Planting a garden is best done in late fall to be certain of the most fantastic spring results. Similarly, spring runway shows happen the fall prior so there is plenty of time to decide when and where to don your fabulous spring finery. Taking the time to plan and cultivate style is as much effort as tending to your geraniums. And as famed gardener Sydney Eddison said, “gardens are a form of autobiography,” so too is your wardrobe.

Put it in Print

Prints, in particular floral, are in abundance for spring and do wonders to wake the senses. The Stella McCartney botanical print A-line coat is a great way to ward of the somewhat frosty early spring months while bidding farewell to winter. Keep on trend by adding a pop of hypercolor like the Jean Paul Gaultier chartreuse braided top over Michael Kors cropped denim, a spring essential. Marni suede slingback wedges and Marni color blocked leather tote round out the ensemble in a fresh and effortless way.

It’s Just Like Candy

There is nothing that says Valentine’s Day more than a beribboned box of fine handcrafted candies. And while nougats and crème centers are divine, confections to adorn the neck and ears are just as sweet. The Lanvin cabochon stone bow necklace begs to be laced about the neck and is feminine without being cloying. Or un-wrap the Bochic carved caramel jade and onyx drop earrings to dangle deliciously from the lobes.

Go See Yossi

We are also quite ecstatic to celebrate another anniversary, 4th year we are hosting the Yossi Harari Fashion Fine Jewelry trunk show; as well as Yossi’s 10 year anniversary. His unique “gilver” earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces will be available to browse on the 24th-26th of February, 2011. For up-to-date information on this and other trunk shows, please visit our Marissa Collections events page.

35th Anniversary

Marking our 35th anniversary in the business of personal style, perfected, we are receiving many kind words from designer’s we simply adore. Upon hearing about the celebration of this milestone, Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz sent his version of congratulations. With much whimsy and a lot of heart, he presented this fabulous sketch for the occassion.