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  • Best of Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2012 Rundown

    Penelope Cruz Oscars

    From Penelope Cruz’s retro-Hollywood inspired Armani Prive gown to a parade of matronly gala dresses, you never know what to expect from the style scene at the Oscars and this year’s 84th annual Academy Awards served as no exception –although a cold one indeed. The problem with the stylization of Hollywood is the banal red carpet scene as of late with its too safe & ho-hum attempts and now rare misfires. With the infiltration of stylists amongst Tinseltown actresses have been dressing…

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  • Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli, So Glamorous- Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2012

    Giambattista Valli Emma Stone Oscars 2012

    Emma Stone seems to know a thing or two about what works for her body type, complexion, hair and most of all, her personae as the actress continues to shine in classic pieces that hint to old-school Hollywood glamor while possessing an appeal that’s more timeless than retro. >>More: Oscars 2012 While her Giambattista Valli dress harkens back to starlet styles of the past on albeit ‘older’ women of that era, it does manage to add an undeniable dose of…

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  • Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton So Gamine- Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2012

    Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

    Michelle Williams made a typically feminine choice to compliment her gamine pixie cut with a vivid red tiered dress from Louis Vuitton that worked to highlight her radiant complexion while nailing the season’s top peplum trend while on the red carpet. >>More: Oscars 2012 Not a bad move considering the more matronly choices her fellow actresses wore to today’s 84th annual Academy Awards. >>MORE: Red Carpet By choosing a decolletage baring floor length number, Williams’ look stands on its own while not forgoing the…

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  • Rooney Mara in Givenchy So Gorgeous- Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2012

    Rooney Mara In Givenchy at the Oscars

    As she’s been cutting a dangerously chic swath on & off the red carpet circuit as of late, it’s no surprise that actress Rooney Mara once again opted for another statement making yet achingly sophisticated number to keep us craving more Mara. >>More: Rooney Mara Style Even amongst friends & colleagues at FoS, all predictions on this year’s best dressed at the 84th Academy Awards was hands-down Rooney Mara. >>MORE: Oscars 2012 In bold white, ‘Best Actress’ nominee Rooney Mara’s Givenchy Couture gown made…

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  • London Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways- McQ by Alexander McQueen, Acne, more

    Acne Fall 2012 Runway

    While we’ve reported some of the best fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen so far this season with runway reviews, fashion show coverage, backstage beauty, and home style inspiration too, we wanted to take a moment and look back at highlights from London’s top shows. As per usual, there was no shortage of statement making, thought-provoking, completely modern & individual outings from some of the city’s most talented -here’s some favorites to take note of.  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS…

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  • Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2012 Womenswear Collection

    Burberry fw12

    Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2012 Womenswear Collection Runway Review: Burberry’s Christopher Bailey looked to the directional trend of contrasting elements and fabrications and the house’s history and combined  town & country elements with rigorous styling that gave off a personal, quirky vibe.  MORE: Burberry Brand Overall, the collection had a tight selection of silhouettes that all boasted a cinched, figure defining waist that was ladylike while at the same time universal in its age spectrum. Diagonal ruffled skirts were part of the mix while pencil skirts, sculptural…

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  • New York Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways

    Proenza Schouler F/W 2012

    The FocusOnStyle team of Alix, Naveed, Brad and myself have been busy covering New York Fashion Week and although each of us has a slightly different P.O.V, our universal voice is here to help each of you get inspired to bring a little bit of new style into your life- can-do chic as I like to call it! While we’ve reported some of the best fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen this week with runway reviews, fashion show coverage, backstage beauty, and…

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  • Ralph Lauren Collection Fall 2012 Runway

    While Ralph Lauren may not be one you turn to when looking for collections that reinvent the wheel per say, he does remain America’s finest at envisioning the kind of sportswear that helped the U.S become a major player in the fashion arena by offering something once never seen before -true American sportswear. And judging by his latest outing, he’s picked up on the craze that hit television show Downtown Abbey has brought to the sartorial forefront by revisiting some…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Alicia Keys Shows You How To Pull Off a Leather Skirt with Class

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A flattering leather skirt that is both chic and modern. Leather skirts can look tacky, we know. Particularly when you are not a rail thin beanpole but a lady with some gorgeous womanly curves. But, if you wear leather right, wow… MORE: I’ll Have What She’s Having By pairing a demure silk blouse in an elegant jewel tone, songstress Alicia Keys managed to evoke an elegant allure in a statement making leather paneled pencil skirt…

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  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Complete Runway Show

    Marc by Marc Jacobs F/W 2012

    Marc by Marc’s latest offering had a clean sensibility about it mixed with the hit master’s signature plays on vintage standbys and references galore that made for a winning outing. Working as a clean slate of propositions that have a universal, foundational appeal that thankfully this time around didn’t veer on the too young or trying too hard to be cool appeal, the collection’s major statement could be considered to be that fuss-free, everyday fashion needn’t be riddled with over…

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  • Moncler Grenoble Fall 2012 Runway Review

    Moncler F/W 2012

    Runway Review: From France’s premiere label for deluxe winter-ready garb comes an exciting show on ice… Held on a balmy winter evening in Central Park’s Wollman Rink with speed skating, synchronized skating, on-ice line dancing, and a children’s choir, Moncler Grenoble’s latest show worked as a glamorous ode to New York City while displaying the label’s knack for making sporty ski-minded coats, pants and knits. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And while there wasn’t much new fashion wise as we all know by…

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  • Reem Acra Fall 2012 Runway Review

    Reem Acra F/W 2012

    Runway Review: Sportswear from Reem Acra? Highly unlikely from this red carpet go-to who seeks to inject high-octane glamor into every look… Never one to be dictated by trends or the ho-hum confines of ‘reality’ dressing, Reem Acra’s latest outing saw the designer’s deft hand at creating decadent party dresses rife with strength and sex appeal work its way into polished separates perfect for days when you need to look your best. Using a strict palette comprising mostly of ebony…

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