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Spring Report

Looks, trends and styles for the 2002 season

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

Models: Rachel Phillips for Aboutfaces Model & Talent Management, and Mia Johnson for Model Masters Inc.

Hair styling: Sharae Armand for JKL A Colourcutting Salon

Make-up Artists: Tracy Ewell and Aimee Stuit for Tracy Ewell Ltd.

SOURCES:

Aboutfaces Model & Talent Management 949 Julia St., 522-3030

Azby's 5531 Magazine St., 895-1311

B. Women's Apparel 5513 Magazine St., 269-3355

Ballin's Ltd. 721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 892-0025

Clothes Minded 115 Metairie Road, Suite A, 836-9798

Feet First 4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525

Il Negozio 3607 Magazine St., 269-0130

JKL A Colourcutting Salon 3300 Severn Ave., Suite B, Metairie, 885-8999

John Jay Beauty Salon 540 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 282-7234; 7600 St. Charles Ave., 866-2782; 3142 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 646-0340; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 889-1444

Mignon Faget (710 Dublin St., 865-7361; 333 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2973; 3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 835-2244

Mira bella 115 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, 828-3888

Model Masters Inc. By appointment, 288-3315

Nicole Miller 204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1925

Romney Photography By appointnment, 366-1808

Saks Fifth Avenue 301 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2200.

