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Tom Ford: He's baaaaack!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NItfhi7cclc&feature=player_embedded#!] It’s hard not to love Tom Ford if  you are a fashion devotee. From his impeccable personal style (hello, gorgeous!) to his stints at Gucci and YSL, Ford has always pushed the envelope in terms of high glamour. Since 2007, gents have been lucky enough to have access to Ford’s eponymous menswear line — full of perfectly tailored suits and unusual prints — but women have been pining for his return to ready-to-wear. Luckily, the wait is over. Back…

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The Details: Gold at Rodarte

Like many, I was immediately smitten with the sister duo of Laura and Kate Mulleavy (aka Rodarte) as soon as their dreamy dresses started showing up at premieres and on fashion-conscious starlets. This season seems to show their maturity–instead of concentrating on arty dishevelment, the clothes are more structured, using pattern and texture as a way to inject their singular flair. Whether or not you like the clothes, you can’t deny that the sisters are very into gold for Spring…

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Friday Eye Candy: Marc Jacobs

I pulled this image from the recent Marc Jacobs runway show as soon as I saw it–I’m drawn to it in a number of inexplicable ways. Maybe it’s the ballerina vibe (I myself wore point shoes until age 16), maybe it’s the sketch-like quality derived from the wispy black stitching, or maybe it’s just the beautiful trompe l’oeil that confuses your brain a bit. You can get a similar look in real life by choosing a bag with topstitching that…

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Designer Jewelry

A Touch of Gold

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I love delving into the world of gemstones, so I’m happy that this week’s PORTERO spotlight is on citrine. Although it’s November’s birthstone, the gem’s sunny yellow color is perfect for spring and into summer. Instead of posting pictures of gems today, I thought I’d show you just how well a yellow stone will go with the biggest trends for fall. Above, a great gold dress from Michael Kors shows a popular 1940s aesthetic. A bold citrine cocktail ring would…

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