Tracy Reese Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

SHOW: Tracy Reese Spring 2013 RTW

THEME: “Juxtapositions of organic and technical, soft and structured, sporty and feminine, and tribal and romantic”

HAIR: Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé

MAKEUP: Mally Roncal for Mally Beauty

ACCESSORIES: fringed bags by Tracy Reese, nearly Army-grade “birth control glasses”

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: Tracy Reese is having a good week, we would imagine. Fresh from the fanfare after Michelle Obama wore one of her creations at the DNC, Reese showed an incredibly likable, colorful collection met with cheers and flowers from her adorable son. Likable isn’t a euphemism, and there isn’t a qualifying conjunction after that. Metallics, animal printed coats, tribal prints, motorcycle jackets, citrus hues, florals-there is a favorite piece for everyone.

But this widespread appeal doesn’t mean there’s no point of view. Juxtaposition was the theme of the show (we’re hearing that a lot around here this season), a film montage of tribal chants interspersed among flowers and construction sites mirroring the "organic and technical" and "soft and structured" played during the show. Side-swept hair, slicked on one side, and Bushwick-approved, nearly Army-grade glasses gave some edge to the softer pieces.

One complaint: We haven’t glimpsed many defined waists this season. Come back. We appreciate those MIA proportions and tapered silhouettes.

FRONT ROW: Lauren Conrad, Shenae Grimes, Odette Annable, Katie Lee

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