I was beyond ecstatic to be seated second row at Monique Lhuillier's big New York Fashion Week show, what an experience! Her stunning Spring 2013 collection is inspired by water and life of the sea drawing from birds, brightly coloured fish, glowing sunlight on the water and the luminescence of moonlit waves. Contoured peplum tops, sleek suits, cocoon like coats and dresses defined the feminine silhouette for Monique's luxe and sophisticated daytime woman. Her evening pieces featured shimmering golds, sea glass beading and sheer fabrics that created fluid and almost mermaid-like looks, proving again why she's a red carpet favourite and a leader in her field. It was an absolute pleasure to meet this talented woman and view her breath-taking runway show in person.