Spring is here and has been playing tricks on us here in New York City, almost making it impossible to wear any leg bearing ensembles. Finding hope in Manning Cartell’s latest spring 2012 collection, the pieces sent me reeling into nostalgic memories of summer’s past. The collection is quite impeccable, replete with pastels, metallics, and embellished fabrics. Entitled ‘Pearls and Men’, their model is chicly suited in shimmery black pants, blazers, and fantastic collared shirts. Cartell’s dresses are a mix of both elegant and fun elements. The looks are transitional from day-to-night, paired perfectly with Manning Cartell’s gorgeous pumps. Everything from Cartell’s printed dresses, bra tops, and cropped jackets keep me hopeful for an amazing season ahead. I do have to say right down to the model everything is perfect! Summer, where are you?