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  • Haute Couture Inspiration- Schiaparelli Paris Spring/Summer 2015

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    On this snowy New York day, nothing could be more uplifting that the divine wit and whimsy from the Schiaparelli Paris Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection shown during Paris Couture Fashion Week. The collection called “Reflections of Elsa” is described as “an ode to self-confidence” with surrealist touches in homage to Elsa Schiaparelli like trompe l’oeil hands that close a crystal star necklace. Notice the flats worn with the very fabulously flamboyant pieces. There really is something magical about this collection, don’t you think? […]

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  • Why travel? We brought the best Paris Holiday Windows to you!

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     Retail Remedy: Christmas in Paris by way of Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Le Bon Marche Paris Holiday windows..  You know how I believe that Paris is where you find it  is and that special chic lies inside of us all.  Richard Nahem is an expat New Yorker who has been making Paris his home for the past nine years as a Paris insider blogger and personal concierge tour guide. Richard  brings his take on  Parisian Chic Anywhere! as one of the featured Bonus Experts in my C’est […]

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  • Here’s a hint: Let’s guess which celebrities will be wearing Armani Prive on the red carpet

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    Paris Couture Fashion Week: Nothing like the tell-tale sign of gorgeousness as to which celebrities turned up clad in Armani at the Armani Prive Haute couture show in Paris as a subtle barometer of red carpets to come. And, that’s a very good thing. The “red, white, black from a lacquer box” inspired looks are breathtaking.   Juliette Binoche, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jared Leto, Sophia Loren, Pink, Kate Hudson, Elsa Pataky were front row and center Giorgio at the Prive […]

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  • You really want to see this Dries Van Noten Paris Exhibition

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    First look at this Dries Van Noten Paris celebratory exhibition had me cheering for the designer’s novel approach to mixing bold prints, vivid colors, ethnic references and plays with textiles in ways that are fiercely modern. Let’s see what Richard saw. –S.H. I went to see the newly launched Dries Van Noten exhibition last Thursday with a friend visiting from out of town who is into fashion (and who comes once a year to Paris to buy her clothes), so […]
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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

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    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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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: A mod world at Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu Fall 2014

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    Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu Fall 2014 both riffed on the 60’s & 70’s with bold and statement making style, making them the most inventive collections at Paris Fashion week… Always one to look forward, Nicolas Ghesquiere’s much anticipated debut at Louis Vuitton presented his signature mix for Balenciaga, using that range of hits for a powerful demonstration on cool day dressing. The lot was modern, sporty and most importantly, wearable in a way that will transform the way one feels. […]

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: The butterfly effect at Valentino Fall 2014

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    Valentino Fall 2014 delivered another hit of future classics for those in the mood for precious princess worthy attire, with a take on the butterfly trend… The design duo behind Valentino have been on a roll churning out gorgeous and of the moment gala gowns and dresses for all ages since they took over the house, and should be, in our books, a go-to when considering how to really dress up. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS Fall held tight to their […]

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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