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  • It’s French Canadian Chic Week: Stylecentric Montreal + Quebec City Travel Guide

    French Canadian Chic: The best of Montréal

    Bonjour, Hello- It’s my cheat sheet for a Montreal + Quebec City Travel Guide travel guide & a superb dash of French Canadian Chic…  Vrooom… on the road with hubby, kid, and poodle for a family road trip to visit our splendid French Canadian neighbors up north. It’s no secret that I’ve always had a travel crush on Montreal. Way back when, I even entertained the idea of applying to McGill University. As a New Yorker, there’s something sweet about hopping on a plane…

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  • Vintage Home Style Collaboration at the Paris Flea Market- L’Eclaireur and Habitat 1964 at Les Puces St.Ouen

    L’Eclaireur and Habitat 1964 at Les Puces St.Ouen

    I don’t know about you but I LOVE a good flea market. Introduce a vintage home style collaboration and magic! Oh, wait, AND Paris too… yowza… let’s let Richard take us there for some divine  interior design inspiration… L’Eclaireur, one of the top fashion retail boutiques in Paris, and Habitat, the furniture and home shop chain, have recently opened new spaces at the St. Ouen flea market.  In an abandoned, graffiti covered courtyard on the rue de Rosiers, the main street of the flea market,…

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  • Mens Style Spring 2014 – How to Wear Milan Fashion Week Clothing Now

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    Direct from Milan: Mens Style Spring 2014 Runway Trends & How to Wear them… Ok guys, some of you want to put their peacock feathers on and we have some men’s style from Milan, from everyday to avant garde. Spring 2014 Mens Collections saw the city up its ante on style with a dozen or so incredibly strong outings, chock full of inspiration for now. In all, classic tech sport apparel met romanticism for a duality that wasn’t unnecessarily intellectual,…

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  • Cheap Chic Alert: Isabel Marant for H&M [video]

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    I can see the lines around the block now… The Isabel Marant for H&M collaboration will launch in around 250 H&M stores worldwide and online on November 14, 2013. Surely resusitation masks will be in order. I’m not sure if there is an official count but I would dare to guess there are 50,000 knock offs inspired versions of her what is now iconic wedge sneaker. >>MORE: Isabel Marant For those of you who can’t wait for the Isabel Marant for H&M goods on the cheap (her…

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  • Celebrities in jeans looking normal- no big woot, just as it is

    Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Level 99 Janice Ultra Skinny jeans

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Shazam, I have it already! Everyday style inspiration by way of Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba and Katherine Heigel You gotta love the headline, “Celebrities in jeans looking normal” because rather than oohing and ahhing about a fantasy gown or talking about their bodily (im)perfections, let’s look at what celebrities wear when they are just being normal. Duhhh, it looks a lot like us. >> MORE: Jeans See, it takes some tzuj to get…

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  • Natural Red Carpet Beauty is NOT an Oxymoron! Get some French chic inspiration by way of Léa Seydoux

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    Cannes Do Chic Beauty: Let Léa Seydoux Teach You A Thing About French Beauty Looking natural, gorgeous, and knowing  how much makeup to apply can result in a fine line between looking overly made up (that K family) and washed out and frazzled (heeeeello, mirror). Instead of a makeup “how to look made up on the red carpet” tutorial, let’s look at how to look just as pretty as we would like in our everyday lives… maybe, even with a…

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  • Cannes Do Chic! How to Wear a White Top and Black Bottom for Elegant Accessible Style

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    You know how I love Cannes for high fashion inspiration that makes luscious, elegant, and real sense in all of our wardrobes. Join FocusOnStyle as we continue to explore the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease. I’ll Have What She’s Having: A crisp + chic white button down shirt on the red carpet? Absolument, mon cherie. And for real life too, learning how to wear a white top and black bottom is one of the easiest, most flattering…

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  • How to Dress Classic- Discover the can’t live without pieces in your wardrobe

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    Collect well & you’ll have some things forever… From work to play, every smart wardrobe starts with pieces you can’t live without! Learn a few simple lessons and get set with a practical, timeless foundation once and for all. When it comes to how to dress classic, the RIGHT elements easily become the ‘can’t live without pieces’ in your wardrobe. Consider those tried-&-true gems as the glue bound to create a well-balanced, working wardrobe with infinite possibilities. >>MORE: Ideas on How…

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  • How to Layer Necklaces- French chic style inspiration à la Ines de la Fressange

    Fall/Winter 2013 - Chanel - Front Row and Photocall

    Ooooh la la, we are having a bout of baubles this week. First, we learned how to wear the new statement jewelry trend and now it’s time for something classic. When it comes to piling on jewelry, the result can be heavy-handed or absolutely superb. Let’s get some French Chic style inspiration on how to layer necklaces with Ines de la Fressange style ! The former model, muse and lifelong spokesperson for glorious French Chic shows you how to layer necklaces like…

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  • Style Savior: Try A Statement Tunic To Save The Day + How to Wear It

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A tunic top so chic you’ll want to wear one on one of your trying days How to wear a tunic and look chic, not beachy… stay tuned. We’re still a buzz with inspiration from our street style coverage of Paris Fashion Week and one look at this p-y-t has us lauding the tunic and its versatility. Here at FoS, we’ve long turned to trusty tunics to conceal our mid-sections, most notably with skinny bottoms….

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  • Don’t Ya Want To Go Bold? Crayola Colored Coats Ring In Spring

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The perfect way to welcome Spring in Crayola color coats that would make any tulip jealous. Crazy colored coats seen at Paris Fashion Week had us a buzz with sartorial envy as they signaled a chic and on trend way to welcome the warmer season ahead. >>GET SET: From what to wear, to how to wear it & where, get inspired with Spring 2013 And in a tried & true shape, everything from a peacoat to a…

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  • This is how you wear mixed prints paired with classic à la Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trend

    This is how you wear mixed prints paired with classic a la Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trend

      I’ll Have What She’s Having:  The pizzaz to wear mixed prints with a classic balance like our lovely lady above, snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Yes, bold and OTT mixed messages have been big trends on many a runway, but what make’s this woman’s otherwise quirky prints look so elegant is that everything is quintessentially ladylike.  >> MORE: I’ll Have What She’s Having and Fashion Week Street Style From a structured lady bag to her foundational coat casually placed over her shoulders,…

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