Desert Fox: Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon

Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon keeps her cool while looking hot in the best of spring’s easy dresses.
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Backseat Blooms

When Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon says "I’ve lived a lot and come a long way," she’s not speaking only metaphorically. The actress, 42, was born in Saint-Marc, Haiti, as the youngest of seven French- and Creole-speaking children.

Gucci silk dress, price on request; and leather platform sandals, $1,195, 800-456-7663. Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun gold earrings, $125, ben-amun.com. Anna Ruth Henriques malachite ring, $880, barneys.com.

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Stranded in Style

Talbots silk dress, $199, talbots.com. What Comes Around Goes Around Leather Jacket, $650, shopwcaga.com. Gucci leather and wooden wedges, $1,125, 800-456-7663. Janis Provisor Jewelry jade and 22k gold necklace, $3,900, janisprovisorjewelry.com.

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Road Skill

Maxmara silk dress, $895, 212-879-6100. Bottega Veneta leather sandals, $890, bottegaveneta.com. Kara by Kara Ross gold-plated brass and pink quartz cuff, $275, bloomingdales.com. Globetrotter leather luggage, $2,075, takashimaya-ny.com.

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Into the Blue

Tibi silk dress, $498, 212-226- 5852. Gucci leather platform sandals, $1,195, 800-456-7663. Miriam Haskell brass necklace, $560, select Nordstrom stores, 888-282-6060. Karen Karch blue lapis necklace with diamonds, price on request, 212-965-9699.

Sun Goddess

Vera Wang collection silk duchess satin dress, $3,750, Neiman Marcus, 888-888-4757; and horsehair petticoat, price on request, 212-382-2184. Giuseppe Zanotti design leather and metal flats, $875, 212-650-0455. Lori Leavitt black glass 18k gold earrings, $625, lorileavitt.com.

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Dressed Stop

Prada cotton gabardine coat, $1,655, 888-977-1900. Magaschoni silk satin georgette dress, $448, Bloomingdale’s, 212-705-2000. BCBGirls leather platforms, $110, bcbgirls.com. Wendy Mink Jewelry crystal pyrite earrings, $98, wendyminkjewelry.com. Kata sunglasses, $250, theeyegallery.com for stores.

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Lauren by Ralph Lauren silk georgette dress, $199, select Bloomingdale’s stores, 212-705-2000. Janis Provisor Jewelry apple quartz pendant and moss aquamarine, citrine, tourmaline 22k gold necklace, $4,600, janisprovisorjewelry.com.

Originally published in MORE magazine, February 2009.

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