For her Spring 2013 collection, Rachel Roy served up exactly what we've come to know and love from her — polished, well-tailored separates in bold, bright hues and charming prints. Each piece was one that would be welcome in anyone's Spring wardrobe, including fitted jackets, louche trousers, and long, floaty dresses and caftans. You'll definitely want to see these pieces in motion, so click now to watch the presentation.
J.Crew's evolution from a classically minded brand to a trendsetting label in its own right has grown steadily with Jenna Lyons at the helm. This season, the label continued its reimagining of preppy staples, like slim trousers finished in embroidery and print, or a sweet crewneck that gets an allover floral print — or maybe just a cheeky word or two printed across the chest. We're smitten with the sunny palette, printed suiting, and neoprene shirtdresses that make us wish Spring weren't quite so far away. Get a look at the whole collection right here!
We can always count on Stacy Bendet to deliver a collection full of dresses we'd want to wear to our next after-hours destination, and for Spring, the Alice + Olivia styling M.O. does not disappoint. We weren't just given a plethora of fun, flirty options to pore over. Rather, they were presented to us in a decidedly retro '50s party atmosphere. And, really, how could you not fall in love with the feminine fit-and-flare dresses, polka-dot peplum tops, and paint-splatted bustier dresses? Take a closer look at Alice + Olivia's party-perfect wares for Spring 2013 — click play now!
Kate Spade New York's Spring 2013 collection was a lesson in retro styling and '50s-cool sensibilities. Creative Director Deborah Lloyd brought her usual brand of feminine quirk to the collection, which was evident in A-line shift dresses, candy-colored hues, and comic-book-inspired accessories. Watch the presentation now to see for yourself.
Flambé (French for "flamed" or "flaming") refers to the technique of dressing a hot pan with high-proof liquor such as brandy, cognac, or rum, which causes a momentary burst of flames. As a result of the combustion, alcohol's raw flavor is burned off, but leaves behind a subtle, sweet flavor. The technique is primarily executed for dramatic tableside presentation.
Flambéing plays a role in dishes such as bananas Foster, crepes Suzette, and steak Diane.
Source: Flickr User enersauce
We've all been on the receiving end of a bad presentation: while the speaker drones on, you doodle idly on your notepad, daydreaming about your plans for the weekend and wishing you were doing something more productive. Spare others the same fate when your turn comes at the podium by following these tips.
Melbourne 03/15/09. Photos by Graham Denholm/Getty Images.