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Fashion Week Is Coming (Again), so why should you care about the runway?

This week’s FocusOnStyle’s 15th anniversary online post tackles a question that we so often ask ourselves. In our busy lives and overstuffed budgets, what the...

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

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…

Published on July 08, 2014

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It’s time for a modern fashion history lesson! Dior Haute Couture 2014-15

Go ahead, dream a little with Raf Simons’ latest Dior Haute Couture collection… Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is a great time to gather ideas & inspiration for the next big event in you and yours friends lives. And with Raf Simons trip through fashion history’s most glamorous moments for Fall/Winter 2014-15 highlighting 8 substantial…

Published on July 08, 2014

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Shocking in Paris! Schiaparelli Haute Couture, why not?

I don’t know about you, but my day certainly could use some fantasy, frivolousness, whimsy, and eccentric charm. Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is generally a gorgeous snooze fest since Christian Lacroix no longer shows. But Marco Zanini in his second Schiaparelli Haute Couture foray for Fall/Winter 2014-15 embraces the flamboyant legacy of the designer who put…

Published on July 07, 2014

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Le Mix: Try transitional weather dressing with French Chic Street Style inspiration

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…

Published on March 12, 2014

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Le Coat: Channel French Chic Street Style with a red topper

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…

Published on March 11, 2014

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

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…

Published on March 08, 2014

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

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,…

Published on March 07, 2014

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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…

Published on March 07, 2014

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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…

Published on March 06, 2014

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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…

Published on March 06, 2014

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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…

Published on March 05, 2014

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Paris Fashion Week: Inside + Outside Nina Ricci Fall 2014

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…

Published on March 03, 2014

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