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  • Alexander McQueen Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

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      Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, offered a truly inspiring collection for Spring/Summer 2012 and in our books, one of the most exciting shows during Paris Fashion Week. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS As Burton said, the collection was an exploration of ideas of beauty at their most extreme and women as objects of desire. Models had beautifully veiled eyes and expertly lace-bound heads, which immediately triggered my inspiration for illustrating some of the looks. Featuring skirt suits, dresses with […]

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  • Paris Style- An interview with Sally Perrin of Perrin Paris luxury handbags

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    Inside the atelier with Sally Perrin… Sally is glamorous, chic, and fun. She spends about 2/3 of her time in Los Angeles and the rest in Paris with her husband who is originally from Limoges and their two daughters. She recently started to design a line of sumptuous handbags and leather accessories and invited me to the atelier, where I went ga-ga over the gorgeous leather goods. Later that afternoon Sally kindly invited me to her apartment for tea and […]

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  • Chloe – Spring 2012 Fashion Show Photos

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    CHLOE Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring  / Summer 2012 Paris Fashion Week MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS [nggallery id=28] Peek at CHLOE in store now: More Chloé… In their words… Chloé Spring/Summer 2012 In her first season for Chloé, Creative Director Clare Waight Keller considered the mood of the Chloé girl and discovered a multitude of feminine personalities that define the brand. “I looked at festival girls, girls on the street and David Bailey’s photos of Marie Helvin and Anjelica […]

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  • Paris Fashion Week Preview- Pierre Balmain, Spring-Summer 2012 Film Peek

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    Balmain is getting a less extravagantly priced sibling… Who can't resist Balmain, especially the cool French chic way Emmanuelle Alt can rock one of their jackets? But the prices?! Mon Dieu! Debuting this Sunday during Paris Fashion Week, Pierre Balmain, the new women’s and men’s collection with an "international, downtown cool style" created in partnership between Balmain Paris and Ittierre SpA. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Watch the first  first instalment of the teaser for the film by Inez and Vinoodh, featuring model model Abbey Lee […]

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  • French Dining Glossary- Is it a Brasserie, Bistro, Café, or Salon de Thé… definitions s’il vous plaît

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    Whether in Paris or stateside, sometimes the name of French restaurant is more than simply, "restaurant."  In a country where food is supreme, Richard Nahem provides the what's up on the types of French restaurants. –S.H. I was asked to explain the different distinctions of French eating establishments by a client last month, and I thought it would make an informative blog post. Below are four categories: Brasserie, bistro, café, and salon de thé.  
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 A brasserie is a restaurant that […]

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  • The French Chic Formula for Everyday Style a la Emmanuelle Alt

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    The French Chic Formula for Everyday Style a la Emmanuelle Alt. I'll Have What She's Having: Off-handed, easy, wearable Parisian style. Emmanuelle Alt Makes Cool French Chic Look So Easy, so can you!Style is a lot like cooking.If you start out with poor ingredients, no matter how many spices you add, the dish doesn't work… well, at best, it could be just passable.But if there are a few very special ingredients, the result can be superb!I've been observing the very […]

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

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    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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  • Get Some Style Inspiration From Paris Flea Market Finds

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    Ordinary rummage sale? I think not! Ordinary rummage sale? I think not!Leave it to the Parisians to cleverly style the way they present their vintage wares at the Paris Flea Market. It’#39;s one of my favorite places to visit in Paris, even if only for some interesting inspiration.If you find some large items, like the perfect chandelier or chaise lounge, most venders are pretty savvy to help you ship them back to the states… for a price, of course. Luckily […]

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  • Best of Resort 2012: The Usual Suspects

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    Runway Review: Prada, Celine, Chloe… yup, you guessed it!As usual, our favorite collections from the Resort 2012 presentations come from the ladies we always look to for inspiration galore.Here's a look at what's amping our shopping lists and making us think our wardrobes over.Don't forget to put some key accessories trends on your radar too… like Prada ladylike pointy pumps, a soft and easy beret, crisp clutch,and a modern take on an ascot. –N.H.>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway ReviewsPrada

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  • Best of Haute Couture Fall 2011- Givenchy and Valentino

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    A girl's gotta dream….so here's some inspiration…For the very limited few who actually can afford to buy Haute Couture and for the actresses who gladly wear it on the red carpet, couture is a luxury that few will ever be able to feel on their bodies. So when given the opportunity to indulge in one of fashion's greatest fantasies, it may as well be gorgeous! Some faves… – SH>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway ReviewsAs the roster of Haute Couture […]

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  • Men’s Style- Best of Men’s Paris Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Carven Collections for Spring Summer 2012

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    Runway Review: An edited look at cutting edge Paris men's fashion shows. Men's Style- Best of Men's Paris Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Carven Collections for Spring Summer 2012. Khaki pants and polo shirt guys need not apply.There's a bounty of fashion-forward styles for guys who are not afraid to go the extra style mile.>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway ReviewsWhile the styling may be a bit risky for the everyday man, there certainly are some very clean and modern pieces […]

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