The second season of 'The City' premieres on April 27, and a two-minute trailer available here reveals a few details about the cast members' "new jobs" - and more of the backbiting we've come to expect from the MTV series. Olivia Palermo starts working as an Elle.com reporter (Joe Zee makes an appearance), and Whitney Port gets upset when Olivia won't cover her first fashion-week collection. Whitney finds herself ticked off enough to use the "B" word. Believe it.
Kelly Cutrone is back for the action to help Whitney promote her label, and it's worth pointing out that the People's Revolution office looks much less chaotic than on 'Kell on Earth.' Besides speaking to editors, Kelly recommends having an affair with a French guy, as she believes every girl should. Elsewhere, Erin Lucas still doesn't care for Olivia. And there you have it: Your cheat sheet for the drama starting four weeks from now.
Tracy Reese isn't trying to be Alexander Wang - as in, she doesn't expect editors waiting on-edge to see new turn she'll take next. Instead, like plenty of other economically aware designers, she's basing her style on what customers want. That, for now, includes more of her signature short, ruched dresses (in cheetah print, black and army green, for instance), plus textured layers we wish we had today for the second round of New York snowstorms.
Reese girls - such as Julia Stiles, Kristen Bell, Adrienne Bailon and Erin Lucas, who all sat front-row - can keep warm in cosy cardigans (think cable knit or fur-sleeved), fringed jackets, stirrup pants and ample scarves. Mixing textures was key. Reese rolled out a sweet "spruce" lace dress to match her floral runway background, and she added interest to other pieces with real and faux fur, jacquard styles and crystal embellishment. Some might say safe about this collection, but we're going with another 'S' word: salable.