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Reem Acra Fall 2014: The power of pretty

A model walks the runway at the Reem

A model walks the runway at the Reem Acra fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Salon at Lincoln Center on Feb. 10, 2014, in New York City. Credit: Getty Images / Albert Urso

The inspiration: Girlie girls, and the charity luncheons or red carpet events to which they get invited.

The vibe: Serene glamour, whether you’re drawn to the iridescent feathered tops, or the trophy-like gold beaded column dresses.

The lust-o-meter: High for the “frosty pink” wool coat with brown leather belt that resembles a split-rail fence. Higher for a cardigan embroidered over one shoulder with a delicate pattern of cherry-blossom branches (and paired with an ice mint pleated wool skirt). Highest for the gowns in gold or iridescent violet with a filmy, black net overlay.

Umm, on second thought: The feathered dress, skirt and cardigan were intriguing at first glance but ultimately didn’t express the kind of soft, whimsical or ultimately feminine energy that feathers usually evoke. These feathers seemed more over-the-top than oh, fabulous.

Our take: What are you waiting for? Get yourself out to a charity luncheon or red carpet event. Or…just dress like that’s what you do.

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