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  • Richard turned the table for my take on Parisian Style Tips

    A surprise party that Richard threw for me, back in the day!

    Most of you know Richard Nahem as our Paris insider. He runs the very successful Parisian style & what to do in Paris blog Eye Prefer Paris when he’s not taking a lucky few around the Marais for one of his personalized walking tours over at Eye Prefer Paris Tours. BUT, I’ve known Richard forever. Way back from a high school spring break trip to Florida kind of forever. We met while sitting it out on a fiberglass bench while…

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  • Want to hide your problem areas? Go tonal with one head-to-toe hue

    Max Mara backstage Fall 2013

    Want to hide your problem areas? Go tonal with one head-to-toe hue That’s right, wearing separates in matching hues and different silhouettes is not only instantly slimming, but it also shaves loads of time off of thinking about what to wear. And best of all, it also looks instantly chic! >>DISCOVER: Clothes that make you look thinner in seconds… Take a cue from Max Mara’s three office and play ready options (above) as going for one hue doesn’t mean skimping…

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  • Style inspiration beyond fashion

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    Salomé calling… Hubby & I did a little stroll around the Metroploitan Museum of Art the other night.  The Kid is getting older and he’s not too keen to do every family outing. I walked passed Salomé by Henri Regnault (oil on canvas, 1870) and felt like I stumbled upon an old friend. You see, once upon a time, before my husband, before my son who lost interest in museum visits, I found a kindred spirit in the gypsy Boho allure of this painting….

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  • What to wear: How about something with rounded shoulders?

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    A little trend sleuthing diary for y’all… Yeah, yeah, plenty of you go to great lengths at the gym to beef them up but rounded shoulders, when it comes to clothing, it looks oh so right on trend. After we ran our top New York Fashion Week fall trends report  with sculpted forms being one of the biggest standouts, I became obsessed with the look of a more ample rounded shoulder. What was shown in fashion shows would not be in…

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  • Just say BOO!

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    Wearing clothes that wear you is almost never a good idea. Of course, there’s stage (that’s called a costume), an editorial photo shoot, and a very rare bird who knows how to pull off excess extravagance with flair without looking like the crazy cat lady. But for most, wearing outlandish fashion trends is an invitation to look like a fashion victim, (not very good) drag queen or hooker.  There, I’ve said it! No time better than early Halloween to get…

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  • Do you want the perfect way to dress up jeans? Try classic plaid!

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Cozy and casual chic plaid that’s the perfect way to dress up  jeans Sometimes dressing up is really a spin on what could be dressing down. Truth be told, I love plaid. Especially red plaid. Always have. For me, plaid runs the gambit from my collection of cowgirl chic western shirts to classic American sportswear iterations, like my Geoffrey Beene vintage red plaid coat, pictured left, that I may just pull out and wear again. Aside from…

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  • Everyday Chic: 10 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe for Fall (if you don’t have these key pieces already)

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    Sharon & I want to help you get a grip on Everyday Can-Do Chic with these 10 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe for Fall… …. and, with continuing trends, you may not even have to add anything new -lucky you! Transitional weather dressing is hitting most of us this time of year and with that in mind we’ve taken a moment on what you can easily do to update your style to stay on trend and look your best. Take inspiration…

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  • Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the Creator of the Stiletto Heel and More

    Roger Vivier Paris retrospective

    Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the storied creator of covetable footwear for even the most regal of society women, with a new retrospective honoring his legendary career: Richard Nahem, our FocusOnStyle Parisian correspondent, has an admitted fancy for genius shoes as he worked in a family retail shoe business as a teenager selling platform shoes and later on at the Delman Shoe Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in the early 80’s, dispensing shoes to the hautiest of women. Let’s hear what…

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  • Try A New Skirt Length and Update Your Look and Attitude

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    Try A New Skirt Length, go ahead and challenge yourself, you just might be surprised at the results… Like a good dress, a good skirt can take you quite far sartorially speaking, but unlike a dress you get even more wear as you can mix & match like there’s no tomorrow. And since we all know how easy it is to get mundane with what you already know looks good on you, we thought you might want to consider a…

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  • Must Have Alert: THE blouse of the moment, is a French Chic Bow Blouse à la Ines de La Fressange

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A classic chic pussy bow blouse that looks fresh and edgy I can sometimes have a real love/hate attitude with pussy bow blouses (sounds odd, I know). When done right, they look modern, chic and feminine. Even rocker-ISH, just look at the tie neck styling from Saint Laurent in red worn with skinny leather leggings as a premier example, pictured right. Yet, taken too literal, or styled too femininely, they can get frumpy and look dated like a…

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  • Best Emmy Style: Red Carpet fashion with lessons that make sense for your wardrobe (really)

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The best Emmy style of clean chic red carpet stunners You know that I’m generally not jacked up about red carpet fashion. Too often, it’s overdone celebrities wearing costumes that look like they were stolen from a five-year old’s fantasy dress up closet. OK, lucky for them that their stylist secured that fancy free dress for the night, but what does that have to do with YOU? There was some of that schmaltz at tonight’s 65th Emmy…

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  • Top 7 Trends From New York Spring 2014 Fashion Week To Pay Attention to Now

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    While it’s still warm out, take note of the Top 7 Trends from the Spring 2014 New York Runway Collections  Spring 2014 saw many of New York’s go-to designers on the A-games, producing collections that are certain to become enviable next season. With that in mind, we’ve whittled down our favorite Top 7 Trends from New York Fashion Week to keep an eye out for now. >>DISCOVER: Spring 2014 Style Tips & Advice to Try Now What are the top trends…

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