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  • Spring Fashion Trends Guide: How to wear what was on the New York, London, Milan and Paris runways

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    Spring Trend Report Resource Guide: We curated the best 2014 Spring Fashion Trends from the fashion week runways in New York, London, Milan + street style inspiration to be seen on real-world ladies, like you! Straight from the catwalk and onto your mood boards– with a bountiful array of styles from the runway & the on trend fashion week street style ladies to make a mark on your sartorial spirit for seasons to come. Where do you plan on taking your style this season? We invite you to enjoy curated highlights…

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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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  • The Ugly Shoe Guide: The comfort shoe trend is going strong! Check out the Birkenstock influence at Celine and more

    Celine Spring 2014

    Fugly to some, chic + cool for the rest! The Birkenstock comfort ugly shoe trend is one Spring 2014 runway highlight to take advantage of this season & the next  It’s all a matter of how you put together this runaround trend. Call it a rerun, but for the moment we’re calling it a homerun where comfort is key. And if you were around the first time, we can only imagine your collective gasp at the thought of the Birkenstock…

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  • Best Emmy Style: Red Carpet fashion with lessons that make sense for your wardrobe (really)

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The best Emmy style of clean chic red carpet stunners You know that I’m generally not jacked up about red carpet fashion. Too often, it’s overdone celebrities wearing costumes that look like they were stolen from a five-year old’s fantasy dress up closet. OK, lucky for them that their stylist secured that fancy free dress for the night, but what does that have to do with YOU? There was some of that schmaltz at tonight’s 65th Emmy…

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  • How to wear booties + what summer boots to transition to fall

    Verena Kerth attends Herlitz during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Not too hot, not too cold summer boots + how to wear booties off-season I know, I know. It’s getting to that time where you want to wear something new but you’re still settled in the final days of summer (can you believe how fast it flew by?) and not quite up to investing in more warm weather clothing. Surely, it’s still too sunny to think fall. So what to wear? Summer boots, the kind…

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  • Black is the new black for Fall Wardrobe Staples: The Black Leather Flare Skirt + Black Turtleneck + Wide Belt

    The Best Black Basics: J.Brand Norma Rollneck turleneck, J.Brand Torre Leather Skirt, J.Brand Doris Belt

    When I start thinking ahead to my favorite fashion season, rather than going gaga about opulent accents, I think of what would be the best fall wardrobe staples the glue that plays nicely with the rest of my wardrobe. Here, you have it. My style in a nutshell:  If I could encapsulate all my go-to timeless fall wardrobe staples over time, it would be iterations of a perfect fitted black turtleneck and a leather flare skirt. Ok, sometimes, it’s wool….

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  • See: The Perfect Little Black Dress in Paris… all here!

    Little Black Dress Exhibit, Mona Bismarck American Center

    Everyone  wants a perfect Little Black Dress, or two or three in their wardrobe. But imagine when not “little” but MAJOR black dresses are curated into one exhibition, and that’s in Paris…. ohh la la, it’s drool city. Take an inspirational tour of  the Little Black Dress Exhibit at the Mona Bismarck American Center Paris with Richard Nahem as your guide and tell me which LBD is tops on your wish list?   Oh, yes, and Richard met his fashion idol, let’s see…

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  • Mens Style Spring 2014 – How to Wear Milan Fashion Week Clothing Now

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    Direct from Milan: Mens Style Spring 2014 Runway Trends & How to Wear them… Ok guys, some of you want to put their peacock feathers on and we have some men’s style from Milan, from everyday to avant garde. Spring 2014 Mens Collections saw the city up its ante on style with a dozen or so incredibly strong outings, chock full of inspiration for now. In all, classic tech sport apparel met romanticism for a duality that wasn’t unnecessarily intellectual,…

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  • Are you game for vintage style? Try a full 50’s inspired skirt [HINT: It’s all over Cannes]

    Actress Elodie Navarre and Actress Lea Drucker

    I have rule around here about never wearing vintage too literally when it’s a style that YOU wore in its first fashion outing as it seriously dates you… in other words, makes you look o-l-d. So if you watched I Love Lucy in anything other than a rerun, skip this look. But for the rest of us, why not try a midi-length, flippy & full 50’s inspired skirt for some summer dash?   It looks great as an airy summer…

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  • Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Left: Sid Vicious, 1977. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Dennis Morris - all rights reserved Right: Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), 2011. Vogue, March 2011. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by David Sims.

    Every once in a while f-a-s-h-i-o-n takes itself way too seriously and fails to remember the heart + soul that is the inspiration for its being. There, I have said it. I wanted to love PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. But when you take the grit out of a movement and distance it from its authenticity, what’s left are derivative pieces which, when standing alone, are lost in the vapor that is a hot flash of…

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  • Ultimate Spring 2013 Runway Trend Resource Guide: It’s time to review, revive, repeat + wear!

    Spring highlights from Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren, Balenciaga, and Valentino

    Off the catwalks and on to your inspiration, here’s the Spring 2013 Runway Trend Resource Guide to spruce up your style. Fashion Week (you know that “week” is has really become over a month and globally then some) is designed for the trade and shown way in advance for the buying season. Starting with NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, then hitting LONDON FASHION WEEK, over to MILAN FASHION WEEK, and closing with PARIS FASHION WEEK all the major cities produce more than enough of content. While we show you…

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  • Top 4 Trends To Transition to Spring – What to wear everyday when the runway seems so daunting?

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    Transition to Spring 2013 with catwalk to closet trends to ease into your wardrobe… Switching  your wardrobe to transition to spring, or any season,  can be challenging, especially with crazy Global Warming shaking up the temperatures. Sharon & I thought that we’d like to wet your feet (dang, those April showers) with some bright offerings to cheer up your day. As Spring weather came into town for most of you this Easter Sunday, we considered ALL our of spring 2013 runway…

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