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  • A little French Chic… the cashmere poncho

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A very simple and forever French Chic poncho A trip to Paris was supposed to be on my docket for next week. But we have far too many other quick jaunts on the schedule for that trip to work out now. Still yearning for a getaway to Paris, I found this…

    Published on February 26, 2015
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  • Haute Couture Inspiration- Schiaparelli Paris Spring/Summer 2015

    On this snowy New York day, nothing could be more uplifting that the divine wit and whimsy from the Schiaparelli Paris Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection shown during Paris Couture Fashion Week. The collection called “Reflections of Elsa” is described as “an ode to self-confidence” with surrealist touches in homage to Elsa Schiaparelli like trompe l’oeil hands that…

    Published on January 26, 2015
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  • John Galliano for Maison Margiela. Discuss.

    I have mixed feelings about this. To start, I’m a Margiela fan and probably wear a piece in some form or another, from one of the collections, almost every day, starting with the 14 pairs of shoes & boots that are in the front rotation of my closet. I love the understated and edgy appeal….

    Published on January 13, 2015
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  • Why travel? We brought the best Paris Holiday Windows to you!

     Retail Remedy: Christmas in Paris by way of Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Le Bon Marche Paris Holiday windows..  You know how I believe that Paris is where you find it  is and that special chic lies inside of us all.  Richard Nahem is an expat New Yorker who has been making Paris his home for the past nine years…

    Published on December 17, 2014
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  • Killer Heels, maybe my husband was right

    Walk don’t run (in those shoes) to Killer Heels, shoe lust for your soul I’m a confirmed shoe addict. Don’t believe me, here’s a tidbit conversation with my husband while we were on the way to see The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at the Brooklyn Museum. Scene One: Sunday drive to the museum Husband: Which…

    Published on November 19, 2014
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  • Rethink what you have: What they wore to couture & how you can get the look

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Everyday French Chic Style with confidence & poise… oh right, it’s what “they” were wearing at Paris Couture Fashion Week Today’s post is more about the confidence in style from within you that creates the illusion  of something even more spectaluar that any couture garmet on the runway. For me, it’s the…

    Published on July 10, 2014
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  • Shocking in Paris! Schiaparelli Haute Couture, why not?

    I don’t know about you, but my day certainly could use some fantasy, frivolousness, whimsy, and eccentric charm. Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is generally a gorgeous snooze fest since Christian Lacroix no longer shows. But Marco Zanini in his second Schiaparelli Haute Couture foray for Fall/Winter 2014-15 embraces the flamboyant legacy of the designer who put…

    Published on July 07, 2014
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  • You really want to see this Dries Van Noten Paris Exhibition

    First look at this Dries Van Noten Paris celebratory exhibition had me cheering for the designer’s novel approach to mixing bold prints, vivid colors, ethnic references and plays with textiles in ways that are fiercely modern. Let’s see what Richard saw. –S.H. I went to see the newly launched Dries Van Noten exhibition last Thursday… Published on March 19, 2014
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  • Le Coat: Channel French Chic Street Style with a red topper

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling to add vivid color to your transitional look… While we try to keep our eyes peered on the what’s coming down the runway during fashion week, Paris Fashion Week street style snaps always have us yearning to try a new look peppered with instant French Chic. And…

    Published on March 11, 2014
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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Bridal Inspiration at Alexander McQueen Fall 2014

    Alexander McQueen Fall 2014 may have had it’s quintessential dark, more brooding looks, yet when bridal season hits this spring, we can’t think of a stronger set of inspirations… Even though much of the range explored new couture-like techniques when it comes to reimagining fur, designer Sarah Burton’s immaculate construction and precise vision delivered a…

    Published on March 07, 2014
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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Sleek 80’s Updates at Chloe Fall 2014

    When it comes to conquering the cool allure of French-Chic, there’s no other label as consistent as Chloe. So get set for an 80’s revival from Chloe Fall 2014… From oversized 80’s inspired abstract brass discs heavily decorating simple seperates to quilted sleeping bag coats and pleated pants, references from influential sportswear designer Norma Kamali…

    Published on March 06, 2014
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