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Royal Ascot: The Best Dressed

Royal Ascot is the apogee of the English social season. It’s top hats and morning coats and duchesses in big, flowery Philip Treacy hats - oh, and some people are there for the Racing too. Hosted by Her Majesty the Queen on her royal racecourse just down from Windsor Castle the Tuesday to Saturday of Ascot Week sends the Bold and the Beautiful of the London social scene scuttling - or flying - down to Berkshire for a day of luncheons and picnics and tea parties and betting. And when it comes to these fine fillies and their fashion; well, the bets are off.

What To Wear In The Snow

1/29/2015 5:00:00 AM


Most designers are encouraging us to get our Spring/Summer gear, but with continuous blizzard warning, it seems New York is adamant to remain in winter mode. The question is how does one remain stylish when its negative five degrees outside? Although it requires a little extra effort, it is very achievable, and luckily for us Maxstudio have some great pieces to help you stay chic in the forthcoming winter months. I recently visited their New York [SOHO] store and found the best of both worlds, with clothing that is both fashionable and warm. One of my favorite items from the winter collection is a double breasted black cape that beats the cold and makes a refreshing change from oversized and unflattering coats. Another must have are the Kiva knee high boots that have a vintage “Biba” feel. Last but not least, no outfit is complete with a little accessorizing which is why I’ll be wearing my wide-brimmed felt hat all Winter, transforming any look into cool; looks like a few month of snow won’t be so bad after all.

Contributing Editor: Flynn Rodham



California Summer Style Guide

5/28/2013 1:07:00 AM

California Summer Style Guide

Maxstudio styles California Summer getaways. From San Francisco to Palm Desert we highlight the best cities to visit in California during the Summer and how to look perfectly put together for each spot. From urban to beachside, vineyard walking to poolside sunbathing we have the perfect summer look for every occasion.

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Prepping for Cannes

5/14/2013 4:04:00 AM

Prepping for Cannes

The big Cannes kick-off comes on Wednesday as the grand Palais des Festivals hosts the opening ceremony and the unveiling of the great 2013 festival jury - this year starring Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee and Daniel Auteuil. That night the talk of the summer, the film the Great Gatsby, finally has its premiere, sport. It’s been a long wait but no doubt worth it. The beautiful people are certainly planning on being at the post-screening party where guests including its director Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan as well as Isla Fisher, Amitabh Bachchan, JAY-Z, Beyoncé and Bryan Ferry, will be shimmying away on the sandy reaches off La Croisette. Thursday heralds more hi-jinks with the opening of Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. She’ll be pitching up to the Palais with her sassy co-horts Emma Watson, Katie Chang, and Claire Julien. Based on the Vanity Fair story of bored Hollywood kids robbing celebrity homes, it’s set to be one of the IT films of la saison. The A-list fun continues into the weekend when Princess Charlene of Monaco and Dior designer Raf Simons host a gala in the Port of Monaco and back in Cannes on Sunday night Robert De Niro, Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor and Bradley Cooper (and what makes a better guest list than that?) hit the most glamorous hotel in the world, the Hotel du Cap, for the IWC Schaffhausen - filmmakers dinner. Nice work if you can get it. 

With all the glitz and glamour everyone will be on their best fashion behavior. From daytime beachside events to red carpet ready we have all the looks you need to pack for Cannes now!

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Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen

Editor’s Picks Style Guide: Cocktails

Rachel Aschenbrand of People Stylewatch, Jessica Minkoff of Marie Claire and Jade Frampton of Elle Magazine have helped us put together outfits to perfect cocktail hour by embracing the hottest trends of the season. Bright reds are a must-have for spring and can be worn as a statement blouse or  eye catching dress. Next is the sheer cut out, the ideal way to show just the right amount of skin. Lace and hints of sheer are reinforcing the cocktail dress as a date night necessity. Lastly, the fashion forward trend of the season and star of the fashion week runways is the heart print. Worn on a cocktail pant or short with a dressy top, this look is party ready.

