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  • Inspiration overload: Fantasy pieces from Paris Couture Fashion Week … don’t mind that it takes place in Rome

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    I have a special treat for you. It's total indulgence. And for me, a super sweet spot.  I've always had a thing for Rome. As a little girl in Brooklyn, I imagined myself living in Italy back in the 50s and 60s during the time of black and white movies, anything Fellini, red sports cars, chic black dresses worn with merry widows underneath, sharp eyeliner, Marcello Mastroianni, elegant yet wild parties, and everything Rome in all its decadent, gorgeous, crazy glory. Truth be told, decades...
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  • What to wear now? Look to Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 runways to update your wardrobe

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    Get inspired right now by the Top Five Trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 with helpful suggestions on how to tweak your current wardrobe to keep you look modern… With helpful hints and insights on what’s ahead for Fall 2016, we’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the best trends out there to help inspire you look today. Best of all, you most likely own similar pieces already, so have fun shopping your wardrobe and rethinking looks from the…

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  • What to wear now? Look at the New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 runway to tweak your chic

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    New York Fashion Week Fall 2016- How To Incorporate The Top Five Trends Into Your Wardrobe Now There are a couple of ways to look at Fashion Week. You could go crazy wild with a total shift of silhouettes or you could find familiar shapes tweaked into something fresh yet not quite a dramatic shift from what you may already own. I like the latter. Because it proves that fashion isn’t a one season wonder and that you can morph,…

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  • Paris Couture Fashion Week Spring 2016- How To Incorporate The Top Five Trends Into Your Wardrobe Now

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    The Top Five Trends from Paris Couture Fashion Week to give a go and refresh your look while staying easily on trend. Ok, admittedly, I doubt that you or I will have the opportunity to get to a real haute couture fitting. Or even borrow a couture dress to wear on the red carpet. The prices are insane (think a year of private school tuition and above). The workmanship is unbelievable. And the scarcity is just so. So why should…

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  • The Top Five Trends To Incorporate Now from Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016

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    The Top Five Trends from Paris are sure to have you thinking about tweaking your closet this season for an added sense of savor faire. And that right there is the takeaway of paying attention to runway trends. How can you update your look to present the best you? By paying attention, not too much, but just enough to know what's current. Fashion Week: Why Should You Care About The Runway? Here's a look at the Top Five Trends from...
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  • A Chic Poncho – Easier to wear than a cape, and infinitely more a la mode

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    Ever since I spotted this chic poncho, that's more sweater than poncho, I've been obsessing about adding one to my fall wardrobe. Haven't quite made a decision yet. So, will it be the Sandro Paris Pull Sample Sweater, pictured above, or a more classic poncho, like one of the styles below. What do you think? Consider some of these other chic ponchos that I pulled... RELATED READING: The French Chic Poncho
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  • Brights Lights Paris- a chic Francophile travel guide that you don’t need to leave home to enjoy

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    Are you dreaming of a Paris getaway? I've got a great quick read for you. Bright Lights Paris: Shop, Dine & Live . . . Parisian Style by Angie Niles is a chic Francophile travel guide that's as indispensable as a what to do in Paris guide as it is a how to dress like a Parisian tip sheet. The delightful book is so granular in its Parisian style observations that it even breaks down what the French girls wear arrondissement by arrondissement, that's neighborhood...
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  • A little French Chic… the cashmere poncho

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A very simple and forever French Chic poncho A trip to Paris was supposed to be on my docket for next week. But we have far too many other quick jaunts on the schedule for that trip to work out now. Still yearning for a getaway to Paris, I found this Crimson cashmere video that I shared with the ladies in the C’est Chic Crash Course earlier. Then I got to thinking, why don’t I share it…

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  • Sit back and watch the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Shows- Spring / Summer 2015 Videos

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      I thought it would be nice to have bump of inspiration today so that you can think about beyond what’s in your closet. Sit back and watch the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Shows videos. Take note of color, textures, silhouettes, combinations and luxury at its finest. Dream a little dream of possibility and how inspiration filters into your world. What’s your favorite collection? Viewing Hint: I think it’s kinda fun to hit play on all of them at once, get…

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  • Haute Couture Inspiration- Schiaparelli Paris Spring/Summer 2015

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    On this snowy New York day, nothing could be more uplifting that the divine wit and whimsy from the Schiaparelli Paris Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection shown during Paris Couture Fashion Week. The collection called “Reflections of Elsa” is described as “an ode to self-confidence” with surrealist touches in homage to Elsa Schiaparelli like trompe l’oeil hands that close a crystal star necklace. Notice the flats worn with the very fabulously flamboyant pieces. There really is something magical about this collection, don’t you think?…

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  • Why travel? We brought the best Paris Holiday Windows to you!

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     Retail Remedy: Christmas in Paris by way of Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Le Bon Marche Paris Holiday windows..  You know how I believe that Paris is where you find it  is and that special chic lies inside of us all.  Richard Nahem is an expat New Yorker who has been making Paris his home for the past nine years as a Paris insider blogger and personal concierge tour guide. Richard  brings his take on  Parisian Chic Anywhere! as one of the featured Bonus Experts in my C’est…

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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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