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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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  • 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

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    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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  • Paris Street Style Trend Report: How to Wear Sophisticated Pastels

    How to wear sophisticated pastels a la Paris street style

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Dusty Pastels & Make-Up Neutrals have dominated trend reports over the past few seasons: Learn How to Wear Sophisticated Pastels to get in on the action… While pastels and timeless neutral tones are nothing new, its more than safe to say that they haven’t looked this refreshed and rethought since their heyday in the 90’s. And maybe that’s exactly part of the reason that pastels seem so fresh as they make for a great alternative…

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  • Style Savior: Try A Statement Tunic To Save The Day + How to Wear It

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A tunic top so chic you’ll want to wear one on one of your trying days How to wear a tunic and look chic, not beachy… stay tuned. We’re still a buzz with inspiration from our street style coverage of Paris Fashion Week and one look at this p-y-t has us lauding the tunic and its versatility. Here at FoS, we’ve long turned to trusty tunics to conceal our mid-sections, most notably with skinny bottoms….

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  • Don’t Ya Want To Go Bold? Crayola Colored Coats Ring In Spring

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The perfect way to welcome Spring in Crayola color coats that would make any tulip jealous. Crazy colored coats seen at Paris Fashion Week had us a buzz with sartorial envy as they signaled a chic and on trend way to welcome the warmer season ahead. >>GET SET: From what to wear, to how to wear it & where, get inspired with Spring 2013 And in a tried & true shape, everything from a peacoat to a…

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  • This is how you wear mixed prints paired with classic à la Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trend

    This is how you wear mixed prints paired with classic a la Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trend

      I’ll Have What She’s Having:  The pizzaz to wear mixed prints with a classic balance like our lovely lady above, snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Yes, bold and OTT mixed messages have been big trends on many a runway, but what make’s this woman’s otherwise quirky prints look so elegant is that everything is quintessentially ladylike.  >> MORE: I’ll Have What She’s Having and Fashion Week Street Style From a structured lady bag to her foundational coat casually placed over her shoulders,…

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  • Dresses to Dream About: The Paris Haute Couture Exhibition

    The Paris Haute Couture Exhibition presented by Swarovski

    We’ve got the inside scoop on Paris Haute Couture show…. Our Paris insider Richard Nahem, got up close & personal with his iPhone to take these exclusive pics for you. The stunning retrospective spans 150 years of haute couture with over 100 outfits selected from the 20,000 plus Musée Galliera collection. The Paris Haute Couture Exhibition presented by Swarovski at the Hotel de Ville/City Hall spans the history of haute couture in Paris from the late 1800s to the present time and designers…

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  • Would you wear this wacky fashion? SEE ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion in Paris

    ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion

    Ya know I love a good freaky outfit from time to time. Wacky fashion and its wearer, when done right– as a fashion performance piece– is pretty incredible. It puts a smile on your face and let’s you appreciate people who live their life as their art. But, then you get those wackadoodle show ponies who have the chutzpah to put on anything odd and outlandish for some extra attention.  Really, there are a few kinds of out there: the wacky…

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