Even if you’ve never heard the name Marissa Webb, you’ve almost definitely worn the designer’s wares: Before breaking out on her own with her eponymous collection, Webb spent 10 years at J.Crew, transforming the preppy brand into a line beloved by the fashion set. Now, she’s focused her sharp eye inward.

On Tuesday night, Barneys New York celebrated the launch of Webb’s standout spring collection—with a little help from actress Anna Kendrick—with a private dinner at our Madison Avenue flagship. Over margaritas and hot fudge sundaes (the girl’s got taste in food, too!), a stylish crowd perused the new collection and picked out plenty of new favorites.

We dropped by Marissa’s gorgeous Union Square loft to dig a little deeper into the collection and find out exactly what inspires this rising star. Watch the video below, and then check out the pictures from last night’s fête.  We’ll bet you’ll be hooked, too.


Images courtesy of Billy Farrell Agency.