Here is a Spring collection that delivered some punch. Never one to shy away from bold prints, sexy cuts and flowing hemlines, you could tell Mara had fun with this one. Inspired by Birds of Paradise, in a forbidden garden to boot, the prints conjure up images of peacocks, art nouveau and simply - the tropics! Not for the shy, with necklines down to there, and hemlines up to here, these dramatic dresses and separates aim to please the hot weather jet-setter. Flowing fabrics of silk chiffon, charmeuse and jersey elegantly draped bodies; colors were a cocktail of brights. The crowd was into it and we were all left fantasizing about our next hot getaway.
I also nabbed a few minutes with Mara to talk about her collection and herself - she was really sweet and clearly thrilled about the outcome of her new collection!
To read my exclusive interview with Mara and to see the rest of her Spring collection, read more
A successful collection is...
A perfect collaboration with my design partner, Klee VanSchoonhoven, and watching everything coming together and being really happy with the way everything turned out.
Key piece from the collection?
The silk blue flower jumpsuit. I just love jumpsuits and it's so fun.
If we looked in your closet we would see a lot of...
White button down shirts stolen from my husband, comfy pants and loungewear.
One wardrobe staple every woman should have?
A pair of killer boots that is right for them and seasonless.