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Yesterday I raved about how FIERCE Marie Claire’s November issue with Victoria Beckham on the cover looked, but once again Marie Claire has brought the fierceness to another level: Glee’s Lea Michele. I love this girl. Never have I seen such a petite woman look so sophisticated, fierce and structured in designer upscale couture. Lea looks amazing (as usual!) on the cover of Britain’s Marie Claire and her pics inside are amazing as well.

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one word: FIERCE.

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It may be 2010 but the 60’s are back; well at least in the fashion world. Last September, dozens of labels including Balmain, Blumarine and Calvin Klein debuted their Spring collections and although each label is known for their own individual style, they each had one thing in common: Tie Dye.

Yes, Tie Dye. The design that is notorious for the love/hate relationship between us “regular” folks and the people of the fashion world. Once associated with hippies and radicals, tie dye was once considered a fashion faux pas and reappears on the runway every few years in attempts to make it mainstream again. This season however, tie dye is making a statement and making itself known. Those colorful designs we made onto t-shirts in summer camp who consists of horrible oversized t-shirts but an array of party dresses, flirty denims and fun accessories such as scarfs.

Blumarine dedicated their entire spring collection to tie dye and its bright colors. The label incorporated the bleached design onto trendy pieces to create a cohesive collection. There garments include colorful palettes of A-line dresses, oversized tees and rompers that make tie dye the cool thing to wear again. The Italian label by artist Anna Molinari is inspired by Molinari’s love for painting, music and anything colorful. Her mission for the Spring 2010 collection was to “embody the femininity of all colors, textiles and designs” and it seems she’s on the right track.

Blumarine isn’t the only label to take tie dye and make it pretty again. Balmain and Calvin Klein have also made the attempts. Balmain, is known for it utilitarian-esque clothing (think all things Michael Jackson) while Calvin Klein is for is sophistication. Both however made tie-dye work for both their styles; Balmain for denim, Calvin Klein for tops and accessories. Even celebrities have jumped on the tie dye dip-dye bandwagon. Fashionistas such as Rihanna, Fergie, Nicole Richie and Victoria Beckham have all been spotted wearing the trend.

The tie-dye trend for spring is a trend I hope will last for a while. Tie-dye is refreshing and spring collections are supposed to be bright, colorful and refreshing. The design itself brings back memories for just about everybody and everyone can wear tie dye even men. I think designers and labels are onto something with recreating old styles and making it new again. Hopefully that will become a new sensation, I’m dying to walk around New York City in white go-go boots without getting awkward stares from people on the subway.

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