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  • Luxe Western Home Decoration Ideas on a Bargain Budget. Trust Me, You Will Want to Go West!

    This chair was only the bones when I found it at the Brimfield Flea Market, I left the back exposed and used a deep blue Chanel Velvet. The mirror was found in my mother attic. The vintage sign came from the 25th street Flea Market in New York City

    Living large on a small budget. It’s not about money. It’s about home style! Cowboy Chic: Interior designer tips to add some rustic Western Home Decoration to your home style with luxury Flea Market Finds for a ‘Rustic Big Chill’  I’m always up for a challenge when it comes to home style. Many of you know that I was at my vacation place out West recently. When it came to redecorating my Wyoming home, I wanted something that was very different…

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  • Party Face- Instant Holiday Party Make-Up Survival Tips

    Photo: Tinko Czetwertynski

    Take a chance and ring in the new year with bolder makeup than usual, but remember to avoid overdoing it by playing up BOTH the eyes and the mouth… it’s one or the other for a more than festive look! READ: Perfect Party Hair Bold Lips- I love the look of a bold, pronounced lip for holiday party festivities and with the season upon us, I’m going to show you how to go from the office to a cocktail party…

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  • The Decisive Guide On How To Set A Beautiful Table + Plan A Lavish Evening At Home

    fancy fete

    It’s that time of year when if you aren’t usually a person who does it big, you might just want to make the effort to set a beautiful and lavish table. I’m more of a casual host and prefer to arrange nibbles on stations throughout my loft rather than have a big sit down table setting. Partly, because it’s the lay of the land here. I have a very open floor plan with my kitchen and breakfast bar that is…

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  • Beauty Advice- How to make my eyes stand out?

    eye makeup

    We’ve got a repeat reader asking for some beauty advice. Always glad to help! Dear Sharon: I’ve contacted Focus On Style about a year ago and it helped me to change my style completely. I really am quite confident in what I wear now and it’s quite fun. Thank you again! I just have a quick question regarding my eyes. I have very small eyes that don’t really grab attention (that’s why I wear quirky glasses *giggles*). I was wondering is…

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  • Brad’s Runway Beauty Notes from #NYFW- Makeup tips too!

    Jason Wu

    Brad Boles is taking some notes on runway beauty for Spring 2013. Here are his thoughts thus far. Oh, yeah, we got him to throw in a few how-to makeup tips just for you too!  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Jason Wu once again seduced us with a winning collection and flawless make-up with his Spring 2013 outing. Jason Wu S/S 2013 sees the designer expand his repertoire with noirish elegance while citing Helmut Newton as a touchstone for inspiration. Quite a…

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  • Favorite bridal makeup tips to look timeless and beautiful in your wedding photos


    You may not be getting married but just might be wanting to look timelessly beautiful in an important photograph, Brad Boles tells you how you can achieve perfect, better than natural makeup that won’t look dated. – S.H. If you are embarking upon the most important day of your life, you’ve probably put in hundreds of hours into the planning of every detail of your wedding. So, don’t fall short on your make-up choices! I’ve leafed through many wedding albums and…

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  • Oscar Red Carpet Make-Up Trends 2012

    Rooney Mara

    In many ways, the Acadamy Awards are a truly pivotal in terms of trend setting for the year ahead. But this year, the Oscar red carpet make-up trends on these red-carpet beauties seemed to fall flat and pale in comparison to Hollywood starlets of the past.  Let’s review, actress by actress… >>MORE: Oscar Fashion 2012     >>MORE: Red Carpet With the exception of Jennifer Lopez‘s big sexy eyes and double set of lashes, the trend this season leaned heavily toward clean skin with…

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  • Oscar Red Carpet Beauty Prediction & Hot Makeup Tips Too!

    Rooney Mara for the Oscar®-Nominated Actors Step Out of Character for Academy Portrait Exhibition

    I’ve got my Swarovski crystal turban on and I am making some beauty predictions. Can you picture me? When it comes to Oscar red carpet beauty this Sunday,  you can expect to see a makeup throwback to the 1920’s with clean fresh skin spotlighted just the right way. I guarantee that big dark eyes, double sets of false lashes, and blood red lips will dominate the Oscar red carpet beauty looks. MORE: Beauty Highlighters used on the bridge of the nose and the crest…

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  • How I remember Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston

    As we learned of Whitney Houston’s passing last weekend we like many of you out there felt an overwhelming shock and genuine sympathy for the fallen star for her voice was like no other. And although we got to see her through her turbulent years and were faced with an explicit reminder of the devastation drugs can take on one’s life, we will miss her fiery demeanor and  explosive performances. Brad Boles looks back at their time together. -N.H. The unexpected that…

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  • Take the Catwalk Home- What you can expect in Home Trends next fall

    The BCBG runway and some home inspiration by way of the Ampersand Color Block Duvet set.

    Use fashion show inspiration to style your home!  New York Fashion Week just ended but don’t be surprised if what you saw on the Fall 2012 / Winter 2013 fashion runways ends up as inspiration in your home style. READ: Color Chic, How To Add Color To Your Home Or consider looking at the future fashion trends to think about how YOU can get the look in your home right now. Colorblock Adds PunchBCBG Max Azria‘s color block rollover from their spring collection will…

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  • Style advice to wear white jeans (in any size) inspired by Emanuelle Alt- beauty tips too!

    Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

    We can’t quite get white jeans out of our minds since watching Emanuelle Alt, the editor of VOGUE  Paris jump around and do the best karaoke cover of WHAM’s Wake Me Up Before You Go Go in a promo video for the magazine earlier this week.  We’ve coveted Alt’s rocker-esque update of French chic since day one and,  in this video, what shows the most is her  joie de vivre that makes anything she wears instantly cool. Thus reinstating the fashion truism that…

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  • Beauty Product Review- Kerstin Florian Caviar Skin Care


    Correct Wrinkles & Tighten Up Your Skin, no problem! Now let’s talk about tight smooth skin. I’ve recently spent a luxurious weekend pampering myself at a spa retreat and discovered Kerstin Florian’s Caviar Skin Care collection. I have suffer from dry skin, but was I glowing after they were done with me! They use advanced, sophisticated formulas based on nutrient-rich caviar, and collagen-boosting peptides. I know this all sounds foreign but the results help reduce fine lines and improve skin elasticity! MORE: Beauty Tips…

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