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  • Catch the Glory of Original Balenciaga at Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris

    Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris

    What’s hot in Paris? In the city of French Chic, comes an important fashion exhibition in homage to master French couturier Cristobal Balenciaga… the man before the brand as many know it today. A fabulous new exhibit of the couturier Balenciaga’s fashions has just opened. The collection is a tribute to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of the master fashion designer. >> MORE: Costume Exhibitions and Styles and more Museums It was generously donated by the family of Balenciaga and celebrates his legacy with forty haute…

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  • Home Design Style Inspiration- Easily Add Bursts of Color and Art to an Otherwise Neutral Palette like this Paris Flat

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    We love to ogle home design style inspiration around here! Nothing like fanciful and fabulous home style pictures to get our creative juices going and the urge to rearrange furniture and art. Now, if Sharon could simply relocate the pool table… It’s 2012, are you still surrounded by life in the doldrums of beige box living? If so, take a cue from a grand French restoration recently energized with bold works of art and color galore to make sure your home or…

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  • Revisit: The Best of Haute Couture Spring 2012 to Keep You Dreaming

    Dior Couture Spring 2012

    While the number of shows continues to shrink from season to season, the recent Haute Couture shows for Spring 2012 rigorously continued on with the regal, other-worldly appeal that couture has always made feel so ultimately exclusive. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And although a new guard is slowly joining the ranks with collections that veer a tad bit too much towards the unnecessarily dramatic, there were a handful of top shows that offered thoroughly modern and gloriously conceived options for the elite…

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  • ‘Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs’ Exhibition Premiere

    Diana Agron Louis Vuitton

    A veritable who’s who of the Parisian fashion world feted Marc Jacobs in style at the premiere of Louis Vuitton‘s “Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs” exhibition at the museum of Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris last week. Amidst the glorious archives of the designer’s work covering his 15 year stint at the venerable maison shone some of the fashion world and Hollywood’s most notariable figures including Gwyneth Paltrow, Diana Agron, Antonine Peduzzi, Luisa Orsini, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, Charlotte…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Up and Comer Glenn Martens is the Next Generation in Antwerp style

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    Ah, the Antwerp fashion legends Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, and Ann Demeulemeester -once you’ve a convert to their fine-crafted avant-garde, architectural minimalism, you become a devoted fan for life! Richard Nahem, has his nose to the catwalk and has the quatre-un-un on the latest next big thing out of Antwerp in Paris.– S.H. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Glenn Martens, a graduate of the prestigious Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts,  launched his debut collection last week. He is a next generation talent coming on the…

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  • Paris Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways

    Celine Fall 2012

    While we’ve reported some of the best fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen over the past few weeks with runway reviews, fashion show coverage & backstage beauty, we wanted to take a moment to consider the highlights & top trends to inspire an easy-chic wardrobe update from Paris F/W 2012. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And though there were over a dozen remarkable outings from designers of all types, there were a select handful of outings that caught our eye and are sure to catch your’s too. Balenciaga- After more…

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  • Moncler Gamme Rouge F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Moncler Gamme Rouge Fall 2012

    Part performance art spectacle part fashion show with a practical sensibility given their product range, there’s no denying the thrill of an all-out show from Moncler Gamme Rouge. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Fall 2012 saw designer Giambattista Valli creating a faux ski lift complete with fake snow for a parade of must-have coats and outerwear that included digital mountain prints and box plaids in the mix. View the entire collection in our gallery: [nggallery id=95]  

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  • Yves Saint Laurent F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Channeling the aggressive, strong shouldered 80’s era Parisian vixen that a slew of younger label’s have ticked off this season made for a smart, sensual move for YSL’s Stefano Pilati and his swan song at Yves Saint Laurent as it saw the designer leaving on a strong, brazenly sexy note. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And that rigorous, thoroughly French sexual charge was frankly invisible in other collections as Pilati brings with him an excellent sense of good…

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  • Paco Rabanne F/W 2012 – Paris Fashion Week

    Paco Rabanne Fall 2012

    By capitalizing on the legacy of Paco Rabanne’s 60’s era touchstones with modern updates and an urban warrior minded spirit, the latest collection from the label offered a heady dose of party ready confections meant to evoke the ultimate in luxurious, statement making finery while marching precariously to its own beat. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words:  With this new Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection, PACO RABANNE puts the spotlight on the original vision of its founder, transposed into today’s world. Unique…

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  • Neil Barrett F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Neil Barrett Fall 2012

    Over the past few season’s we’ve seen menswear darling Neil Barrett slowly begin to epitomize the strength of a chic, urban dwelling techno sportif minded woman while subtly delivering an on-trend comprehensive range each season filtered through his own hand at sensible and practical sportswear for the complicated lifestyle needs of today. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Fall 2012 saw the designer continuing with his minimalist, vaguely military stance with a line-up of sophisticated gear that should have this designer gaining savvy…

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  • Pierre Balmain F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Pierre Balmain Fall 2012

    While considerably less flashy than it’s mainline counterpart Balmain, diffusion line Pierre Balmain saw Fall 2012 heading towards more considerably safe waters with a range of rethought basics with a streamlined, foundation building sensibility. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Amongst the mix stood sharp tailoring with a few fitted body-con dresses to boot and an assortment of more reality friendly pieces that are sure to get you in the day-into-night groove more than a 5-figure gala dress will, per se. Although…

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  • Aganovich, the small label to watch from Paris Fashion Week

    Aganovich Fall 2012

    Notes from Paris… It’s quite the scene here in the city of light this week as it’s Paris Fashion Week for the Fall 2012 season. Fashion designers are madly racing to put the finishing touches on their collections, while fashion show attendees, groupies, fashion bloggers, buyers, and magazine editors are all scurrying breathlessly from one show to the next. I met Brooke Taylor and Nana Aganovich, the founders of the label Aganovich, a few years ago and covered their first show in 2010. I have been following…

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