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  • How about pretty prints, yes please… you are in the right place! Mara Hoffman Fall 2013 Runway Trends and Fashion Show Review


    Mara Hoffman Fall 2013 Runway Review: If this is Fall 2013 in the eyes of Mara Hoffman, then we all should consider heading south of the border once the cold weather starts to set in! Hoffman, the queen of quirky and pretty prints, showed a brilliantly colored, airy collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York that was more Summer than Fall in feeling; certainly a feeling we all long for when it’s freezing.  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS The huge scale…

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  • Rachel Comey Fall 2013 Fashion Show Photos

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    Key Styling Rachel Comey Fall 2013: There’s always something you want in this collection.  Menswear slouch, edgy but not aggressive leathers, splash of clear fire engine red, and flattering drapiness in non old lady florals.   >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS >>MORE: Rachel Comey >> CLICK to peek at Rachel Comey in store now… Rachel Comey    >> Photo gallery of  Rachel Comey Fall 2013 Runway Collection: [nggallery id=211]   Photos: Rachel Comey

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  • Do you have the body for it? Herve Leger Fall 2013 Runway Review and Fashion Show Trends


    Calling all hot bodies… Herve Leger Fall 2013 Runway Trends & Review: As always, Herve Leger brings the sexpot out of fashion and steams up the runway with the Fall 2013 collection seen in New York at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  Lots of signature bondage and for Fall we get the addition of sequins and beading in sexy, bodycon patterning.  And it appears the midriff trend is still carrying on…keep up the abs classes ladies! >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS As seen on…

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  • Wearable Runway trends from Day 2 of NYFW- catwalks of Rebecca Minkoff, Charlotte Ronson, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone, Jenni Kayne, St. John, and Jason Wu


    Very wearable. Nice and clean. Some re-occurring runway trends seen on Day 2 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York from the catwalks of Rebecca Minkoff, Charlotte Ronson, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone, Jenni Kayne, St. John, and Jason Wu. Think about these to add to your wardrobe now. Look for straight pants and full tops as your mainstay with emphasis on: 1. Fabric Mixing2. Bright Colors3. Oversized, Structural Pieces4. Menswear Dressing5. Updates to the Trench Coat >> MORE:…

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  • Don’t you love the leathers? Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2013 Runway Trends Review and Fashion Show Reviews

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    Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2013 Runway Review: Rebecca Minkoff makes upcoming Fall 2013 a funky, colorful, well-structured collection for the urban woman as shown at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York.  Black and grey balance the collections bright yellows, pinks, teals, and whites and not a single look seems dull and dreary; as we know Novemeber can get. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Leather and leather quilting has been allover the runways the past couple days and Minkoff is no exception.  Fabric mixing is another trend that…

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  • Nicholas K Fall 2013 Fashion Show Photos


    Key Styling: Edgy asymetrical  pieces in an urban palette of black, fatique green, dusty sage with a fashion take on utilitarian. In their words…  Nicholas K Fall 2013: For FALL/WINTER 2013 the sibling design team of Nicholas Kunz and Christopher Kunz pulled inspiration from the époque of the Arctic explorations in the late 19th to early 20th century. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS The unforgiving landscape, one of the regions furthest from the warmth of the sun, surprisingly yields an array of tones, textures, colors, and…

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  • Nicole Miller Fall 2013 Runway Review and Fashion Show Trends

    Nicole Miller Fall 2013 Runway Review: Nicole Miller gives a dark, vintage and menswear driven presentation for Fall 2013 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week that ceratinly puts one in the spirit for those cold, wintery months ahead.  The line was black on black on black with some hits of color and cozy grandma-inspired prints which added a sweet nostalgia to the hard edged collection.  It seems we will keep dressing like the boys in blazers, crisp pants, and pencil skirts, but these versions come with some subtle…

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  • Best Outerwear- Fashion Week Street Style & Runway Trend Report NYFW Fall 13, Day One

    Best Outerwear- Fashion Week Street Style & Runway, Day One

    Get the look, wear it now: Outerwear runway and street style trend report from the sidewalks of New York Fashion Week and the catwalk of Edun and BCBG  Baby it’s cold outside! It’s freezing February during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York and we are previewing Fall 2013; as you can imagine outerwear is everywhere from the runway to the street. When it comes to coats and jackets, lots of menswear inspired pieces, an overkill of fur, (no pun intended), colorblocking, motorcycle jackets,…

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  • Nude and Black, It Is! La Perla Lingerie Fashion Show Photos Fall 2013

    LA PERLA Fall 2013 Presentation

    La Perla Lingerie Fashion Show Presentation for Fall 2013: Make every day Valentine’s Day with a sultry mix of nude and black sheers and an elegant take on corseting. Spain was the inspiration for the relaunch of La Perla’s Black Label high luxury collection shown during New York Fashion Week. Wear this underneath and everything seems oh so glam… Dont Miss: Our Valentine’s Day Lingerie Shopping Guide >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS >> Photo gallery of  La Perla Black Label Lingerie Fall 2013 Runway Collection:[nggallery…

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  • What’s good at the Barney’s Warehouse Sale online

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    I have to admit that I did a bit of damage (in a very good way) at the summer Barney’s Warehouse Sale online. Bet, I you can do equally well at the warehouse sale going on right now. The sale is open for international sales and the perfect pastime to add to your snowmageddon to-do list for those New Yorker’s not wanting to get their footsies cold. >>RELATED: My discount designer style tips The designer deals are up to 75% off…

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  • BCBGMaxAzria Fall 2013 Runway Review and Fashion Show Trends


    BCBGMaxAzria Fall 2013 Runway Review: A hard rock gypsy walked the runway of the BCBGMaxAzria Fall 2013 show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. I have a strong feeling the boho gypsy vibe will carry a large presence for Fall 2013, and BCBG keeps a tough edge to the overall look with quilted leather, colorblocked fur, and sexy leather boot/leggings.  The softness of our gypsy girl is seen in delicate laser cut-outs and off-whites with large scale embroideries. >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • How To Update Your Wardrobe- Runway Trends Pre-Fall 2013 Fashion Cheat Sheet


    Make What You’ve Got Current with Runway Trends Pre-Fall 2013 … Runway trends can be as simple and wearably divine as the perfect pantsuit from Dior Couture above, or as over-the-top grand as the lace cape from Alexander McQueen, below. Either way, there is an essence that you can steal into your wardrobe. Be inspired. Great style is all about interpretation on how it best flatters you. We made it easy with some how-to’s and  reason’s why you should consider elements from…

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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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    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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