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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: A Longer Hemline at Victoria Beckham Fall 2014

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       Just loving the ease of a more sophisticated longer hemline at Victoria Beckham Fall 2014. Red continues as THE accent color to a classic palette of black and winter white that holds a sharp contrast to the willowy line of a longer silhouette.  Particularly, the architectural sleekness reminiscent of the early 90’s in this exquisite tailored coat…. don’t miss the detail on the left hip. RELATED: More from Victoria Beckham Styling Tip: Either a low heeled lace-up shoe as worn with the…

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  • The Black Dress- Black Fashion Designers in celebration of Black History Month + New York Fashion Week

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    When we think of the black dress, an L.B.D. typically comes to mind. Well, not so fast. Kicking off New York Fashion Week, I made at very worthwhile stop at the opening of The Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers which celebrates the singular vision of featured black fashion designers: Jeffrey Banks, Samantha Black, Stephen Burrows, Donna Dove, Epperson, Michael Jerome Francis, Byron Lars, Tracy Reese, Omar Salam and LaQuan Smith who have found success in an industry that historically downplays their achievements. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS The exhibition’s fashion consultant…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Rich Red & Meticulous Draping at Prabal Gurung Fall 14

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      Simply stunning! The rich reds & meticulous draping from Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 are stellar standouts in our New York Fashion Week trend spotlight.  From what we’ve seen from the past two days, red is the accent color of the season so from #NYFW. What makes these Prabal Gurung pieces so exceptional (well, becuase they are!) is the combination of textures and draping that move the eye around the body so the color isn’t so overpowering. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Gray Matters at Jason Wu Fall 14

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      In a word, classy! The timless elegance of gray paired with the slouchier silhouette make this textured sweater and pants a stellar New York Fashion Week trend spotlight from Jason Wu fall 2014. Start to look for the filler, fluid pant now as it will be a keeper into next season. Fit Tip: Be sure there  is some room in the thigh for a slenderizing effect. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS As for these draped, midriff baring number below,…

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  • Stylist Advice- How To Get the Confidence To Change Your Style

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    Stylist Advice to gain confidence is precisely one of the reasons that I’ve been online for 15 years in order to help you be present your best self possible. In my continuing reprise of some of my greatest evergreen material leading up to the 15th anniversary year of FocusOnStyle.com online. I want to spend this week’s review looking back at what sure-fire ways that I’ve personally tested you help boost your confidence instantly.  Read on & revisit – S.H.  First of all, I totally love your website,…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Buffalo Plaid + Red at Rag & Bone Fall 2014

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      Yup, we’re getting the red accent memo loud and clear… that’s clear & vivid RED. This time, it’s grown up buffalo plaid by way of a chic 3/4 sleeve topper and THOSE fab red slouch boots at Rag & Bone Fall 2014. It’s a safe bet that you will want red on your fashion roster come next fall, but why not add it now? It’s a keeper. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS >>> CLICK: Rag & Bone in store…

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  • NYFW Trend Spotlight: Clean Camel + Vibrant Red at Helmut Lang Fall 14

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      It’s hard not to love the clarity of clean camel mixed with vibrant red, our trend spot from Helmut Lang Fall 2014. What makes this bold pairing work? The simplicity and elegance of the cut’s disctinctive classic + modern vibe. Not a fussy element in sight, just the perfection of color and cut. I loved the volume of this pairing at Paris Fashion Week street style last season, and love the streamline of this even more. Try it yourself! >>…

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  • NYFW Trend Spotlight: Slouchy Menswear at Nicholas K Fall 2014

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    Straight from New York Fashion week comes another Trend Spotlight, this time from outerwear go-to label Nicholas K. Much like Cate Blanchett’s recent winning outing in a relaxed menswear inspired gray winter suit, this exit from Nicholas K had us aching to borrow from the boys. Louche layers topped with a knit hat never looked so stylish until now. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS >>CLICK for Nicholas K online now…   Photos: Nicholas K

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  • NYFW Trend Spotlight: Cropped Pants at Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014

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       You ask, we deliver!  For this season of New York Fashion Week FocusOnStyle will adding trendsetting highlights for you to add to your styling repertoire. Let’s start our NYFW Trend Spotlight with cropped pants seen at at Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014. A hybrid between tailored culottes and flared crops, the silhouette is a sleek and modern addition to your wardrobe. Want them now: Try taking up the hem on your wide leg trousers. Fit Tip: A mid heel is best unless…

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  • Warm your cold feet with these sheepskin insoles

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     One of my first stops when I get off the plane out West  is to cruise by town to replenish my sheepskin insoles…. why I do it, I don’t know, because they are perpetually out of stock. Alas, I finally got around to stocking up on them online. They arrived just in time for another round of the New York polar vortex. On a freezing day like today, your tootsies will thank me for having them on hand. Get them: Sheepskin…

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  • How To Be A Stylist: It’s All About The Tzuj With Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot Fashion Stylist Tricks

    A rare photo of me on a photo shoot and it’s becuase it was in a magazine! New Woman magazine did a feature story about me and here I am in a snippet photo as a stylist on the set with Brad Boles (FoS contributing editor at large) on makeup & North Rebis on hair. Yes, I still wear my Yoji Yamamoto shirt that I have on ! I kept my stylist scissors in a holster belt

    I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in so many aspects of being a fashion stylist during my career that’s spanned decades. In my continuing reprise of some of my greatest evergreen material leading up to the 15th anniversary year of FocusOnStyle.com online and the launch of my C’est Chic Crash Course, I want to spend this week’s review looking back at what REALLY  happens as a stylist behinds the scenes on a photoshoot.  Read on & revisit… On a professional…

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  • It’s freezing! Wear a trapper hat, they’re chic (now)

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    It’s still cold out and when its Freezing wear a trapper hat! Do like a woodsman and follow Madonna’s stylish lead and try a classic trapper hat for full coverage that’s both glam and practical… We’ve been wanting to talk about the transition from Elmer Fud to chic when it comes to wearing a trapper hat. When we saw this snap that Bally sent over of Madonna wearing one, we decided it’s time to take the trend live. Baby it’s…

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