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Maria Crawford is a fashion enthusiast who dreams of becoming a huge voice in the industry. She is a Chicago native who now resides New York City and is working to pursue her career dreams.

Recap: Neiman Marcus Spring Fling Luncheon With Fashion Editor Dana Prigge In Paramus, NJ

Photo: Billy Ludwig

Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Luncheon (Photo: Billy Ludwig)

The weather outside is still chilly but spring was in the air in the garden state of  New Jersey. This weekend Neiman Marcus held a private Spring Fling luncheon  hosted by Dana Prigge, Editor in Chief of Dailyfashionista.com and Joonbug NY & NJ Columnist. It was quite an honor to be among such fashionable ladies and gents.  Dana gracefully reviewed spring trends, touching on the most popular looks this season. Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress was a favorite staple piece this spring in deep purple and electric blue prints.

Pastel colors and blown up animal prints were another huge trend, as well as blazers in fabrics like soft leather over a body hugging to-the-knee dress. Dana showed looks from designers including Tory Burch,  Jimmy Choo, Milly, Joie, and Vince. She also touched on accessories including sunglasses, the cutest pair of kitten flats by Charlotte Olympia, and wedges in bright pastels. She wasn’t lacking in good advice when mentioning her trick to elongate the legs in photos by wearing a nude shoe, a helpful tip she uses while frequently posing with tall models.

Photo: Billy Ludwig

Photo: Billy Ludwig

After showing the women’s looks, it was time for a delicious lunch. Neiman Marcus served a fresh chicken salad and surprised guests with a fun dessert from Magnolia Bakery, made famous by the girls of Sex and the City- fitting, no? After the banana bread pudding and cupcakes were finished, (and trust me, they vanished quickly) Dana kept the men in on the fun by showing a look inspired by the spring trend bow ties. A Tom Ford suit jacket was the main point of the look with a vertical striped shirt underneath. Men who want to appear thinner should wear this style according to Dana. The look referred back to the time “when men knew how to dress,” Dana stated humorously.

Lastly, Dana opened up the conversation for any questions, and was asked if she had any advice on how a young person can

make it in the fashion industry as well as how she got her start. Quite a fun story, she explained while she was working for Lizzie Grubman of Lizzie Grubman Public Relations alongside now-famous names like Perez Hilton, Perez just so happened to suggest that Dana should start her own website/blog. And so she did, and the rest is history! As for her advice on

how to make it in the fashion industry, she mentioned the saying, “It’s gonna be somebody, it might as well be you” and suggested perseverance and networking (we couldn’t agree more.) It was a lovely afternoon full of fashion enlightenment, how else would we want to spend our Saturday?

Photo: Billy Ludwig

Spring Accessories from Neiman Marcus  (Photo: Billy Ludwig)

(Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Luncheon Photo: Billy Ludwig)

(Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Luncheon Photo: Billy Ludwig)

Photo: Billy Ludwig

Spring Trend Luncheon (Photo: Billy Ludwig)

Photo: Billy Ludwig

Dana Prigge & Miss A Writer Maria Crawford (Photo: Billy Ludwig)

 

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