Tracy Ewell Ltd. 5500 Magazine St., Mimi, 269-8490

You'll never get a neutral response from a lovely sleeveless turtle neck blouse with lace-up sides, $128, over an expressive palm floral skirt on a cream background by Elie Tahari, $168, both from Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com).
  • You'll never get a neutral response from a lovely sleeveless turtle neck blouse with lace-up sides, $128, over an expressive palm floral skirt on a cream background by Elie Tahari, $168, both from Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com).
The OVO collection by jewelry designer Mignon Faget features Venetian glass drops coupled with sterling silver such as the blue and gold turchese drop, $90, or couple with a two-strand turquoise necklace, $275 for drop and necklace, from Mignon Faget (710 Dublin St., 865-7361; 333 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2973; 3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 835-2244; www.mignonfaget.com).
  • The OVO collection by jewelry designer Mignon Faget features Venetian glass drops coupled with sterling silver such as the blue and gold turchese drop, $90, or couple with a two-strand turquoise necklace, $275 for drop and necklace, from Mignon Faget (710 Dublin St., 865-7361; 333 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2973; 3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 835-2244; www.mignonfaget.com).
Baby blue has become the new "neutral" for spring and summer, accompanying other colors from white to ... lots of other baby blues. Here, it's coupled with light-colored Italian leather for a classic but versatile look in a handbag by Francesco Biasia, $180, from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; www.ballinsltd.com).
  • Baby blue has become the new "neutral" for spring and summer, accompanying other colors from white to ... lots of other baby blues. Here, it's coupled with light-colored Italian leather for a classic but versatile look in a handbag by Francesco Biasia, $180, from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; www.ballinsltd.com).
Keep things crisp and light with a white scoop-neck tank, $98; white creased pants, $168, and a camel utility blazer, $248; all by DKNY and all from Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com).
  • Keep things crisp and light with a white scoop-neck tank, $98; white creased pants, $168, and a camel utility blazer, $248; all by DKNY and all from Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com).
Fresh and cool describe a white cotton lawn tunic with roll-up sleeves, $135; and white linen crunch pants, $185, both by Theory, from Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Fresh and cool describe a white cotton lawn tunic with roll-up sleeves, $135; and white linen crunch pants, $185, both by Theory, from Saks Fifth Avenue.
For romantic, innocent and sexy all at the same time, pull on a long white skirt that has a netting overskirt with crocheted lace on it by YY, $93, from Clothes Minded (115 Metairie Road, Suite A, 836-9798). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • For romantic, innocent and sexy all at the same time, pull on a long white skirt that has a netting overskirt with crocheted lace on it by YY, $93, from Clothes Minded (115 Metairie Road, Suite A, 836-9798).
Spring hairstyles include braids, tie-ups and, here, strands of hair twisted into romantic knots. Hairstyle by Sharae Armand of JKL A Colourcutting Salon (3300 Severn Ave., Suite B, Metairie, 885-8999). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Spring hairstyles include braids, tie-ups and, here, strands of hair twisted into romantic knots. Hairstyle by Sharae Armand of JKL A Colourcutting Salon (3300 Severn Ave., Suite B, Metairie, 885-8999).
Beige silk is a perfect background for beading that forms large red feathers on a side-zip tank top by Carolina Herrera, $2,200, from Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com).
  • Beige silk is a perfect background for beading that forms large red feathers on a side-zip tank top by Carolina Herrera, $2,200, from Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com).
Free and easy with no restraints is on the hairstyle runway for the warm seasons. Hairstyle by John Jay Beauty Salon (540 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 282-7234; 7600 St. Charles Ave., 866-2782; 3142 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 646-0340; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 889-1444).
  • Free and easy with no restraints is on the hairstyle runway for the warm seasons. Hairstyle by John Jay Beauty Salon (540 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 282-7234; 7600 St. Charles Ave., 866-2782; 3142 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 646-0340; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 889-1444).
You won't blend in with your surroundings wearing this camouflage: a Georgette camisole, $165; over fitted denim pants, $200; both from Nicole Miller (204 Metairie Road, 828-1925)
  • You won't blend in with your surroundings wearing this camouflage: a Georgette camisole, $165; over fitted denim pants, $200; both from Nicole Miller (204 Metairie Road, 828-1925)
Stripes are making a big mark on fashion this year and coupled with the prevalence of black-and-white, this long-sleeve, button-up blouse, $121, and matching tank top, $62, are fashion musts, both by Bianca, from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 892-0025; www.ballinsltd.com).
  • Stripes are making a big mark on fashion this year and coupled with the prevalence of black-and-white, this long-sleeve, button-up blouse, $121, and matching tank top, $62, are fashion musts, both by Bianca, from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 892-0025; www.ballinsltd.com).
Texture, contrast, angles and a beaded ornament: this dress has it all. It features crocheted zigzags in black and white, a diagonal neckline with one armhole and a slight strap on the other side that supports a beaded and sequined flower, by Sue Wong Knit Studio, $199. It's dressed up with a narrow fitted wristband embellished with black and clear crystals, $50, and matching square earrings, $38; all from Il Negozio (3607 Magazine St., 269-0130). The outfit is finished with black snakeskin high-heel sandals with an ankle strap by Adrienne Vittadini, $78.99, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Texture, contrast, angles and a beaded ornament: this dress has it all. It features crocheted zigzags in black and white, a diagonal neckline with one armhole and a slight strap on the other side that supports a beaded and sequined flower, by Sue Wong Knit Studio, $199. It's dressed up with a narrow fitted wristband embellished with black and clear crystals, $50, and matching square earrings, $38; all from Il Negozio (3607 Magazine St., 269-0130). The outfit is finished with black snakeskin high-heel sandals with an ankle strap by Adrienne Vittadini, $78.99, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525).
An ultra-clean fit complements the spring freshness of low-rise fitted white slacks with a front zipper and pockets by Laundry, $135; topped with a sheer sleeveless blouse with front ruffles and bold black flowers on a white background by Donna Degnan, $175; both from Azby's (5531 Magazine St., 895-1311). Complete the picture with black patent leather sandals with a wedge heel and ribbon toe straps by Charles David, $145, from Mira bella  (115 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, 828-3888). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • An ultra-clean fit complements the spring freshness of low-rise fitted white slacks with a front zipper and pockets by Laundry, $135; topped with a sheer sleeveless blouse with front ruffles and bold black flowers on a white background by Donna Degnan, $175; both from Azby's (5531 Magazine St., 895-1311). Complete the picture with black patent leather sandals with a wedge heel and ribbon toe straps by Charles David, $145, from Mira bella (115 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, 828-3888).
