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  • Chris Benz Fall 2012 Runway Review

    Chris Benz F/W 2012

    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

    Back by Ann-Sophie Back

    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

    Thandie-Newton-Osman

    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

    Michelle Obama

    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…

    Kirsten Dundst in Yellow

    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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  • Bonus Styling Tips this Season- The Best of Pre-Fall 2012 Part 2

    Balenciaga pre-Fall 2012

    Day two of our Pre-Fall roundup for 2012 has us continuing to scour the best collections out there to help you update your look immediately -why wait? Didn’t you love Day 1 of our Best of Pre-Fall styling tips? >>More: Runway Pictures & Shows Balenciaga- Taking his cue from the illustrated works of celebrated fashion artist Antonia Lopez and 80’s era French power dressing from the likes of Mugler & Montana, Nicolas Ghesquiere’s latest outing didn’t abandon his signature takes…

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  • Bonus Styling Points this Season- The Best of Pre-Fall 2012 Part 1

    No 21Pre-Fall 2012

    It’s only the last day of January yet we’ve had a tad too many shows to share with you over the past weeks… we know. And with that in mind we’ve condensed Pre-Fall 2012 to two posts of inspirational collections. Pre-Fall 2012, yes it’s too much! But look at it this way, we are currently phasing through mid-winter so use these collections to your advantage and work new ideas into your current look to stand-out. >>More: Runway Pictures & Shows…

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  • Want an essential piece to work your wardrobe around? Try a silk blouse!

    Celine resort Silk Blouse 2012

    Shopping Tip: The Silk Blouse Your Essential Go-To Foundation. Layer up in cool, polished style, NOW. Forgo the 2000’s fascination with casual t-shirt dressing. This season designers of all kinds have been offering a savvy assortment of fitted silk blouses to help keep you looking polished throughout the day while retaining that must-have sense of comfort and ease. DON’T KNOW WHAT TO GET? Try one of our Shopping Guides for handy, dandy style online. As they can easily go from day-into-night…

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  • FIRST LOOK- Ports 1961 SPRING 2012 FASHION AD CAMPAIGN

    Ports 1961 has come a long way since it’s humble, arty re-introduction to the high-fashion masses over the past decade and the label’s just released new ad campaign featuring a slick Alana Zimmer photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin with art direction by Giovanni Bianco proves just how far they’ve come when considering their big league competition. Under Giovanni Bianco’s watch, the last few collections and campaigns have successfully captured that elusive, urbane minded cool that the label…

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