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  • Le Coat: Channel French Chic Street Style with a red topper


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling to add vivid color to your transitional look… While we try to keep our eyes peered on the what’s coming down the runway during fashion week, Paris Fashion Week street style snaps always have us yearning to try a new look peppered with instant French Chic. And after a bleary winter season where our sartorial choices were limited to piling on whatever was the warmest (no matter the look), the show goer…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: A mod world at Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu Fall 2014

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    Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu Fall 2014 both riffed on the 60’s & 70’s with bold and statement making style, making them the most inventive collections at Paris Fashion week… Always one to look forward, Nicolas Ghesquiere’s much anticipated debut at Louis Vuitton presented his signature mix for Balenciaga, using that range of hits for a powerful demonstration on cool day dressing. The lot was modern, sporty and most importantly, wearable in a way that will transform the way one feels….

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: The butterfly effect at Valentino Fall 2014


    Valentino Fall 2014 delivered another hit of future classics for those in the mood for precious princess worthy attire, with a take on the butterfly trend… The design duo behind Valentino have been on a roll churning out gorgeous and of the moment gala gowns and dresses for all ages since they took over the house, and should be, in our books, a go-to when considering how to really dress up. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS Fall held tight to their…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Bridal Inspiration at Alexander McQueen Fall 2014


    Alexander McQueen Fall 2014 may have had it’s quintessential dark, more brooding looks, yet when bridal season hits this spring, we can’t think of a stronger set of inspirations… Even though much of the range explored new couture-like techniques when it comes to reimagining fur, designer Sarah Burton’s immaculate construction and precise vision delivered a bevy of gorgeous wedding ready dresses to capture your imagination (if not pocketbook). >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS Composed of eyelet and pearl embroidery, her…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Sleek 80’s Updates at Chloe Fall 2014


    When it comes to conquering the cool allure of French-Chic, there’s no other label as consistent as Chloe. So get set for an 80’s revival from Chloe Fall 2014… From oversized 80’s inspired abstract brass discs heavily decorating simple seperates to quilted sleeping bag coats and pleated pants, references from influential sportswear designer Norma Kamali and iconic illustrator Anotonio Lopez came to mind. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS What made it look modern besides the updated fabrics and slimmer fits…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Skirt Over Pants at Balenciaga Fall 2014


    Balenciaga Fall 2014 was heavy on elegant futurism, and the skirt over pants combo’s offered a cozy yet grown-up take on practical layering that was stylish and worth giving a shot at now… And while Balenciaga’s versions may be terribly expensive to lust over, consider taking a stab at this ongoing trend which originated at Dior by Raf Simons a few seasons back. Here’s how to get the look: >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS What’s great about this trend is…

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  • Paris Fashion Week: Inside + Outside Nina Ricci Fall 2014

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    The Paris insider report: I attended the Nina Ricci  Fall 2014 show during Paris Fashion Week. Held once again at the giant tent in the Tuileries by place de la Concorde, the show was last Thursday at 5PM. I got there a little early to see the pre fashion show before the show, meaning the cavalcade of fashionistas (I hate that word and have never used it, but it this case it’s appropriate) and fashion victims walking down the white…

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  • Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014: A case for the classics in the audience

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    Ok, you may not be able to afford this (nor I), but you can certainly afford to understand the power of elegantly tailored pieces… haute couture or mass market, there’s some fab styling inspiration there! I’ll Have What She’s Having: Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014 attendees had us mesmerized on How to make a case for classics with celebrities Kate Bosworth and more in ultra glam, daytime friendly Dior We love to people watch almost more than see what’s on…

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  • Paris Holiday Windows: Place de la Madeleine and Le Bon Marche


    Paris Holiday Windows that we bet you’ll find inspiring! Join us as we follow our resident expat Richard Nahem through Paris and rejoice in his weekly discoveries from the city of light. From Fauchon’s candy confections to Baccarat’s utter perfection, if there’s not a holiday decorating tip to take away here, at the least you’ll get a taste of festive French Chic without even leaving home… >>MORE: Holiday Style & Paris Holiday Windows Fauchon- The windows of Fauchon on Place de la Madeleine…

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  • Wishlist luxury by way of Hermes Paris holiday windows


    No airline ticket required! We’ve got the snaps of the Hermes Paris holiday windows to inspire your most deluxe of desires… Sorbet shades of the house’s iconic patterns, panels of rich color and cacti a plenty, what gives? Our Parisian connection, Richard‘s visit to get a glimpse of what Hermes had in-store during the competitive holiday window frenzy season had him guessing what the season’s theme was -have a clue? We’re guessing Richard maybe be on to something as the series suggests…

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  • Oh la la, it’s time for Paris Holiday Windows- Printemps and Galeries Lafayette


    It’s time for some Retail Remedy, holiday style! Our roving expat Richard Nahem starts the Parisian fête season with his photo tour of Christmas in Paris 2013: Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. Oh yes, since Richard is involved, there will be shoes… Hope you didn’t miss my start of the holiday window season with the Bergdorf Goodman Christmas windows in New York. Gorge!- S.H. >>DON’T MISS: Our curated Holiday Style Guide to help you dress your best this session! Today is the start of my…

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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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