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Fashion Week In Paris

We were so obsessed with everyone’s street style at Paris’s fashion week we had to share some of our favorites with you all!

Oh to live in Paris and have that fabulous life!

dress like the stars


Demi Moore, Prada Shoulder Bag, Donna Karan Belt, Chanel Jeans, Carolina Herrera Top

We decided to pick some of our favorite celebrities - matching some of our favorite pieces from reFINEstyle.com!



Pippa Middleton, Roger Vivier Flats, Moschino Cheap and Chic Dress, Tracy Reese Jacket

Mix and match!

Kirsten Dunst, Prada Heels, Carolina Herrera Dress, David Yuman Earrings

Scarlett Johansson, Manolo Blahnik Heels, Sue Wong Dress

backdoorcrackedd:

Burberry Prorsum s/s 2012
Bette Franke & Lindsay Lullman

backdoorcrackedd:

Burberry Prorsum s/s 2012

Bette Franke & Lindsay Lullman

effie’s paper


reFINEstyle.com loves paper and correspondence! It just gets more and more fabulous all the time! We recently came across Effie’s paper and we fell in love. We contacted the artist, Kayln Johnson to find out what/where her inspiration/love for paper comes from - and how she does it! The debut collections are a reflection of Kalyn’s eclectic influences, from growing up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan to her fashionable life in the Big Apple and her world travels. Kalyn’s obsession with pretty paper began as a child when her beloved grandmother, Effie Hayes (the product namesake), introduced her to the world of good manners and good stationery. Ever since, she’s honed the craft of penning personal notes on beautiful stationery. However, her first love is and always has been fashion! In 2007, she launched STYLE by Kalyn Johnson, a style consultancy focused on personal branding for men and women in the corporate arena. Now she’s extending her intrinsic fashion sense into a distinct stationery line that features her signature design aesthetic of bold colors, bright designs and witty “bon mots” sayings. It all starts with the love of fashion - the details, prints, and colors!



Above left is “A Little Bit of Le0pared Print in Your Life” from her collection called, “The Exotics.” This collection is perfect for those who believe in walking on the wild side! Anyone who loves animal prints, will be enamored with this collection! On the right we put a pair of Tory Burch EXOTIC flats! We Loved that Kayln’s first love is fashion. That’s where she started and she is now making stationary a completely different fashion in it’s own. Brilliant!


Above left is “Anguilla” from the collection, “The Jetsetter”, the designer’s most personal collection to date. Inspired by the world travels enjoyed during her newlywed year with her husband,Kalyn’s love of new lands, brilliant cultures and bold designs brings a jaunty touch to each note card. On the right is a Giorgio Armani bag from reFINEstyle.com that has almost the exact print! Amazing how stationary can be just as fabulous as a handbag! We can be in style even in our correspondence - and effie’s stationary is helping us do that one letter at a time!

Above left is “Relax. Relate. Release.” from the collection, “Bon Mots”, this collection reminds us that a little bit of “wit” on a beautifully designed note card is a good thing! To the right is a Brunello Cunsinelli sweater that reminds the reFINEstyle.com team of the fabulous Bon Mots collection!


Kayln says, “effie’s paper is a selection of clean, modern stationery for those who love to make an impression upon all who cross their paths, personally and virtually. In the midst of today’s super-charged world of emailing, texting and social networking, effie’s paper offers a wide variety of fine stationery that will satisfy the needs of today’s busy professional, mom or social butterfly. effie’s paper is for those who enjoy sending and receiving beautifully-designed, hand-written notes.” Stationery designs, product details and pricing are available at www.effiespaper.com.

Socks- then and now


Leighton Meester, Fearne Cotton, Alexa Chung

Socks are back! With flats, pumps, sandals - you name it! This look was popular all the way back to the 1940’s and here we are in 2011! The trend has made it’s way back… Wear them to your knee, at your ankle, or all bunched up. They are always adorable and fabulous. We are obsessed with this look. It’s so adventures and fashionable.



Marc Jacobs Fashion Show, Hermes Fashion Show, Consuelo Castiglione of Marni

Where it all bagan! They rocked it then and the runways are rocking it now! Never get rid of Grandmas things because they will be back in style before you know it. Make your outfit a little flashy with a pair of fabulous socks!

1950’s, 1940’s

oscarprgirl:

showroom. day before the show. feather cocktail dress hung upside down. photo by william yan. 

oscarprgirl:

showroom. day before the show. feather cocktail dress hung upside down. photo by william yan. 

Kate Moss


Kate Moss made the cover of Vogue’s most important month, September! For obvious reasons! The entire article is about her and her flawless wedding. Vogue said- “Romance ruled as fashion’s favorite wild child tied the knot with musician Jamie Hince in rock-’n’-roll Gatsby style.” LOVE! Kate’s wedding has been said to be the most romantic wedding of the year. From the dress - to the cake - to the 16 bridesmaids and flower girls (ages 2 to 14) - it was perfection! Whimsical and flawless. Kate said she wanted a kind of dreamy 1920’s wedding and she succeeded at that!

Kate talks about how her husband was a nervous wreck and how she would have been lost at planning the wedding without her close friends! Always fun to know that we all aren’t in that boat alone. Even the celebrities get cold feet and stress about planning big parties! In the Madness of the wedding - the one thing that kept her sane was THE dress. “When I put the dress on, I’m really happy,” says Kate. “I forget about everything.”



We loved what she had to say about what went into the dress designed by John Galliano, “I wanted a classic Galliano, those chiffon thirties kind. I’ve lived in his dresses for years, and they just make me feel so comfortable. But it’s so much more couture, couture, couture. Oh, my God, the work that’s going into the dress!”……“he brought me bags full of bits, and pulled tulle and sequins and veils and flowers out. And then we just kind of pinned things together, like the old days, you know?”

We Couldn’t forget about the groom! On the left is one of Kate and Jamie Hince’s shots for the Vogue shoot! They defiantly stuck with the whimsical romantic look! On the right He looked amazing on their wedding day in this blue double breasted suit… A rocker boy with impeccable taste - that’s what we like to see!

Absolutly adore how Kate is looking at her husband, Jamie Hince! We love the contrast between these two… The rocker and the Vintage Barbie Doll, hard and soft, strong and feminine. Perfect.

Tux Luv


Leighton Meester in Thom Browne,  Katie Holmes in Stella McCartney, Ashley Olsen in Calvin Klein, Camilla Belle in Tom Ford

The tuxedo has been a style staple for women since Marlene Dietrich first worked the look in the 1950’s! Then in 1966 Yves Saint Laurent created the first tux look to earn attention from the fashion world! It was called, “Le Smoking” and known as, “the power suit!” The boy-meets-girl look has never been bigger! From bow ties to blazers - the women are bringing it back and proving that they are strong and powerful through their sleek, strong, beautiful tux looks!  Designers such as Chanel, John Chu, Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, and many more understand that a perfectly structured tuxedo says, “strength and beauty!”  Who needs ruffles and bows to look like a woman?!



Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, Jason Wu

Go to your husband or boyfriends closet and borrow his solid black tie! Throw it on with some slacks, blazer, and a pair of statement heels - or even a mini skirt with a white collared shirt and black bow tie. You are bound to turn some heads and possibly intimidate a few people with these looks! Embrace it  and walk with confidence! Be bold, be strong!


Marlene Dietrich (Left), The original ”Power Suit” (Middle & Right)