Love the opportunity to hit the Carmen Marc Valvo show. The line is iconic when it comes to glamour that transcends trend, and yet always has a hint of ever-changing modern cool to keep you guessing. For the SS14 collection, the timeless appeal of feminine style and flattering silhouettes was quite present, but the update came courtesy of the past: retro-inspired mod chic in a bold black and white pattern, punctuated with cool cutouts. Carmen Marc Valvo has decreed that cutouts are here to stay and they're better than ever. They spliced swimsuits, created edgy patterns on elegant gowns and took flirty dresses into statement-making textural territory. While I tend to not have many gown-worthy events on my social calendar, you can put me down for one of every dress. The cutouts are strategic enough to be effortless to wear, and the total look is razor sharp.
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