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

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    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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  • Rethink what you have: What they wore to couture & how you can get the look

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    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 new definition of chic that I want you to understand and master. Let’s see how you can do it, because YOU can. And, I bet…

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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 shocking pink on the map. MORE: Runway We’ve got all the Schiaparelli couture photos here for you to drool over. Don’t worry, none of us can…

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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 with a friend visiting from out of town who is into fashion (and who comes once a year to Paris to buy her clothes), so…
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  • Le Mix: Try transitional weather dressing with French Chic Street Style inspiration

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Look to French Chic Street Style and learn to mix the best of fall’s layers with something ready for spring… Every season Paris Fashion Week street style always ignites what we want to wear now, even more than the runways most often, as we love the mix of high & low, old & new. Now that the tides are about to change and warm weather is (rejoice!) on it’s way, this show goer who Richard snapped outside of the…

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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 after a bleary winter season where our sartorial choices were limited to piling on whatever was the warmest (no matter the look), the show goer…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: A mod world at Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu Fall 2014

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    Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu Fall 2014 both riffed on the 60’s & 70’s with bold and statement making style, making them the most inventive collections at Paris Fashion week… Always one to look forward, Nicolas Ghesquiere’s much anticipated debut at Louis Vuitton presented his signature mix for Balenciaga, using that range of hits for a powerful demonstration on cool day dressing. The lot was modern, sporty and most importantly, wearable in a way that will transform the way one feels….

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: The butterfly effect at Valentino Fall 2014


    Valentino Fall 2014 delivered another hit of future classics for those in the mood for precious princess worthy attire, with a take on the butterfly trend… The design duo behind Valentino have been on a roll churning out gorgeous and of the moment gala gowns and dresses for all ages since they took over the house, and should be, in our books, a go-to when considering how to really dress up. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS Fall held tight to their…

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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 bevy of gorgeous wedding ready dresses to capture your imagination (if not pocketbook). >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS Composed of eyelet and pearl embroidery, her…

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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 and iconic illustrator Anotonio Lopez came to mind. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS What made it look modern besides the updated fabrics and slimmer fits…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Skirt Over Pants at Balenciaga Fall 2014


    Balenciaga Fall 2014 was heavy on elegant futurism, and the skirt over pants combo’s offered a cozy yet grown-up take on practical layering that was stylish and worth giving a shot at now… And while Balenciaga’s versions may be terribly expensive to lust over, consider taking a stab at this ongoing trend which originated at Dior by Raf Simons a few seasons back. Here’s how to get the look: >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS What’s great about this trend is…

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  • Paris Fashion Week: Inside + Outside Nina Ricci Fall 2014

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    The Paris insider report: I attended the Nina Ricci  Fall 2014 show during Paris Fashion Week. Held once again at the giant tent in the Tuileries by place de la Concorde, the show was last Thursday at 5PM. I got there a little early to see the pre fashion show before the show, meaning the cavalcade of fashionistas (I hate that word and have never used it, but it this case it’s appropriate) and fashion victims walking down the white…

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