Marie Claire and Macy’s Kensie Girl Fest

On Friday night –mag in the redo- Marie Claire joined with Macy’s to soft push Kensie Girl’s Holiday Collection. A dj spun the latest tunes from Rhiana as waiters served sparkling pink lemonade, cupcakes and lollipop shaped sweets inscribed with the word Kensie Girl (let’s remember this is a contemporary brand definitely geared to the tween set).

And while there weren’t any notables on site there was no shortage of camera crews- we hear Nina Garcia has a new reality show- Running in Heels. Can we expect to see snippets from the tepid event? Doubtful. What was noteworthy was the price point- in these recessionary-like times a girl has to use her noggin’. Kensie’s well-priced collection offers a wide variety of pieces at price point that ranges from $50 to a $135.

The savvy mini fashionista will wield this collection to great affect. The collection featured many of season’s must haves- including- autumnal hues, plaid, ruffles and of course the mini! Steadied by black the palette included piedmont (green), purple, pink, a tealy turquoise and a bolt of orange. Chunky knit cardigans paired with little plaid minis. Standouts included a satin- racer back vest priced at $58, or a tri-colored- full skirted mini at $78 and little black dress with ruffles in purple and pink down the center also at $78. There was a healthy presence of plaid including a charming coat with portrait collar at the affordable price of $135.

Many of these glam girl pieces are sure to make their way on to the Wish Lists of teen girls everywhere.

– Alexander Coelho