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Style Guide: Music Festivals

4/5/2013 12:02:00 PM

Style Guide: Music Festivals

Music festival season has officially arrived! Find the perfect look to face the heat in style and comfort. Shop fashion must-haves for every day of the festival from flirty printed dresses to lightweight linen shorts and pants and easy to wear jersey pieces. Don’t forget to finish the look with ready to walk sandals and woodies and sun proof eyewear

Style Guide: Warm Weather Getaway

Getting away this spring? Find the must have pieces to make your trip as fashionable as it is enjoyable. Casual day dresses, linen shorts and pants and shouldering baring tops are vacation essentials. Not to mention the fabulous spring footwear and eyewear you will need to accessorize your look. Whether on boat or dry land, beachside or countryside, Maxstudio has all of the pieces you need to fill your suitcase!

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Paris Fashion Week // Street Style

Paris Fashion Week saw some of the most on trend and must-have street style looks. In order to keep up with show attending fashionistas we bring you trends from the street that you can own now! Whether it’s fashion puffers, printed jacquard or knee-length coats we have it all!

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Valentine’s Day Dress Guide

Putting together the perfect heart melting ensemble is a challenge you don’t have to face alone. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day snuggling up with the person of your dreams or searching for love at a party for singles, Maxstudio has the look to ensure at the very least your style has a successful evening. For a first date of dinner and cocktails go formal in a beaded cap-sleeved red dress topped with a metallic jacquard cape. The sophisticated shape and romantic detailing is sure to charm. If attending a couples cocktail party a little black dress with back detail is the look that will remind the party how lucky your date is! A candle light dinner becomes a bit more modern with a double breasted military inspired jacket and a braided open back dress. For a singles mixer choose the flirty heart print halter dress and ditch the overcoat, it is an evening to show some skin. Lastly, if you plan to keep it low-key a rom-com movie going date night need not be casual. Dress it up with an Audrey Hepburn inspired A-Line dress and a pair of booties. 

Wherever this Valentine’s brings you, remember, feeling chic and sexy may cause intensified romance!   

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Styling Tips: New Year’s Eve

12/19/2012 9:57:00 AM

Styling Tips: New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is the time of year to put your best dress forward and set the tone for style to come in the new year. To celebrate the end of 2012 and embrace 2013 follow these styling tips for a guaranteed glam look.

For a modern and very on trend look pair a metallic jacquard cape with gold cocktail trousers. This is the ideal route if you plan to opt out of the dress this year.

For a night on the town a jewel tone party dress paired with an overcoat and mary janes make the perfect new year’s statement.

If you want to embrace separates but stay feminine choose a detailed yet colorful cocktail blouse and finish with a slim fitting pencil skirt to show off your new year’s curves.

Lastly, for the upscale new year’s party go for some shine with the sequin LBD that is perfectly flattering on the body and adds a hint of celebration to a classic and chic look. Finish with leather gloves and velvet heels to ring in the new year!

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Illeana Hoffman’s Style Guide for the Olympics

Illeana Hoffman, contributing editor and travel writer for Travel Squire Magazine, shares with us her Olympic style guide.

For daytime causal at the games, she chooses the asymmetrical navy and white long sleeved tee, classic and sporty for the cooler days. For warmer days at the outdoor venues the choice is an effortlessly cute and easy-to-pack plaid dress.

A must have, Illeana packs the swing rain-jacket to protect herself from the ever-present London summer showers.

For evenings in the city, its the asymmetrical georgette blouse paired with black trousers for a chic mix and match look that can easily transition from day to cocktail. Lastly, every fashion gal needs a LBD that has easy evening elegance, Illeana’s choice is the Leon Max lace ballet dress.


Editor’s Pick: Marissa Rubin

Marissa Rubin, Senior Market Editor at People Stylewatch shares her favorite Maxstudio summer looks for every occasion.

For work she loves the sequin tank top and cropped pant. The mixing of shades and colors compliment one another without washing you out. She would style as is or with bright statement jewelry for work done right.

Marissa chose a cute short and loose asymmetrical knit for casual weekend activities. She highlights the look’s style, sophistication and simplicity; perfect for a girl on the go.

A blush colored mini-dress screams summer night out and is the perfect neutral compliment to tanned summer skin. Marissa adores the halter neckline as it adds a bit of sex appeal without being flashy.


Holiday Editor’s Pick: InStyle Magazine’s Dana Avidan-Cohn

As Fashion Market Editor of InStyle Magazine, Dana Avidan-Cohn understands the importance of dressing for the Holidays. Inspired by the Leon Max Holiday Collection she reveals the most instyle outfit for the Holiday office celebration, family get-together, and New Year’s Eve bash.