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  • Best of Haute Couture Spring 2011

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    Runway Review: Paris Couture Fashion Week Givenchy, Bouchra Jarra, Valentino I don’t if it’s because of the mass appeal of Juicy Couture or simply the way its meaning evolves as it filters into mainstream vernacular, but "haute couture" although commonly perceived as a custom item of clothing of any sort or price, in actuality is a term protected by law and defined by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris with very specific rights.

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  • New Hermes Store in Paris is Ultra Modern Luxury

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    Left Bank Hermes Store in Paris is Ultra Modern Luxury. Retail Remedy: Is it possible to outdo a classic? Hermés on the rue St. Honoré is my favorite luxury store in Paris. Hermés opened a new shop on the Left Bank in December, and it is a stunner.They have lightened their approach with an airy, loft-like space on three levels housed in the former Art Noveau swimming pool of the Lutetia Hotel. At the entrance is a flower shop bursting […]

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  • Men’s Style- Best of Menswear Fall 2011 Runway, The Avant Gardes

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    Runway Review: Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, Marni, Miharayasuhiro.When it comes to men’s style, there are two schools on the runway- the classics and the risk takers.We’ve shown you some of my favorite mens fashion shows from Europe from John Varvatos (the personal favorite for my hubby) , Louis Vuitton, Burberry Prorsum, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, and even some super funk by way of Lady Gaga at Mugler.Then, there are the fashion risk takers. The men’s fashion that […]

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  • Watch Lady Gaga’s New Song Video Previewed at the House of Mugler Fashion Show

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    Anatomy of Change: Lady Gaga's New Song Released In Short Film for House of Mugler during Paris Men's Fashion WeekPerfect bedfellows! There's been some fashion shuffling that is the start a very interesting Lady Gaga mashup.Nicola Formichetti, the personal stylist and costumer to La Gaga is now the creative director for the House of Mugler.Following a series of teaser images leading up to yesterday's runway show at Paris Men's Fashion Week, Mugler Creative Director Nicola Formichetti has released an exclusive […]

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Chanel and Lanvin Holiday Displays

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    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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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Printemps Loves Lanvin and Alber Elbaz for Holiday

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    Retail Remedy: Everybody loves Lanvin! Can Alber Elbaz do no wrong? Window shop these Paris holiday windows and see… Noel au Chateau where Mr & Mrs Lanvin once lived is the theme of this year’s haute Paris Christmas windows…The windows at Printemps are delightfully enchanting this year. Alber Elbaz, head designer for Lanvin, was chosen to create the windows this year.The theme is Noel au Chateau, and represents the famous Chateau Mr. & Mrs. Lanvin lived in. Marionettes styled after […]

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  • Paris Chic Bicycles Are Rather Fun and Utalitarian

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    Somehow we would like to believe that the bikes in Paris are rather tzujed up glam affairs.But, no. More often than not, Parisians go for practicality rather than preciousness when it comes to getting around the city– always with a dash of French chic style, of course! Richard Nahem, observes…I recently started taking photos of bicycles around the city. They have a certain charm which is hard to describe.From the slick racers that are used in the Tour De France, […]

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  • Paris Fashion Week Spring 2011, Spring’s BonBon That One Must Savor

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    Runway Review: The Best of Paris Fashion Week for Spring 2011 from Celine, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Rochas, Carven. We’re always amazed at the way a French woman savors a bonbon… like a special treat that you want to linger and thoughtfully and slowly digest on your palette. That’s exactly how we feel about Paris Fashion Week for Spring 2011.Some of the most divine pieces were shown during fashion week in that we had to savor them before we could […]

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  • Art Exhibition in Paris- Vincent Gagliostro Case Installation Opening

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    An art show not to miss in Paris. Without exception, Vincent Gagliostro has been a multi-talented fine artist as well as coveted, award winning art director and friend. It was at Vincent's coaxing that I started my career as a fashion stylist. He is also the art director responsible for the current FocusOnStyle.com. It is with great honor and praise that I share Richard Nahem's invitation with you. Please do not miss this exceptional event. –S.H.Vincent Gagliostro | (1)case | […]

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  • French Chic Beauty Goes Avant Garde for Paris Fashion Week

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    It's that time of the year again in Paris when fashion hits the runways and fashion is more in the forefront than usual.Runway beauty can be very different than woman on the street beauty, particularly during Paris Fashion Week – Spring 2011. However, in all of it attention-getting extremes, there are nuances for you think about for your own look.>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway Reviews

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  • Printemps Paris Store Windows Love New York, Mr. Brainwash Style

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    Retail Remedy: While we are obsessing about Paris Fashion Week, Primtemps is in LOVE with New York! The grass is always greener on the other side of a trans-Atlantic flight…Here I am living in Paris and fending off questions about the Paris Fashion Week and the Parisain department store Printemps loves New York, my former hometown. Go figure.While Paris is overflowing with some of the most styled out fashion peeps in the world and celebrating French Chic like nobody’s business, […]

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