Last week I was invited to the Ann Taylor Spring 2013 Preview, even though this was initially suppose to take place the week Sandy hit but much like Halloween it was postponed and moved to a new date. Usually I can't make mid-day events being that I have a full time job, but since the Ann Taylor showroom is literally a block up from my office I was able to escape during my lunch hour. Really what is better then a lunch hour full of fashion?
To my surprise the room was full of models and set up as your usual presentation. Which wasn't what I had been expecting, I had in mind their last preview where mannequins showed off the clothing. Unlike some presentations the room can be quite stuffy with stiff models, this here wasn't the case. The room wasn't packed (helped that the showing was mid-day) and the girls were lively- some talked among each other while some moved to the beat of the music. It also helps to be in a well lit room with beautiful bright clothing.
Floral prints, bright colors, and paisley prints ruled this Spring 2013 collection. Thankfully we aren't letting go of the matchy matchy printed suits, which Ann Taylor did with floral prints, and mixing unusual prints together, such as paisley and dalmatian print. I loved all the pinks, blues, and oranges throughout this collection. I mostly fell in love with the pink funnel neck trench jacket, since it reminds me a lot of my orange blazer style trench that I bought last year from Ann Taylor.
all above photos were taken by me (for more photos check out my facebook page)
To bed honest I never was a huge fan of Ann Taylor up until a couple of years ago when I noticed they redesigned their brand. Ann Taylor always felt old to me but now Ann Taylor can work with an age woman. You can look classy and professional for work without looking boring and dated. But there are pieces within the collection that work for the weekends too. Every modern day woman needs a closet that can work with their lifestyle and that is what Ann Taylor brings to the table.
What do you think of this collection?