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  • Fancy Footwork? You bet with these gorgeous Velvet shoes, slippers, wedges, and boots!

    Verona - Eggplant Velvet Pat Vince Camuto

     I’ve got a fall trend that REALLY offers something for everyone. Velvet shoes. Don’t wait for holiday to tzuj up your style when you can add some allure by way of a touch of luxe to your fancy footwork be it a stunning skyscraper heel from Nicholas Kirkwood to updated and on trend velvet Doc Martens. How can we think about velvet without considering the classic smoking slipper, with updated style of course!? And, sexy dressy velvet pumps (love the…

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  • How to Glam Up Everyday Clothes? Look at Kate Hudson Wearing Ann Taylor


    Just out: Ann Taylor’s Holiday 2012 ad campaign starring actress Kate Hudson What makes my morning soar is to see everyday, real world clothes look glam and gorgeous. Not the red carpet fabulouso outfits that are totally aspirational and inaccessible to our real lives- but real clothes designed for regular women, and that they happen to be worn by a gorgeous actress. Marketing genius, yes.  Style strategy to think about– you bet. Kate Hudson (okay, we won’t think about the rumor…

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  • Cheap Chic Alert: Martin Margiela for H&M Sneak Peek


    Cheap Chic fans rejoice as avant-garde pioneer Martin Margiela unveils a collection for H&M this fall… That’s right, the mega-retailer is sure to have another crowd pleasing hit on their hands judging by first look at the just released lookbook images. We at FoS have been longtime fans of the labels beautifully considered deconstructed patterns and subtle, subversive elegance. And over the years many of the more basic Margiela items, especially the tailored pieces, become closet constants. >> MORE: Cheap…

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  • Reem Acra Spring 2013- Striking. Stunning. Sexy. Period.


    Reem Acra  Spring 2013 Runway Review: Reem Acra showcases a stunning Spring 2013 collection of body conscious, evening wear that is nothing short of drop dead sexy.  All women should aspire this Spring to be escorted someplace with a need to wear one of these gowns; it will create a paparazzi following and have you feeling like a sexy Bond girl. A solid half of the collection had me lusting for pieces for upcoming Holiday season rather than airy Spring 2013;…

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  • Stylist Advice- What To Wear For A Ladylike Labor Day Weekend Look


    Looking for a chic ladylike look to salute Labor Day weekend and one of the last weekends of summer with while making a transitional statement in style? Go ahead, make the season’s last hoorah a call for glamour, have fun with it! We suggest taking inspiration from actress Guei Lun-Mei who in Jil Sander Fall 2012 at the Taipei Film Festival Awards exuded a retro elegance that was alluring, unexpectedly modern yet sublime. While on-trend to boot. >>MORE: Stylist Advice and Figure Out What to…

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  • Artful Prints from United Bamboo for Madewell – Trend Tuesday


    From United Bamboo, New York’s quintessential label for preppy downtown cool with a slightly off-kilter vibe comes one notable, affordable collaboration with Madewell that hits stores today… Over the past decade, New York’s United Bamboo has continually delivered well-made goods that subtly evoke the spirit of the avant-garde without forgoing an easy wear for fashion’s sake. We’ve seen them riff on nautical & architectural themes, preppy regalia, tailoring of all sort -all envisioned with an arty bent that begs onlookers…

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  • Wear Stars and Stripes In-Style This Fourth of July


    Wear stars and stripes and celebrate independence day with fresh takes on patriotic style… Playing with classic American heritage symbols on 4th of July has been about as out of style as wearing stirrup pants, that is, until we noticed key elements back on the scene. From Acne’s winning Spring 2012 collection featuring star & stripe motifs in unexpectedly cool inclinations to Lana Del Ray’s ultra-cool take on an otherwise banal piece, the idea of donning patriotic symbols hasn’t looked…

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  • Trussardi Menswear Spring / Summer 2013

    Trussardi Menswear Spring / Summer 2013

       TRUSSARDI Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring / Summer 2013 Milan Men’s Fashion Week >> MORE: Trussardi       Trussardi Menswear Photo Gallery- complete collection: [nggallery id=112]   In their words… TRUSSARDI MEN’S COLLECTION SPRING/SUMMER 2013 Nicola Trussardi’s young son welcomes to his family home dear friends from around the world to spend relaxing moments at the beach.  >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS With the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Umit Benan Sahin describes the summer vacations of young urban men who…

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  • When In Rome- Cinecittà Shows Off Classic Italian Cinema At Its Best

    La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini follows a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome played by Marcello Mastroianni

     I’ve always been fascinated by classic Italian cinema and the genius of Federico Fellini. Who knows how that infatuation plays through the tapestry of my life but through the years, I have visited Rome so many times yet never had the opportunity to tour Cinecittà Studios until this trip. What an enthralling opportunity it is! Particularly since Cinecittà Shows Off! Just standing in the extraordinary Fellini soundstage at Cinecittà, Teatro 5, makes you want to draw on eyeliner, find a black bustier and purr “Marceeeeello,” in…

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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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  • White Drama Paris: Comme des Garcons Spring Favors Blow-Up Domes Over A Fashion Show

    Comme des Garçons White Drama

    Always a designer to go against the grain of traditional fashion and fashion shows, Rei Kawakubo has done it once again with her new Comme des Garcons spring 2012 collection, White Drama. Instead of having a runway show, she has decided to present her spring/summer collection as an installation in clear plastic blowup domes with quasi-monochrome mannequins in which she dramatizes life’s important events: birth, marriage, death, and transcendence. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS White Drama is about pure, ceremonial whiteness in every hue. Some of Kawakubo’s influences for this season…

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  • Beat Winter Blahs With the Colors of Summer in Provence

    Handmade espadrilles in the Market in Eygalieres

    Summer in Provence: Dreams are made of this. At the hump of the new year and with the let down of holiday hoopla and the start of winter dreariness, we are all ready for the next vacation, although most of us cannot break away.  Let us take you to a place of calm and sunniness by way of Richard Nahem‘s  photo gallery of the Market in Eygalieres, Provence, France. This isn’t just an exercise in gorgeous escapism, I WANT YOU TO THINK LIKE…

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