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  • Celebrity Watch- Alicia Keys Shows You How To Pull Off a Leather Skirt with Class

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A flattering leather skirt that is both chic and modern. Leather skirts can look tacky, we know. Particularly when you are not a rail thin beanpole but a lady with some gorgeous womanly curves. But, if you wear leather right, wow… MORE: I’ll Have What She’s Having By pairing a demure silk blouse in an elegant jewel tone, songstress Alicia Keys managed to evoke an elegant allure in a statement making leather paneled pencil skirt…

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  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Complete Runway Show

    Marc by Marc Jacobs F/W 2012

    Marc by Marc’s latest offering had a clean sensibility about it mixed with the hit master’s signature plays on vintage standbys and references galore that made for a winning outing. Working as a clean slate of propositions that have a universal, foundational appeal that thankfully this time around didn’t veer on the too young or trying too hard to be cool appeal, the collection’s major statement could be considered to be that fuss-free, everyday fashion needn’t be riddled with over…

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  • Moncler Grenoble Fall 2012 Runway Review

    Moncler F/W 2012

    Runway Review: From France’s premiere label for deluxe winter-ready garb comes an exciting show on ice… Held on a balmy winter evening in Central Park’s Wollman Rink with speed skating, synchronized skating, on-ice line dancing, and a children’s choir, Moncler Grenoble’s latest show worked as a glamorous ode to New York City while displaying the label’s knack for making sporty ski-minded coats, pants and knits. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And while there wasn’t much new fashion wise as we all know by…

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  • Reem Acra Fall 2012 Runway Review

    Reem Acra F/W 2012

    Runway Review: Sportswear from Reem Acra? Highly unlikely from this red carpet go-to who seeks to inject high-octane glamor into every look… Never one to be dictated by trends or the ho-hum confines of ‘reality’ dressing, Reem Acra’s latest outing saw the designer’s deft hand at creating decadent party dresses rife with strength and sex appeal work its way into polished separates perfect for days when you need to look your best. Using a strict palette comprising mostly of ebony…

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  • Chris Benz Fall 2012 Runway Review

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    Runway Review: From New York’s unparalleled color fanatic Chris Benz comes a collection fit for a dolly girl with a little Eliza Doolittle thrown in for extra character. Chris Benz’ latest outing sees the designer forgoing his dialogue with 70’s Americana done up in a myriad of bold hues and vivid prints for something a little more retro, slightly disheveled and wickedly off-kilter for a collection that’s certainly not to be confused with any other American designer. Sure, there were…

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  • Yigal Azrouel Fall 2012 Runway Review

    Yigal Azrouel F/W 2012

    Runway Review: From a man who rose to fame designing body-con dresses for the party girl set comes an outing full of right-on, more subtle fashion perfect for the times. Over the past few season’s Yigal Azrouel has made a name for himself by loosely interpreting Europe’s top trends in a way that speaks to New York Fashion Week’s more reality-minded, sportswear oriented DNA and has continued to make them his own by steering clear of being too trend driven….

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  • Ann-Sophie Back- Back F/W 2012 in Stockholm

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    Ann-Sophie Back’s latest outing for her secondary, more affordable Back by Ann-Sophie Back line that was recently shown during Stockholm Fashion Week saw the designer jettisoning her more urbane minded monochrome, dark-hued tendencies for something a little lighter. Working with a palette of gray, black & white, she used a shocking electric blue to lift the collection’s spirit while adding a vibrant counterpoint to her sporty looks. From romantic off-the-shoulder tops to cut-away jackets to re-worked sweatshirt dressing, there was…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Style inspiration from Thandie Newton on how to make a one-shouldered dress look modern and sleek


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Clean, timeless figure-flattering lines One-shoulder dresses are not so easy to wear and after having a huge fashion “moment” a few seasons back, can look dated if not styled correctly. But when worn, right, a one-shoulder dress is a total WOW. Thandie Newton made a chic red carpet statement in an elegant, minimal one-shouldered column dress from Osman that made for a perfect starting point for her classically chic hair and accessories. For starters, her…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Rooney Mara Shows You How To Pull Off Sculptural White

    'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Japan Premiere in Givenchy

    While Cate Blanchett made a stunning recent appearance in the black version of the sculptural white Givenchy dress Rooney Mara wore last week in Tokyo for the premiere of The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo, Mara made a case for alternative red carpet dressing in winter white and looked all the more memorable for it. Consider white as a fresh alternative to party dressing and the ubiquitous L-B-D as it is certain to make you stand out from the crowd…

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  • Here’s How Michelle Obama Makes Pastels Look Chic

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having : Sophisticated & pretty pastel shades oozing with daytime elegance. Pastels can be tricky to pull off if  you want to look more refined rather than youthful. Even with the best intentions, a grown-up woman can instantly look like a cast off from the sherbet scooper. Last week First Lady Michelle Obama made a case for daytime elegance in an easy to pull-off, well styled look that exudes a certain finesse at pairing subtly distinct separates. SHOP: Accessories…

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  • There’s A New Designer Scent To Add To Your Mix- Six Scents Introduces No. 2 Trompe L’oeil with Mary Katrantzou

    Six Scents Series Three

    Six Scents has continually delivered something distinct in the fragrance industry since it was founded in part by Joseph Quartana of seminal boutique Seven New York in 2008 by elevating the art and practice of fragrance. By pairing six fashion designers with celebrated perfumers to create limited edition fragrances so heady and intoxicating that they completely stand on their own, they’ve reset the backstory one associates with a fragrance. Merging a roster of designers including Juun J, Rad Hourani, Ohne titel, Alexis Mabille and…

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  • Make a Stylish Move in Color- Kirsten Dunst Did, Here’s how you can too…

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A burst of stylish color in my wardrobe because THIS yellow is far from mellow! Last week actress Kirsten Dunst worked one of the season’s most vibrant trends while donning head-to-toe monochromatic color in Stella McCartney separates and looked all the more put together for it. While making her stand out from the crowd in a dinner ready suit, Dunst’s outfit also elongates her look while giving off a polished sense of maturity that should…

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