Today through Sunday the ladies at Hemline will have a French Connection Pop Up Shop with some of the latest and greatest from a brand that knows how to do it right. It got us to thinking over at IND Style about the French and that certain something the ladies of Paris possess. A kind of undone style that is both chic and effortless. Hard to define and easy to identify.
Over at The Huffington Post they have a really great breakdown of "How to Dress Like a Parisian" that we took to heart. The best piece of advice from this list? "Spotlight Dressing." It's the way I like to do it. (It's why you'll often see this IND Styler in black head to toe plus _______ fill in the blank with a fun blazer, easy vest, statement necklace, scarf, bright shoe.)
Some of the best trends now (think colored denim) are best when done this way. Pair wild hot pink cords with your buttoned down button down in a neutral color and sharp blazer. There's also no better way to wear lace. Think a lacy tank under an otherwise serious suit or lace pencil skirt with demure blouse. We're loving the lace trimmed pieces from French Connection. Lace is also an easy day to night item for holiday gatherings when done properly. When done in the right dose it's tres chic.
And then there is the beret. Don't knock it til you try it with a red lip and all black ensemble. It's an easy way to take an otherwise business look fashion forward. (With little effort.) From fun to functional is what it's all about, after all.
Head out to Hemline to see some of the best new pieces from French Connection.
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NOV 21 Bobby Jindal is headed to Iowa again, the Des Moines Register reports here. The paper outlines what's going on with Bobby's non-campaign for president, and there's a lot of stuff here -- too bad none of it sounds like somebody running Louisiana. Hey, wasn't that the job he wanted?
NOV 21 The end of the term has come for the grand jury investigating a lucrative Medicaid contract and a former state health official's ties to the company that won it, the Advocate reports here, but that doesn't mean the investigation into this stinkiness is over. There are still some things to look into, the lead prosecutor says.
NOV 21 With the passage of two amendments to Louisiana's much-amended constitution (it has been amended almost 200 times now) higher education has an even bigger target on its collective back, columnist Jim Beam opines in this post. Higher ed used to share the spotlight with health care, but that has changed, he says.
NOV 21 Here's a weird one: The Louisiana Cannabis Industry Association has endorsed Bill Cassidy for the U.S. Senate. Apparently, Mary Landrieu said she wouldn't consider support of medical marijuana but Cassidy said he would, WWL reports here.
NOV 21 Solange Knowles, possibly best-known for assaulting her brother-in-law in an elevator while wearing an ugly dress after the Met Ball, got married in the Marigny Opera House this past weekend, the New York Times reports here. Knowles, who has a house in the Faubourg Marigny district and owns a boutique in the Quarter, married Alan Ferguson.
NOV 21 This post on the Fuel Fix blog outlines a $1.4 billion move announced this week by the Apache Corp. that includes the sale of assets in south Louisiana. The company's interests in more than 90,000 acres in south Louisiana are some of the assets being sold, the post reports.
NOV 21 One (possible) positive from Hurricane Katrina is a comprehensive zoning ordinance for New Orleans. Nine years later, we're getting closer to that being finalized, but the current version has some problems. Here's the latest in a series of posts on The Lens in which residents give their views of the draft; this one is more amusing than most.
NOV 21 The new NOLA smoking ordinance is going to harsh your (nicotine) buzz, man. This post on Gambit outlines the high (or low, as the case may be) points: it includes electronic cigarettes and hookahs in its bans; eliminates smoking within 25 feet of any building's public entrance and in any public space - or near any public space - operated by the city.
NOV 20 Politico reports here that Bobby Jindal won't be kept out of the presidential race by anyone else's candidacy. (If he's running, which he's not, 'cause he's not done prayin' on it) So he's not interested in who is running, or what the polls say, or how much money he's got? K.
NOV 20 NOLA Defender's Tiny Daiquiri has a little fun with Bobby Jindal's Meet the Press appearance in this post. Bobby is still prayin' on whether or not he'll run for the job he's been running for over the past three years, Tiny says.
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