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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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  • Get the Trend – Floral Printed Shoes- Want It Wednesday

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    Printed Matter: Prints we know, are nothing new, but what is new amongst the print heavy trend that’s been cycling through fashion is the idea of a shoe with a contemporary silhouette in an unexpected print…. One that does all the talking for your outfit -in a manner of speaking, of course. After all, prints, especially the head-to-toe variety we’ve seen friends challenge themselves with as of late, simplay aren’t for everyone. >>TAKE A LOOK: SHOE SHOPPING GUIDES Well, we’re…

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  • Notes from Paris- Parisian Milliner Marie Mercié

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    Retail Remedy: From our resident Parisian contributor Richard Nahem comes a visit to milliner Marie Mercié’s charming boutique Stephen Sondheim famously begged the question “Does anyone still wear a hat? ” in the song “Here’s to the Ladies who Lunch ” from the musical “Company”. If he walked by Marie Mercié’s eponymous shop near St. Sulpice, the answer would an emphatic yes! >>MORE: Because you don’t need to travel for French-Chic-Style discover our French Style Section Mercié’s shop is a…

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  • New Marilyn Monroe Fashion Book – Dressing Marilyn

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    With the 50th death anniversary of prolific Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe comes a luminous new tome celebrating her bombshell style- Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled by William Travilla Take in rich accounts that made fashion history with Andrew Hansford’s new book celebrating the work of William Travilla for Marilyn Monroe, the definitive poster girl of 50’s era Hollywood glamour. And considering Monroe’s flawless chic, who hasn’t had a Marilyn moment in their life? >> BUY: Dressing Marilyn: How…

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  • Find The Perfect Printed Silk Tee – Want It Wednesday

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    What do we think YOU will want this Wednesday? After seasons of print mania comes Club Monaco’s perfect graphic silk tee at a price that’s budget conscious… For well-made, well-priced staples that last season in, season out to on-trend must-haves that aren’t easily recognizable, we’ve long been fans of Club Monaco. For starters, their quality really is unbeatable for the price. The design, no matter what it is, always looks considered. >>MORE: Find out how to make prints WORK for…

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  • R.I.P. Anna Piaggi, the end of a fashion era

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    Anna Piaggi, 81, passed away at her home in Milan. It is indeed the end of an era for authentic eccentric style combined with an unerring eye to what is fashion. In a time of dime a dozen posers trying to set forth their fashion freak for a bit of media attention, Ms. Piaggi was– and will remain– an original. Her “work” was as creative consultant to Vogue Italia since 1988 but it is her individuality that is legend. If you are…

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  • Jeans – Classic Vs. Trendy on Kate Middleton and Diane Kruger

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    When it comes to denim, you can go any way you want, from dressed up to comfy and fuss-free, just take a look at Diane Kruger and Kate Middleton who both worked denim to their advantage from the oh-so trendy to the discreetly classic… The other day Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, wore a classic pair of dark skinny jeans at the Cross Country Equestrian competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games and looked polished and quite glamorous to boot. What…

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  • Trend Tuesday – Varsity Blues Inspired by Jil Sander Pre-Fall

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    With fashion cycling through the classics comes one of our favorite returns, the varsity inspired trend we’ve seen from some of our go-to labels Take Raf Simon’s Pre-Fall collection for Jil Sander as your starting point with its wide range of ultra-deluxe classics peppered with the labels initials. Placed on structured basics with a retro elegance, the theme loses its ironic tendencies for a look that’s fresh. The winning trick here was that these pieces have an ageless sophistication to…

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  • Exclusive Interview With Mark Weiss: What It’s Like To Be a Rock ‘n Roll Photographer

    Invitation for the Rock Paper Photo "The Decade That Rocked" photo exhibition by rock 'n roll photographer Mark "WEISSGUY" Weiss, curated by Phil Collen of Def Leppard.

    The Decade That Rocked. Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be behind the scenes photographing some of rock ‘n roll’s greatest legends? I know that I certainly find it fascinating. Bon Jovi. Twisted Sister. Def Leppard. Ozzy Osbourne. Christina Aguilera. Sebastion Bach. Gwen Stefani. Gene Simmons. Bret Michaels. Joan Jett. And even One Direction. A who’s who in music, that’s who. My friend since my early stylist days, Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss, the ICONIC rock ‘roll photographer that has been…

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  • The Perfect Tote – Want It Wednesday

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    What we want this Wednesday is a fun, updated take on the classic shopper tote, like this fun alternative from Acne From Acne comes one covetable tote that’s unique, on-trend, and somehow timeless! Ultra-deluxe totes have made quite a comeback from the likes of Celine and Stella McCartney. Especially when taking in to mind that while practical, tote bags also boast a generous dose of ease on the wear, can expand to hold an assortment of must-haves and almost certainly…

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