Already tired of the cold? Think spring with the help of L’Apparenza, where appearance matters.

Start with #trendyhandbags @L’Apparenza where you can find your haute pink #camerabag by Milly. Pebbled leather complete with circular hardware, a tassel zipper, and detachable crossbody strap. It’s the perfect @carryall to brighten your day.

Get upbeat about feeling blue. It’s back as THE color for Spring 2018. Sassy and classy in cobalt classic #DVF style, listen to these bell sleeves as I scream and you scream, we all scream for fashion!

After your new year’s resolution kicks into full swing, it’s time to show off your hard work. Go body-con, baby! Sultry with seduction, show it like @Shoshanna in this florally fuchsia lace dress to the knee. For a city chic look, pair it with a boyfriend blazer or bomber during the day and pump it up at night with a #Louboutin to really show off those hard-earned calf muscles.

American sportswear merges with Parisian flair in this navy and white pinstripe fit-and-flare style dress by #Milly. Precisely tailored with three-quarter length bell sleeves and a flounce hemline, you’re dressed to dance the night away.

Pretty in print, #AmandaUprichard suggests #streetstyle #fashion #madeinNYC for a dress to impress. Strut your sexy with tie sleeve details in this burnout velvet number. With a low cut V-neck and accentuated waist, who knows how the night will end…

Even on a blue sky, sunny day, be ready-to-wear #DVF. The black patent trench is on the 2018 A-list. Utilitarian style makes a comeback this spring – double-breasted and belted, bold and creative – courtesy of L’Apparenza in Lake Falls Village.

Elena Russo

If anyone around Baltimore knows fashion from the inside out, it’s Elena Russo. Elena wasn’t just a “working” model. She was a HARD working model; running from castings to shows to photo shoots to the gym. Elena worked countless runways and designer showrooms, and major magazine shoots, print and TV campaigns for the likes of Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Marie Claire, Head Sportswear and White House/Black Market. Her work took her to Milan, New York and many other East Coast markets before she settled down in Baltimore. Now she’s sharing more of what she’s learned about beauty and fashion with you. Elena’s ability to find the reality - rather than the fantasy - of fashion is evident in her shopping know-how. With a bi-weekly fashion column, she shares her local “Elena’s LookBook,” identifying trends you can find at local boutiques in and around Charm City to help you refresh and modernize your closet, and yourself!