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Archive | Spring / Summer 2014

Fashion shows, runway reviews, runway images, and runway trend reports + fashion week street style inspiration for Spring / Summer 2014 from New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week

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

    Are we looking at fashion Week through rose colored glasses?

    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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  • Spring Fashion Trends Guide: How to wear what was on the New York, London, Milan and Paris runways

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    Spring Trend Report Resource Guide: We curated the best 2014 Spring Fashion Trends from the fashion week runways in New York, London, Milan + street style inspiration to be seen on real-world ladies, like you! Straight from the catwalk and onto your mood boards– with a bountiful array of styles from the runway & the on trend fashion week street style ladies to make a mark on your sartorial spirit for seasons to come. Where do you plan on taking your style this season? We invite you to enjoy curated highlights…

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  • Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2014


    Thought you would like some ethereal & lyrical inspiration by way of the Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. In their words… Fragile, graceful creatures, ethereal and primordial, inhabit a dreamlike world. Sublime creations that define characters in a fairytale-like study of pure individuality. Lyrical and uninhibited, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have created an opus of pure imagination for Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2014 Haute Couture Collection: a harmonious and unexpected work, it is interpreted by a kaleidoscope of figures…

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  • Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014: A case for the classics in the audience

    Marie Josée Croze, Allison Williams and Isabelle Huppert all in Dior

    Ok, you may not be able to afford this (nor I), but you can certainly afford to understand the power of elegantly tailored pieces… haute couture or mass market, there’s some fab styling inspiration there! I’ll Have What She’s Having: Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014 attendees had us mesmerized on How to make a case for classics with celebrities Kate Bosworth and more in ultra glam, daytime friendly Dior We love to people watch almost more than see what’s on…

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  • Le Dress: C’est French Chic Street Style That You Can Wear From Paris Fashion Week

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling details to amp your dress I’m a little obsessed with the ease and élan of these Paris Fashion Week street style snaps. Let’s once-over what makes the styling work & how you can get inspired to update your wardrobe like the lovely ladies (and gent) that Richard snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Scroll to the very end for similar styling to shop right now. Ladylike Classic with quirky youthful edge  …

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  • Get ahead of the curve: 4 top trends Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014 to try now because YOU can!

    Runway to your way now with these in store finds

    Cheat Sheet to Style! Fresh from Paris runways come the 4 TopTrends Paris Fashion Week highlights from the Spring 2014 Collections + how YOU can steal the look NOW! Listen up, wanna know the easiest way to look super stylish & save money? Get THE look ahead of the curve. Why wait for next season? Really, why? You can find these trends way before the runway collections hit the stores next spring, maybe even on a sale rack. Style it…

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  • Two to watch from Paris Fashion Week: Audra & Andrew Gn Spring 2014

    Andrew Gn Spring 2014 & Audra Spring 2014

    Ohh la la, you will love these stunners from Paris Fashion Week… Richard‘s foray around  Paris continues with two stops at Andrew Gn and Audra. Two collections that may not be on the tip of your tongues just yet but surely will. You may remember the sculptural chic black and white gown by Andew Gn that Elizabeth Moss wore to the Emmy’s last week. It’s simplicity was a red carpet standout Audra, will be a name to watch. It’s hard not to…

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  • Nina Ricci Spring 2014: What It’s Like To Attend A Fashion Show During Paris Fashion Week


    I don’t think there’s anyone who loves a GOOD invitation as much as Richard does! Add a great fashion name and he can’t be beat…  Well, if food was involved, he’d secretly love it even more. My friend, the NY expat & Paris insider tells us what it’s like to attend a fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, particularly the Nina Ricci Spring 2014 collection. Trust us, the Spring 2014 collection is simply divine, and Richard’s got the close-up’s to…

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  • Chloe Spring 2014 Full Collection

    Chloe Spring 2014

    Chloe Spring 2014 made for a remarkable collection rife with classic, ultra girly propositions with a grown up senisbility Opening with an array of soothing desert tones, the Chloe girl for Spring 2014 was clearly in a calm, collected state of mind, save for the Parisian label’s signature insouciant femininity. >>DISCOVER: The Top 4 Trends from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014 Designer Claire Wright Kellar put an emphasis on meticulous draping in matte desert khakis, golden hues and rich Persian azures…

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  • Le Classic White Shirt: C’est French chic street style that you can wear from Paris Fashion Week

    French Chic white shirts

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A classic French Chic white shirt that’s just a touch special I’d like to think of this as a palette cleanse from all the too-too of Fashion Week. Something so simple, so easy, that you may even have in your closet. You can dress IT up, wear it to tone down something very bold, make it girly yet chic, or wear it with tuxedo flourish to a modern pantsuit. But, don’t think that this kind…

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  • Roberto Cavalli Spring 2014 Full Collection

    Roberto Cavalli Spring 2014

    Roberto Cavalli Spring 2014 was chalk full of covetable, wearable fashion that we bet you’ll probably be wanting to wear sooner than next season From decadent, vaguely 20’s inspired beaded chiffon flapper dresses to daywear with a slick and sexy attitude, Cavalli was on point with an outing full of clothing so cool and put together, all of the lot looked like an instant necessity. >>DISCOVER: The Top 4 Trends from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014 Trust Cavalli to make goddess…

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  • Here’s what you want from Italy- The top 4 Milan Fashion Week trends from Spring 2014 by way of Prada, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana & more


    WOW, we are L-O-V-I-N-G all the wearable inspiration from the Milan runway- with just the right excess of Italian style! Let’s take the top 4 Milan Fashion Week trends (+ highlights too) from the season ahead to shake up what you wear now.  The Spring 2014 shows were off to a great start in New York and that energy has continued to gain momentum in both London and here in Milan. So far, Spring 2014 has delivered (Paris is next) wearable & covetable…

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