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  • Inside the Exhibition: Schiaperelli and Prada – Impossible Conversations at The Met

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    From The Met comes Impossible Conversations, a look at the work of Elsa Schiaperelli and Miuccia Prada, two of fashion history’s most indispensible designers Before heading to yesterday’s preview of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations at The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, we couldn’t help but think about how challenging it must have been when trying to top last year’s record-breaking retrospective of the work of Alexander McQueen. >>Related: Alexander McQueen’s record breaking Savage Beauty at The Met And while the McQueen tribute…

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  • Costume Institute Gala at the Met – Impossible Conversations – Red Carpet Style

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    Red Carpet Style from “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Time goes by so fast that it’s even hard to believe that the Met Gala was here once again just yesterday evening especially after the mega-buzz last year’s Savage Beauty retrospective of Alexander McQueen drew. >>MORE: Drool-worthy Red Carpet Fashion But here we are again for another fantastic, intriguing exhibit focusing on the work and uncanny parallels between Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaperelli, two women who could easily…

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  • Met Museum Live Stream Costume Institute Benefit From The Red Carpet Today

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    It’s almost like be right there at the Met Museum Costume Gala but you can be in your pj’s… we wont tell! Good news, this year’s Met Museum Gala for the Costume institute Benefit will be shared via live stream for those looking for high-fashion inspiration… For the first time ever, arrivals on the red carpet for today’s gala to open and celebrate the museum’s latest show, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, will be shared live. If last year’s Alexander…

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  • Fabulous Friday- Find a Classic Bag Like This One From Balenciaga

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    While its double-digit price tag may stop you at hello, there’s no denying the simple sophistication and beauty that this luxury timeless classic bag from Balenciaga boasts, making it the kind of bag to keep your eye out for this season. Why? Besides its irresistible bordeaux hue, its equestrian inspired details and restrained use of hardware, its signature zipper pulls and tricks lend it a chic yet subtle strength. Not too large, not trendy and age-appropriate for any age, imagine it with just about anything, anytime. >>A…

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  • Can A Midi Dress Look Chic & Not Matronly? Yes, Look At Gwyneth Paltrow

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: An elegant midi dress that doesn’t scream old lady frumpy AND you can wear it to work! Here’s some stylist advice on how to make a forever-chic statement like actress Gwyneth Paltrow in a knee-length number and not look matronly. Turning head’s for over a decade with her innate sense of style that remains forever-chic, actress Gwyneth Paltrow‘s recent appearance in a minimal Burberry textured dress should work for you as a source of inspiration…

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  • Chloe – 2012 Hyères Festival – The Chloé Award and Runway Show for Fashion Talent

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    The Hyères Festival continues to serve as a thrilling annual competition of top notch talent in the design & art fields, fresh from the Chloe Award presentation comes new talent: Each Spring the Hyères Festival helps champion young talent in need of financial nutruing and mentoring and also works as an annual gathering of talented young individuals whose work inspires with its limitless possibilities. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Of the fifteen designers on the roster for The Chloe Award, we’ve selected the top…

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  • Bridal and Prom Hair Inspiration Fresh From Badgley Mischka Bridal Fall 2012

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    With prom & bridal season now upon us, take a lead from hairstylist Peter Gray who offers up his expert hairstyling tips to help you look your best on your special day. Let’s get excited with some of these bridal and prom hair inspiration photos and how-to’s…. Fresh off the runways of Badgley Mischka’s Fall 2012 Bridal Collection comes a romantic option inspired by the sophistication and timeless elegance of fashion icon Walli Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, and her old-school silver-screen glamor….

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  • Trend Tuesday- Stylist Tips to Wear a Pleated Skirt Like Emmy Rossum, her midi is by Sonia Rykiel

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Vintage Italian actress style that’s smart and sexy Work it like Gina Lollabrigida on Rome’s via Vento, back in the 50s! What is not to love about this capricious and classic look; particularly when the pleats are sexy and do not evoke Marion the Librarian. Shop: Sonia Rykiel at Shopbop Flirty, romantic and ultra-feminine, pleated a-line knee-length skirts are guaranteed to elicit an ode to old-school starlet style glamour, but that’s not exactly what this season’s…

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  • Fabulous Friday- Get A Sheer Maxi Skirt LIke This Fab Maison Martin Margiela Number

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    The illusion a sheer maxi skirt can offer you may hail from the silver-screen starlet style era, yet the recent maxi comeback to the forefront of fashion has us taking note on this must-have trend… Why now? Even  though we saw just about every urban-minded girl about wearing one last summer, the transparency trend works more as a genius layering essential than it does as a ‘look at me now’ statement maker. >> RELATED: How to wear a maxi skirt As…

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  • Home Design Style Inspiration- Easily Add Bursts of Color and Art to an Otherwise Neutral Palette like this Paris Flat

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    We love to ogle home design style inspiration around here! Nothing like fanciful and fabulous home style pictures to get our creative juices going and the urge to rearrange furniture and art. Now, if Sharon could simply relocate the pool table… It’s 2012, are you still surrounded by life in the doldrums of beige box living? If so, take a cue from a grand French restoration recently energized with bold works of art and color galore to make sure your home or…

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  • A White Shirt Dress Is So Chic and You Won’t Look Like A Nurse, See LeeLee Sobieski

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The white clothing fashion trend continues with a dose of celebrity style as Leelee Sobieski wears a fantastic white shirt dress by Jil Sander to The Tribeca Film Festival Raf Simons last few seasons at Jil Sander saw the designer taking cues from Yves Saint Laurent met with Isaac Mizrahi & Bill Blass’ iconic American subversions of classic YSL shapes much like the dramatic, all-white Jil Sander dress actress Leelee Sobieski wore at the Tribeca Film Festival recently. >> How to clean that…

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  • Book This New Fashion Tome: Assouline’s Dior – Three New Fashion History Volumes

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    Just as Raf Simons is set to unveil a newly reconfigured take on the iconic codes of Christian Dior comes a glorious three-volume set of books from Assouline to refresh your palette… With all eyes on Dior and what Mr. Simons will bring to the storied house debuts a look back at one of fashion’s most iconic powerhouses with three volumes dedicated to Dior Fashion, Fine Jewellery & Perfume. >> More: Stylish Reads Recounting the maison’s game-changing history and the revolutionary impact its had on the…

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