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Tracy Reese, one of the few African-American designers who showed at this year’s Fashion Week, makes clothes that make us smile. She’s not afraid to be a girlie girl, and goes over the top in doing so. Floral prints, flowy skirts, and feminine silhouettes have been front runners in her fashion collections for years, but for her Fall 2010 Ready-To-Wear line, Reese attempted to make “an eclectic mix of urban and rural style.” To be concise, she succeeded.

Think black lace, cocktail dresses with arm-warmers, and overwhelming, but delicate wraps. Every ensemble conveys a feeling of warmth without heaviness. Reese explained the line further, “distressed faux fur and stretch suede styles are softened by cosmetic toned lingerie and made cozy by soft alpaca sweaters.”

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But if this line is still too “hard” for you, don’t worry. Reese made sure her Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear line was full of bright, brilliant hues,”fierce optimism and edgy romance.” The paint-box colors and loose hemlines were nothing short of joyful.

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