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  • Sonia Rykiel – Spring 2013 Complete Collection


      Sonia Rykiel 2013: Knitwear inspiration right now with highlights from the Paris Spring 2013 Runways As the knitwear label that Sonia Rykiel founded in the late 1960’s has just changed owners, the label opted out of a runway show presentation, yet the outing was a tour de force none the less. >>DISCOVER: Highlights from New York Spring 2013 Fashion Week What made the notion of comforting knits all the more covetable here was a certain sense of discipline as…

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  • I See Paris, I See France, I See Catherine Deneuve In The Store Window Glass

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    Retail Remedy: Paris Catherine Deneuve Windows at Le Bon Marché, and Kusama Windows over at Printemps It may be Paris Fashion Week, but there’s plenty of Parisian élan off the runways too. Who better than Catherine Deneuve, the most iconic living French cinema legend, to kick off the launch of the 160th birthday of Le Bon Marché. >>READ: How about some French Chic? La Deneuve is captured in the store windows with amusing graphic black and white illustrations by Marjane Satrapi. Each scenario is…

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  • Live Stream Maison Martin Margiela – Watch The Spring 2013 Fashion Show From Home!

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    Straight from Paris Fashion Week: Enjoy the first ever live stream from Maison Martin Margiela on Facebook Friday at 4:30 Paris time & 10:30 EDT Paris calling… Good news chez Margiela as the design team at the helm just recently announced that the Spring 2013 collection will be live streamed this Friday morning -a first for the house. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS For another first, the brand showed their MM6 Martin Margiela spring collection in NY and Sharon has the…

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  • Notes from Paris- Parisian Milliner Marie Mercié

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    Retail Remedy: From our resident Parisian contributor Richard Nahem comes a visit to milliner Marie Mercié’s charming boutique Stephen Sondheim famously begged the question “Does anyone still wear a hat? ” in the song “Here’s to the Ladies who Lunch ” from the musical “Company”. If he walked by Marie Mercié’s eponymous shop near St. Sulpice, the answer would an emphatic yes! >>MORE: Because you don’t need to travel for French-Chic-Style discover our French Style Section Mercié’s shop is a…

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  • Giorgio Armani Prive Fall 2012 Collection


    Giorgio Armani Prive delivered the maestro’s signatures a plenty for one classic collection Tailoring with soft, subtle feminine flourishes is the name of the game chez Armani and the designer managed to weave key trends into his latest outing from ombre to color-blocking to pajama dressing, it was all here. >>MORE: Armani In their words: Discover the enchantment of daylight hues – the continuous nuances of color, the playful contrasts between light and shadow. Magical moments of everyday beauty inspire an intense…

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  • Raf Simons Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2012


    For Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2012 Raf Simons’ might not have unveiled the kind of magic that led John Galliano to catapult the storied house back into the stratosphere, but nevertheless, his debut collection certainly caught our eye. And indeed, it is clearly a new day at Dior. From the serenity of the floral filled room to the steadied pace of the models on hand, its clear that at first glance this was a remarkable palette cleanser, albeit a…

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  • Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2013 Menswear – Full Collection

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    Maison Martin Margiela’s latest outing for men see’s the label’s creative team playing with both the classic and the experimental for a slick, subtle winner One of our favorite looks from MMM for Spring 2012 (above), boasts a meticulously crafted coat composed of soda tab pulls paired with an ultra-clean white suit and espadrilles to evoke a casual elegance -and we love it.  >>MORE: Maison Martin Margiela And while the collection fell short on the revolutionary, it did make for an…

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  • Mugler Resort 2013 Collection Photos

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    Back to the future with Mugler Resort 2013 from creative director Nicola Formechetti and designer Sébastien Peigné. >> MORE: Mugler Solid architectural crispness to reinvigorate the label originally designed by Thierry Mugler with a heady injection of futurism via the far east. Mugler Resort 2013 complete collection photo gallery:[nggallery id=113]   Photos: Mugler/Frederik Heyman

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  • Catch the Glory of Original Balenciaga at Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris

    Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris

    What’s hot in Paris? In the city of French Chic, comes an important fashion exhibition in homage to master French couturier Cristobal Balenciaga… the man before the brand as many know it today. A fabulous new exhibit of the couturier Balenciaga’s fashions has just opened. The collection is a tribute to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of the master fashion designer. >> MORE: Costume Exhibitions and Styles and more Museums It was generously donated by the family of Balenciaga and celebrates his legacy with forty haute…

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  • Home Design Style Inspiration- Easily Add Bursts of Color and Art to an Otherwise Neutral Palette like this Paris Flat


    We love to ogle home design style inspiration around here! Nothing like fanciful and fabulous home style pictures to get our creative juices going and the urge to rearrange furniture and art. Now, if Sharon could simply relocate the pool table… It’s 2012, are you still surrounded by life in the doldrums of beige box living? If so, take a cue from a grand French restoration recently energized with bold works of art and color galore to make sure your home or…

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  • White Drama Paris: Comme des Garcons Spring Favors Blow-Up Domes Over A Fashion Show

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    Always a designer to go against the grain of traditional fashion and fashion shows, Rei Kawakubo has done it once again with her new Comme des Garcons spring 2012 collection, White Drama. Instead of having a runway show, she has decided to present her spring/summer collection as an installation in clear plastic blowup domes with quasi-monochrome mannequins in which she dramatizes life’s important events: birth, marriage, death, and transcendence. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS White Drama is about pure, ceremonial whiteness in every hue. Some of Kawakubo’s influences for this season…

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  • Revisit Best of Paris Fashion Week- Balenciaga, Carven, Celine, Limi Feu, Rochas – Spring 2012

    Balenciaga Spring 2012

    Now that the month-long block of consecutive international fashion show’s has come to an end, here’s a look at our favorites from Paris, the city of light and superior design(in our minds). From Balenciaga’s thoroughly modern take on 60’s futurism to Limi Feu’s wearable avant-garde goods, there was plenty of high-style propositions for everyone. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Balenciaga (and above) After 10 years of riveting, out-of-this-world collections season in & season out, Nicolas Ghesquiere was back with another astounding sci-fi take…

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