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

      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,…

    Published on August 31, 2012
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  • The Return of the Glitter Heel from Miu Miu – Trend Tuesday

    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…

    Published on August 28, 2012
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  • Whoa, There’s Vintage Western Style-A-Plenty

    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…

    Published on August 27, 2012
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  • Grace Coddington For Balenciaga And Fun Finds From Lanvin

    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…

    Published on August 24, 2012
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  • Artful Prints from United Bamboo for Madewell – Trend Tuesday

    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…

    Published on August 21, 2012
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  • Back to School with Ralph Lauren Kids Fall 2012

    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…

    Published on August 17, 2012
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  • Get the Trend – Floral Printed Shoes- Want It Wednesday

    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,…

    Published on August 15, 2012
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  • Notes from Paris- Parisian Milliner Marie Mercié

    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….

    Published on August 13, 2012
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  • New Marilyn Monroe Fashion Book – Dressing Marilyn

    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…

    Published on August 10, 2012
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  • Find The Perfect Printed Silk Tee – Want It Wednesday

    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…

    Published on August 08, 2012
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  • R.I.P. Anna Piaggi, the end of a fashion era

    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–…

    Published on August 07, 2012
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  • Jeans – Classic Vs. Trendy on Kate Middleton and Diane Kruger

    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…

    Published on August 03, 2012
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  • Trend Tuesday – Varsity Blues Inspired by Jil Sander Pre-Fall

    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…

    Published on July 31, 2012
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