It's that time of year to break out of your winter cocoon. This season, shed the cold layers and flutter your renewed wings in colorful spectrums, ethnic appreciation, intense neutrals, one-shoulder dresses (as seen on a certain First Lady), unusual fabric gatherings, and motifs of inspiration. For 2009, it's all about being bold: Bold patterns of black and white. Bold colors on eveningwear. Bold graphics, including florals. Bold, chunky jewelry. And, if you dare, bold menswear-inspired fashion. Always remember: Just be fly.
Hair and Makeup by Dean Krapf of Lluminaire Salon.
Model: Ashley Dickey, Click Models.
Fashion Assistance by Hilary Geisbert and Jenna Gobeli
Where to Buy: Bakers, several locations including The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy., 410-715-2224. Cupcake, 813 S. Broadway, 410-522-0941. DANNIJO, dannijo.com. Coach, several locations including Westfield Annapolis, 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, 410-266-8767. CUSP, 3030 M St. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-625-0893. Dresscode by Gita, 36 Village Sq., 410-323-9009. Fresh Boutique, 10749 Falls Rd., 443-901-0097. H&M, several locations including Owings Mills Mall, 10300 Mill Run Cir., Owings Mills, 410-394-0291. Handbags In The City, 840 Aliceanna St., 410-528-1443. Home on the Harbor, 1340 Smith Ave., 410-433-1616. J Shoes, jshoes.com. Nordstrom, 700 Fairmount Ave., 410-296-2111. Ruth Shaw, 68 Village Sq., 410-532-7886. Sassanova, 805 Aliceanna St., 410-244-1114. ShelRae, shelrae.com. Sugar, 1633 Wisconsin Ave. NW., Washington, D.C., 202-333-5331. Treasure House, 9163 Reisterstown Rd., 410-363-4110. Vasarri, 1636 Reisterstown Rd., 410-415-6333.