Haute in the City: Spring Has Sprung

Fashion started for me at an extremely young age. I’ve been designing since I was 5 years old. Once I realized I had a knack for creating one-of-a-kinds for my Barbie, I knew fashion would be life.

I’ve since traveled the U.S. presenting on renowned platforms like New York Fashion Week and dressing celebrities for A-list events such as the Golden Globes. Not bad for a small town country girl.

In my travels, I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing fashion gods at work on the runway as well as crossing paths with some of the most fashionable people simply rocking it in their everyday lives.

I’m super excited to have the opportunity to bring the world of high fashion to Little Rock. Stay tuned for so much more as I continue my fashion journey! In the meantime, enjoy my teaser of what’s to come, starting with this month’s blog on spring!

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Spring has sprung!

Though I’m a sucker for a little black dress — hence the chic classic with a twist I chose for myself — spring is all about pastels and bold colors.

Because the days are still filled with a bite of winter’s chill, I love this light Sablyn duster set. It’s fashionably perfect for a cool transition into spring. Other trends to look for this spring include florals, ruffles and asymmetrical angles.

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Looking to add a feminine touch for an unforgettable date night ensemble? You will never go wrong with incorporating ruffles to achieve a subtle yet sexy look.

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No look is complete without must-have accessories. For me, it’s all in the bag and shoes. My heart skipped a runway beat when I first saw these amazing and unique clutches by Ofaolain. Totally in love!

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I’m also a sucker a fabulous pump, but there’s something for every shoe lover in the spring shoe trend, which is forecasting strappy sandals, loafers, wedges and those can’t-live-without booties.

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In the words of Coco Chanel, “Everyday is a fashion show and the world is the runway.”

Don’t be afraid to find your fierce this season and explore the latest colorful, chic and classic spring trends.


Wardrobe provided by Barbara/Jean 

Model: Britynn Davis


Linda Rowe Thomas is an an award-winning fashion designer, author, philanthropist and motivational speaker. Thomas is the founder and creative director of Romás by Linda Rowe Thomas, in downtown Little Rock, the only only designer showroom and production house in the state of Arkansas.
Thomas’ fashion career consists of more than 20 years in buying, marketing, management and design. To date, her celebrity clientele has included actresses, Grammy award-winning singers and professional athletes. Her highly sought-after couture label has graced the runways of the Golden Globes, ESPYs, BET and more. Thomas continues to showcase her brand at some of the most prestigious fashion shows in the world, including Mercedes Benz Fashion.

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