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  • Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 Runway Photos + Video – Milan Fashion Week

    Dolce&Gabbana Woman Winter 14  (1)

    Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 runway highlights and video: Leave it to Dolce & Gabbana to pepper the Milan F/W 2013 fashion week with a decadent homage to Italy by once again taking inspiration from their native country. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS The collection, with its religious touchstones, regal embroideries and ladylike shapes, offered a heady alternative to the seasons serious grays and reappropriations of the 40’s seen elsewhere. And for those looking to score ticks on trend lists, there…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: Adele keeping it real at the Oscars with drugstore hair products

    Adele at the Oscars

    We love the way Adele keeps it real and true to herself on the red carpet. We also love the way drugstore hair products were used to create her Bond girl hair at the Oscars. Adele‘s voluminous, half-up do was the right touch of glam to complement her Jenny Packham dress. Remember, Jenny Packham was one of the designer’s from our New York Fashion Week Red Carpet picks?! >>CHECK OUT: Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens Hairstylist Michael Ashton created…

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  • Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens

    Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

     As the stars start to arrive, let’s look at Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2013. It’s not exactly a year of thrills and chills for fashion. More like a year of safe, pale, and boring, with a few stunning exceptions. SCULPTED SILHOUETTES- Naomi Watts pictured above and below, in Armani Prive looks like a movie star. An exceptional aspirational gown as described by Armani as  a “custom Giorgio Armani gown fully envelope in layered gunmetal grey sequins.  The other worldly gown features galactic cap sleeves and an…

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  • Revealed! Celebrity Spanx moments- We’re spilling the sucking in beans on what stars wear what shapewear

    Celebrity Spanx- what shapewears do the stars wear on the red carpet

    And, the shapewear Oscar goes to… Celebrity Spanx Moments… Who sucks what in…. Shapewear, baby, it’s THE way to go!  Red carpet fashion can be a bit awe-inspiring and unreachable.  And, what about those killer bods underneath those gorgeous dresses? Well, many of the bodies that are worked out to an inch of their lives get a little extra “help” too. Celebrity Spanx! There should be a red carpet for what is surely NOT your mama’s girdle.   Thanks to a…

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  • How about this for Oscar dressing: Red Carpet fashion picks from Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, J Mendel, with photos galore!

    Red Carpet fashion picks from New York Fashion Week- fall 2013

      Red Carpet fashion picks from New York Fashion Oscar dressing- Red carpet fashion from the runways of Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, J Mendel Fall 2013 With all our New York Fashion Week coverage, we thought it would be fun to do something different for all the WOW factor red carpet fashion that graced the catwalk last week. The Oscars are upon us and the eveningwear showcase at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York really got the…

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  • Don’t Miss The TOP 5 London Fashion Week Trends From Fall 2013 To Wear NOW


    Style Notes for the Top 5 London Fashion Week Trends:  You loved our extensive coverage of  NYFW and our Top 7 New York Fashion Week Trends for Fall 2013. Our Fashion Week street style trends from NY & London have been a hit too. Wink, wink. So, without further adieu…  we bring you the Top 5 Trends from London fashion Week for fall 2013 to start to add to your wardrobe NOW. Do I here a sale rack calling??? As news breaks that…

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  • WATCH: THE Oscars Red Carpet Fashion LIVE Stream

    WATCH- Oscars Red Carpet Fashion LIVE Stream on

    You’re gonna to want to bookmark this! Watch the Oscars Red Carpet Fashion Live Stream right here, in real time, on LIVE! Mark your calendar: Red Carpet Live Stream from the 85th Annual Academy Awards taking place on Sunday, February 24th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm EST >> MORE: Red Carpet Fashion   Oscars Red Carpet Fashion LIVE Stream Photo: AP

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  • London Fashion Week Street Style Trend: Structured Bags & Colorful Clutches

    London Fashion Week Street Style Trend: Structured bags & colorful clutches

    London Fashion Week Street Style Trend, Day 4 is THE bag trend report! It’s all about Structured Bags & Colorful Clutches on the streets of London, with everyday shapes in thoughtful finishes to take note of. Day 4 of our London Fashion Week streetstyle series has our roving eye stuck on heritage bags and clutches that have been playfully updated. Sure, the rugged green Celine tote with femme curves is a staple for fans of the hit label. But for a structured…

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  • SHOP this London runway trend on YOUR budget: Burberry FW13 Animal print kitten heel wedges to steal now + watch the fashion show video too!


