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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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  • Ring It In! Stylist Advice on what to wear to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home


      Dear Sharon: I am not planning a big night out but still want something special to wear on New Year’s Eve. As a mater of fact, I’m never one to really go all out on New Year’s Eve but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to celebrate in some small way. At best, we are going next door for a champagne toast with a few neighbors, but most likely, my husband and I will hang in and stay cozy….

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  • Christmas Windows- Bergdorf Goodman’s “Carnival of Animals” is high on dramatic elegance

    Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows

    From an institution like Bergdorf Goodman you can always expect spectacular holiday windows season after season and 2011’s series of intricate vignettes once again has as us in awe. David Hoey and his team dedicated the past two years to planning, building, perfecting, and collecting antiques for their latest artisanal masterpiece The Carnival of Animals. Each window features a specific material that depicts exotic animals and boasts custom pieces and creations from artists and designers from the likes of Sergio Bustamante, Naeem Khan, Brett Windham and more. MORE: Holiday Windows MORE:…

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  • NY Christmas Windows- Sak’s Fifth Avenue Frothy Fabulousness

    Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday 2011

     Snowflakes and bubbles and gorgeous clothes with a giant Yeti whose footprints also appear inside the store. MORE: Holiday The theme for this year’s whimsical yet elegant holiday windows at Sak’s is Land of the Bubblemakers. Based on “Who Makes The Snow,” a children’s tale by Naresh Ramchandani of the firm Pentagram who also conceived the window’s concept.  SHOP: But the real star of the Christmas display is the 3-D holiday window projection that veils the storefront and captures the attention of…

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  • Stylist Advice- Beat Party Outfit Fatigue and Rework a Few Good Pieces

    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Suvie Satin Blazer at Bloomingdales

     Dear Sharon: I’m getting exhausted from trying to figure out what to wear to holiday parties as this season progresses. I still have a few more fetes left- some are casual, some are kind of dressy. What in tarnation can I wear without having to buy something new each and every time I have to show my face at a party? I’ve been working a black  pencil skirt and a black satin jacket but I think that not only am…

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Hermes

    Hermes Paris Holiday Windows

    Hermés never fails to serve up luxurious decadence in their holiday windows and this year is no exception. From gold metallic boxing gloves, to an ostrich motorcycle helmet, to a lavender colored crocodile Kelly bag, to a sliver fox and shearling cape, the windows are pure fantasy along with the price tags. MORE: Holiday  Leila Menchari the genius window designer, celebrates her fiftieth year working for Hermés and is still pulling out all the stops in creating the fabulous windows. —…

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  • Blush Hour- Celebrity Style- Sarah Jessica Parker In Valentino and Vintage

    Sarah Jessica Parker in Pink

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Pale colors that don’t wash out Almost always dressed to the nines in the most refined of uptown finery, Sarah Jessica Parker took a more demure route while attending the launch of Valentino’s Virtual Museum in New York City and looked all the more radiant for it. MORE: Sarah Jessica Parker It’s been a while since we’ve seen her let that stuffy undo she’s been donning as of late down, but more so, it’s her…

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  • Trendy Fashionista Gifts Under $100 – no size required!

    Adorable outfit

    We all know one. She’s up on every fashion trend, a major label queen, and loves instant gratification. She puts the most unexpected pieces together for smashing results, like the model in the Zara outfit above. But, what in living daylights to get the girl who wants everything? Something trendy, of course! Need more help gifting this season? Consult our other Holiday 2012 Gift Guides We’ve picked some top, of the moment gift ideas under $100… and some are SERIOUSLY…

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Printemps ‘Dream of Escape’ has a little Karl doll!

    A little animated Karl doll!

    The Printemps Christmas windows in Paris have  F-A-S-H-I-O-N on the mind. Holiday cheer is spread not through Santa and his team of gifty elves, but with a little munchkin-cute Karl Lagerfeld doll leading the Chanel team of fabulousness.  Take a look… –S.H. MORE: Holiday  This year the Christmas windows at Printemps, titled Noel Reves d’Evasion (Dreams of Escape), is much ado about Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel. Four windows have Chanel backgrounds from Moscow, Los Angeles, Moscow, and Tokyo with clever…

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  • French Chic Christmas Tree Inspiration- from Mary channeling Lady Gaga to Stella McCartney yarn tales


    Christmas in Paris: Les Sapins de Noel des CréateursWho doesn’t need a little edgy style boost for their holiday tree? And why not make it a very French chic designer one at that? Richard Nahem takes on a visual tour of some very Parisian inspired Christmas trees for a bit of design inspiration and to benefit a very charitable cause . –S.H. SEE: Holiday Windows It’s that time of the year again, tis’ the season, HO-HO-HO, and all that to focus on the…

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  • Celebrity Style In Focus- Elisa Sednaoui

    Elisa Sednoui

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Perfectly cut pieces that always look right… Although she is an Italian native, actress and model Elisa Sednaoui often tends to cut a dynamic swath around the globe in pieces that are sublimely chic however simple enough to let her casual yet sexy nuanced way of wearing looks stand-out. And while she is a natural stunner with ample sex appeal to boot, we tend to look at her unique sartorial choices as a clever cue…

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