If you’re a hopeless romantic then the Badgley Mischka Spring 2013 fashion show was for you. The only thing missing were hearts and flowers and sweet perfume. Said in a good way, because we love that these grown men are so good at doing the romantic. They even dress their dachshunds up as a bride and groom for the Bergdorf Doggie Show on Fashion’s Night Out, for goodness sake. What’s not to love? Since they are so good at being romantic, it comes as delight, rather than surprise, that the Spring 2013 Badgley Mischka Collection is all petal pink and wisteria. From the “I’ve just had a romp in the garden” Jane Austin hair to the high and tight crystal bodices (cleavage just showing a tad) sweetness dripped from this collection. There were so many gowns that an entire court of Louis XIV could be filled filled with nubial women ready to feed him grapes. All jesting aside, the collection was gorgeous. The duo showed us that even a casual day can be a Badgley Mischka day. Cuffed shorts were paired with jackets and sheer tops with trains. Pants were relaxed jersey but combined with beaded tops that looked like art. With structure or sheer, the peplum was strong in jackets, tops, and even one gorgeous ice pink gown. The entire bodice of two looks was a fully open rose, a further tribute to romance and flowers. Several looks were completely covered in beading over sheer fabric, of which the hours of workmanship had to be incredible. One cocktail dress in particular had an intricate wrapped bodice that floated out into a sheer cape that fluttered behind. The effect was spellbinding. The final piece was a coral gown of such atelier that it must have taken since the Fall Collection to create. There was ripped, runched and gathered chiffon sewn in overlay all over the gown to resemble a sea queen. And every look had these subtle little lace half gloves that could barely be seen. The entire collection ranks right up there with princess wear, or at least Red Carpet. It will be interesting to see which stars choose a Badgley Mischka Spring 2013 design to wear.
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