Paris for Pennies

Whimsical Wonders

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Paris Fashion Week brings out the eccentric expressions of fashionistas from around the world! We caught up with a few of the Whimsical Wonders who were parading the streets of Paris. They come from areas as near as Italy to be among the first to view the latest looks on the catwalk and as far as Korea. These lovely ladies creatively combine [...]

High Low Fashion: Inexpensive vs. Cheap

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There is a GRAND CANYON size difference between inexpensive items vs. cheap items. There is a value to mixing high and low cost fashion in your wardrobe. There is a clear difference between inexpensive and cheap; it simply means it has a low to moderate price point. This may be because of a seasonal sale, a fantastic markdown, or it may be merchandise by a [...]

Codes of Couture

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Every fashion house has distinct "codes of the house" that serve as staple references when designing each collection. They are usually specific patterns, prints, colors, symbols even signature silhouettes that are synonymous with the label and have helped shaped the identity of the label's unique brand, time and time again. These codes exist in addition to t[...]

STYLE STASH

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You've heard it said, time and time again, there is nothing new under the sun! Well, the same is true for style and fashion. Often times, trends are a reinterpretation/repeat of previous style eras. Every once and a while, a truly innovative or revolutionary design hits the runway and turns the world of fashion upside down. But for the most part, what makes [...]

CREATING YOUR OWN STYLE

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Everyday we see style stunners strut their stuff on the red carpet, down catwalks, and even on local avenues. To some, the language of style seems to constantly be a ball of confusion that either alludes them or is just something they never quite get right. If you feel like that's your story, here are a few short cuts to creating your own personal style... [...]

5 MORE RULES FOR SHOPPING

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Our initial post covered a few of the basics. Here's a few more to add to your list. The reality is though that for most serious shoppers as well as professional stylists, there are many "rules" or practices that govern their routines and rituals--almost religiously! So from time to time we promise to bring back this particular topic and regularly add to t[...]

5 RULES FOR SHOPPING

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The reality is that these occurrences could happen to anyone, but seldom occur to the true fashionistas. Why? Because we understand and follow (almost religiously) these 5 simple yet essential rules for shopping: 1. Only Buy What You Love - If it doesn't make your heart sing, you probably don't need that thing. Lasting value comes from finding those u[...]