calatrava buildings we saw in Valencia, so I had those mental images in mind as models walked the runway. The show began with ladylike coats and geometric prints. I especially loved a zig zag print sweater paired with a mustard yellow pencil skirt. The show progressed from separates to chic cocktail dresses, culminating in some stunning red carpet-worthy gowns.

Lela Rose also debuted her fall/winter footwear collection for Payless, due out in September '12. Keep an eye on where the collection should be posted any day now; styles include the Merida pump, Ponteverdra t-strap, Lucerne pump, Wholen ankle bootie, and Cascine cocktail heel. Watching the shoes walk the runway, you'd never guess they were Payless. They looked amazing!

Keep reading to see more photos including a few peeks of the shoes and my encounter with Lela Rose's pup, Stitch!

What do you think of the collection?

BB's Mid-Week Fashion Link Round-Up

H&M's new plus-size line called H&M+ is here! (via H&M)

Oscar de la Renta debuts his new nail polish collection, launching in October. (via evachen212)

Lela Rose and Christian Siriano debut their Fall/Winter shoe lines for Payless on the runways. (via Payless)

Coach debuts their new bags for Anna Sui on the runway. (via Refinery29)

J.Crew debuts their new shoe line with Manolo Blahnik during their fall presentation. (via Fashionista)