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Mossimo for Target Spring 2012 Lookbook

Hopefully you've had enough Oscar talk and you're ready to turn your attention to a different red carpet, namely, the red carpet at Tarjay. Here we have the Mossimo Spring 2012 lookbook, which showcases the trends you'll be seeing from both the Mossimo Black and Mossimo Supply Co. labels at your local Target stores and online at The so-called trends are extremely subtle this year, which isn't necessarily a bad thing: Kimono and butterfly sleeves give a subtle nod to the East-meets-West influence, while belted tunics, peasant tops and flowy dresses echo the bohemian vibe that always seems "in" when the weather warms up. For colors, expect everything from pastels to soft brights, along with florals, graphic and nature-inspired prints. I'm drawn to the colorful denim and cotton dresses; the shoes also look promising. I'll leave the short-shorts to the teens. I wish the floral shorts came in a pant version, too.

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What do you have your eye on? Does this lookbook inspire?

Oscars Best Dressed: Who Gets Your Vote?

The 2012 Oscars have come and gone, so naturally it's time to vote for our favorite looks from the red carpet. My best-dressed stars include Gwyneth Paltrow who brought the drama in an ivory Tom Ford gown with a unique cape that made it utterly memorable; Michelle Williams in a red Louis Vuitton gown for its standout color and subtle eccentricities; Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli because she radiated confidence (and because I love a good bow); and Jessica Chastain in McQueen, which was overly elaborate and yet somehow totally worked. There were too many gorgeous gowns to mention here but I've narrowed it down to my top 15. If I missed your favorites, let me know in the comments. Were you wowed or bored by this year's Oscar looks?