Meet Fabiola Arias, a Cuban designer who's turning out some of the most fanciful, black-tie-worthy confections around — at the tender age of 24. That's right, this mega-talented wunderkind hasn't even hit the quarter-century mark yet. We're swooning over the lush, ultra-tactile dresses in her fall 2012 collection — think: Frothy hemlines of shredded chiffon, incredible sheer detailing on bodices, and meticulous layers of fabric designed to look like scales. Impressive, right?Neiman Marcus in Friendship Heights is the exclusive retailer for Fabiola's line in the D.C. area, but today and tomorrow, the store is hosting a trunk show where you can view the entire collection and choose your special-order pieces. So, if one of the spring's slew of gala events is on your agenda, we can't think of a better opportunity for you to score a fantastic dress that guarantees you won't look like any other girl at the party. We've selected our top frocks from the line to spark your inspiration — click through for some eye-candy from our new favorite overachiever. When: Today until 5 p.m.; Friday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There’s nothing more thrilling than looking at a jam-packed spring calendar filled with rooftop soirees, garden parties, and weekend weddings — until you stare into your closet abyss and realize you have nothing to wear, that is. So, we’re taking the guesswork out of event dressing by mapping out 11 key pieces read
Oh California, how we love you and your beachside weddings. Ashley + Danny had the ultimate SoCal wedding. She’s always had dreams of being a mermaid, he’s always loved the beach, and together they’ve shared a love for classic rock. So naturally they incorporated all of that into their wedding. read