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  • The marriage of Boho and Classic, right this way: Rachel Zoe Fall 2013 Runway Trends


    Rachel Zoe Fall 2013 Runway Trends & Review: Classic, with a touch of bohemian, true sportswear is what Rachel Zoe delivers at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York in a warmer palette of nudes, camels, black, gold, creamy white (a color that keeps popping up for Fall 2013), and soft grey.  Every model is like a mini Zoe herself as she designs for herself so you know it’s going to have integrity and never waver.  Luxe fabrics, impeccable fits, glam jewelry,…

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day… A big French Kiss from Paris with love!

    Valentine's Day Paris

    Valentine’s Day Paris: What could be a more romantic way to cover Valentine’s Day than Valentine hearts from the City of Love? Let Richard Nahem virtually whisk you away for some Valentine’s wishes, Parisian style. –xoxoS Valentine’s Day in France isn’t as big a phenomenon as it is in the U.S., where people go all out to express their love. France does it on a much smaller and subtler scale. The chocolate shops don’t have massive displays of chocolates in their…

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  • For those who seek the perfection of elegance: Chado Ralph Rucci Fall 2013

    Chado Ralph Rucci fw13

    Chado Ralph Rucci Fall 2013 Runway Trends & Review:  The collection always comes as a palette cleanse from the ohh-la-la of New York Fashion Week with its homage to the purest state to the attention of detail, meticulous construction, and timeless silhouettes that flatters a woman of every age. This season’s collection by dollops of rich violet best demonstrated in what first appears as a black cashmere turtleneck worn with a Duchesse satin skirt, pictured above, yet in those two perfect pieces of truly…

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  • Ornmentation Express! Custo Barcelona Fall 2013 Runway Trends

    Custo Barcelona fall 2013

    Embellishment is king (as usual) at Custo Barcelona Fall 2013 , but this season it takes to another level for standout coats, rich textural mixes, and emphasis on bold shoulders, cuff and hems… yes, the small details that crate a huge impact. Menswear and womenswear together and both feature “patches” in a variety of ornamentation in architecturally rounded silhouettes. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS >>MORE: Custo Barcelona  What I liked the most, and the takeaway to add to your wardrobe, is the impact…

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  • Do you crave ageless style with clean lines, here you go… ICB by Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 Runway Review and Fashion Show Trends


    ICB by Prabal Gurung 2013 Runway Review: The ICB by Prabal Gurung line has finally made it stateside with it’s debut at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York.  With Gurung at the helm you certainly can’t go wrong and the collection is perfect for a wide range of women as long as modern minimalism and clean style are your taste.  Lots of black and grey, with injuections of a brilliant clear blue, blood red, and the occasional gigantic print.  The silhouettes are…

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  • Hey, sophisticated ladies, this one is for you: Carolina Herrera Fall 2013 Runway Trends


    Carolina Herrera Fall 2013 Runway Review: Not surprisingly, Carolina Herrera delivers a stunningly elegant collection of eveningwear and seperates at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York.  The silhouettes could not get more refined and figure flattering, and the colors rang true of a rich and luxurious Fall.  The sophisticated woman desires the silk charmueses, velvets, furs, tweeds and intentionally placed embellishments that Herrera is known for, and this Fall collection provides the best dressing possible.  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Bow details and waist cinching…

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  • Prints Please! – Fashion Week Street Style & Runway Trend Report NYFW Fall 13


    Don’t say it – make your statement by wearing it!!  Prints and patterns have been seen on many Fall 2013 runways at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, as well as on the showgoers.  Small, subtle, tonal, oversized, geometric, psychedelic, paired with solids, stripes, or complimentary patterns…anyway you like it, there’s a print for you.  Solids just look plain boring these days without one! — Alix Kivlin  >> MORE:  RUNWAY & STREET STYLE TRENDS and FASHION SHOWS, RUNWAY REVIEWS >> Here’s some fav pics from the recent runway…

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  • NY Fashion Week Street Style Trend: Color Blast Cold Weather Gear

    Color blast street style at NYFW

    It may be a cold blast in New York during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, but  it’s a color blast for show goers from donning a Crayola Box array of bold, vivid, clear pows of color! Wear it now ladies…and if you can’t do color-on-color, every one of these shades goes great with black or camel.  — Alix Kivlin GET THE LOOK: We pulled some Crayola-pretty coats for you to consider right below. Look for more New York Fashion Week street style color pics…

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  • Are you a strong & confident lady who still likes a dash of femininity? Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 is for you!


    Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 Runway Review: The master of ready-to-wear is back!  Diane von Furstenberg delivers a strong collection of wrap dresses, jumpsuits, suiting separates, and plunging neckline gowns in an array of colors, metallics, and prints for her Fall 2013 runway presentation at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS   DVF has many strong points, two biggies being that the line is versatile for any age and nearly any occasion.  You can go safe with solid colors and subtle…

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  • Don’t you want some prints like these? Tracy Reese Fall 2013 Runway Review and Fashion Show Trends


    Tracy Reese Fall 2013 Runway Review:  Tracy Reese always delivers spot on for the young, hip, contemporary woman who is not shy of color and pattern and her Fall 2013 collection shown at Mercedes Benz Fahsion Week in New York is no exception to that rule.  This will be the collection to rock when you want to turn heads and make a fun statement – full of colorful animal prints, mixed prints, vibrant colors, and plush textures – you’ll have an array of options to mix and match….

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  • Moncler Grenoble Fall 2013 Fashion Show Photos


    Key Styling at Moncler Grenoble Fall 2013 :  Inky rich colors in  upper body silhouettes sophistcated enough to wear off the slopes, yet technilogically advanced enough to swwosh downhill. The Moncler event in their words…  The mountains come to life in the impressive cupola of Gotham Hall. Five rows, with steps that rise ten metres in height, cover the circular walls along which 370 male and female models wearing the Moncler Grenoble Autumn-Winter 2013/14 collection will line up, while a mirror hanging…

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  • How red carpet gorgeous is this? VERY! Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013 Runway Review and Fashion Show Trends

    Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013

    Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013 Runway Trends & Review: The stunning Fall 2013 collection by Monique Lhuillier at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York has Red Carpet dressing written all over it – which celeb will be spotted in one of these glamous gowns?!  The overall vibe of the runway, with a massive emerald rock back drop and mirrored runway, screamed elegance with an edge; and the collection was nothing short of that. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS The saturated scarlets, emerald greens,…

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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