Banana Republic catalog from the It used to be a great retail concept, from two former Washington Post reporters who encountered a lot of army surplus supplies. Peterman of Seinfeld fame must've inherited their catalog illustrators.
The designer: Alexis Barbara Isaias is known for her enviable party dresses. This season it’s about: Feminine florals and voluminous sleeves, plus the brand’s signature halter necklines and jumpsuits. The piece to buy: A flirty tiered floral mini dress.