Don't you love having a preview of what's in store for Spring '09 before it's even on the runways? I'll keep 'em coming, don't you worry. If Tracy Reese is a nature lover, Rebecca Taylor is a travel hound. But both American designers share a love of everyday pretty clothes.

Taylor gets worldly, having the fantasy of stepping into another time. Her dresses, bound to be numerous, have intimate detailing and ethereal layers of florals, chiffons, and lace. A neutral palette paired with rich jewel tones and watercolor designs deliver modernity and opulence. The Rebecca Taylor girl for Spring '09 is a bohemian world traveler: "She mixes her inherited couture pieces from her French actress mother with great finds gathered from exotic locations around the globe." She, sounds like someone I'd like to befriend.