    Cheap(er) Chic: From Burberry Prorsum comes a fantastical flat to consider wearing now, on your budget in the form of animal print kitten heel, almost flats… Low heels are BACK on trend! Tired of seeing painful skyscraper platform heels on runways the world over? Apparently fashion folk got the cue as sensible flat shoes have been finishing off many a look for Fall 2013. Burberry’s Christopher Bailey took the notion to the truly unexpected; animal printed kitten heel wedges featuring oversized,…

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  • Get Fierce! London Fashion Week Street Style Trend: Dressed Down Leopard Pants & Coat, Day 3

    Dressed down leopard at London Fashion Week

    Leopard in London…. THIS is a wear it now trend that you don’t want to miss. Leopard can go two ways: fun and young or crazy cat lady. As leopard queen Jackie Collins says, “it has to be the right leopard.” More on Jackie soon, stay tuned… >>WATCH: How to wear animal prints  These two London lovelies above nailed the animal print look in an absolute easy and chic way. Here’s how to get the look… Clean & Classic+: Overdosing…

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  • London Fashion Week Street Style Trend: Paneled Color Blocking, Day 2

    Brilliant Color Blocked Paneling street style seen at London Fashion Week, Fall 2013 Collections

    Color Me Beautiful Just like showgoers at New York Fashion Week  who couldn’t get enough of can’t miss ’em color blast cold weather gear & coats, The LFW set is head on in brilliant combinations of Paneled Color Blocking for Day 2 of our London Fashion Week Street Style Trend Report.  >> MORE:  RUNWAY & STREET STYLE TRENDS and FASHION SHOWS, RUNWAY REVIEWS Key Styling includes bursts of rich purples, chartreuse, blues, and a bounty of colorful mixes in cocoon, 3/4 sleeve, and oversized toppers. Luxe…

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  • London Fashion Week Street Style Trend: Knit Beanie Hats, Day 1


    Wow, we’ve got Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week wrapped for fall 2013 and want to give you a hint on what they’re wearing on the other side of the pond with a daily trend from the London Fashion Week street style ladies that you can shop stateside. >> LOOK SEE: Did you see our Top 7 New York Fashion Week Trends To Wear Now? It’s pretty awesome! Beanie babies! The first day’s up is an easy-peasy colorful knit beanie to dress down your…

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  • A Note From Sharon Haver

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    Thanks for taking the time to stop by  FocusOnStyle !

    I'm the editor in chief and resident fashion + style expert  with over 25 years experience in the fashion biz as a stylist, syndicated fashion advice columnist, and web entrepreneur.

    I hope you love the best of women's fashion and top style trends as much as I do.

    More important, I want to help you make the most of what YOU've got !

    I want your personal style to be organic to you, flattering to your body type , and not contrived or cookie-cutter but a natural extension of just one of the many things that you do everyday, including what you wear to work.

    As your style mentor , I share insider tips & tricks to help YOU get the awareness to do it yourself and stand out from the pack.

    Yup, it's about discovering the D.I.Y. stylist in YOU!

    That’s what I’m here for. To empower you to get it going on.

    Back in 1999, I founded the site as a 24/7 platform where anyone can get expert stylist advice, fashion tips, and style trends to make the most of what they've got... long before the term "fashion blog" became part of our language.

    If you are new to the FocusOnStyle, a good place to start is with my series of free online fashion and style guides , curated from some of our post popular topics. If you have any questions that you would like considered to be answered on the fashion blog, please ask for  fashion advice here .

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    I'm not about gushing over  celebrity style  or preening over a picture of a cute outfit that I or my team is wearing. I do use style icons, from wherever they may be, as a launch point to help YOU tweak to chic to bring  red carpet fashion  to your closet, in a way that makes sense for YOU!  We call that, " I'll Have What She's Having " around here. We look at the runway to inspire you to stay on top of your game, because as a New Yorker, I personally know that looking modern is the best revenge! When you want style motivation , FoS has that too!

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    We know that great style is not only for teenyboppers, and age-appropropropriate & ageless style  doesn't mean dowdy. Consider FoS as a go-to resource for how to wear and what to wear (almost) anything at any age with high, yet definable style that suits your lifestyle.

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