A playful black-leather flower adds fashion points to a low-heel sandal with straps that join between the toe by Pierre Dumas, $29.99, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • A playful black-leather flower adds fashion points to a low-heel sandal with straps that join between the toe by Pierre Dumas, $29.99, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525).
Accessories can make any outfit more interesting, like a straw and camel leather half-circle shoulder bag with a snap front and leather-covered cylinder legs by Tusk, $124.99, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525). For the wrist, slip on a handcrafted silver cuff with a large oval turquoise stone in the center by Mikal Winn, $260, from Il Negozio (3607 Magazine St., 269-0130). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Accessories can make any outfit more interesting, like a straw and camel leather half-circle shoulder bag with a snap front and leather-covered cylinder legs by Tusk, $124.99, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525). For the wrist, slip on a handcrafted silver cuff with a large oval turquoise stone in the center by Mikal Winn, $260, from Il Negozio (3607 Magazine St., 269-0130).
Nuggets of turquoise are joined with silver, carved beds and yellow drops in a three-strand necklace by Stephen Dweck, $990, from Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Nuggets of turquoise are joined with silver, carved beds and yellow drops in a three-strand necklace by Stephen Dweck, $990, from Saks Fifth Avenue.
There's nothing more romantic or beautiful than white lace and eyelet, especially when it adorns a V-neck blouse with eyelet on the bottom by Chloe, $905, from Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com).
  • There's nothing more romantic or beautiful than white lace and eyelet, especially when it adorns a V-neck blouse with eyelet on the bottom by Chloe, $905, from Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., Canal Place, 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com).
Don a graceful but playful sequined and beaded carnival skyline on a black strapless shift by Nicole Miller, $330, from Azby's (5531 Magazine St., 895-1311). Continue the elegance with black snakeskin high heels with an ankle strap by Adrienne Vittadini, $78.99, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Don a graceful but playful sequined and beaded carnival skyline on a black strapless shift by Nicole Miller, $330, from Azby's (5531 Magazine St., 895-1311). Continue the elegance with black snakeskin high heels with an ankle strap by Adrienne Vittadini, $78.99, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525).
A long black taffeta skirt, $275, strikes an elegant pose, especially when worn with a lack lace strapless top with beige lining, $180, from Nicole Miller (204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1925).
  • A long black taffeta skirt, $275, strikes an elegant pose, especially when worn with a lack lace strapless top with beige lining, $180, from Nicole Miller (204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1925).
Capture the freewheeling and fun nature of spring and summer with an easy-going hairstyle from John Jay Beauty Salon (540 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 282-7234; 7600 St. Charles Ave., 866-2782; 3142 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 646-0340; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 889-1444).
  • Capture the freewheeling and fun nature of spring and summer with an easy-going hairstyle from John Jay Beauty Salon (540 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 282-7234; 7600 St. Charles Ave., 866-2782; 3142 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 646-0340; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 889-1444).
Chic goes West in a crisp white Western-style fitted long-sleeve shirt with pearl snaps by Rossana Diva, $178; over a short-short denim skirt with abbreviated ruffles on the side hemline and metallic streaks of color by Custo of Barcelona, $108. It's accessorized with a silver bead-embellished horseshoe necklace on a leather cord, $250. All from Il Negozio (3607 Magazine St., 269-0130). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Chic goes West in a crisp white Western-style fitted long-sleeve shirt with pearl snaps by Rossana Diva, $178; over a short-short denim skirt with abbreviated ruffles on the side hemline and metallic streaks of color by Custo of Barcelona, $108. It's accessorized with a silver bead-embellished horseshoe necklace on a leather cord, $250. All from Il Negozio (3607 Magazine St., 269-0130).
A sheer red knit sleeveless blouse with front ruching, $80, adds an elegant topper for bandless pants with enlarged black-and-white cartoon frames, $84, both by Ivy James, from Clothes Minded (115 Metairie Road, Suite A, 836-9798). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • A sheer red knit sleeveless blouse with front ruching, $80, adds an elegant topper for bandless pants with enlarged black-and-white cartoon frames, $84, both by Ivy James, from Clothes Minded (115 Metairie Road, Suite A, 836-9798).
An innovative and definitely feminine take on the popular trench coat is a cherry red, beltless button-front version with a plunging neckline and a romantic ruffled collar by Spooner, $495, from B. Women's Apparel (5513 Magazine St., 269-3355). It's paired with camel-colored calf mules with a closed toe and decorative center stitching by Donald J. Pliner, $165, from Mira bella (115 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, 828-3888). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • An innovative and definitely feminine take on the popular trench coat is a cherry red, beltless button-front version with a plunging neckline and a romantic ruffled collar by Spooner, $495, from B. Women's Apparel (5513 Magazine St., 269-3355). It's paired with camel-colored calf mules with a closed toe and decorative center stitching by Donald J. Pliner, $165, from Mira bella (115 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, 828-3888).
A variety of designs and a range of beige-to-brown colors come together in a sheer spaghetti-strap tank with a wide gentle ruffle on one side over a matching skirt by Maxstudio, $118 each piece, from Azby's (5531 Magazine St., 895-1311). Complement it with barely there ostrich leather sandals with an angled side strap and an oversized spike heel by A. Marinelli, $50.24, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525). - ROMNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • A variety of designs and a range of beige-to-brown colors come together in a sheer spaghetti-strap tank with a wide gentle ruffle on one side over a matching skirt by Maxstudio, $118 each piece, from Azby's (5531 Magazine St., 895-1311). Complement it with barely there ostrich leather sandals with an angled side strap and an oversized spike heel by A. Marinelli, $50.24, from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525).

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