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  • Beat Winter Blahs With the Colors of Summer in Provence

    Handmade espadrilles in the Market in Eygalieres

    Summer in Provence: Dreams are made of this. At the hump of the new year and with the let down of holiday hoopla and the start of winter dreariness, we are all ready for the next vacation, although most of us cannot break away.  Let us take you to a place of calm and sunniness by way of Richard Nahem‘s  photo gallery of the Market in Eygalieres, Provence, France. This isn’t just an exercise in gorgeous escapism, I WANT YOU TO THINK LIKE…

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  • Chloe Pre-Fall 2012- The bar is set

    Chloe Pre-Fall 2012

    There’s no secret that we are fans of Chloe at FoS. Under the new creative direction of Clare Waight Keller, the directional message from  a go-to label continues to shine. The reason: Chloe continually delivers wearable, uber stylish clothes that are flattering on a modern woman, and this time around, more stream-lined. to smart wardrobe building. Take for instance, the red dress pictured left. It continues the figure-friendly long, lean pleated dresses from spring. The silhouette moves away from the body with a soft double…

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  • “A Quiet American- Ralph Rucci and Paris” -The Movie

    Chado Ralph Rucci

    For four years C.S Leigh followed America’s closest designer to a true couturier, Ralph Rucci, for his upcoming documentary film  A Quiet American: Ralph Rucci & Paris that’s set to debut during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012. MORE: Ralph Rucci The film focuses on Rucci’s employment and relationship with haute couture artisans and technicians and follows him through the laborious development of creating seven cycles of collections and allows viewers an expansive view of what goes into each season. It also boasts a fashion-star-studded…

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  • Christmas Windows- Bergdorf Goodman’s “Carnival of Animals” is high on dramatic elegance

    Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows

    From an institution like Bergdorf Goodman you can always expect spectacular holiday windows season after season and 2011’s series of intricate vignettes once again has as us in awe. David Hoey and his team dedicated the past two years to planning, building, perfecting, and collecting antiques for their latest artisanal masterpiece The Carnival of Animals. Each window features a specific material that depicts exotic animals and boasts custom pieces and creations from artists and designers from the likes of Sergio Bustamante, Naeem Khan, Brett Windham and more. MORE: Holiday Windows MORE:…

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  • NY Christmas Windows- Sak’s Fifth Avenue Frothy Fabulousness

    Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday 2011

     Snowflakes and bubbles and gorgeous clothes with a giant Yeti whose footprints also appear inside the store. MORE: Holiday The theme for this year’s whimsical yet elegant holiday windows at Sak’s is Land of the Bubblemakers. Based on “Who Makes The Snow,” a children’s tale by Naresh Ramchandani of the firm Pentagram who also conceived the window’s concept.  SHOP: But the real star of the Christmas display is the 3-D holiday window projection that veils the storefront and captures the attention of…

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Hermes

    Hermes Paris Holiday Windows

    Hermés never fails to serve up luxurious decadence in their holiday windows and this year is no exception. From gold metallic boxing gloves, to an ostrich motorcycle helmet, to a lavender colored crocodile Kelly bag, to a sliver fox and shearling cape, the windows are pure fantasy along with the price tags. MORE: Holiday  Leila Menchari the genius window designer, celebrates her fiftieth year working for Hermés and is still pulling out all the stops in creating the fabulous windows. —…

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  • Mulberry Parties On At Chateau Marmont

    Juno Temple

    Young Hollywood was out & about to fete luxury leather goods company Mulberry this past week at the legendary Chateau Marmont and from the likes of it, the Mulberry team struck gold again with another felicitous night surrounding partygoers with the label’s now signature playfulness including supersized ice-cream cones, colorful fairy lights, inflatable animals and beach balls. Songstress Lana Del Ray serenaded the crowd in a delicate nude Mulberry shirt dress that was the perfect choice for her ginger locks.  Alice Eve dazzled in a long Mulberry…

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Printemps ‘Dream of Escape’ has a little Karl doll!

    A little animated Karl doll!

    The Printemps Christmas windows in Paris have  F-A-S-H-I-O-N on the mind. Holiday cheer is spread not through Santa and his team of gifty elves, but with a little munchkin-cute Karl Lagerfeld doll leading the Chanel team of fabulousness.  Take a look… –S.H. MORE: Holiday  This year the Christmas windows at Printemps, titled Noel Reves d’Evasion (Dreams of Escape), is much ado about Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel. Four windows have Chanel backgrounds from Moscow, Los Angeles, Moscow, and Tokyo with clever…

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  • French Chic Christmas Tree Inspiration- from Mary channeling Lady Gaga to Stella McCartney yarn tales


    Christmas in Paris: Les Sapins de Noel des CréateursWho doesn’t need a little edgy style boost for their holiday tree? And why not make it a very French chic designer one at that? Richard Nahem takes on a visual tour of some very Parisian inspired Christmas trees for a bit of design inspiration and to benefit a very charitable cause . –S.H. SEE: Holiday Windows It’s that time of the year again, tis’ the season, HO-HO-HO, and all that to focus on the…

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  • Victoria Beckham wins Designer Brand Award and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wins Designer of the Year at British Fashion Awards- video

    Victoria Beckham

    The British Fashion Council is what one would say is the CFDA of England. The annual British Fashion Awards yesterday had some pretty keen picks as winners: Sarah Burton of Royal Wedding fame, for Alexander McQueen won Designer of the Year (video below jump) Victoria Beckham won the Designer Brand Award (video below jump) Alexa Chung won the British Style Award Christopher Kane won the New Establishment Award  while Sam Gainsbury of Gainsbury and Whiting won the Isabella Blow Award for…

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  • Celebrity Street Style- Kate Moss Dresses Up Super Casual Jeans

    Kate Moss at Mulberry Spring/Summer 2012 - London Fashion Week - Arrivals

     I”ll Have What She’s Having: Super casual light chambray jeans & shirt with a heavy dose of gold jewelry Let’s face it, so many of us spend a good part of our lives in jeans- from working at home, to mommy duties, to casual offices, there are not many days where many of us have the opportunity– or need- to get all tzjued up. But you still want to pull off chic even in a casual setting, who doesn’t? Kate…

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  • Complete Carven- Everything You’ll Want From Spring 2012

    Carven Ready To Wear, Spring Summer, 2012, Paris

    Being big fans of Carven, the young chicster’s go-to label for individual and achingly cool pieces, as we are, you can imagine how excited we are to take in all that’s set to come out for Spring 2012. From the best separates to a trove of must-have bags, jewels and shoes, it looks safe to say that til spring, we’ll be pining away for the chance to nab as much Carven as we can. Take a look at some of…

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