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  • House of Dior Homage Exhibition for Paris Fashion Week

    Retail Remedy: Le Bon Marché in Paris showcases the Eternellement Dior We know how much Richard Nahem loves the Paris that he shares in his walking tours, and he will be tipping FocusOnStyle during Paris Fashion Week. Designer John Galliano has been certainly in the news this week for his rather horrific alleged comments caught…

    Published on March 03, 2011
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  • Best of Haute Couture Spring 2011

    Runway Review: Paris Couture Fashion Week Givenchy, Bouchra Jarra, Valentino I don’t if it’s because of the mass appeal of Juicy Couture or simply the way its meaning evolves as it filters into mainstream vernacular, but "haute couture" although commonly perceived as a custom item of clothing of any sort or price, in actuality is…

    Published on January 28, 2011
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  • New Hermes Store in Paris is Ultra Modern Luxury

    Left Bank Hermes Store in Paris is Ultra Modern Luxury. Retail Remedy: Is it possible to outdo a classic? Hermés on the rue St. Honoré is my favorite luxury store in Paris. Hermés opened a new shop on the Left Bank in December, and it is a stunner.They have lightened their approach with an airy,…

    Published on January 27, 2011
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  • Men’s Style- Best of Menswear Fall 2011 Runway, The Avant Gardes

    Runway Review: Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, Marni, Miharayasuhiro.When it comes to men’s style, there are two schools on the runway- the classics and the risk takers.We’ve shown you some of my favorite mens fashion shows from Europe from John Varvatos (the personal favorite for my hubby) , Louis Vuitton, Burberry Prorsum, Emporio…

    Published on January 26, 2011
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  • Watch Lady Gaga’s New Song Video Previewed at the House of Mugler Fashion Show

    Anatomy of Change: Lady Gaga's New Song Released In Short Film for House of Mugler during Paris Men's Fashion WeekPerfect bedfellows! There's been some fashion shuffling that is the start a very interesting Lady Gaga mashup.Nicola Formichetti, the personal stylist and costumer to La Gaga is now the creative director for the House of Mugler.Following…

    Published on January 20, 2011
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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Chanel and Lanvin Holiday Displays

    Christmas Windows Paris- Chanel and Lanvin Holiday Displays. Retail Remedy: Rag dolls & dogs make for whimsy rather than traditional holiday window displays. Not so traditional Christmas, c'est si bon! There's nothing that I love more on my walking tours of Paris than to spot the unexpected, especially during the holiday season. Take these whimsical…

    Published on December 22, 2010
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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Printemps Loves Lanvin and Alber Elbaz for Holiday

    Retail Remedy: Everybody loves Lanvin! Can Alber Elbaz do no wrong? Window shop these Paris holiday windows and see… Noel au Chateau where Mr & Mrs Lanvin once lived is the theme of this year’s haute Paris Christmas windows…The windows at Printemps are delightfully enchanting this year. Alber Elbaz, head designer for Lanvin, was chosen…

    Published on December 14, 2010
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  • Paris Chic Bicycles Are Rather Fun and Utalitarian

    Somehow we would like to believe that the bikes in Paris are rather tzujed up glam affairs.But, no. More often than not, Parisians go for practicality rather than preciousness when it comes to getting around the city– always with a dash of French chic style, of course! Richard Nahem, observes…I recently started taking photos of…

    Published on November 09, 2010
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  • Paris Fashion Week Spring 2011, Spring’s BonBon That One Must Savor

    Runway Review: The Best of Paris Fashion Week for Spring 2011 from Celine, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Rochas, Carven. We’re always amazed at the way a French woman savors a bonbon… like a special treat that you want to linger and thoughtfully and slowly digest on your palette. That’s exactly how we feel about Paris…

    Published on October 19, 2010
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  • Art Exhibition in Paris- Vincent Gagliostro Case Installation Opening

    An art show not to miss in Paris. Without exception, Vincent Gagliostro has been a multi-talented fine artist as well as coveted, award winning art director and friend. It was at Vincent's coaxing that I started my career as a fashion stylist. He is also the art director responsible for the current FocusOnStyle.com. It is…

    Published on October 18, 2010
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  • French Chic Beauty Goes Avant Garde for Paris Fashion Week

    It's that time of the year again in Paris when fashion hits the runways and fashion is more in the forefront than usual.Runway beauty can be very different than woman on the street beauty, particularly during Paris Fashion Week – Spring 2011. However, in all of it attention-getting extremes, there are nuances for you think…

    Published on October 07, 2010
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  • Printemps Paris Store Windows Love New York, Mr. Brainwash Style

    Retail Remedy: While we are obsessing about Paris Fashion Week, Primtemps is in LOVE with New York! The grass is always greener on the other side of a trans-Atlantic flight…Here I am living in Paris and fending off questions about the Paris Fashion Week and the Parisain department store Printemps loves New York, my former…

    Published on October 06, 2010
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  • Best of Resort Fashion- A Season Ahead, Just In Time

    A girl could lose her head. Or at least spin it around so many times that it will catapult her neck and land in a frisson of colliding fashion seasons that all ineditably fall into one: What looks right on YOU now! A girl could lose her head. Or at least spin it around so…

    Published on September 02, 2010
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