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Got five hours to spend doing some Fashion Week research? Most don't, and if your job doesn't consist of looking through all the runway images each season like ours does, knowing what's up can feel like a full-time job. That said, you're in the right place: The spring '12 shows delivered an eyeful of wearable trends, looks to leave you slack-jawed, and styling tips you'll be smart to save. Here are the top 20 looks that made all our blisters worth it. Consider this your Cliffsnotes to spring '12!
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Not to toot our own horn, but Refinery29's really got the whole party thing down to a science. Killer DJ? Check. Delicious cocktails? Naturally. Swag bags? Of course! At this year's Sundance Film Festival, we took all those things and added some special friends to the mix. One of our favorite films at Sundance this year read
Between the two of them, Brooke Baxter Bailey and her
husband, Jeff Bailey, have founded an underground performance-art space, a live-music venue, a piano bar, and a coffee-and-tacos shop —all in Williamsburg.
Their latest venture, however, has taken them Upstate: The couple have opened the Glass Mountain Inn, part read