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Designer Jodi Arnold applied her signature arts-and-crafts style to mixable separates and sensible dresses in her first collection — for spring — at The Limited. “There are some great design elements here that The Limited customer might not have been exposed to previously,” Arnold said, pointing out a sleeveless dress decorated with bugle beads standing on end. In the same vein, paillettes added sparkle to several versatile pieces in the collection. “Jodi’s pieces mix in perfectly with our other offerings,” said Linda Heasley, chief executive officer of The Limited. “They can go from work to cocktails.” And though the color palette of subdued gray and tan was a bit calm for spring, an electric blue abstract print rounded things off nicely.

This story first appeared in the December 24, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.