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  • Oggle this! Hermes Paris Holiday Windows for a very luxurious Christmas in Paris 2012

    Hermes Paris Holiday Windows 2012

    Retail Remedy:  The mother of all luxe, Paris style. Richard Nahem takes us there to start is Paris Holiday coverage this week. It’s time for my annual coverage of magical, enchanting Christmas in Paris. This year the shop windows and streets are especially dazzling. I want to bring the allure of Christmas in Paris to you with my little photographic treats. >>MORE: Holiday Style ,  Paris Holiday Windows and Hermes Hermés as usual is a feast of unbridled luxury and decadence. The windows…

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  • Ta-Ta, Cheerio Tangerine Trend, Emerald Green is THE color for 2013

    PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013.

    Woop, Woop: Emerald green is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013 Another year, another color of the year. For 2012, the “it” color was Tangerine Tango, what Pantone describes as a “spirited reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward.”  But, that vibrant shade trickled into mass market  to become an overused shade of Boca Coral (yes, I named it; think about it). Bleh. >>MORE: Color This year, rather than delving into suburban shades…

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  • I WANT: Cute, Fun & Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts $50 and Under

    C. Wonder Equestrian Print Pop Up Tote

    Stylish Holiday Gift Guide that doesn’t break the bank…. I had so much FUN hand-selecting these cute & cheap chic gifts under $50 for our holiday gift guide. REALLY, I did. I want them all…. There’s something for everyone in our cheap chic holiday gifts guide… mom, teen, baby, pup, beau, you, and me. A gift should be something special, whimsical, and, perhaps, not something the receiver would ordinarily buy for themselves. BUT, no matter what, it should be memorable (in…

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  • The Right Attitudes: Chloe Exhibit in Paris Explores the History of the Fashion House

    Chloe Attitudes

    Paris In Style: Chloe Attitudes Exhibit at Palais de Tokyo There hasn’t been a fashion exhibit that has wowed me since I wrote about the Madame Grés exhibit last spring. The Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton show earlier this year was a letdown for me and far too much a promotion for the brand.  I just went to the Chloe Attitudes show and it was a delightful surprise, as I didn’t know much about it before I saw it. The show is a tribute to Gaby Aghion,…

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  • Women’s Health: Who Control’s Your Body? Protect Women’s Rights


    Your views on women’s health choice may not be the same as mine. But that’s ok. We all hold the right to be in control of our own bodies and our right to choice- that is the most personal decision between a woman and her doctor.  I urge you to keep choice safe and legal. Before you vote tomorrow, please consider your reproductive rights as they may be redefined. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and women’s health as excepted from here: Redefine…

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  • Lemonade Out Of Lemons: Lessons of Style and Compassion from Hurricane Sandy to Scottsdale

    Art and architecture at one with nature at Cosanti

    On the Road: The unexpected traveller in Scottsdale, Arizona I’ve been displaced from my family during Hurricane Sandy. There’s a lesson to share here that’s bigger than my personal story and something to lean on when the tide literally turns. Before you read any further, I’d like you to bolster American Red Cross support by texting the phrase “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 contribution for Sandy relief. You can also help via iTunes by using the donate button located on…

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  • How to Glam Up Everyday Clothes? Look at Kate Hudson Wearing Ann Taylor


    Just out: Ann Taylor’s Holiday 2012 ad campaign starring actress Kate Hudson What makes my morning soar is to see everyday, real world clothes look glam and gorgeous. Not the red carpet fabulouso outfits that are totally aspirational and inaccessible to our real lives- but real clothes designed for regular women, and that they happen to be worn by a gorgeous actress. Marketing genius, yes.  Style strategy to think about– you bet. Kate Hudson (okay, we won’t think about the rumor…

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  • Target and Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Look Book Highlights

    Joseph Altuzarra cocktail set

    Discover highlights from the Target and Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Look Book and get ready for budget friendly items that don’t skimp on the chic… Over the past decade Target, the forever stylish retail giant, has been giving budget conscious fans of high-end designer fashion a run for their money with a slew of on the mark collaborations with some of the best designers of the moment. And as our own interest in fast-fashion collabos has most certainly waned, a…

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  • Have Yourself a Renoir Moment- Impressionism and Fashion in Paris

    Impressionism and Fashion

    Art in Paris: We know you love fashion. But, if you also love Impressionism as much as I do, you’ll be captivated by Richard Nahem‘s report on the Impressionism and Fashion exhibition that melds art and clothing.   The Impressionism and Fashion show at Museé d’Orsay in Paris explores the link Impressionist artists had with fashion and clothing. Renoir, Monet, Manet, and Degas capture the fashion of the day between 1860 and 1880 with over 80 portraits, much like many current day fashion bloggers…

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  • Get An Instant Update with These Five Trends Now


    Jump into the season in style and get an instant update with some of the easiest trends to incorporate into your look now -at any budget. Get inspired with these attainable styles…  Fall’s finally here and if you’re up to date with our daily suggestions here at FoS or not, there’s nothing to lose with a refresher course on what’s current that you can get your hands on immediately. So sit back and take note! >>DISCOVER: Top Fall 2012 Trends Part…

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  • In the Bag- Work The Color Block Trend One Piece at a Time


    Now a perennial trend, color-blocking has become all the more accessible with heritage minded bags done up in contrasting hues for a quick, colorful & graphic addition to any look. Color-Blocking, we’ve seen it on just about every single runway over the past few seasons and as we’ve pointed out before, it happens to be one trend that you can use to your advantage. Especially when looking to highlight and conceal certain areas of your body while adding a jolt…

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  • I See Paris, I See France, I See Catherine Deneuve In The Store Window Glass

    Catherine Deneuve windows

    Retail Remedy: Paris Catherine Deneuve Windows at Le Bon Marché, and Kusama Windows over at Printemps It may be Paris Fashion Week, but there’s plenty of Parisian élan off the runways too. Who better than Catherine Deneuve, the most iconic living French cinema legend, to kick off the launch of the 160th birthday of Le Bon Marché. >>READ: How about some French Chic? La Deneuve is captured in the store windows with amusing graphic black and white illustrations by Marjane Satrapi. Each scenario is…

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