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  • A Chic Poncho – Easier to wear than a cape, and infinitely more a la mode

    sandro paris pull sample
    Ever since I spotted this chic poncho, that's more sweater than poncho, I've been obsessing about adding one to my fall wardrobe. Haven't quite made a decision yet. So, will it be the Sandro Paris Pull Sample Sweater, pictured above, or a more classic poncho, like one of the styles below. What do you think? Consider some of these other chic ponchos that I pulled... RELATED READING: The French Chic Poncho
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  • The Top Five Trends To Incorporate Now from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2016

    Take the Top Five Trends from Milan to heart right now and what will you have? A wardrobe that's on the mark & ready to go a season ahead of the rest! No need to think about trends too much when you have them all sorted out right here, right now. With expert style tips to boot. Fashion Week: Why Should You Care About The Runway? Here's a look at the Top Five Trends from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2016...
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  • Brights Lights Paris- a chic Francophile travel guide that you don’t need to leave home to enjoy

    bright lights paris-maisoui
    Are you dreaming of a Paris getaway? I've got a great quick read for you. Bright Lights Paris: Shop, Dine & Live . . . Parisian Style by Angie Niles is a chic Francophile travel guide that's as indispensable as a what to do in Paris guide as it is a how to dress like a Parisian tip sheet. The delightful book is so granular in its Parisian style observations that it even breaks down what the French girls wear arrondissement by arrondissement, that's neighborhood...
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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 Crimson cashmere video that I shared with the ladies in the C’est Chic Crash Course earlier. Then I got to thinking, why don’t I share it…

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  • Sit back and watch the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Shows- Spring / Summer 2015 Videos

    Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring Summer 2015 in Paris

    I thought it would be nice to have bump of inspiration today so that you can think about beyond what’s in your closet. Sit back and watch the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Shows videos. Take note of color, textures, silhouettes, combinations and luxury at its finest. Dream a little dream of possibility and how inspiration filters into your world. What’s your favorite collection? Viewing Hint: I think it’s kinda fun to hit play on all of them at once, get past…

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  • Haute Couture Inspiration- Schiaparelli Paris Spring/Summer 2015

    Schiaparelli HC SS15-8

    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 close a crystal star necklace. Notice the flats worn with the very fabulously flamboyant pieces. There really is something magical about this collection, don’t you think?…

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  • John Galliano for Maison Margiela. Discuss.

    John Galliano For Maison Margilea, "Artisinal" 2015

    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. I love the non-showiness of pieces that withstand time and always look current. I love the deconstructed “secret” white threads that have the same appeal…

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  • Why travel? We brought the best Paris Holiday Windows to you!

    holiday in paris- 14Le Bon Marche

     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 as a Paris insider blogger and personal concierge tour guide. Richard  brings his take on  Parisian Chic Anywhere! as one of the featured Bonus Experts in my C’est…

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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 exhibition are we going to? Me: Shoes Husband: Can’t you just look in your closet? Well, err, he was sort of right. One of my…

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: Man-Tailored Jackets in the way Ines de la Fressange works them

    Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 - Chanel

    Oh la la… I’m shooting another segment for the C’es Chic Crash Course and so much is going on here on FoS. It’s a triple threat for this week’s Summer Spotlight of Ageless Style + highlights  from FocusOnStyle’s Best of 15th Anniversary online, PLUS, Day Three of the three-part FoS series Ageless, Age-Appropriate French Chic At A Certain Age. Master this style: How to pull off classic man-tailored  jacket like Ines de la Fressange’s tuxedo and school boy looks Wearing a jacket can…

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