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Kate Lanphear at Chanel Couture

A look forward into fall on Kate Lanphear, seen here at the Chanel couture show: Lace motifs, dark florals, tailored black pants, and black open-toe boots are all hitting stores now and a good bet for fall. And Lanphear’s signature black Ray Ban Wayfarers never go out of style.

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Fan Bingbing in Louis Vuitton, Outside the Show

As you may have read in this article, some Chinese women are going to extremes this summer to avoid the sun, even wearing ski masks to the beach! There’s no need to go overboard, though. Chinese actress Fan Bingbing looked dazzling in all white – right down to a white Louis Vuitton umbrella to guard against the sun’s rays – outside the Louis Vuitton show this spring.

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Street Chic: Blue Shorts and a Straw Hat

Here’s another stylish look from a blazing hot Paris fashion week: brightly-colored, high-waisted shorts and a straw topper. If you’ve got legs, shorts are super flattering. Dress them up with a nice blouse and espadrille wedges.

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Chen Ran in Black and White, Outside Chloe

Another beautiful white dress, this time cinched with a black belt, looks fabulous on Chen Ran outside the Chloe show in Paris. Love the sunglasses too.

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White Prada Dress, Outside the Miu Miu Show

A crisp white dress like this one by Prada never melts in the heat. The pop of color from the bag is the perfect finishing touch.

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Sarah Rutson in a Little Black Dress

Never underestimate the power of a little black dress – even during a heat wave. Sarah Rutson of Lane Crawford styled hers with a black vest cinched with a double-wrapped belt during Paris fashion week. It’s a sleek and stylish way of layering for alternating heat and air conditioning.

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Street Chic: Beating the Heat in Paris

This incredibly hot weather is reminding me of something unexpected: last October in Paris, when temperatures soared into the 90s. Nevertheless the stylish women of Paris fashion week managed to looked pulled together and professional while going to the shows. Stylist Barbara Martello kept cool in a flared skirt and black silk tank top. Sexy shoes – not flip flops – make a barely-there outfit more formal in crazy heat.

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Leopard Print Jumpsuit, Outside Haider Ackermann

Loved this abstract leopard print jumpsuit outside the Haider Ackermann show in Paris. She’s taking a lot of fashion risks, and it all pays off. The red platforms and oversize sunglasses balance out this big pattern so the focus is still on the girl, not just her clothes.

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Aline Weber at Stella McCartney

It seems like April showers have finally caught up with us, but don’t let the weather be a downer in the fashion department. Top model Aline Weber captivated the crowd outside the Stella McCartney show with her free spirited style. Here she brightens up a gloomy Paris day with lots of boho layers – a crushed velvet blazer, mesh sweater, gypsy skirt and scarf sash.

P.S. Sorry for the watermark, but I’ve had problems with people taking and altering my photos of models! 

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Taylor Tomasi Hill in Black and White Stripes

Bill Cunningham’s column this weekend reminded me of this photo from the Louis Vuitton show – Taylor Tomasi Hill in graphic black and white stripe pants. It’s a particularly daring look made even more so with a black leather corset under that jacket. Black and white is perfect for this time of year, when we’re finally starting to transition to the all white looks of summer.

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Geraldine Saglio at Rochas

Here’s another example of how to wear a black biker jacket in spring: pair it with white jeans and a bright sweater, as Geraldine Saglio of French Vogue did at Rochas. Classic and stylish.

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Liz Cabral at Rochas

When spring weather turns gloomy, it’s tempting to revert to your fall clothes. This isn’t necessary a bad thing, though, if you pack a graphic punch as Flare editor Liz Cabral does here. Pairing the black motorcycle jacket with a bright red dress keeps it warm but seasonally appropriate – and the snakeskin boots usher in the spring.

Also, that’s a Tommy Ton for Club Monaco bag – big enough to hold a laptop!

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Phil Oh and Susie Lau at Rochas

These two friends are of one mind when it comes to color: the more, the better! Both Phil Oh of Street Peeper and Susie Lau of Style Bubble are masters at colorblocking. Neither outfit is too clashy though: note that the colors repeat in variations of purple on him and green on her.

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Jacquelyn Jablonski at Sonia Rykiel

It was so terrible to learn yesterday that iconic designer Sonia Rykiel has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the past 15 years (story in WWD). She has continued on very bravely with her work, drawing quite a stylish crowd to her most recent show in the Tuileries. Here, model Jacquelyn Jablonski exits the show at dusk in a camel coat, white blouse, scarf draped just so, and leather leggings. The acid-green bag with her initials on the tag is the crowning touch.

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Pink Trenchcoat, Outside Dior

This warm weather has me craving color. Here’s one way to wear it that’s both fun and polished: a fuchsia trenchcoat layered over a royal blue dress with a matching hat. Her lipstick also matches the trench exactly, but the shoes are a neutral nude to keep the whole look from going over the top.

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