while visiting new york during fashion week, i went on a number of studio visits to preview new collections from some of my favorite designers. one such visit was with alexandra grecco. if you aren’t familiar with her designs, then i strongly urge you to check out her blog, and most importantly, her online shop! she hasn’t yet released the spring 2012 collection, so i can only give you a little peek at what i saw! the pieces are very whimsical, inspired by vintage ballet and brigitte bardot, and infused with playful elements such as a darling hand-painted hot air balloon print and big ruffled collars. it was quite a treat to see it up close and i can’t wait to see the full collection!