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Patricia Field's new looks for HSN: Would Carrie approve? Yes

368568 You now own a corsage and know that Manolo is not a Spanish dessert.  Yes, "Sex and the City" designer Patricia Field taught you plenty about fashion and taking risks and spending way too much money. Now, her new line, "Destination Style," is finally available on368606 HSN. And guess what? It's kind of slutty, sort of cute and definitely not for everyone -- a lot like Field herself.
The fave? This scoop neck floral tiered ruffle dress, left, that works with ballet flats or pumps. I love the colors and the silhouette. Pair it with a black leather jacket or cropped cardigan, ($129.90)  There is a matching coat that should not be seen within a mile of this368119 dress. Pick one or the other.

Her skinny black jeans, upper right, which, blessedly, go up to a size 39, sell for $49.90 and would work well with an oversized men's oxford and pumps.

The yikes? This jumbo corsage dress at right  ($149.90) that screams, "I am Carrie! Get me a cosmo!" I wish that Field didn't repeat herself and resort to merchandising a look so associated with the TV show and movie. What I like about Field is that 369693she encourages women to try a new look or play with an accessory. The better bet is this corsage belt, ($29.90) -- which feels very Chanel -- and is more of a wink, rather than a full blown bow, to Carrie Bradshaw's inimitable style.


To read more about Patricia Field and her inspirations, check out this story in Image that takes a closer look at the woman behind the tutus.

-- Monica Corcoran

 
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I was just thinking, "I hope Monica posts something soon that I can run out and buy!" It won't be this stuff that's for sure - it looks cheeseball and cheap. Give us another one Monica!

oh my. will a revival of "Dallas" be coming soon?

That green dress is a horror. It looks like Kmart circa 1986.



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