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  • Cannes Do Chic: Can’t beat a timeless crisp blue shirt a la Sofia Coppola

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    It’s that time again… my favorite red carpet. The one where everyone looks so pulled together, so classic, so Cannes Do Chic (click on that for past coverage)! Yup, it’s the Cannes Film Festival so let’s get our style sparks going with some inspirational I’ll Have What She’s Having starting with Sophia Coppola‘s crisp blue shirt. When you’re looking for a simple, chic, ageless, and E.A.S.Y. way to get out of the house for running around town, the office, or even a film festival…

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  • How to dress French when you are not. Wear a classic jacket or coat


    One of the more popular reader questions around here is how to dress French. For this week’s FocusOnStyle 15th anniversay online post, let’s revisit these very chic & classic jacket and coat tips from 2010 which remain very relevant & stylish today and onwards. That’s what timeless French chic is all about… the right pieces in your wardrobe that both endure and look modern.  Would you like a boost to help you get the look? Please add yourself to the C’est…

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  • Le Mix: Try transitional weather dressing with French Chic Street Style inspiration

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Look to French Chic Street Style and learn to mix the best of fall’s layers with something ready for spring… Every season Paris Fashion Week street style always ignites what we want to wear now, even more than the runways most often, as we love the mix of high & low, old & new. Now that the tides are about to change and warm weather is (rejoice!) on it’s way, this show goer who Richard snapped outside of the…

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  • Le Coat: Channel French Chic Street Style with a red topper


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling to add vivid color to your transitional look… While we try to keep our eyes peered on the what’s coming down the runway during fashion week, Paris Fashion Week street style snaps always have us yearning to try a new look peppered with instant French Chic. And after a bleary winter season where our sartorial choices were limited to piling on whatever was the warmest (no matter the look), the show goer…

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  • The French Chic Diet: How to be slim, chic and savvy with Tonya Leigh


    Oh la la, you missed the French  chic diet call. Don’t fret.  If you’re on my insider list you’ll know what future events are scheduled, all the latest style tips to make the most of what you’ve got. AND receive your free copy of “Passport to French Chic” as my gift to you. Click to join me.   If you’re like me, you often wonder how Parisian women stay so slim. As much as I love the easy élan of French…

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  • Richard turned the table for my take on Parisian Style Tips

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    Most of you know Richard Nahem as our Paris insider. He runs the very successful Parisian style & what to do in Paris blog Eye Prefer Paris when he’s not taking a lucky few around the Marais for one of his personalized walking tours over at Eye Prefer Paris Tours. BUT, I’ve known Richard forever. Way back from a high school spring break trip to Florida kind of forever. We met while sitting it out on a fiberglass bench while…

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  • Le Dress: C’est French Chic Street Style That You Can Wear From Paris Fashion Week

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling details to amp your dress I’m a little obsessed with the ease and élan of these Paris Fashion Week street style snaps. Let’s once-over what makes the styling work & how you can get inspired to update your wardrobe like the lovely ladies (and gent) that Richard snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Scroll to the very end for similar styling to shop right now. Ladylike Classic with quirky youthful edge  …

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  • Must Have Alert: THE blouse of the moment, is a French Chic Bow Blouse à la Ines de La Fressange

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A classic chic pussy bow blouse that looks fresh and edgy I can sometimes have a real love/hate attitude with pussy bow blouses (sounds odd, I know). When done right, they look modern, chic and feminine. Even rocker-ISH, just look at the tie neck styling from Saint Laurent in red worn with skinny leather leggings as a premier example, pictured right. Yet, taken too literal, or styled too femininely, they can get frumpy and look dated like a…

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  • Le Classic White Shirt: C’est French chic street style that you can wear from Paris Fashion Week

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A classic French Chic white shirt that’s just a touch special I’d like to think of this as a palette cleanse from all the too-too of Fashion Week. Something so simple, so easy, that you may even have in your closet. You can dress IT up, wear it to tone down something very bold, make it girly yet chic, or wear it with tuxedo flourish to a modern pantsuit. But, don’t think that this kind…

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

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    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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