house of style

the palm beach social season has been underway for a few months now, but the peak week of the palm beach style season seems to be just approaching. with the caron renaissance gala featuring zac posen's colorful and innovative collection tomorrow and hospice evening showcasing oscar de la renta's latest tropical-inspired line friday, palm beach is about to get a glimpse of some of the world's best fashions.

next up is the red cross designers' show house preview party wednesday, jan. 20, which benefits the greater palm beach area chapter of the american red cross and proves to offer a whole slew of posh players. the event offers a preview of the transformed interior and exterior spaces in the luxurious residential building on okeechobee boulevard, cityplace south tower. in years past, design icons and high profile guests have included carolyne roehm, lilly pulitzer, tiffany & co.'s john loring, mario buatta and charlotte moss.

besides offering a sneak peek of the four stunning spaces, the preview party on cityplace south tower's breathtaking ninth-floor pool deck will host a special fashion show by tibi. if you're not familiar with tibi, you won't want to miss this. and if you are, well then, all the more reason to go. the spring line is made up of bright and contemporary, asian-inspired pieces that look as if they were made to wear in palm beach. the mix of super short and structured dresses and skirts with more flowy patterns and textures are to die for.

tibi's spring line will be accented with pieces from palm beach's own jordann jewelry by jordann miller. jordann jewelry will also feature its simple yet elegant pieces in an on-site trunk show - another reason to go - and 15 percent of the sales will benefit the american red cross.

adding to the evening's excitement is special guest and show house honorary chairman michael smith, who is a best-selling author of elements of style and houses and one of architectural digest's 100 top designers and architects. he's designed homes for a long list of celebrity clients, including cindy crawford, steven spielberg, dustin hoffman, michelle pfeiffer and most recently, the first family.

so check it all out next week, and be sure to comment on which part was your favorite.

*photos from tibi's spring 2010 line and jordann jewelry

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