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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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  • Don’t Miss The TOP 6 Paris Fashion Week Trends + Street Style From Fall 2013 To Wear NOW

    Prada Fall 2013

    It’s French Chic from the runway to the real way! This is your ULTIMATE  PARIS LOOK BOOK TREND REPORT:  Paris closed the season with an extension of key style notes best executed there than anywhere else. Rich, dense textures have been on many Fall runways, and so have big coats and the quiet decadence of the 40’s & 50’s. But in Paris, those ideas really came to light and pushed the envelope. Lots to take note of here folks…. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS,…

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  • This is how you Belt your coat à la Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trend

    Belt Your Coat! Paris Fashion Week Street Style

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A fresh, late season update by way of you belt your coat, just so Let’s face it, we are all getting a bit sick of winter. We probably already bought what we could from the sales yet still may be craving a late season picker-upper. Rethink! Yup, rethink what we wear a different way. Get creative and get more style fast. >>MORE:  Fashion Week Street Style Take a look at our lovely lady above snapped at Paris Fashion…

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  • Afraid to wear an animal print skirt to work? Think again, just add Paris Fashion Week Street Style for age-appropriate business chic

    Paris Fashion Week Steet Style- This is how you wear animal print skirts

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Paris Fashion Week street style proves to have zippy classic age-appropriate inspiration with business chic takes on animal print skirts. Animal prints can have a fabulously downtown cool edge, like our street style ladies and their leopard pants from London Fashion Week, yet too much fierceness may get out of hand for work. But not always, especially if you follow the super chic cues from these two sophisticated ladies, above, snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Either like the red Balenciaga…

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  • This is how you wear Camel + Red + Volume à la Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trend

    Camel + Red = Paris Fashion Week Street Style

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Classic styling in yet difficult-to-wear pieces in this first in a series of Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trends Beautiful, volume-packed pieces that look oh so gorgeous on the hanger. Yet, when you put them, you may look like you were the last one sitting at the ribfest. But, when worn RIGHT, the result is MAGIC, like our lovely lady above snapped at Paris Fashion Week.  >> MORE: I’ll Have What She’s Having and Fashion Week Street Style…

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  • Leather Weather: A Black Leather Jacket At Any Age To Suit Your Every Mood!

    Kate Moss, Isabelle Hupert, Sarah Jessica Parker in black leather jackets
    I'll Have What She's Having: A modern & global spin on a classic black leather jacket as an age-appropriate celebrity favorite Baby, it's leather weather! Not too hot, not too cold (yet) and just right for some hard core downtown motorcycle style done right, may it be city, casual, or dressy. From London, New York, to Cannes, we've got Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Isabelle Huppert sporting a black leather jacket in three ageless ways that will surely suit YOUR wardrobe....
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  • Stylist Advice: Should I Revamp My Wardrobe From The Ground Up For French Chic Style?

    French actress and model Clémence Poésy

    Talk Thursday continues… don’t forget to send your fashion questions for a bit of stylist advice!    Hey Sharon, I went from a polished mod style and attending MBFW as an invite because of my fashion sketches, to literally digressing into a wardrobe of almost exclusively leggings and shapeless tunics. I obtained a full-time job in graphic design where the bar is very, VERY low. Think: free t-shirts and Crocs on my co-workers– I will never stoop that low. For me, the realization…

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  • Notes from Paris- Parisian Milliner Marie Mercié

    Milliner Marie Mercié, Paris

    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. Sulpice, the answer would an emphatic yes! >>MORE: Because you don’t need to travel for French-Chic-Style discover our French Style Section Mercié’s shop is a…

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  • Stylist Advice: You can do this! Audrey Tautou’s easy fitting pants and a girly blouse for French chic élan

    Loooove the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored pants. It's the unexpected hit of French chic that you can add to your wardrobe.

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A lively masculine/feminine French chic mix that hits smart notes by way of a soft blouse and tailored, easy fitting pants We should really call this post, “mix this DON’T match that” as  it’s the unexpected combination that works so well. Love the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored pants spotted on French actress Audrey Tautou. It’s the unexpected hit of French chic élan that you can add to your wardrobe. Pairing something frilly…

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  • FRENCH CHIC SHIRT LESSON 101: A classic white shirt balances a vivid print a la Leïla Bekhti


    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  What to wear with a bold print skirt? A white shirt, of course, is oh soooo French Chic! Leïla Bekhti, the French actress, knows that the best compliment to something bold and bright is palette cleansing clean, classic, and crisp starkness by way of a perfect shirt. >> MORE from the French Riviera: Cannes Do Chic Let’s review the styling finesse of the bold “Renaissance painting” print Carven skater skirt  from last fall that she wore  at Cannes the other…

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  • French Chic Shoe Lesson 101: Red shoes pops a simple LBD, a la Berenice Bejo

    Argentinian born French actress Berenice Bejo, who will host the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes film festival

      I’ll Have What She’s Having: The right, bright shoe with a classic LBD is oh soooo French Chic! Less is more when the elements are right in this French Chic Shoe Lesson 101. Berenice Bejo, of the The Artist fame, totally gets it when it comes to adding a bit of personalization and pizzazz to a LBD. Just look at her pictured here, earlier at a photocall at the Cannes Film Festival. Truth be told: This is my favorite red…

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  • Sleek, French Chic In Yves Saint Laurent- Celebrity Style at The Met Opera


    METROPOLITAN OPERA Season V – PREMIERE OF MASSENET’S MANON Looking back at last week’s opening of the Metropolitan Opera’s new season with a slew of celebrity attendees decked out in Yves Saint Laurent, one can’t help but take note of the accessible, inspirational takes on French Chic each guest radiated in their own way. Model Dree Hemingway in a relaxed ivory suit brought to mind an ultra glamorous twist to Bianca Jagger’s infamous 70’s era white bridal suit, with its…

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