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  • Stylist Advice: Your Classic Uniform, My Way!

    Classic chic uniform

    Wardrobe Reprise- I don’t know about you but this sudden cold snap has me relying more and more on my favorite classic pieces before I even think about turning my closet over (yes, I’m layering).  Take take a look back at some of my favorite tips to make getting dressed easier. And chic. —S.H. No-brainer fall into winter dressing starts with a great coat…  Dear Sharon: I get confused at what to wear when I have appointments all over town and…

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  • How to Wear It Week! What to wear with an off-the-shoulder dress

    Marc Jacobs Off-The-Shoulder Satin Dress

    This week’s summer spotlight is How to Wear It Week. Let’s look at a classic way to wear a summer standby. I recently bought a black short, off-the-shoulder dress. It is body-hugging until the hips and then has a balloon skirt until the knees. I later realized on that I am not very comfortable wearing an off-shoulder style. Can you suggest a jacket type or coverup that I can wear with this dress and in what color or pattern?  (via Fashion Advice)  >> MORE: How to…

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  • How to Wear It: A versatile dress to wear from summer to fall, year after year. Look at Kate Moss in Prada for fit and flare inspiration!

    Kate Moss in Prada

    I’ll Have What She”s Having:  Do you want a versatile dress that goes from summer to fall with a few styling tweaks?  Kate Moss is wearing a gorgeous Prada one for some styling inspiration. I know it’s late in the season and you may not want to buy another summer item, especially if the sale isn’t too great. I get it. Me too. But, what if you found a versatile dress (maybe even in your own closet), that happens to…

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  • See: The Perfect Little Black Dress in Paris… all here!

    Little Black Dress Exhibit, Mona Bismarck American Center

    Everyone  wants a perfect Little Black Dress, or two or three in their wardrobe. But imagine when not “little” but MAJOR black dresses are curated into one exhibition, and that’s in Paris…. ohh la la, it’s drool city. Take an inspirational tour of  the Little Black Dress Exhibit at the Mona Bismarck American Center Paris with Richard Nahem as your guide and tell me which LBD is tops on your wish list?   Oh, yes, and Richard met his fashion idol, let’s see…

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  • Wear It Now: Black is Back As The Runway Trend To Steal – Spring 2013 Highlights

    Valentino Spring 2013

    From the Spring 2013 runways, basic black is back on trend… Black is the new black as the runway trend you want to covet. But, if you are like me, your wardrobe is brimming with better than basic black pieces. So, here’s so the 411 on how to have next season, right from your closet. With the last leg of the Spring 2013 shows winding down in Paris comes a look at top trends for next season to get you…

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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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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: The power of black a la Juliette Binoche… not so basic!

    Malgorzarta Szumowska and Juliette Binoche at the "Elles" Paris Premiere

    Basic black becomes beautiful black when it’s worn in the right French Chic way… It’s funny how there are photos of us that almost instantly look dated and others that have timeless perfection. What we are wearing plays a huge part in what sustains looking chic and vital rather than overdone and garish. Take for instance, the style power and endurance of perennially black clad Juliette Binoche and Malgorzarta Szumowska pictured here. >> Day One of the three-part FoS series Ageless & Age-Appropriate French…

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  • Best of Red Carpet Fashion- Screen Actor’s Guild Awards

    Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

    Another Sunday, another awards show. The Screen Actor’s Guide Awards is a bit different from the rest because attending actors don’t try to ridiculously outdo on another as with the Oscars, or add the extra zing as with the Golden Globes. The SAG Awards is as low-key as a red carpet can get, and with that comes some of the most elegant, prettiest dresses that don’t ‘wear’ the wearer… in other words, more class, less schmaltz. MORE: Red Carpet We’ve highlighted some of the best…

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  • Actress Jaime King Don’s A Fun Holiday Ready Frock On The Red Carpet

    Jaime King

    Ultra-cute actress Jaime King donned one of the most playful little-black-dresses that we’ve seen on the red carpet in a long while at the 16th annual GQ “Men Of The Year” party last week in Los Angeles. In basic black, the dress’s flouncy a-line hem, graphic embroidery and peek-a-boo bust-line go well with King’s simple make-up and elegant, sleek hair for a look that’s full of grown-up energy. Take a cue from the actress this holiday season and look for…

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  • How to Look Sexy and Modern? Try some well-placed slits like Eva Green in Alexander McQueen

    Eva Green an AW11 black split sleeve dress and Pre AW11 leopard print peep toe shoes by Alexander McQueen to the ‘The Rum Diary’ London

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Streamlined and bold slits in just the right places There’s something about actress Eva Green‘s smart sexiness that reminds us of  the raw style of Italian actresses back in the 1950’s via Veneto days. It’s a control over non-fussiness and an emphasis on dynamic sex appeal and sultriness, best mastered in sleek, non revealing lines. Case in point: Eva’s on trend, but not trendy, double-slit & slit sleeve Alexander McQueen LBD from AW11. Oh, and those…

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  • Celebrity Beauty- Amber Heard Updates Hollywood Glamour in Jean Paul Gaultier and Bright Pink Lipstick

    Amber Heard

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The right dose of color and simplicity Even though the tired term ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ opens the door to a snotty case of pungent remarks for us, it does however come to mind every so often when we spot an actress bringing it to us completely updated. Case in point was Amber Heard at the New York premiere for ‘The Rum Diary’ at the Museum of Modern Art wearing Jean Paul Gaultier. What worked was the surprising elegance of…

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