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  • Fabulous Friday- Find a Classic Bag Like This One From Balenciaga


    While its double-digit price tag may stop you at hello, there’s no denying the simple sophistication and beauty that this luxury timeless classic bag from Balenciaga boasts, making it the kind of bag to keep your eye out for this season. Why? Besides its irresistible bordeaux hue, its equestrian inspired details and restrained use of hardware, its signature zipper pulls and tricks lend it a chic yet subtle strength. Not too large, not trendy and age-appropriate for any age, imagine it with just about anything, anytime. >>A…

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  • Catch the Glory of Original Balenciaga at Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris

    Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris

    What’s hot in Paris? In the city of French Chic, comes an important fashion exhibition in homage to master French couturier Cristobal Balenciaga… the man before the brand as many know it today. A fabulous new exhibit of the couturier Balenciaga’s fashions has just opened. The collection is a tribute to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of the master fashion designer. >> MORE: Costume Exhibitions and Styles and more Museums It was generously donated by the family of Balenciaga and celebrates his legacy with forty haute…

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  • Revisit Best of Paris Fashion Week- Balenciaga, Carven, Celine, Limi Feu, Rochas – Spring 2012

    Balenciaga Spring 2012

    Now that the month-long block of consecutive international fashion show’s has come to an end, here’s a look at our favorites from Paris, the city of light and superior design(in our minds). From Balenciaga’s thoroughly modern take on 60’s futurism to Limi Feu’s wearable avant-garde goods, there was plenty of high-style propositions for everyone. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Balenciaga (and above) After 10 years of riveting, out-of-this-world collections season in & season out, Nicolas Ghesquiere was back with another astounding sci-fi take…

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  • Timeless Thursday’s -Charlotte Gainsbourg Proves Some Things Never Go Out Of Style

    Charlotte Gainsbourg in Balenciaga

    Yes, an 11 year-old pair of jeans can be forever-cool! Model, muse and musician Charlotte Gainsbourg’s instinctive, casual yet chic boho Parisian sense of style usually catches our eye with her often unexpected choices and while at a fete for Marc Jacobs by Louis Vuitton she surprised even more so while wearing a pair of Balenciaga jeans from 2001. Discover tips for your own take on: French Chic Amidst a glamorous crowd Gainsbourg was a standout with her relaxed, always…

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  • Paris Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways

    Celine Fall 2012

    While we’ve reported some of the best fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen over the past few weeks with runway reviews, fashion show coverage & backstage beauty, we wanted to take a moment to consider the highlights & top trends to inspire an easy-chic wardrobe update from Paris F/W 2012. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And though there were over a dozen remarkable outings from designers of all types, there were a select handful of outings that caught our eye and are sure to catch your’s too. Balenciaga- After more…

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  • Aganovich, the small label to watch from Paris Fashion Week

    Aganovich Fall 2012

    Notes from Paris… It’s quite the scene here in the city of light this week as it’s Paris Fashion Week for the Fall 2012 season. Fashion designers are madly racing to put the finishing touches on their collections, while fashion show attendees, groupies, fashion bloggers, buyers, and magazine editors are all scurrying breathlessly from one show to the next. I met Brooke Taylor and Nana Aganovich, the founders of the label Aganovich, a few years ago and covered their first show in 2010. I have been following…

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  • Balenciaga F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Balenciaga Fall 2012

    After more than a decade at the helm of one of fashion’s most influential labels, mastermind Nicolas Ghesquiere was back with another winner of a collection with this time’s goal focusing on thoroughly modern updates to the working girl’s wardrobe. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Combined with slinky patch worked chiffon dresses, sculptural a-line ra-ra skirts and bi-color pants that were the coolest we’ve seen yet, Ghesquiere worked wonders with uniform dressing by mashing the ho-hum banality of smart separates with…

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  • Bonus Styling Tips this Season- The Best of Pre-Fall 2012 Part 2

    Balenciaga pre-Fall 2012

    Day two of our Pre-Fall roundup for 2012 has us continuing to scour the best collections out there to help you update your look immediately -why wait? Didn’t you love Day 1 of our Best of Pre-Fall styling tips? >>More: Runway Pictures & Shows Balenciaga- Taking his cue from the illustrated works of celebrated fashion artist Antonia Lopez and 80’s era French power dressing from the likes of Mugler & Montana, Nicolas Ghesquiere’s latest outing didn’t abandon his signature takes…

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  • First Look- Spring 2012 Fashion Ad Campaigns

    Givenchy Spring 2012 Ad

    While designer collections make their runway debuts months before they hit sales floors, it’s not usually until we see the ads circulate that we get a clue to the bigger picture behind the season’s story and along with that a dynamic dose of dreamy inspiration. And judging by the Spring 2012 ads that have hit the web so far, it’s clear that many of our favorite designers went in several directions- there’s no clear-cut set of trends, instead it’s a come…

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  • Holiday Pet Guide- Gift Your Pets This Season


    With the holidays around the corner, celebrate the love and appreciation you have for your pets with some stylish finds like the ones we’ve sourced for our annual holiday gift guide this season. From an on-trend neon leash by Balenciaga to a contemporary McMansion perfect for your little sea creatures, there’s something well-designed, practical and within reach for your pets this season. Need more help gifting this season? Consult our other Holiday 2012 Gift Guides United Bamboo’s Ferocious Felines- We can’t…

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  • Must-Have…Balenciaga’s Dog Print Sweater

    Balenciaga Pre-Fall Sweater

    As hard as it was trying to score this Balenciaga dog print sweater when it first came out for F/W 2000(we’ve never stopped looking since), an even greater shock comes at the thought of how difficult it’s going to be 10 years later, now that it has been reissued for Pre-Fall 2011. As eternally elusive as this trophy sweater may be, we could in turn use it as a reference point for the decade long block of cool cult status Nicolas Ghesquiere…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Color-Blocked Separates

    Balenciaga Fall 2011

    While color-blocking is no new trend story, it wasn’t until this fall season that we really saw a spike in contrasts with ingenious iterations from designer’s the world over. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Along with some simple shopping advice, here’s a look at some of our favorite uses of color-blocking that are certain to make a graphic statement this season and most probably many to come. Balenciaga (and above) Nicolas Ghesquiere has been doing graphic sci-fi couture for many seasons and…

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