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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Julia Roberts’ updo hairstyle

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    We’re loving the elegant updo that Julia Roberts is wearing at tonight’s Golden Globes And guess what? We’ve got the step by step on how to het her hairstyle before the show is even over. Before we get to the hair tips, Julia’s Dolce & Gabbana look of a white shirt under a strapless top is something you might want to consider adding to your personal styling repertoire.   HOW TO CREATE JULIA’S GOLDEN GLOBE GLAMOUR by SERGE NORMANT: Step 1: […]

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  • Get Some Drama: Dark smokey eyes are perfect for New Year’s Eve

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    For me, the easiest way to glam up any look is by way of a black rimmed smokey eye. My preferences change from time to time, currently I’m loving a smudge of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour and then using an angled brush with a light dusting of black shadow to blend and define. At the moment, I’m drawn to this method over my usual black pencil, powder, and maybe even liner.  That’s how I do it. Last month Jaimie Alexander took […]

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  • Oh la la, it’s time for Paris Holiday Windows- Printemps and Galeries Lafayette

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    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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  • Holiday Style Guide: Can-Do Chic to inspire your holiday look

    Holiday Style Guide: We are firm believers to adapt your wardrobe for almost any special occasion, so we’ve curated our favorite & best holiday style dress posts to inspire your can-do chic holiday look. Going somewhere special this holiday season? Or hosting a soiree at home? We’ve got you covered on what to wear & how to wear it to present the best YOU this time of year, and into the new year as well. Do you want more? Like […]

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  • How to look sexy in a winter dress…

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    Let’s talk about the kind of confident & sexy that takes you from day to night. I’ll have what she’s having: How to look sexy in a winter dress you ask? Let actress Lake Bell show you the way… In Altuzarra, Lake Bell radiates cool sophistication that’s perfect to take note of for chillier nights out on the town. >>DISCOVER: More Celebrity Inspiration We all love the ease of a dress but sometimes something that appears so simple can get tricky, but […]

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  • Style yourself slimmer in minutes with these 10 fail proof clothing and beauty solutions

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    Learn how to Style Yourself Slimmer Fast with these 10 Simple Solutions to try now Whether you’re low on time/inspiration for the gym or if you’re constantly on the go should no longer matter for the moment with these effective ideas to help you instantly boost your confidence with practical tips for a svelter you. >>DON’T MISS: The French Chic Diet And best of all, from beauty to the right kind of hosiery, we bet you won’t even have to […]

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  • Richard turned the table for my take on Parisian Style Tips

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    Most of you know Richard Nahem as our Paris insider. He runs the very successful Parisian style & what to do in Paris blog Eye Prefer Paris when he’s not taking a lucky few around the Marais for one of his personalized walking tours over at Eye Prefer Paris Tours. BUT, I’ve known Richard forever. Way back from a high school spring break trip to Florida kind of forever. We met while sitting it out on a fiberglass bench while […]

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  • Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the Creator of the Stiletto Heel and More

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    Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the storied creator of covetable footwear for even the most regal of society women, with a new retrospective honoring his legendary career: Richard Nahem, our FocusOnStyle Parisian correspondent, has an admitted fancy for genius shoes as he worked in a family retail shoe business as a teenager selling platform shoes and later on at the Delman Shoe Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in the early 80’s, dispensing shoes to the hautiest of women. Let’s hear what […]

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  • You really want to see this: Azzedine Alaia Paris exhibition at Palais Gailliera

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    Azzedine Alaia is simply a master at his genius. I don’t now about you, but I’ll always covet the few Azzedine Alaia pieces that I was lucky enough to own. Stepping into the world of Alaia is a universe driven to make the woman’s body look as beautiful as possible, never edging on vulgarity or over exposure.  Let’s have Richard take us on a virtual tour of this extraordinary  homage to Alaia in Paris. —S.H. It’s fashion month in Paris with the […]

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  • Chic at Any Age: Ageless Chic + Age Appropriate Style Guide

    How to not look old (or too young) and dress for any age I didn’t choose to be an ageless style mentor. I grew into it!  I’ll show you how to look chic with age appropriate style and how to dress for any age. Wouldn’t you rather look great (period), than great for your age?! To be chic at any age & make your style gorgeous — without an expiration date– take a look at our best posts on topic […]

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  • Runway Nail Trends- What’s new in nail polish from New York Fashion Week

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    Get IT Now: Runway nail trends from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014.  The latest nail polish colors +  how to get the look with expert application tips from nail gurus. Truth be told, I’m classic when it comes to nail color (nude or red). BUT, I’m a minority when it comes to runway nail trends. Maybe, it’s just my cruddy nails. >>Go Classic: Expert Manicure Tips on Going Nude However,  wherever I look, there’s someone sporting a unique, luxe & […]

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  • Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished

    Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished- Milla Jovovich at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013/2014 - Chanel Show

    How to stay cool yet maintain polished summer business attire élan can be a toughy  during a heat wave. Let’s dive in, at least the metaphor is cooling & solve the what to wear to work when it’s hot fashion dilemma… My gosh, it’s a scorcher out! I just got back from a meeting in sweltering midtown Manhattan, aka Schvitz City today,  and thought I would hurry up and push this post up as long as the temperature was doing […]

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