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Flowers, lace, and swingy skirts came together for By Misha’s soft, sweet, “Letterbox” AW 2013 collection. While walls dotted with decorative flowers served as a lovely backdrop to a presentation of the girly, romantic pieces. Held at the Highline Loft, the collection was perfectly accented with just-messy-enough braided buns by stylists from Prive Salon. Chiffon, silk, and tweed were prominent throughout the collection, appearing in a rich palette of colors like creme, copper, and garnet.

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            It felt like designer Misha Vaidya was playing it safe here; the collection was undoubtedly pretty, but certainly wasn’t pushing any boundaries. There seemed to be a lack in strong or unique shapes. A sculpted blouse, cropped jacket, and fun cobalt mini dress used heavily accented shoulders to create interesting top-heavy silhouettes, but otherwise there was a lot of repetition. I saw too many pleated chiffon skirts and too many dresses with bodice cutouts similar to those you could find at the club.

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Several looks incorporated textured tiny, cut white flowers that were so beautiful up close but really lost their charm from a distance - the intricacy and feel disappears and sort of just looks like fluff. I struggled with how I felt about this collection for a while because I enjoyed the overall aesthetic so much. The choices in colors and fabrics created such a lovely feel but I couldn’t get past the feeling that there were few really intriguing, creative aspects present.

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