Capturing the essence of each season is something we pride ourselves on at Marissa Collections. It isn’t just about trend driven items or even classic pieces, but about evoking the best of all seasons. Our focus on editing runway and showroom collections showcases our unique voice and the aesthetic of our clientele as a photograph captures an instant of beauty. The sexy silhouettes of Marc Jacobs and Yves Saint Laurent remind of us of the strong imagery by Helmut Newton come to colorful life or the raw rock and roll photos of Annie Leibovitz translated into the edge of an Alexander Wang handbag. However, like the one of a kind portraiture of Imogen Cunningham, putting forth your own personal style is what is most important.

Red and Ready

The 70’s is back with a vengeance, but it isn’t necessary to run out and purchase bell bottomed pants and gobs of polyester. Instead we are looking to the glamorous side of the disco era and leaving no excess untouched. Skin is in and you can show off those golden shoulders in this Marc Jacobs silk halter top with its gorgeous flower accent at the neck. Wear it with the sleek Yves Saint Laurent flame red, highwaist skirt for a tonal extravaganza. Accessories needn’t be so bold, but should still have impact; the Alexander Wang “Emile” tote bag is a natural choice and do your turn on the disco round in the leg lengthening Sonia Rykiel “Diablo” patent leather sandal.

The Crown Jewels

The world is abuzz with anticipation of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29th, 2011. The big questions always revolve around two things: the cake and the dress. Both have already been decided, but what we really want to know is: what about the jewelry? We can only imagine the splendor of the baubles Kate is going to parade around London. Miss Middleton has a knack for combining high and low, as well as quirky with sophisticated, so we imagine she wouldn’t mind mixing metals either. Pairing up the golden hued Erickson Beamon “Great Expectations” Bracelet with the Lucifer Vir Honestus Tahitian pearl drop earrings is refined enough for Buckingham Palace but with enough organic edge for Soho.

Town & Country

Marissa Collections is honored to be mentioned on “The List” in the Style section of Town & Country. We were noted for our online selection of jewelry. “Based in Naples, Florida, this family-run boutique made its foray into jewelry just three years ago, and its sharp edit of pieces ranging from Oscar de la Renta to Yossi Harari, has put it on the map. “When it’s 4 a.m. and I’m suffering from jet lag, I’ve been known to end up here,” says designer Babi Ahluwalia of Sachin + Babi.”