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  • How I remember Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston

    As we learned of Whitney Houston’s passing last weekend we like many of you out there felt an overwhelming shock and genuine sympathy for the fallen star for her voice was like no other. And although we got to see her through her turbulent years and were faced with an explicit reminder of the devastation drugs can take on one’s life, we will miss her fiery demeanor and  explosive performances. Brad Boles looks back at their time together. -N.H. The unexpected that…

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  • Take the Catwalk Home- What you can expect in Home Trends next fall

    The BCBG runway and some home inspiration by way of the Ampersand Color Block Duvet set.

    Use fashion show inspiration to style your home!  New York Fashion Week just ended but don’t be surprised if what you saw on the Fall 2012 / Winter 2013 fashion runways ends up as inspiration in your home style. READ: Color Chic, How To Add Color To Your Home Or consider looking at the future fashion trends to think about how YOU can get the look in your home right now. Colorblock Adds PunchBCBG Max Azria‘s color block rollover from their spring collection will…

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  • Style advice to wear white jeans (in any size) inspired by Emanuelle Alt- beauty tips too!

    Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

    We can’t quite get white jeans out of our minds since watching Emanuelle Alt, the editor of VOGUE  Paris jump around and do the best karaoke cover of WHAM’s Wake Me Up Before You Go Go in a promo video for the magazine earlier this week.  We’ve coveted Alt’s rocker-esque update of French chic since day one and,  in this video, what shows the most is her  joie de vivre that makes anything she wears instantly cool. Thus reinstating the fashion truism that…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Style inspiration from Thandie Newton on how to make a one-shouldered dress look modern and sleek

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Clean, timeless figure-flattering lines One-shoulder dresses are not so easy to wear and after having a huge fashion “moment” a few seasons back, can look dated if not styled correctly. But when worn, right, a one-shoulder dress is a total WOW. Thandie Newton made a chic red carpet statement in an elegant, minimal one-shouldered column dress from Osman that made for a perfect starting point for her classically chic hair and accessories. For starters, her…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Rooney Mara Shows You How To Pull Off Sculptural White

    'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Japan Premiere in Givenchy

    While Cate Blanchett made a stunning recent appearance in the black version of the sculptural white Givenchy dress Rooney Mara wore last week in Tokyo for the premiere of The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo, Mara made a case for alternative red carpet dressing in winter white and looked all the more memorable for it. Consider white as a fresh alternative to party dressing and the ubiquitous L-B-D as it is certain to make you stand out from the crowd…

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  • Here’s How Michelle Obama Makes Pastels Look Chic

    Michelle Obama

    I’ll Have What She’s Having : Sophisticated & pretty pastel shades oozing with daytime elegance. Pastels can be tricky to pull off if  you want to look more refined rather than youthful. Even with the best intentions, a grown-up woman can instantly look like a cast off from the sherbet scooper. Last week First Lady Michelle Obama made a case for daytime elegance in an easy to pull-off, well styled look that exudes a certain finesse at pairing subtly distinct separates. SHOP: Accessories…

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  • Gratuitous Afternoon Eye Candy- Madonna’s Super Bowl Gladiator Studs in Calvin Klein Skivvies


    I see Paris. I see France. I see Madonna’s Gladiator’s underpants. And they’re Calvins! We cannot lie. There is no point to this post. Well, other than a completely gratuitous & exclusive look into Madonna’s Super Bowl Half Time dressing room and her hunky gladiators. MORE: Madonna’s Half Time in Givenchy & performance video  Madonna herself sent these behind the scene dressing room images of her dancers including Adrien, Brahim, Lilou and Maxime to the Material Girl brand, so let’s ogle. Photos: Material Girl Collection

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  • It’s not Uncle Bif’s shoe anymore. Top-Siders are chic and Milly for Sperry Top-Sider leads the pack

    Milly for Sperry Top-Sider at Piperlime

    Move over prepsters, wannabe blue bloods, and the yachting set! Sperry Top-Siders are having a F-A-S-H-I-O-N moment. The Milly for Sperry Top-Sider footwear collab launches today and Milly Creative Director, Michelle Smith introduces 13 styles that include ones with her signature prints and fantastic sense of color.  We’re particularly mad for the idea of a signature Top-Sider upper styled atop espadrille platform heels. Very cute indeed. MORE: Shoe Shopping Guides You can find the Milly for Sperry Top-Sider line at Piperlime now. We’re…

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  • Make a Stylish Move in Color- Kirsten Dunst Did, Here’s how you can too…

    Kirsten Dundst in Yellow

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A burst of stylish color in my wardrobe because THIS yellow is far from mellow! Last week actress Kirsten Dunst worked one of the season’s most vibrant trends while donning head-to-toe monochromatic color in Stella McCartney separates and looked all the more put together for it. While making her stand out from the crowd in a dinner ready suit, Dunst’s outfit also elongates her look while giving off a polished sense of maturity that should…

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  • Wacky Wonders- The Cuchini eliminates camel toe


    I’m never a fan of gimmicks, but some novelties do make me giggle. In an effort to pass on a quick smirk, I’ve decided that from time-to-time I will share  my own version of Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist or  David Letterman’s Stupid Pet Tricks starting with… A camel toe barrier, called The Cuchini! Ok, for those of you who wear pants that are too short in the rise (morning after Chinese food bloat could be a temporary culprit), there’s now a…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Beige Shouldn’t Be Boring, Take a Note From Kate Beckinsale

    Kate Beckinsale

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Goldfingered beige… Who said beige is blah? Take note from actress Kate Beckinsale & add just the right amount of glitzy metallics to make make-up colors pop. Last week while attending the premiere of Screen Gems’ “Underworld: Awakening,” Beckinsale donned a 20’s inspired beige deco dress that was anything but boring thanks to a myriad of beading and sequin styles and an armful of Amrapali cuffs. Her beige dress worked as a foundation for the…

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  • Fashion Your Home Style- Lanvin’s Collectible Figurines Are on Our Most Wanted List

    Lanvin Figurines

    For the woman who has everything come these highly covetable hand painted figurines from Lanvin that feature the house’s playful take on French glamour and are certain to add an achingly chic, decadent sense of flair to any room. MORE: Home Style posts and shop for pretty home accents Who needs Lladro when you can score such a distinctive, cool and decadent piece for your curio, desk or boudoir? -Naveed Hussain Want something a bit more simple & colored  glass is…

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