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  • The French Chic Diet: How to be slim, chic and savvy with Tonya Leigh


    Oh la la, you missed the French  chic diet call. Don’t fret.  If you’re on my insider list you’ll know what future events are scheduled, all the latest style tips to make the most of what you’ve got. AND receive your free copy of “Passport to French Chic” as my gift to you. Click to join me.   If you’re like me, you often wonder how Parisian women stay so slim. As much as I love the easy élan of French…

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  • Richard turned the table for my take on Parisian Style Tips

    A surprise party that Richard threw for me, back in the day!

    Most of you know Richard Nahem as our Paris insider. He runs the very successful Parisian style & what to do in Paris blog Eye Prefer Paris when he’s not taking a lucky few around the Marais for one of his personalized walking tours over at Eye Prefer Paris Tours. BUT, I’ve known Richard forever. Way back from a high school spring break trip to Florida kind of forever. We met while sitting it out on a fiberglass bench while…

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  • Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the Creator of the Stiletto Heel and More

    Roger Vivier Paris retrospective

    Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the storied creator of covetable footwear for even the most regal of society women, with a new retrospective honoring his legendary career: Richard Nahem, our FocusOnStyle Parisian correspondent, has an admitted fancy for genius shoes as he worked in a family retail shoe business as a teenager selling platform shoes and later on at the Delman Shoe Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in the early 80’s, dispensing shoes to the hautiest of women. Let’s hear what…

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  • You really want to see this: Azzedine Alaia Paris exhibition at Palais Gailliera


    Azzedine Alaia is simply a master at his genius. I don’t now about you, but I’ll always covet the few Azzedine Alaia pieces that I was lucky enough to own. Stepping into the world of Alaia is a universe driven to make the woman’s body look as beautiful as possible, never edging on vulgarity or over exposure.  Let’s have Richard take us on a virtual tour of this extraordinary  homage to Alaia in Paris. —S.H. It’s fashion month in Paris with the…

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  • Le Dress: C’est French Chic Street Style That You Can Wear From Paris Fashion Week

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling details to amp your dress I’m a little obsessed with the ease and élan of these Paris Fashion Week street style snaps. Let’s once-over what makes the styling work & how you can get inspired to update your wardrobe like the lovely ladies (and gent) that Richard snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Scroll to the very end for similar styling to shop right now. Ladylike Classic with quirky youthful edge  …

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  • Get ahead of the curve: 4 top trends Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014 to try now because YOU can!

    Runway to your way now with these in store finds

    Cheat Sheet to Style! Fresh from Paris runways come the 4 TopTrends Paris Fashion Week highlights from the Spring 2014 Collections + how YOU can steal the look NOW! Listen up, wanna know the easiest way to look super stylish & save money? Get THE look ahead of the curve. Why wait for next season? Really, why? You can find these trends way before the runway collections hit the stores next spring, maybe even on a sale rack. Style it…

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  • Two to watch from Paris Fashion Week: Audra & Andrew Gn Spring 2014

    Andrew Gn Spring 2014 & Audra Spring 2014

    Ohh la la, you will love these stunners from Paris Fashion Week… Richard‘s foray around  Paris continues with two stops at Andrew Gn and Audra. Two collections that may not be on the tip of your tongues just yet but surely will. You may remember the sculptural chic black and white gown by Andew Gn that Elizabeth Moss wore to the Emmy’s last week. It’s simplicity was a red carpet standout Audra, will be a name to watch. It’s hard not to…

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  • Nina Ricci Spring 2014: What It’s Like To Attend A Fashion Show During Paris Fashion Week


    I don’t think there’s anyone who loves a GOOD invitation as much as Richard does! Add a great fashion name and he can’t be beat…  Well, if food was involved, he’d secretly love it even more. My friend, the NY expat & Paris insider tells us what it’s like to attend a fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, particularly the Nina Ricci Spring 2014 collection. Trust us, the Spring 2014 collection is simply divine, and Richard’s got the close-up’s to…

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  • Chloe Spring 2014 Full Collection

    Chloe Spring 2014

    Chloe Spring 2014 made for a remarkable collection rife with classic, ultra girly propositions with a grown up senisbility Opening with an array of soothing desert tones, the Chloe girl for Spring 2014 was clearly in a calm, collected state of mind, save for the Parisian label’s signature insouciant femininity. >>DISCOVER: The Top 4 Trends from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014 Designer Claire Wright Kellar put an emphasis on meticulous draping in matte desert khakis, golden hues and rich Persian azures…

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  • Le Classic White Shirt: C’est French chic street style that you can wear from Paris Fashion Week

    French Chic white shirts

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A classic French Chic white shirt that’s just a touch special I’d like to think of this as a palette cleanse from all the too-too of Fashion Week. Something so simple, so easy, that you may even have in your closet. You can dress IT up, wear it to tone down something very bold, make it girly yet chic, or wear it with tuxedo flourish to a modern pantsuit. But, don’t think that this kind…

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  • Roberto Cavalli Spring 2014 Full Collection

    Roberto Cavalli Spring 2014

    Roberto Cavalli Spring 2014 was chalk full of covetable, wearable fashion that we bet you’ll probably be wanting to wear sooner than next season From decadent, vaguely 20’s inspired beaded chiffon flapper dresses to daywear with a slick and sexy attitude, Cavalli was on point with an outing full of clothing so cool and put together, all of the lot looked like an instant necessity. >>DISCOVER: The Top 4 Trends from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014 Trust Cavalli to make goddess…

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  • Here’s what you want from Italy- The top 4 Milan Fashion Week trends from Spring 2014 by way of Prada, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana & more


    WOW, we are L-O-V-I-N-G all the wearable inspiration from the Milan runway- with just the right excess of Italian style! Let’s take the top 4 Milan Fashion Week trends (+ highlights too) from the season ahead to shake up what you wear now.  The Spring 2014 shows were off to a great start in New York and that energy has continued to gain momentum in both London and here in Milan. So far, Spring 2014 has delivered (Paris is next) wearable & covetable…

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