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  • Haute Couture Inspiration- Schiaparelli Paris Spring/Summer 2015

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    On this snowy New York day, nothing could be more uplifting that the divine wit and whimsy from the Schiaparelli Paris Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection shown during Paris Couture Fashion Week. The collection called “Reflections of Elsa” is described as “an ode to self-confidence” with surrealist touches in homage to Elsa Schiaparelli like trompe l’oeil hands that close a crystal star necklace. Notice the flats worn with the very fabulously flamboyant pieces. There really is something magical about this collection, don’t you think?…

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  • John Galliano for Maison Margiela. Discuss.

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    I have mixed feelings about this. To start, I’m a Margiela fan and probably wear a piece in some form or another, from one of the collections, almost every day, starting with the 14 pairs of shoes & boots that are in the front rotation of my closet. I love the understated and edgy appeal. I love the non-showiness of pieces that withstand time and always look current. I love the deconstructed “secret” white threads that have the same appeal…

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  • Fashion Week Is Coming (Again), so why should you care about the runway?

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    This week’s FocusOnStyle’s 15th anniversary online post tackles a question that we so often ask ourselves. In our busy lives and overstuffed budgets, what the heck does the fashion shown on the runway have to do with our everyday life? Well, read on to see how… I’m working on the production of my C’est Chic Crash Course  and have to say that I am very proud and pleased with the way it’s shaping up… I know it will impact the way…

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  • Here’s a hint: Let’s guess which celebrities will be wearing Armani Prive on the red carpet

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    Paris Couture Fashion Week: Nothing like the tell-tale sign of gorgeousness as to which celebrities turned up clad in Armani at the Armani Prive Haute couture show in Paris as a subtle barometer of red carpets to come. And, that’s a very good thing. The “red, white, black from a lacquer box” inspired looks are breathtaking.   Juliette Binoche, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jared Leto, Sophia Loren, Pink, Kate Hudson, Elsa Pataky were front row and center Giorgio at the Prive…

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  • It’s time for a modern fashion history lesson! Dior Haute Couture 2014-15

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    Go ahead, dream a little with Raf Simons’ latest Dior Haute Couture collection… Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is a great time to gather ideas & inspiration for the next big event in you and yours friends lives. And with Raf Simons trip through fashion history’s most glamorous moments for Fall/Winter 2014-15 highlighting 8 substantial shapes updated with future thinking craftsmanship, consider these some of the most advanced in looks for seasons to come. MORE: Runway Sure, we’re talking six-figure…

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  • Shocking in Paris! Schiaparelli Haute Couture, why not?

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    I don’t know about you, but my day certainly could use some fantasy, frivolousness, whimsy, and eccentric charm. Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is generally a gorgeous snooze fest since Christian Lacroix no longer shows. But Marco Zanini in his second Schiaparelli Haute Couture foray for Fall/Winter 2014-15 embraces the flamboyant legacy of the designer who put shocking pink on the map. MORE: Runway We’ve got all the Schiaparelli couture photos here for you to drool over. Don’t worry, none of us can…

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  • Le Mix: Try transitional weather dressing with French Chic Street Style inspiration

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Look to French Chic Street Style and learn to mix the best of fall’s layers with something ready for spring… Every season Paris Fashion Week street style always ignites what we want to wear now, even more than the runways most often, as we love the mix of high & low, old & new. Now that the tides are about to change and warm weather is (rejoice!) on it’s way, this show goer who Richard snapped outside of the…

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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