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  • How to Wear It- Flashback Big Shoulder Pads Are In, But Are They Right For You?

    Rita Ora wearing Emanuel Ungaro

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Musician Rita Ora makes a case for big shoulder pads in Ungaro, and it worked! Shoulder pads, one of those fads we all said we hoped never to come back, are back… Yes you read right, big shoulder pads have been making a return on runways as of late for a bolder silhouette, that can actually come in handy. What makes these big shoulder pads relevant & modern? >>WEAR THE TREND NOW: How to Wear […]

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  • John Varvatos Fashion Show Photos Spring-Summer 2014

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    JOHN VARVATOS Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring / Summer 2014 Milan Fashion Week – Menswear A return to elegance. This is how John Varvatos sums the spirit of his spring/summer 2014 collection. “Modern men want to dress up again. Still, they do not want to feel stiff,” says the designer. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS “I imagined a nonchalantly dressy wardrobe for today’s men, mixing day and night, refinement with an edge and sophisticated ease. While working on this collection, I […]

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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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  • Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 Runway Photos + Video – Milan Fashion Week

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    Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 runway highlights and video: Leave it to Dolce & Gabbana to pepper the Milan F/W 2013 fashion week with a decadent homage to Italy by once again taking inspiration from their native country. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS The collection, with its religious touchstones, regal embroideries and ladylike shapes, offered a heady alternative to the seasons serious grays and reappropriations of the 40’s seen elsewhere. And for those looking to score ticks on trend lists, there […]

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  • Looks like showgirl costumes to me- Musée des Arts Forains, Paris fantasy costume museum

    Ohh la la, the French really have a reason to stay too long at the fair! Forget Las Vegas, when there are fantastic and feathery costumes in Paris at the Musée des Arts Forains (the Museum of Fairground Art). Richard Nahem takes us there, cancan costumes included. —S.H. The Musée des Arts Forains, the Museum of Fairground Art, is only open to the public once a year for a two-week period between Christmas and New Years.  Luckily, this year I had […]

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  • New York Holiday Windows- Bergdorf Goodman & Saks

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    Retail Remedy: Voilà, our tour of Paris holiday windows is wrapped up and here we have a quick look at some New York elegance by way of Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue The BG Follies of 2012 designed by David Hoey is the theme of Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows for 2012. Bergdorf’s windows are always a FocusOnStyle favorite for their whimsical opulence blended with glamorous theatricality. This year was no exception. >> RELATED: Holiday Style and Holiday Dress Tips Entertainment inspiration comes […]

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  • Runway Beauty: Veronica Lake Hair is The New Wave & Here’s How To Get The Look

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    Film Noir Hair Inspiration From The Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week Runways at Zac Posen Get the high glam mystery of femme fatal sirens of film noir as gorgeous retro waves are a runway hair hit next Spring. DON’T WAIT for daisies to start to bloom.  Take a cue from Zac Posen’s elegant Spring 2013 runway this season as John Frieda and Luigi Murenu offer up expert hairstyling tips to help you get your glam on NOW… >> MORE: […]

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  • Notes from Paris- Parisian Milliner Marie Mercié

    Milliner Marie Mercié, Paris

    Retail Remedy: From our resident Parisian contributor Richard Nahem comes a visit to milliner Marie Mercié’s charming boutique Stephen Sondheim famously begged the question “Does anyone still wear a hat? ” in the song “Here’s to the Ladies who Lunch ” from the musical “Company”. If he walked by Marie Mercié’s eponymous shop near St. Sulpice, the answer would an emphatic yes! >>MORE: Because you don’t need to travel for French-Chic-Style discover our French Style Section Mercié’s shop is a […]

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  • Exclusive Interview With Mark Weiss: What It’s Like To Be a Rock ‘n Roll Photographer

    Invitation for the Rock Paper Photo "The Decade That Rocked" photo exhibition by rock 'n roll photographer Mark "WEISSGUY" Weiss, curated by Phil Collen of Def Leppard.

    The Decade That Rocked. Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be behind the scenes photographing some of rock ‘n roll’s greatest legends? I know that I certainly find it fascinating. Bon Jovi. Twisted Sister. Def Leppard. Ozzy Osbourne. Christina Aguilera. Sebastion Bach. Gwen Stefani. Gene Simmons. Bret Michaels. Joan Jett. And even One Direction. A who’s who in music, that’s who. My friend since my early stylist days, Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss, the ICONIC rock ‘roll photographer that has been […]

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  • John Varvatos Spring/Summer 2013

    John Varvatos Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show

    JOHN VARVATOS Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring / Summer 2013 Milan Fashion Week – Menswear “I am constantly inspired by everything that I see around me.” says John Varvatos. ” I think the idea of elegance is relevant again for an audience that, so far, has not experienced the taste of it. Youthful elegance, therefore, is my feeling for this season, meaning with youth an attitude, not a matter of age. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS I mixed a sense […]

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  • Costume Institute Gala at the Met – Red Carpet Style Part Two

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    Red Carpet Style from “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part Two From the expected appearances in Alexander McQueen to the rather unexpected, this year’s Met Gala had some surprises and inspirational looks for sure. Here’s a look at a few more highlights from the evening’s red carpet arrivals. >>MORE: Drool-worthy Red Carpet Fashion Actress Mia Wasikowska (above) was one of our top favorites of the event in scarlet red Prada that boasted a high […]

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  • Costume Institute Gala at the Met – Impossible Conversations – Red Carpet Style

    Gisele Bundchen in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci with husband Tom Brady at "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

    Red Carpet Style from “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Time goes by so fast that it’s even hard to believe that the Met Gala was here once again just yesterday evening especially after the mega-buzz last year’s Savage Beauty retrospective of Alexander McQueen drew. >>MORE: Drool-worthy Red Carpet Fashion But here we are again for another fantastic, intriguing exhibit focusing on the work and uncanny parallels between Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaperelli, two women who could easily […]

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