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  • Balenciaga F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Balenciaga Fall 2012

    After more than a decade at the helm of one of fashion’s most influential labels, mastermind Nicolas Ghesquiere was back with another winner of a collection with this time’s goal focusing on thoroughly modern updates to the working girl’s wardrobe. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Combined with slinky patch worked chiffon dresses, sculptural a-line ra-ra skirts and bi-color pants that were the coolest we’ve seen yet, Ghesquiere worked wonders with uniform dressing by mashing the ho-hum banality of smart separates with…

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  • Maison Martin Margiela F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Maison Martin Margiela

    Subverted & tweaked plays on tailored workwear made for a sober yet challenging outing from the atelier of Maison Martin Margiela. And while and a bulk of the collection was composed of tricky slashed & spliced separates that evoked a linear silhouette, there was also plenty of reworked, rethought basics to add a witty albeit overtly conceptual twist to your repertoire. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Among the mix were a winning selection of classic outerwear and some terrific skirts to…

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  • Christophe Lemaire F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Christophe Lemaire Fall 2012

    Fall 2012 saw Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire once again working his eastern tinged, minimalist, masculine minded hand with a welcome addition of knits interspersed with smart utility pieces that were far from basic. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Imagined in the best of deluxe fabrications in moody autumnal hues, this designer continues to offer essentials so divine, they tend to have you dreaming of a maxed out uniform in the best of high quality fabrications with an ample dose of quiet, good…

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  • Azzaro F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Azzaro Fall 2012

    Hailing from Lanvin, Mathilde Castello Branco’s debut collection at Azzaro may not have been a game changer when it comes to the label’s signature, refined party dresses, but she did manage to add a few subtle notions to the label’s precise direction. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Amidst the pretty, pitch perfect gala ready offerings were a few unexpected pieces that had Lanvin’s more relaxed, off-kilter take on dramatic elegance and a felicitous card print featuring jacks & spades. And while…

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  • Bouchra Jarrar F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Bouchra Jarrar Fall 2012

    Since leaving Balenciaga Bouchra Jarrar has made a name for herself amidst Paris mega labels with collections rife with chic tailoring and graphic cuts that stand on their own. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Fall 2012 saw the designer attempting to fill in the blanks of a working woman’s wardrobe with elegant suiting options with crisp, unadorned surfaces that make them sure to become closet constants for seasons to come. No tricks, no timely gimmicks, just straight forward, masterfully cut pieces…

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  • See by Chloe F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    See by Chloe Fall 2012

    Although See by Chloe has remained a quiet yet increasingly salable & lucrative secondary line to high-end French go-to label Chloe, it comes as somewhat of a welcome surprise to see the offshoot finally make it’s runway debut after ten years in business. And while other respective labels like Marc by Marc Jacobs have been garnering rave runway reviews over the last decade, it seems as though larger European houses have been reticent to shine a light on their often more…

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  • Top Trends from Paris Fall/Winter 2012 Menswear

    Dries Van Noten F/W 2012 Man

    Dries Van Noten While it’s true that menswear has only so much room to change each season, there was still a refreshing assortment of new ideas for Fall 2012 -here’s a look at some top trends that caught our eye in Paris. >>More Mens: Fashion Reviews & Runway Highlights Turtlenecks- Carven SHOP: MEN’S STYLE GUIDE TO EVERYDAY CHIC While the Carven man has always been a tad on the nerdy side i.e pocket protectors, practical winter-ready turtlenecks made a comeback…

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  • Best Men’s Coats From Paris Fall/Winter 2012

    Best Coats Lous Vuitton F/W 2012

    Louis Vuitton Just in time for the current season’s winter chill comes a bevy of inspirational finds from the best men’s shows from Paris for 2012 to take a cue from when looking for fresh outerwear ideas. Consider Louis Vuitton’s plush bomber (above) as a luxurious however bold way to combat the winter chill in a sartorially irreverent manner. Dior Homme Exaggerated volume gave this drab olive cape from Dior Homme a practical play on proportion while making for a…

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  • Giorgio Armani Prive- Haute Couture Spring 12

    Giorgio Armani Prive sp12

    GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVE Haute Couture Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring / Summer 2012 Paris Couture Fashion Week >> More on Giorgio Armani Prive >> More featuring the Armani brand Complete Couture: S/S 2012 MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS  In their words… GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVE’ Spring/Summer Collection 2012 METAMORPHOSIS Nature’s gift to itself. An irresistible transformation into something new and surprising, with garments that reveal an unexpected sensuality. Unusual colours like chartreuse yellow, underlying thread that runs through the entire collection, are also used…

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  • Best of Paris Menswear Fall/Winter 2012

    Yves Saint Laurent F/W 2012

    While we are knee-deep in fashion mania with shows coming at us in all directions from Pre-Fall to Couture to Menswear, there’s still plenty to be inspired by when looking at the latest men’s collections for Fall/Winter 2012. We’ve compiled a list of our top three shows to keep you up-to-date on all that’s new ahead from Paris. >>More Mens: Fashion Reviews & Runway Highlights Yves Saint Laurent (and above) – Luxe leather made for one of the season’s biggest stories…

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  • Fashion Your Home Style- Lanvin’s Collectible Figurines Are on Our Most Wanted List

    Lanvin Figurines

    For the woman who has everything come these highly covetable hand painted figurines from Lanvin that feature the house’s playful take on French glamour and are certain to add an achingly chic, decadent sense of flair to any room. MORE: Home Style posts and shop for pretty home accents Who needs Lladro when you can score such a distinctive, cool and decadent piece for your curio, desk or boudoir? -Naveed Hussain Want something a bit more simple & colored  glass is…

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  • Beat Winter Blahs With the Colors of Summer in Provence

    Handmade espadrilles in the Market in Eygalieres

    Summer in Provence: Dreams are made of this. At the hump of the new year and with the let down of holiday hoopla and the start of winter dreariness, we are all ready for the next vacation, although most of us cannot break away.  Let us take you to a place of calm and sunniness by way of Richard Nahem‘s  photo gallery of the Market in Eygalieres, Provence, France. This isn’t just an exercise in gorgeous escapism, I WANT YOU TO THINK LIKE…

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