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  • I See Paris, I See France, I See Catherine Deneuve In The Store Window Glass

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    Retail Remedy: Paris Catherine Deneuve Windows at Le Bon Marché, and Kusama Windows over at Printemps It may be Paris Fashion Week, but there’s plenty of Parisian élan off the runways too. Who better than Catherine Deneuve, the most iconic living French cinema legend, to kick off the launch of the 160th birthday of Le Bon Marché. >>READ: How about some French Chic? La Deneuve is captured in the store windows with amusing graphic black and white illustrations by Marjane Satrapi. Each scenario is…

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  • Regarding Warhol: What Would Andy Say About Fashion Bloggers?

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    Once upon a time, if I was at a party and Andy Warhol turned up, I knew I was in the right place. Beyond being lucky enough to be old enough (age is good for something) to have grown up with Pop Art and its exposure to appreciate Andy Warhol as the great leveler of pop culture and celebrity… those nights at Studio 54 didn’t hurt either to realize either that rubbing disco elbows with someone famous is no different…

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  • Runway Now: Get The London Look from J.W Anderson for Topshop

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    Just as London Fashion Week comes to an end comes one affordable collaboration from J.W Anderson for Topshop, so you can nab unique runway worthy pieces right now! Ever since coming on the London scene, we’ve become quite the fans of Anderson’s signature takes on subverting preppy and sportif minded pieces with treatments that produce looks that uniquely stand on their own. >>REVISIT: Highlights from New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 And with that never before-seen enchantment he evokes along with…

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  • Trend: Boldly Elegant Surreal Jewelry to Brighten Fall

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    With our earlier coverage of the Baroque trend sweeping through the Fall 2012 shows comes surreal jewelry taking the spotlight with statement making pieces this season That’s right, after seasons of sleek minimal baubles comes a chance to easily incorporate heady, baroque inspired gems into your accessory repertoire while hitting trend notes in a more subtle fashion. >>MORE: Fall 2012 Maybe designers took a cue from The Met’s retrospective of designers Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaperelli which pointed to their…

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  • Grown-Up and Affordable Eco-Conscious Lingerie From Stella McCartney

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      There’s no need to resorting to any more undergarments from Pink anymore -leave those for the kids with Stella, Stella McCartney’s affordable new eco-conscious lingerie line. From one of our favorite designers here at FoS, the urban yet girly sensibility of Stella McCartney just got a little more accessible with the debut of Stella, her new lower priced line of lingerie. And as per usual, Stella benefits from the eco-warrior designer’s conscious stance. >>Want a lean look fast? Shop…

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  • If you don’t take my word, Cindy Crawford is also all about self-confidence in how you look too

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    Get with ME on this one. She’s gorgeous. She’s fit. She’s tall. She’s successful. She’s supermodel Cindy Crawford spieling about her new clothing line that  just debuted in Europe for C&A. So why should we care about what Cindy says back here in the States? The line is for Europe and it’s an advert, right? WRONG.  “So much about looking good is self-confidence and how you feel,” is what Cindy Crawford says in her “behind the scenes” promo video, here: I…

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  • The Return of the Glitter Heel from Miu Miu – Trend Tuesday

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    Last fall the crew here at FoS were beginning to get rather tired of seeing editors and their comrades in Miu Miu’s sensational glitter heeled 40’s inspired booties, yet the labels latest offering for fall, glitter heeled mary-janes, has us re-thinking the versatility of the idea… And with those retro-tinged mary-janes done up in a slew of delicious, vivid patent leather hues, the concept now has an even greater reach as we see them working well with looks high &…

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  • Whoa, There’s Vintage Western Style-A-Plenty

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    Inspiration Notes: Vintage Western Style to clean your city palette… We all need a deep breath some time. For me, it happens when I get to kick back at my vacay house and leave the urban grind behind for some mountain air. I consider my family VERY lucky to live in the best, most diversified city in the world (NYC) and to be able to spend quality time in an area with the most gorgeous natural vistas (Jackson Hole, WY)….

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  • Grace Coddington For Balenciaga And Fun Finds From Lanvin

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    With Fashion’s Night Out and a new season around the corner comes one surprising collaboration from Vogue Icon Grace Coddington for Balenciaga and some whimsical signature illustrated t-shirts from Alber Elbaz at Lanvin As FNO approaches stay tuned for a bevy of heady collaborations and exclusive scores that will have you singing all the way through fall. First up comes a special collection of accessories from Balenciaga featuring Coddington’s irreverent signature cat illustrations that are certain to instantly become collectors…

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  • Artful Prints from United Bamboo for Madewell – Trend Tuesday

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    From United Bamboo, New York’s quintessential label for preppy downtown cool with a slightly off-kilter vibe comes one notable, affordable collaboration with Madewell that hits stores today… Over the past decade, New York’s United Bamboo has continually delivered well-made goods that subtly evoke the spirit of the avant-garde without forgoing an easy wear for fashion’s sake. We’ve seen them riff on nautical & architectural themes, preppy regalia, tailoring of all sort -all envisioned with an arty bent that begs onlookers…

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  • Back to School with Ralph Lauren Kids Fall 2012

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    It’s back-to-school season and while we’ve recently shown you the best from high-end brands like Chloe and Stella McCartney for inspiration, here we pay a nod to Ralph Lauren’s smart, preppy and attainable line of Kid’s clothes. From the master of American sportswear and one blockbuster designer that virtually every single person owns an item from comes a line of colorful classics with Lauren’s signature notes. >>> MORE: Ways to spoil your kids in style >>MORE: Inspiring Kid’s Clothes >>Meet the…

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  • Stylist Advice: Should I Revamp My Wardrobe From The Ground Up For French Chic Style?

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    Talk Thursday continues… don’t forget to send your fashion questions for a bit of stylist advice!    Hey Sharon, I went from a polished mod style and attending MBFW as an invite because of my fashion sketches, to literally digressing into a wardrobe of almost exclusively leggings and shapeless tunics. I obtained a full-time job in graphic design where the bar is very, VERY low. Think: free t-shirts and Crocs on my co-workers– I will never stoop that low. For me, the realization…

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