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  • The Bare Midriff – Would You Dare and Try New York Fashion Week’s Top Spring 14 Trend?

    Peter Som Spring 2014

    It all started with Nicolas Ghesquiere’s scuplted white cropped tops at his final Balenciaga collection. The Bare Midriff, one of those zones most of us aren’t ready to flaunt, has popped up on almost every runway at the New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 shows, but are you ready to try one on? For starters, they aren’t for the meek as donning one is most certainly going to keep all eyes focused on your mid-section while requiring confidence aplenty. But…

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  • Runway Nail Trends- What’s new in nail polish from New York Fashion Week

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    Get IT Now: Runway nail trends from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014.  The latest nail polish colors +  how to get the look with expert application tips from nail gurus. Truth be told, I’m classic when it comes to nail color (nude or red). BUT, I’m a minority when it comes to runway nail trends. Maybe, it’s just my cruddy nails. >>Go Classic: Expert Manicure Tips on Going Nude However,  wherever I look, there’s someone sporting a unique, luxe &…

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  • New York Fashion Week Livestream- #NYFW Spring / Summer 2014 Collections

    New York Fashion Week Livestream

    Front Row For All!  Watch the runway at home with our New York Fashion Week Livestream, right here on FocusOnStyle. Fashion show looks from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York’s Spring 2014 Collections. EXTENSIVE COVERAGE OF runway shows including Rachel Zoe, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Diane Von Furstenberg, BCBG Max Azria, Michael Kors, Monique Lhuillier, Tadashi Shoji, Rebecca Minkoff and Badgley Mischka. >>DON’T MISS: Our Biggest Trend Report Ever: Fall Fashion Trends from the Runway 2013- New York, London, Milan…

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  • See: The Perfect Little Black Dress in Paris… all here!

    Little Black Dress Exhibit, Mona Bismarck American Center

    Everyone  wants a perfect Little Black Dress, or two or three in their wardrobe. But imagine when not “little” but MAJOR black dresses are curated into one exhibition, and that’s in Paris…. ohh la la, it’s drool city. Take an inspirational tour of  the Little Black Dress Exhibit at the Mona Bismarck American Center Paris with Richard Nahem as your guide and tell me which LBD is tops on your wish list?   Oh, yes, and Richard met his fashion idol, let’s see…

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  • Vintage Home Style Collaboration at the Paris Flea Market- L’Eclaireur and Habitat 1964 at Les Puces St.Ouen

    L’Eclaireur and Habitat 1964 at Les Puces St.Ouen

    I don’t know about you but I LOVE a good flea market. Introduce a vintage home style collaboration and magic! Oh, wait, AND Paris too… yowza… let’s let Richard take us there for some divine  interior design inspiration… L’Eclaireur, one of the top fashion retail boutiques in Paris, and Habitat, the furniture and home shop chain, have recently opened new spaces at the St. Ouen flea market.  In an abandoned, graffiti covered courtyard on the rue de Rosiers, the main street of the flea market,…

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  • Looking for some special occasion inspiration? Drool over Haute Couture Fall 2013 Runway highlights

    Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2013

    Dream a little with Haute Couture Fall 2013 runway highlights for wedding, bridal, formal and special occasion inspiration. Take note now from Bouchra Jarrar, Christian Dior, Martin Margiela and Valentino Listen, I can almost bet that not one of us can ever afford a true haute couture gown. That’s ok. There’s a rare madame somewhere who can and  a celebrity who will borrow it. Why pay attention to haute couture? Why bother worrying over the latest designs for the jet-set? Especially when…

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  • Mens Style Spring 2014 – How to Wear Paris Fashion Week Clothing Now

    Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014

    Not sure your guy will wear much of this, and in many cases, that may be a good thing. But you’ll want to keep it on your style barometer, so take a peek at Mens Style Spring 2014 from the Paris runways and  how  to adapt it into more  guy-friendly, wearable fashion. – S.H. Direct from Paris: Mens Style Spring 2014 Runway Trends & How to Wear them Now… Judging by the last few uncharacteristically cool summers in Paris and London,…

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  • John Varvatos Fashion Show Photos Spring-Summer 2014

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    JOHN VARVATOS Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring / Summer 2014 Milan Fashion Week – Menswear A return to elegance. This is how John Varvatos sums the spirit of his spring/summer 2014 collection. “Modern men want to dress up again. Still, they do not want to feel stiff,” says the designer. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS “I imagined a nonchalantly dressy wardrobe for today’s men, mixing day and night, refinement with an edge and sophisticated ease. While working on this collection, I…

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  • Mens Style Spring 2014 – How to Wear Milan Fashion Week Clothing Now

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    Direct from Milan: Mens Style Spring 2014 Runway Trends & How to Wear them… Ok guys, some of you want to put their peacock feathers on and we have some men’s style from Milan, from everyday to avant garde. Spring 2014 Mens Collections saw the city up its ante on style with a dozen or so incredibly strong outings, chock full of inspiration for now. In all, classic tech sport apparel met romanticism for a duality that wasn’t unnecessarily intellectual,…

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  • Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Left: Sid Vicious, 1977. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Dennis Morris - all rights reserved Right: Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), 2011. Vogue, March 2011. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by David Sims.

    Every once in a while f-a-s-h-i-o-n takes itself way too seriously and fails to remember the heart + soul that is the inspiration for its being. There, I have said it. I wanted to love PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. But when you take the grit out of a movement and distance it from its authenticity, what’s left are derivative pieces which, when standing alone, are lost in the vapor that is a hot flash of…

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  • Do you want to see the history of lace making? Virtually visit the Lace Museum in Calais, France

    Lace Museum in Calais

    How they make lace… from then to now with an inspiring road-trip uncovering the history of lace With wedding, prom and formal season about to commence, we bring you our very own Parisian ex-pat who set about to uncover the rich history of lace. From styles evocative of the Victorian era to the modern day romance of Kate Middleton’s spectacular lace wedding dress, there’s plenty to take inspiration from for the season ahead. >>MORE: Make lace modern along with these…

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  • Are you looking for something ageless that never goes out of style? Try classic French Chic black + white


    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Classic French chic by way of can’t go wrong black + white I love a trend that is age-appropriate for everyone, has endless mix and matching possibilities, is striking and classic, and never goes out of style. Hard to find? Not when you consider the endless appeal of classic French Chic black and white, the classic tried & true color combo that never gets dated. Look at the inspiring Paris street style ladies pictured here to easily tell that…

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