>> The iconic little dot. A favorite of the fashion set since in the mid-1700s (when it was worn by late-Rococo aristocracy), spotted prints were christened "polka dots" in the 1840s as polka music captivated the world. Since then, the popularity of the graphic little dots has only grown; in 1940, the print was so omnipresent that The Los Angeles Times remarked, "You can sign your fashion life away on the polka-dotted line, and you'll never regret it this season." One won't regret it this season either — especially when it comes to pants. In every incarnation from palazzos to clam-diggers, dotted bottoms have been showing up on runways steadily for the last three years. Here, we track the trend from Louis Vuitton's 2009 slouchy silk versions (precursors to today's popular pajama dressing perhaps?) to recent sightings on the Resort 2012 runways.
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>> Mara Hoffman's embroidered aztec-print bikinis earned themselves a cult following this Summer, and based on the swimwear-heavy Resort 2012 collection she debuted in Miami over the weekend, there's more where that came from. Although she didn't entirely let the tribal prints go — colorful geometric prints dubbed "Tiki" or "Totem" popped up on a maxi dress or two — Hoffman also veered into the land of Egypt, sourcing sarcophagi and and evil eyes for her maillots and minidresses.
>> Anja Rubik wed longtime boyfriend (and fellow model) Sasha Knezevic over the weekend at a church in Deia on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Peter Dundas (who designed Rubik's custom Pucci wedding dress), plus Maryna Linchuk and boyfriend Salvatore Morale, were all in attendance for the intimate festivities.
>> Like Christian Louboutin and his red soles, a Charlotte Olympia shoe is instantly recognizable by its two-inch front platform. As such, the label's Resort 2012 collection is rife with platform pumps — updated in colorful satin, leopard, denim, dots . . . and there's even an espadrille style. But for those who like to feel the ground under their feet, there are a couple of options sans platforms — and even one pair of leopard-print flats. The whole collection, in the slideshow, is now available for pre-order on Moda Operandi.