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  • French Chic Christmas Tree Inspiration- from Mary channeling Lady Gaga to Stella McCartney yarn tales


    Christmas in Paris: Les Sapins de Noel des CréateursWho doesn’t need a little edgy style boost for their holiday tree? And why not make it a very French chic designer one at that? Richard Nahem takes on a visual tour of some very Parisian inspired Christmas trees for a bit of design inspiration and to benefit a very charitable cause . –S.H. SEE: Holiday Windows It’s that time of the year again, tis’ the season, HO-HO-HO, and all that to focus on the…

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  • Once a Pop Up Pavilion for Chanel, Architect Zaha Hadid’s Work Is Displayed in Paris


    In the courtyard of the Institut du Monde Arabe, in the Latin Quarter at the start of Blvd. St. Germain, is a shiny, curvaceous white structure resembling a spaceship. It's the mobile art pavilion designed by Zaha Hadid and features a retrospective of the last 30 years of her cutting-edge architecture.Hadid originally designed the structure for Chanel in 2008 as a traveling art exhibition showcasing artists designing special edition handbags for Chanel and toured Hong Kong,Tokyo, and New York before…

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  • Uma Thurman Glams Down and Looks, Well, Normal


    Everyday Beauty: Even Glamazons Can Look Pretty Regular. Sobering note for all those who think models, actresses, celebrities, and other glamazons are 24/7 glamtastic.Here, we have the always beautiful Uma Thurman at Cannes wearing a slinky Roland Mouret purple number on the red carpet one night, and a silvery embellished Cahnel sheath the other. Two different looks, both flawless in her hair and makeup.Uma has turned IT on!Then, we have the daytime Uma. Her vibrant red dress is a stunner…

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  • Treat Yourself With A Vintage Chanel Bag and Jewelry


    Great classic style never dies… Didn’t quite get what you want this holiday season? Tired or loading up on a lot of trendy pieces that have a fashion spoil date sooner than your credit card bill comes in? What to do? Don’t fret?It’s time to cozy up to some timeless style and nothing says it more than vintage Chanel!It’s the epitome of how to dress French and the reason why classic French chic endures. Vintage Chanel bags and jewelry have…

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Chanel and Lanvin Holiday Displays


    Christmas Windows Paris- Chanel and Lanvin Holiday Displays. Retail Remedy: Rag dolls & dogs make for whimsy rather than traditional holiday window displays. Not so traditional Christmas, c'est si bon! There's nothing that I love more on my walking tours of Paris than to spot the unexpected, especially during the holiday season. Take these whimsical windows, for instance…Okay, the windows at Lanvin are not your conventional Christmas windows by any stretch of the imagination. Instead of cutesy dancing bears and…

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  • Shopping On the Cheap- Who Wants to Pay Retail When There Are Great Deals


    Sharon & Brad LOVE expensive things.Sure, who doesn’t? But they also know how to buy the best for less with shopping tips to get you through the holiday season and beyond.Brad is in the airport off to a trip to Morocco this week, where he has a vacation home and spent his afternoon thrifting in upstate New York. Sharon is recuperating with a cast on her foot, and where was her first outing? To a sample sale, of course!Sharon was…

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  • Oscar Dress Red Carpet Review

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    Oscar Dress Red Carpet ReviewFashion’s Best, Worst, and Plenty in the Middle on the Academy Awards Red Carpet. It’s the morning after and which star wore the most memorable Oscar Dress?Truth be told, less is more when it comes to the perfect Oscar dress unless you aim to make a big bold statement on the red carpet.It’s unfortunate that so many stylists got the memo on frothy dresses with full skirts and plenty of trains because by the end of…

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  • Human Billboards: Ray-Ban face tattoo & Chanel temporary tat

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    ‘Les Trompe L’Oeil de Chanel’Good News / Bad News:Fashion branding, the high and low of getting fashionably inkedFashion and tattoos have been in the news this week. First the good news, fashionistas are all abuzz about ‘Les Trompe L’Oeil de Chanel, the rather gorgeous temporary tattoos from Chanel.The Chanel Temporary Skin Art tattoo collection, are detailed and rather feminine designs based on those created by Peter Philips for the Chanel sp 10 fashion show. They are affordable enough to suit…

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