Maria Pinto Spring 2010

Where & When: Wednesday, September 16th from 6-9 p.m., Banchet Flowers
Runway Recap: The Meatpacking District's Banchet Flowers served as an ideal backdrop to showcase Pinto's spring collection, which was inspired by Argentine Tango and featured intricate chiffon rosettes and beaded frocks evocative of a madcap garden party. But while she can obviously make a pretty dress, Pinto does tailoring well too, with sharply cut wool jackets and suits. The bright neon colors were a season or two behind, but since Pinto lives in Chicago, where sometimes trends are a bit slow to arrive, I'll give her a pass on that.
Standout Look: Since Pinto was a favorite of Michelle Obama's on the campaign trail, I spent the whole presentation thinking, "What would MObama wear?" I think I found my answer in this badass, and yet incredibly elegant, leather sheath dress.
Bonus Points: The venue was packed, which is always an encouraging sign. I also appreciated the useful gift bag, which contained Moroccan hair oil, a little makeup, and a gift certificate to Completely Bare
Where to Buy: Maria Pinto Boutique at 135 N. Jefferson in Chicago.

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