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  • Warning: You may be blinded by desire! Jewelry by JAR dazzles at the Met

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    I daresay that even the most glitz phobic could not help but  be wowed by this exhibition. I ran up to see the press preview of Jewelry by JAR at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this morning and barely wanted to leave the show. Honestly, I could have spent the day soaking up the radiant jewels on display and although I didn’t get a ring to ‘put on it,’ I did come back with a tome to explore on the […]

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  • Beyond the Fashion Pack: Don’t miss the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit

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    Follow my blog with Bloglovin See inside the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit ‘From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ at the Brooklyn Museum Hard not to admit that this costume exhibition is close to my heart. Waxing nostalgic, as a Brooklyn native, my mom used to take me to art classes at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s architecturally a gorgeous regal museum that’s a houses an excellent permanent collection of Egyptian art as well as an incredible Rodin collection. And, then there was […]

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  • Master a Better Braid with How-To’s from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

    Diesel Black Gold Spring 2014

    You Too Can Master a Better Braid in Minutes with How-To’s From New York Fashion Week’s Expert Hair Stylists Whether to off-set a completely urbane collection or to punctuate a remarkably romantic one, Spring 2014 saw brilliant braids on the runways you can try now from the comfort of your own home, with little more than a visit to your local drugstore. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Find inspiration from the Spring Runways and their stylists to Master a Better Braid […]

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  • DIY Perfect Ponytail How-To’s from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

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    DIY Perfect Ponytail How-To’s with Expert Tips to Try Now There’s more than new fashion trends to pay attention to on the runways as a slew of DIY hairstyles with tips from the experts who created them come your way. And as we all know, DIY How-To’s when it comes to hair and beauty are often the most accessible as many of the products used to create new looks can most likely be found in your own bathroom, or at […]

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  • Marchesa and Jenny Packham Spring 2014 Collections – Double the Glamour

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    Marchesa and Jenny Packham Spring 2014 Runway Collections Get set for some enviable high-octane glamour from two of New York Fashion Week’s closest to couture designers, Marchesa and Jenny Packham. For Spring 2014, the two labels unleashed two relatively different yet superbly realized collections that are certain to inspire both the red carpet and wedding circuits. >>DISCOVER: Spring 2014 Style Tips & Advice to Try Now At Marchesa, it didn’t take legendary tattoo artist Scott Campbell’s exclusive faux tattoo’s to see […]

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  • Ralph Lauren Runway Collection Spring 2014 Highlights

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    RALPH LAUREN RUNWAY COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS The iconic American designer was in a upbeat mod mood for Spring / Summer 2014, offering a graphic dose of studied sophistication and convincingly wearable, real world fashion. >>DISCOVER: Spring 2014 Style Tips & Advice to Try Now From citrus hued shift dresses at their most basic, to a savvy pixilated floral print, to straight forward evening options, it was Lauren’s unexpected choice of sublime hues that made the show look so fresh. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS >> […]

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  • On Trend Runway Collections from Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week- Marc by Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip LIm and Thakoon

    Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2014

    From Marc by Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Thakoon come three On Trend collections to take note of for Spring 2014 And better yet, many of the pieces boast runway worthy appeal at prices that could be considered more attainable… >>DISCOVER: Spring 2014 Style Tips & Advice to Try Now Marc by Marc Jacobs- Known for perfectly stylized vintage inspired offerings, the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection was a glow for Spring with a late disco mix of lurex, metallics […]

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  • The Bare Midriff – Would You Dare and Try New York Fashion Week’s Top Spring 14 Trend?

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    It all started with Nicolas Ghesquiere’s scuplted white cropped tops at his final Balenciaga collection. The Bare Midriff, one of those zones most of us aren’t ready to flaunt, has popped up on almost every runway at the New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 shows, but are you ready to try one on? For starters, they aren’t for the meek as donning one is most certainly going to keep all eyes focused on your mid-section while requiring confidence aplenty. But […]

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  • Runway Nail Trends- What’s new in nail polish from New York Fashion Week

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    Get IT Now: Runway nail trends from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014.  The latest nail polish colors +  how to get the look with expert application tips from nail gurus. Truth be told, I’m classic when it comes to nail color (nude or red). BUT, I’m a minority when it comes to runway nail trends. Maybe, it’s just my cruddy nails. >>Go Classic: Expert Manicure Tips on Going Nude However,  wherever I look, there’s someone sporting a unique, luxe & […]

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  • New York Fashion Week Livestream- #NYFW Spring / Summer 2014 Collections

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    Front Row For All!  Watch the runway at home with our New York Fashion Week Livestream, right here on FocusOnStyle. Fashion show looks from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York’s Spring 2014 Collections. EXTENSIVE COVERAGE OF runway shows including Rachel Zoe, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Diane Von Furstenberg, BCBG Max Azria, Michael Kors, Monique Lhuillier, Tadashi Shoji, Rebecca Minkoff and Badgley Mischka. >>DON’T MISS: Our Biggest Trend Report Ever: Fall Fashion Trends from the Runway 2013- New York, London, Milan […]

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  • Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Left: Sid Vicious, 1977. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Dennis Morris - all rights reserved Right: Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), 2011. Vogue, March 2011. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by David Sims.

    Every once in a while f-a-s-h-i-o-n takes itself way too seriously and fails to remember the heart + soul that is the inspiration for its being. There, I have said it. I wanted to love PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. But when you take the grit out of a movement and distance it from its authenticity, what’s left are derivative pieces which, when standing alone, are lost in the vapor that is a hot flash of […]

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