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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Behind the Scenes at Alexander McQueen- The Beauty, the Splender, the Drama


     “I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess – an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme.” – Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen How often do we have the rare chance to be mesmerized by the beauty and intimacy of a collection so magical? Sit back and…

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  • Fashion Meets Interiors- Martin Margiela designs La Maison des Champs Elysees Hotel in Paris

    La Maison des Champs Elysees Hotel by Martin Margiela

    There’s no secret around here at FoS that I’m a huge Martin Margiela fan. There’s a minimalistic, yet futuristic simplicity of perfectly pared down, yet well-designed pieces that are always timeless, yet still maintain an avant-garde edge. So when a favorite label fashion expands it’s aesthetic to interiors, like Rick Owens or Jean Paul Gaultier, I’m sold… well, more so if that winged back chair was perched in my living room. Let Richard Nahem take you on a tour of…

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  • Celebrity Style Bust- Rihanna, the girl of too many things but one good Givenchy Antigona bag

    Celebrity Sightings In Paris - October 22, 2011

    I’ll Have What She’s Having (from the waist up): Rihanna manages to ruin a few very good pieces with some dang tacky tights and a girdle for a dress. There, I said it! Rihanna was sporting some super chic fashion elements on her 3AM return to her hotel after her concert in Paris. There’s the well-proportioned floppy fedora (unlike that over-sized Kim Kardashian monstrosity), the covetable cropped jacket, and the to-die-for Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci “Antigona” bag… all in classic…

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  • ADVENTURES IN EXTREMES- The Isabel Marant Pumps that Emmanuelle Alt Loves or the GAP version

    GAP suede bow pumps in red

    There’s a very “inspired by” version of the Isabel Marant “Poppy” bow pumps that Emmanuelle Alt had been sporting quite a bit over at the GAP. So what if the sold-out style was from last season, they are classic, super cute, and very French Chic. Pair them with skinny jeans for a Parisian take on understated lady-like look or wear them with your favorite plaids of the season. You can’t go wrong and if you don’t tell anyone, I won’t…

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

    Rochas Spring 2012

    After a month+ of consecutive international fashion shows, it can be hard to not only remember what we’ve seen, but to get a second to glance at all of the astonishing details seems sadly unlikely. That being said, we wanted to take a moment and look back at everything one could easily miss. Here’s a look at our favorite elements from all of the Paris shows starting with Rochas’ angular techno take on 50’s starlet glamor as seen above.  >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • Alexander McQueen Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Alexander McQueen Spring - Summer 2012 look 2 by Michalis Christodoulou

      Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, offered a truly inspiring collection for Spring/Summer 2012 and in our books, one of the most exciting shows during Paris Fashion Week. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS As Burton said, the collection was an exploration of ideas of beauty at their most extreme and women as objects of desire. Models had beautifully veiled eyes and expertly lace-bound heads, which immediately triggered my inspiration for illustrating some of the looks. Featuring skirt suits, dresses with…

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