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  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 Complete Runway Show

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    We’ve been busy seeing some pretty fab #NYFW shows last week. Our Alix Kivlin has been snapping & scribing most, but there are a few honorable mentions that we want to recap. Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 collection saw the designer taking a cue from Bow Wow Wow and optimistic 80’s teenage street style that was pure vintage with a contemporary spirit… >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Channeling the bold yet playful punk and tribal inspired youth oriented fashion of the…

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  • Runway Beauty: Veronica Lake Hair is The New Wave & Here’s How To Get The Look

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    Film Noir Hair Inspiration From The Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week Runways at Zac Posen Get the high glam mystery of femme fatal sirens of film noir as gorgeous retro waves are a runway hair hit next Spring. DON’T WAIT for daisies to start to bloom.  Take a cue from Zac Posen’s elegant Spring 2013 runway this season as John Frieda and Luigi Murenu offer up expert hairstyling tips to help you get your glam on NOW… >> MORE:…

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  • NYFW Highlights of the Spring 2013 Runways- Calvin Klein, Thakoon, Jil Sander Navy, Narciso Rodriguez

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    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 Spring 2013 shows that we’ve seen this week with runway reviews, fashion show coverage, backstage beauty, we wanted to take a…

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  • London Fashion Week Live Stream- Watch Spring 2013 fashion shows right from home!

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    London calling…#NYFW is so last week. Now, it’s #LFW and we have the catwalk live streams, right here on FoS. No passport needed. Well, maybe a passport to style! WATCH: London Fashion Week Collections – Live Stream… >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Did we mention that 70% of the London shows will be live streamed?  London Fashion Week live stream schedule for Spring 2013 collections; all London Time, baby*:  >> MARK YOUR CALENDAR: London Fashion Week Live Stream Schedule Friday, September 14,…

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  • Libertine Spring 2013 A Fun Mix Of Ethereal and Wild

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    Libertine Spring 2013 Runway Review: The Spring 2013 Libertine collection was a like stepping through the looking glass into a colorful world of smashed kalidescopes and coming out covered in fairy dust!  A fun mix of ethereal and funky, vintage boudoir and quirky, tame and wild.  I think this may cater more to our Western edge girls over the East Coast black-out brigade, but I say work these colors wherever you can, because it truly makes fashion fun! >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS  There…

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  • Ralph Lauren Collection Spring 2013 Matador On The Mind

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    Ralph Lauren Collection Spring 2013 Runway Review: Dont call it a costume affair as this landmark designer of easy-on-the-wear style has yet to disappoint  Opening with a selection of full-on looks with an ambiguous Spanish vibe (was it Spain, or Latin America on the mind?) the designer delivered a series of serious looks with an assortment of style notes to consider. Shawls, ponchos, Matador jackets, here, they all got the full-on Ralph Lauren treatment. Head-to-toe, each exit made for a…

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  • Nanette Lepore Spring 2013 Color Splash With Every Body Shape In Mind

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    Nanette Lepore Spring 2013 Runway Review: Spring 2013 has Nanette Lepore written allover it with splashes of color, classical-gone-psychedelic prints, and killer swimwear capsule. The bright peaches and pinks, against jade green and citron, balanced with and oyster grey give this line outstanding Spring potential!  Flirty and modern make a good mix here with cut-out neckline, zip front dresses in oversize, bright baroque prints, black and white gingham plaids in cropped jackets and fitted ankle pants, and short, waist cinched silhouettes….

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  • Anna Sui Spring 2013 Playful, Solid Collection With De Rigueur Rocker Edge

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    Anna Sui Spring 2013 Runway Review:  The most darling, goth girls rocked down the runway to a Ramones soundtrack at Anna Sui’s Spring 2013 show, reminding us that rock n’ roll will never die and it can indeed be pretty.  Very pretty. Sui remains consistent with her edginess by showcasing ripped stockings, metal studs, leather, and chain collars; and the sweetness comes in a slightly Victorian dollhouse way with pale pinks, intricate laces, poofy dresses, and jade pendants.  Then let’s throw in a…

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  • Reem Acra Spring 2013- Striking. Stunning. Sexy. Period.

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    Reem Acra  Spring 2013 Runway Review: Reem Acra showcases a stunning Spring 2013 collection of body conscious, evening wear that is nothing short of drop dead sexy.  All women should aspire this Spring to be escorted someplace with a need to wear one of these gowns; it will create a paparazzi following and have you feeling like a sexy Bond girl. A solid half of the collection had me lusting for pieces for upcoming Holiday season rather than airy Spring 2013;…

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  • Rachel Zoe Spring 2013- Hollywood Style Straight From New York Fashion Week

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    Rachel Zoe Spring 2013 Runway Review:   Rachel Zoe unleashes her fierce, chic self onto the Spring 2013 runway and it’s really like every model strutting is a version of herself.  And not in a “I’m-so-fabulous” way, but in a “I’ve-got-style-DAMN-look-at-me-now” way; and it’s great!  For all you chic urban ladies out there, headed to the Soho House and Hotel Bel-Air, dress yourself in Rachel Zoe and the night is yours. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS  Impeccably soft, draped fabrics in petal pinks and jungle greens, sequins…

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  • Vera Wang Spring 2013 Brims With Fall Hues and Lush Fabrics For a Seasonal Spin

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    Vera Wang Spring 2013 Runway Review: A rather opulent Spring 2013 collection was seen today at Vera Wang and it rang with rich notes of Autumn. Yet, it translated into fitted, short Spring silhouettes which made it very new and awesome. When would you think to wear jewel tone brocades, heavy gold beading, and thick lace?  Not necessarily Spring! >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS But the Bermuda shorts, snug and sleeveless peplum shells, short, closely fit sheath dresses, and sleeveless jackets all…

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  • Jenny Packham Spring 2013 Shimmering Collection With Ageless Style Appeal

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    Jenny Packham Spring 2013 Runway Review: An elegant array of all things sparkling and shimmering made their way out on to the mirrored runway for Jenny Packham’s Spring 2013 collection of gowns, sheaths, and an occasional dressy suiting. The rhinestones, beading, and sequins were overwhelming but graceful due to their being paired with soft neutrals and faded sorbet colors. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS  For an evening event, anything formal, this woman is who to turn to as the entire collection has…

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  • A Note From Sharon Haver

    a note from sharon haver-1 Hello Gorgeous,

    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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    Don't miss out. Hop on my newsletter to make the most of what you've got!  Passport to French Chic is my gift to you.

    As a stylist I'm about YOU, not me.

    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!

    Style shouldn't have an expiration date...

    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.

    Pretty, sexy chic is the NEW fabulous, and it's right at  FocusOnStyle.com , online since 1999.

    Best,

    S.H.







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