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Author Archive | Naveed Hussain

  • Spex Appeal- How to Find the Right Sunglasses and Eyewear Shape for Your Face


    This week’s look back at one of FocusOnStyle’s 15th Anniversary shopping advice posts takes in how to find the right sunglasses and eyewear for your face shape just as the blinding rays of summer begin to hit us. Learning how to find the right pair of sunglasses for your face shape not only helps you go incognito in style, but also helps instantly add glamour to any look while protecting your eyes and skin from the suns harmful rays. Keep on trend…

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  • What to Wear: A Dress Redo from casual to corporate, from student to professional

    casual to corporate

    Dress redo to master what to wear to transition your style when your lifestyle changes. Dear Sharon: I’m a 36 year old mom who has spent the last decade of my life somewhere between completing school and mommyhood. I’m about to graduate and need some ideas to build a professional looking wardrobe to wear for my new part-time job that’s a bit corporate. I’m thrilled to enter the business world with my degree under my belt but my student wardrobe…

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  • For a romantic summer night or bridal hair inspiration, here’s a flowery updo to try

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    If you’re craving young & fresh romantic hair for a special event or even your wedding day, get some flowery hair inspiration from the Dolce & Gabbana runway. Redken Creative Consultant Guido delivered, as one might expect from Dolce & Gabbana, classically beautiful hair. The style was ultra-feminine, with a soft braided updo pinned with gold coins, flowers and other equally ornate hair accessories, specially selected by the designers. While the hair was not adorned uniformly, the overall Romanesque look…

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  • Cannes Do Chic: Who needs heels? A shoe alternative you should try for summer evenings out


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A smart evening shoe alternative for when you want to dress up? They’re out there… You’ll never guess what kind of shoes Ines De La Fressange (above) is wearing under that sensational dress, but you’ll want to wear them… No, not heels. Flats! Today’s installment of our series of the best of Cannes Do Chic see’s two utterly glamorous actresses walking the red carpet in something many of you may not consider for evenings out. But with inspiration from…

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  • Stylist Advice- What is Italian street chic?

    Italian Street Chic

    Italian street chic is one vibrant source of inspiration that’s worth giving a go when looking to give your look a playful yet grown-up sense of whimsy… Dear FocusOnStyle: What is Italian street chic? I am going to a event where this style of dressing in required. Please help. Grazie -P.G (M.C via Fashion Advice) Unlike the timeless simplicity of quintessential French Chic, a quick scan through Italian street style images sets one thing for certain; the Italians do have more fun with it and a…

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  • Something to focus on: Jessica Alba style inspiration for casual runaround easy chic on the go


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Jessica Alba’s casual runaround style is something to take note of next time you are out & about and on the go… The actress and busy mom recently stepped out in your average but forever stylish plaid top and jean ensemble recently but what made her look so memorable was her gorgeously face framing vibrant ombre topper. And what is becoming a signature cute floppy fedora for her too! So next time you are heading out…

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  • Yes, I’m telling you to wear ugly shoes! Spring Comfort Shoes are not just for the schlumpy set


    Spring comfort shoes mark a trend that’s worth taking from the runway… Finally, in style and practical options are here! Ok, some will call them ugly. Let’s just say they’re stylishly ugly (how’s that for a fashionable oxymoron?). After years of seeing girlfriends in freakishly tall platform heels and wearing confining yet proper shoes myself, I for one am on board with what’s been coming down the runway, and you should be too. Might I add, this is one throwback…

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  • Mixing Metals 101: How to style a chain belt

    Vanessa Mooney Maltese Falcon Chain Belt

    How to style a chain belt for today? Classic chain belts are on the downside and tend to be aging for most who remember wearing them in the last go round… Let’s help this reader discover a modern classic take on a chain belt and how to mix metals for the right kind of chic. Dear Sharon: It is ok to wear a metal link belt and a metal necklace? Or skip a necklace when wearing a metal link belt? -Helen (M.C…

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  • Stylist Advice: Can a man look like a man in women’s clothes?

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    How can a man be stylish in women’s clothes?… Men in women’s clothes? Nothing new with that query but how do you make it work when wanting to don something stylish from the other sex without, well, looking like the other sex you ask? Let’s help our reader make an on trend for everyone women’s jacket work for him without having to sacrifice his masculinity or look like an amateur cross-dresser.   Do you think I could wear this (jacket, above)…

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  • 4 eyewear styles on trend to help you focus on style this spring


    4 eyewear styles on trend, and worth giving a shot this season… Just like shoes and bags, a great pair of sunglasses can uplift your look and keep all eyes on you with little to no effort. And last week we were lucky enough to hit up NYC’s VisionExpo and take in all of the latest & greatest to help you discover new styles to get set for spring. Overall, one of the biggest trends we were floored by was…

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  • What’s the best vintage clothing to buy? Get insider advice from Cameron Silver, the ultimate vintage connoisseur !


    We all love a good piece of vintage around here. As a matter of fact, having the opportunity to chat with Cameron Silver, the ultimate vintage clothing connoisseur, owner of the super fabulous Decades boutique (you’ve seen the luxe loves on many a red carpet, and the star of Bravo’s ‘Dukes of Melrose‘ reality TV show) has me thinking. Thinking of some forgotten vintage finds in my closet. Timeless pieces that I want to start revisiting, like a YSL smoking suit, a…

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  • Four stylish lightweight jackets you should own and never get tired of

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    Take four stylish spring jackets and what do you have? A closet ready for the season ahead, and the season after that, and after… Lighten up, it’s time for spring jackets (finally!). Try these 4 classic styles that you may even already have in your closet – we know we do. The Trench- A classic trench for an easy anecdote to mastering French Chic in a minute will instantly refresh your look in the most polished way, no matter what…

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