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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Bridal Inspiration at Alexander McQueen Fall 2014


    Alexander McQueen Fall 2014 may have had it’s quintessential dark, more brooding looks, yet when bridal season hits this spring, we can’t think of a stronger set of inspirations… Even though much of the range explored new couture-like techniques when it comes to reimagining fur, designer Sarah Burton’s immaculate construction and precise vision delivered a bevy of gorgeous wedding ready dresses to capture your imagination (if not pocketbook). >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS Composed of eyelet and pearl embroidery, her…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Sleek 80’s Updates at Chloe Fall 2014


    When it comes to conquering the cool allure of French-Chic, there’s no other label as consistent as Chloe. So get set for an 80’s revival from Chloe Fall 2014… From oversized 80’s inspired abstract brass discs heavily decorating simple seperates to quilted sleeping bag coats and pleated pants, references from influential sportswear designer Norma Kamali and iconic illustrator Anotonio Lopez came to mind. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS What made it look modern besides the updated fabrics and slimmer fits…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Flared Knit Leggings at Christophe Lemaire Fall 2014


    The cool, quiet confidence Parisian designer Christophe Lemaire evokes each season at both his namesake label and Hermes is often breathtakingly chic, and Fall 2014 saw the designer on trend to boot… We’ve long been fans of Lemaire’s timeless simplicity and refined vision – what’s not to love when a closet constant is so precise in it’s inception that it gives you an instant boost of put-together elegance? >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS So call it a coincidence that his…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Skirt Over Pants at Balenciaga Fall 2014


    Balenciaga Fall 2014 was heavy on elegant futurism, and the skirt over pants combo’s offered a cozy yet grown-up take on practical layering that was stylish and worth giving a shot at now… And while Balenciaga’s versions may be terribly expensive to lust over, consider taking a stab at this ongoing trend which originated at Dior by Raf Simons a few seasons back. Here’s how to get the look: >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS What’s great about this trend is…

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  • Paris Fashion Week: Inside + Outside Nina Ricci Fall 2014

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    The Paris insider report: I attended the Nina Ricci  Fall 2014 show during Paris Fashion Week. Held once again at the giant tent in the Tuileries by place de la Concorde, the show was last Thursday at 5PM. I got there a little early to see the pre fashion show before the show, meaning the cavalcade of fashionistas (I hate that word and have never used it, but it this case it’s appropriate) and fashion victims walking down the white…

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  • Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014: A case for the classics in the audience

    Marie Josée Croze, Allison Williams and Isabelle Huppert all in Dior

    Ok, you may not be able to afford this (nor I), but you can certainly afford to understand the power of elegantly tailored pieces… haute couture or mass market, there’s some fab styling inspiration there! I’ll Have What She’s Having: Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014 attendees had us mesmerized on How to make a case for classics with celebrities Kate Bosworth and more in ultra glam, daytime friendly Dior We love to people watch almost more than see what’s on…

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  • Paris Holiday Windows: Place de la Madeleine and Le Bon Marche


    Paris Holiday Windows that we bet you’ll find inspiring! Join us as we follow our resident expat Richard Nahem through Paris and rejoice in his weekly discoveries from the city of light. From Fauchon’s candy confections to Baccarat’s utter perfection, if there’s not a holiday decorating tip to take away here, at the least you’ll get a taste of festive French Chic without even leaving home… >>MORE: Holiday Style & Paris Holiday Windows Fauchon- The windows of Fauchon on Place de la Madeleine…

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  • Wishlist luxury by way of Hermes Paris holiday windows


    No airline ticket required! We’ve got the snaps of the Hermes Paris holiday windows to inspire your most deluxe of desires… Sorbet shades of the house’s iconic patterns, panels of rich color and cacti a plenty, what gives? Our Parisian connection, Richard‘s visit to get a glimpse of what Hermes had in-store during the competitive holiday window frenzy season had him guessing what the season’s theme was -have a clue? We’re guessing Richard maybe be on to something as the series suggests…

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  • Oh la la, it’s time for Paris Holiday Windows- Printemps and Galeries Lafayette


    It’s time for some Retail Remedy, holiday style! Our roving expat Richard Nahem starts the Parisian fête season with his photo tour of Christmas in Paris 2013: Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. Oh yes, since Richard is involved, there will be shoes… Hope you didn’t miss my start of the holiday window season with the Bergdorf Goodman Christmas windows in New York. Gorge!- S.H. >>DON’T MISS: Our curated Holiday Style Guide to help you dress your best this session! Today is the start of my…

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  • Beyond the Fashion Pack: Don’t miss the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit


    Follow my blog with Bloglovin See inside the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit ‘From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ at the Brooklyn Museum Hard not to admit that this costume exhibition is close to my heart. Waxing nostalgic, as a Brooklyn native, my mom used to take me to art classes at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s architecturally a gorgeous regal museum that’s a houses an excellent permanent collection of Egyptian art as well as an incredible Rodin collection. And, then there was…

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

    A surprise party that Richard threw for me, back in the day!

    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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  • Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the Creator of the Stiletto Heel and More

    Roger Vivier Paris retrospective

    Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the storied creator of covetable footwear for even the most regal of society women, with a new retrospective honoring his legendary career: Richard Nahem, our FocusOnStyle Parisian correspondent, has an admitted fancy for genius shoes as he worked in a family retail shoe business as a teenager selling platform shoes and later on at the Delman Shoe Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in the early 80’s, dispensing shoes to the hautiest of women. Let’s hear what…

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