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Grace Yco is the San Diego Editor for Miss A. Denying her writinglust finally caught up with her. She was forced to trade in biology for blogging and hasn’t looked back since (moments spent Hermèsmerized notwithstanding).

She grew up in Japan, considers California home, but feels like she belongs in Paris. In her bag, you will always find three books: one for reading, one for writing and one for planning. Yes she has tablets, but committing to them is another story, and so that relationship remains complicated.

You can find her scouring the web, musing over luxury elitism vs. fashion democracy, and dilly-dallying in rapturous moments of absolute silence (she is not a nun). Grace is also sensitive. And sometimes funny. She’s a professional bikini bard by day and a bookworm by night.

Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2014

Spring 2014 gets an edge with seasoned New York Fashion Week designer, Carmen Marc Valvo.  His dresses and evening gowns have garnered a huge celebrity following, gracing many a red carpet affair.  Actress Vanessa Williams, who was sitting front row during the show, even sported a pair of the same heels featured on the very runway.

A monochromatic boldness echoed off the garments and even from each model’s dip-dyed do.  Leather paired with sporty mesh, body con silhouettes and textured stripes call for a springtime freshness that is more playfully risqué than demure.  The incorporation of sheer overlay, sequins and strategic paneling held together by barely there mesh paid tribute to the brand’s meticulous tailoring and construction.

With his eponymous label founded in 1989, Carmen Marc Valvo has been a Fashion Week mainstay since the inception of his brand.  His tenacity has also been apparent in his advocacy for colorectal cancer awareness, having been a survivor himself.  He’s supported the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, his efforts earning him the NCCRA’s Advocate Award for Increasing Public Awareness, presented to him by friend and fellow philanthropist, Katie Couric.

Here are some of our favorite looks from the SS14 Collection

Carmen Marc Valvo SS14 MBFW Photo Thomas Garza

Carmen Marc Valvo SS14 MBFW Photo Thomas Garza

Carmen Marc Valvo SS14 (Photo Credit: Thomas Garza Photographer)

Carmen Marc Valvo SS14 (Photo Credit: Thomas Garza Photographer)

Carmen Marc Valvo ( Photo Credit: Thomas Garza)

Carmen Marc Valvo ( Photo Credit: Thomas Garza)

 

 

Carmen Marc Valvo SS14 Photo Credit: Thomas Garza

Carmen Marc Valvo SS14 Photo Credit: Thomas Garza

Carmen Marc Valvo

Carmen Marc Valvo MBFW Thomas Garza Photo

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