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Loving Lucite: Clearly a cool trend for spring

Kelly Bensimon rocks a pair of Lucite heels.

Kelly Bensimon rocks a pair of Lucite heels. Credit: Kelly Bensimon rocks a pair of Lucite heels. (Getty Images)

Last week, I was invited to the Jimmy Choo lunch at Christie’s to honor the work of my great friend, the photographer Sante D’Orazio. He’s probably best known for his gorgeous nudes of Pamela Anderson, but I know him from my first modeling job for Italian Vogue when I was 16.

In addition to all the incredible photographs was a sea of Jimmy Choo pieces, including the “Candy” glitter bags in an array of bright colors that were given as a thank-you gift to the ladies who lunched that day.

Lucite, one of my favorite loves, is a huge trend for spring 2013 — I even wore Lucite heels to Fashion Week last September to forecast one of this season’s hautest styles. I’m not going to lie: Lucite is never going away, so save whatever you buy this season.

In my home, Lucite is a great way to allow light in — and, honestly, a way to keep my kids’ dirty paws from making a mess on fabric chairs. So, I opted for Philippe Starck chairs from Design Within Reach. I also have Lucite trunks from The Container Store, so I can see what’s stored inside.

Furla also has Lucitehandbags that show off all of your collectibles, so definitely make sure your bag is neat and organized this season.

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