Sea Cup and Up Sarasota

Designer Simone Perele's unmentionables are perfectly French for the modern girl who likes a touch of the feminine, like this Amour demi that marries Leavers lace and delicate floral brush strokes with matte and sheen textured-style knit. Plus there's always a matching panty or full-cup version.  Sea Cup and Up, $102

saks fifth avenue sarasota

This patent pump by Manolo Blahnik may be the perfect nude—that elusive go-with-everything-go-to shoe. And it's Manolo's classically sophisticated BB silhouette that never goes out of style. Not ever. Saks Fifth Avenue, $595

Cécile McLorin Salvant

I fell for Cécile McLorin Salvant's retro jazz sound when I saw her at the Van Wezel in December. This 24-year-old phenom has a range from soft scat to fierce throatiness. Ever since I've been listening to her new, Grammy-nomimated album WomanChild. iTunes, $9.99

"Elegance is good taste plus a dash of daring."—Carmel Snow


Newcomer Amy Sussman, above, has brought sure-footed Miami style to our fair city. Note her ensemble, anchored by a vivid dress by the queen of digital prints Mary Katrantzou. She's partnered the sleek frock with a cardi-coat of luxe cashmere and fox fur by CH Carolina Herrera, a classic Chanel cuff and Baltic-blue suede pumps by Roger Vivier.

Ever find yourself wondering why sunglasses often look the same? Theo has answered that question in a big way with the new Sun Collection of Tim Van Steenbergen. Bright and beautiful combinations of classic and not-so-classic colors all intertwined with metal inserts—smashing! IOPTICS Eyewear, $555

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