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  • CFDA Awards- The faces behind the glam at the fashion industry’s red carpet event

    CFDA President Diane Von Furstenburg & CFDA CEO Steven Kolb

    We’re used to seeing their designs on the red carpet on well-styled actresses or pretty young models on the catwalk. But, in actuality, most of the faces behind the gorgeous designs are normal looking people who know how to get it right. Well, most of the time.  >>MORE: Red Carpet Fashion From some train wrecks to full-out beauties, take a look at designers strutting their own stuff at last night’s CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards where the…

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  • When to wear flip-flops? Jessica Alba gets it…


    Stylist Advice: Can I wear flip-flops in the city? Oh yes, the “when to wear flip-flops” in place of proper shoes debate continues… Frankly, the idea of wearing flip-flops as shoes in the city wrecks my nerves. UNLESS, you are heading back from a pedicure as Jessica Alba is caught doing in New York.  At a certain age, it is no longer cute or stylish to wear your beach shoes like a regular pair of shoes. It doesn’t read trendy,…

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  • Catch the Glory of Original Balenciaga at Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris

    Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris

    What’s hot in Paris? In the city of French Chic, comes an important fashion exhibition in homage to master French couturier Cristobal Balenciaga… the man before the brand as many know it today. A fabulous new exhibit of the couturier Balenciaga’s fashions has just opened. The collection is a tribute to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of the master fashion designer. >> MORE: Costume Exhibitions and Styles and more Museums It was generously donated by the family of Balenciaga and celebrates his legacy with forty haute…

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  • Age-Appropriate Everyday Chic via Susan Sarandon’s Fierce Oxford Flats

    Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon attend Tribeca Talks Directors Series during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Pretty, polished, and casual at any age. We all get so wrapped up on the fantasy of fabulous sometimes that we tend to forget the simple casual style that most of us wear on a daily basis. For that very reason of  feigning “senior moments” on everyday style does that core easy part of our wardrobe get forgotten, particularly when looking polished, modern and age-appropriate fashion is on the menu.   Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan…

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  • Home Design Style Inspiration- Easily Add Bursts of Color and Art to an Otherwise Neutral Palette like this Paris Flat


    We love to ogle home design style inspiration around here! Nothing like fanciful and fabulous home style pictures to get our creative juices going and the urge to rearrange furniture and art. Now, if Sharon could simply relocate the pool table… It’s 2012, are you still surrounded by life in the doldrums of beige box living? If so, take a cue from a grand French restoration recently energized with bold works of art and color galore to make sure your home or…

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  • A White Shirt Dress Is So Chic and You Won’t Look Like A Nurse, See LeeLee Sobieski

    LeeLee Sobieski in a long Jil Sander white shirtdress

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The white clothing fashion trend continues with a dose of celebrity style as Leelee Sobieski wears a fantastic white shirt dress by Jil Sander to The Tribeca Film Festival Raf Simons last few seasons at Jil Sander saw the designer taking cues from Yves Saint Laurent met with Isaac Mizrahi & Bill Blass’ iconic American subversions of classic YSL shapes much like the dramatic, all-white Jil Sander dress actress Leelee Sobieski wore at the Tribeca Film Festival recently. >> How to clean that…

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  • White Drama Paris: Comme des Garcons Spring Favors Blow-Up Domes Over A Fashion Show

    Comme des Garçons White Drama

    Always a designer to go against the grain of traditional fashion and fashion shows, Rei Kawakubo has done it once again with her new Comme des Garcons spring 2012 collection, White Drama. Instead of having a runway show, she has decided to present her spring/summer collection as an installation in clear plastic blowup domes with quasi-monochrome mannequins in which she dramatizes life’s important events: birth, marriage, death, and transcendence. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS White Drama is about pure, ceremonial whiteness in every hue. Some of Kawakubo’s influences for this season…

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  • Revisit In the Details- Fresh Spring Ideas at Milan Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

    Prada Spring 2012

    With rich colors and prints a plenty, some of the more subtle and best ideas in Milan for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss, so we thought it would be a good time to take a moment and look back before the crush of Paris takes over. Here’s a look back at some of the clever details that caught our eye. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Prada (and above) Vintage ladylike bags got revved up with ingenious graphic appliqué automobiles complete…

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  • Revisit Best of Paris Fashion Week- Balenciaga, Carven, Celine, Limi Feu, Rochas – Spring 2012

    Balenciaga Spring 2012

    Now that the month-long block of consecutive international fashion show’s has come to an end, here’s a look at our favorites from Paris, the city of light and superior design(in our minds). From Balenciaga’s thoroughly modern take on 60’s futurism to Limi Feu’s wearable avant-garde goods, there was plenty of high-style propositions for everyone. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Balenciaga (and above) After 10 years of riveting, out-of-this-world collections season in & season out, Nicolas Ghesquiere was back with another astounding sci-fi take…

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  • Revisit In the Details- Fresh Spring Ideas at London Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

    Christopher Kane Spring 2012

    Since some of the best eye-catching ideas we saw at London Fashion Week for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss at first glance, we wanted to look back and focus on the most surprising, clever and inspiring details that caught our attention. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Christopher Kane(and above) In a season full of flower power, Christopher Kane’s playful alternative featuring printed cut-out collage patches makes for one of the wittiest takes we’ve seen for such a femme motif….

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  • British Invasion 2012- Jimmy Choo’s New ‘Union Jack’ Collection


    Call it a case of Olympic & Middleton Mania as Jimmy Choo’s latest range features bold Britannia symbology just in time for Kate & Will’s first anniversary. Regardless of the timing, the Jimmy Choo ‘Union Jack’ collection boasts must-have updates to signature shapes emblazoned with a rendering of the British flag with a favorite of ours being the playful take on a classic loafer (below). In thier words: With the eyes of the world squarely on London this season, and…

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  • Revisit In the Details: Fresh Spring Ideas at New York Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss


    From Michael Kors graphic contrasting animalier patchworks to a witty anchor inspired update to the house logo at Bill Blass, some of our favorite ideas from New York Fashion Week for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss at first glance. Here’s a look back at some of the clever details that caught our eye. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Anna Sui (and above) Sui took the season’s fascination with prints to a new level with this Beardsley inspired hard suitcase cleverly…

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