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  • It’s Black and White- Fashion for your size that’s age-appropriate too!

    Alice + Olivia Constance Striped Coat at Shopbop

    Whether you’re a size 2, 12, or 22 there is no excuse not to look fabulous at any age! Knowing your body and what works isn’t always easy, however. Then, when the latest trends are thrown into the mix, the result can be confusing.  High fashion magazines aren’t always entirely helpful. They don’t translate into the battlefield of life. So many of my design clients often ask me to incorporate fashion into their style makeovers. And, I say stay on…

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  • Kim Kardashian’s divorce news, is it the beginning of the end on celebrity products?

    Kardashian Kollection at Sears

    In the wake of Kim Kardashian’s divorce announcement and her pr-powered mega wedding event, one has to wonder how her divorce will impact the way consumers see her brand. Could this possibly be the beginning of the end on fashion and beauty products built on celebrity brand power? Let’s think celebrity products-  does it really ever work? Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Simpson , The Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, The Olsens, and The Housewives franchise… love their products…

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  • Cat Eye Liner- Some sultry, sexy eye makeup tips

    Jamie King wearing Le Vian rings

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Jamie King’s dramatic cat eyes With a return to classics finding their way back into your wardrobe, you can naturally expect the return of  Cat Eye Black Eyeliner. Here’s a little beauty tip on how to get your cat on, ladies. Apply base primer to the lid. Powder lightly. Take your liquid eyeliner wand starting with the inner upper lid, when you get to the end of the lash line, tip your wand upwards to…

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  • Mad Fashion on Bravo is pretty darn fabulous

    The cast of "Mad Fashion"

    Geez, the last time I spent an evening on 10th Ave. and West 41st street with Sharon Haver was probably in 1986 when a famous diner sat in that location! Truck drivers, drag queens, and runaways with a dream filled the booths. This time my foraging to the West Side of Manhattan was for the premiere party for “Mad Fashion” on Bravo, starring Chris March. The show celebrates the fab, new and wild fashion designs of its star, previously known…

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  • Anti-Aging Eye Cream That Claims to Help Skin Act 15 Years Younger From Artistry

    Creme LuXury Eye with background - Artistry

    How do you determine what skin care regime works in an over-saturated market when every product claims to turn back time, erase wrinkles, and diminish fine lines?  Artistry claims just that, helping skin act up to 15 years younger.  The active ingredient is Cardiolipin, an agent so powerful and rare with its anti-aging benefits it truly is the ultimate indulgence in skin transformation. MORE: Anti Aging Artistry has introduced their newest product Crème LuXury Eye.  In just four short weeks…

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  • Age Appropriate Fashion- Over 40, It’s Back to classics and how to navigate trends for Spring 2012

    The Urban Jungles of this world inevitably produce trends in fashion that make their way into closets across America. With fashion week upon us, I’m looking forward to the fashion parade outside of Lincoln Center. The young and restless work the stairs and promenade leading up to the tents ala Lady Gaga!  Yet, there are elements that can be lifted from the wreckage such as the vintage print scarfs that reemerged during the fall 2011 fashion week in February. Tied…

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  • I”ll Have What She’s Having- Sexy Red Lips Like Olivia Wilde at the Ralph Lauren Show

    Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 Collection Show - Olivia Wilde

    Celebrity beauty that you will want to covet… Nothing says classic glamour faster than the pale skin and matte red lipstick Olivia Wilde graced the Ralph Lauren show front row with- flawless skin and gorgeous lips. *If you have a good complexion you'll require only a sheer base and a light powder, where there is a little ruddiness use a medium weight foundation blend from side to side, from forehead smooth below the jaw. *This look is all about the…

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  • Buzzing Through NYFW- Rebecca Taylor and Luca Luca Spring 2012

    REBECCA TAYLOR -MBFW Spring 2011 - Official Coverage - Runway Day 4

    Listen up! I’ve discovered a really great energy boost that doesn’t come in a bottle when I popped over to  Chic Week Retreat at Robert Verdi’s Luxe Laboratory. It’s called Sheets Energy Strips.  Absolutely will revolutionize the way you get through your day – 50mg of caffeine that doesn’t give you a headache plus B6 and B12.  Plus, it fits in your pocket and contains calories and zero sugar! Check it out at GNC nationwide. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS If its…

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  • RHONYC Gossip-Behind the Scenes Video of Brad’s Birthday Party In Morocco of Those Housewives


    The Real Housewives of New York City in Morocco and the meaning of GRACE, and a snake charmer too! The Majorelle Gardens were the subject of my last piece here on Focus on Style. Now, I bring to you this week with the ladies and my birthday in Morocco.When I was planning my birthday party, I had no idea The Real Housewives of New York City were coming to Morocco at the same time.When Jill called me to tell me…

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  • Exclusive Video of Yves Saint Laurent's Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco for RHONYC Fans


    Brad Boles shares a sneak peek inside the world of YSL & The Real Housewives of New York City go exotic! Exclusive Video of Yves Saint Laurent's Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco for RHONYC Fans. You may have spotted me on the teaser at the end of last week's episode of The Real Housewives of New York City. Well, I guess you can figure out the rest!When I think of great style, one of the icons would have to be…

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  • Beauty Product Reviews and Tips- Conceal Dark Circles and How to Sculpt Your Face

    My Sculpted Face Palette by It Comestics "sculpts" your face to be the most flawless YOU!

    The challenge to conceal dark circles started our product search & ended with a fantastic little box of tricks known to fashion and movie make-up artists for over a hundred years! I have been in the fashion, music video and film world as a make-up artist for over 25 years. Sharon Haver put me to the challenge to find the best dark circle concealer that does not look caked or dry for under and over eyes, and a great way…

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  • Gossip Recap- The Real Housewives of New York City, Season 4, Episode 4


    Brad Boles isn't pulling any punches on what went on with those Housewives last night. From the class of the Royal wedding fashion, to the crass of some of those RHONYC, we've got our favorite Queen, Brad Boles, aka Jill Zarin's gay husband dishing the dirt. –S.H.Does anybody really need to see a pathetic middle-aged women pull her broken laments out of a Hermes box?!Cindy Barshop didn't win any favors by asking Sonja Morgan downtown for lunch at Ciprinani's only…

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