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  • Surely, I won’t forget…

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    I want to share this simple and very thoughtful holiday gift that I received from my friend Steve. A box of lovely ribbons! Don’t you love it when “found” art meets memories and can all be wrapped up in a pretty decorative bowl?  Now, I will have plenty to choose from when I need to tie a ribbon around my finger… What are your simple and thoughtful gift ideas?   MORE: Holiday Style  

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  • Oh la la, it’s time for Paris Holiday Windows- Printemps and Galeries Lafayette

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    It’s time for some Retail Remedy, holiday style! Our roving expat Richard Nahem starts the Parisian fête season with his photo tour of Christmas in Paris 2013: Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. Oh yes, since Richard is involved, there will be shoes… Hope you didn’t miss my start of the holiday window season with the Bergdorf Goodman Christmas windows in New York. Gorge!- S.H. >>DON’T MISS: Our curated Holiday Style Guide to help you dress your best this session! Today is the start of my […]

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  • Have you heard the news? Green is a goner. Radiant Orchid is THE color of year for 2014

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    My Inbox (well, “Promotions” box thanks to Google sorting) is flooding with press releases about all the Radiant Orchid items coming out soon since the big announcement yesterday. You see, Emerald Green is so last year. I wasn’t really dancing to Tangerine Tango from the year before that. But I can cotton up to Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014, drumroll please, Radiant Orchid. Yes, the color is lovely. But why wait until Spring when every designer from clothes […]

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  • Happy Thanksgiving from FocusOnStyle.com

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    We wish you & yours a Happy Thanksgiving! We look forward to helping you make the best out of your holiday looks & shopping so be on the lookout for upcoming tips on dazzling them and yourself over the next month. Cheers!                        

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  • It’s here! New York holiday window displays with the BIG Bergdorf Goodman reveal

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    Holiday style starts early this year and it feels so good… Naveed and I popped over to see the big Spider-Man esque reveal for the Bergdorf Goodman New York holiday windows reveal last night. Usually, I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to get in to the holiday vibe with New York holiday window displays but this is too irresistible to not share. Besides, we haven’t done a Retail Remedy post in a while, so why not?! The V.I.P. crowd gathered close […]

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  • Warning: You may be blinded by desire! Jewelry by JAR dazzles at the Met

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    I daresay that even the most glitz phobic could not help but  be wowed by this exhibition. I ran up to see the press preview of Jewelry by JAR at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this morning and barely wanted to leave the show. Honestly, I could have spent the day soaking up the radiant jewels on display and although I didn’t get a ring to ‘put on it,’ I did come back with a tome to explore on the […]

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  • The French Chic Diet: How to be slim, chic and savvy with Tonya Leigh

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    Oh la la, you missed the French  chic diet call. Don’t fret.  If you’re on my insider list you’ll know what future events are scheduled, all the latest style tips to make the most of what you’ve got. AND receive your free copy of “Passport to French Chic” as my gift to you. Click to join me.   If you’re like me, you often wonder how Parisian women stay so slim. As much as I love the easy élan of French […]

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

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    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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  • Seeing Double: Stacked Heel Bootie Look-A-Likes From High to Low

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    Stacked heel booties, something everyone should have by now – but can you tell the difference here? It’s like seperated at boot birth! We are big fans of Maison Martin Margiela and Sharon is most definitely Margiela shoe crazy.  As much as Sharon loves her classic stacked heel booties from MMM, we also love a smart deal (who doesn’t?). Meet her Margiela doppelgänger, courtesy of Banana Republic! That’s right, as Banana Republic continues to generously retweak wardrobe essentials, we were thrilled […]

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  • You really want to see this: Azzedine Alaia Paris exhibition at Palais Gailliera

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    Azzedine Alaia is simply a master at his genius. I don’t now about you, but I’ll always covet the few Azzedine Alaia pieces that I was lucky enough to own. Stepping into the world of Alaia is a universe driven to make the woman’s body look as beautiful as possible, never edging on vulgarity or over exposure.  Let’s have Richard take us on a virtual tour of this extraordinary  homage to Alaia in Paris. —S.H. It’s fashion month in Paris with the […]

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  • Le Dress: C’est French Chic Street Style That You Can Wear From Paris Fashion Week

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling details to amp your dress I’m a little obsessed with the ease and élan of these Paris Fashion Week street style snaps. Let’s once-over what makes the styling work & how you can get inspired to update your wardrobe like the lovely ladies (and gent) that Richard snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Scroll to the very end for similar styling to shop right now. Ladylike Classic with quirky youthful edge   […]

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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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