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  • Age-Appropriate Everyday Chic via Susan Sarandon’s Fierce Oxford Flats

    Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon attend Tribeca Talks Directors Series during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Pretty, polished, and casual at any age. We all get so wrapped up on the fantasy of fabulous sometimes that we tend to forget the simple casual style that most of us wear on a daily basis. For that very reason of  feigning “senior moments” on everyday style does that core easy part of our wardrobe get forgotten, particularly when looking polished, modern and age-appropriate fashion is on the menu.   Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan…

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  • A White Shirt Dress Is So Chic and You Won’t Look Like A Nurse, See LeeLee Sobieski

    LeeLee Sobieski in a long Jil Sander white shirtdress

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The white clothing fashion trend continues with a dose of celebrity style as Leelee Sobieski wears a fantastic white shirt dress by Jil Sander to The Tribeca Film Festival Raf Simons last few seasons at Jil Sander saw the designer taking cues from Yves Saint Laurent met with Isaac Mizrahi & Bill Blass’ iconic American subversions of classic YSL shapes much like the dramatic, all-white Jil Sander dress actress Leelee Sobieski wore at the Tribeca Film Festival recently. >> How to clean that…

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  • Revisit In the Details: Fresh Spring Ideas at New York Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss


    From Michael Kors graphic contrasting animalier patchworks to a witty anchor inspired update to the house logo at Bill Blass, some of our favorite ideas from New York Fashion Week for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss at first glance. Here’s a look back at some of the clever details that caught our eye. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Anna Sui (and above) Sui took the season’s fascination with prints to a new level with this Beardsley inspired hard suitcase cleverly…

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  • New York Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways

    Proenza Schouler F/W 2012

    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 fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen this week with runway reviews, fashion show coverage, backstage beauty, and…

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  • Take the Catwalk Home- What you can expect in Home Trends next fall

    The BCBG runway and some home inspiration by way of the Ampersand Color Block Duvet set.

    Use fashion show inspiration to style your home!  New York Fashion Week just ended but don’t be surprised if what you saw on the Fall 2012 / Winter 2013 fashion runways ends up as inspiration in your home style. READ: Color Chic, How To Add Color To Your Home Or consider looking at the future fashion trends to think about how YOU can get the look in your home right now. Colorblock Adds PunchBCBG Max Azria‘s color block rollover from their spring collection will…

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  • Norma Kamali OMO & Kamali Kulture Fall 2012 Presentation

    Norma Kamali OMO fw 12

    As long time fans of Norma Kamali’s ever-expanding namesake fashion line the first thing that comes to mind when perusing her latest offering for Fall 2012 is that Kamali just may well be one of America’s most consistent designers around ever. Never one to cater to trends or experiment for experiments sake, she has continually delivered well made finery with an utterly universal, timeless appeal and as the saying goes ‘if it ain’t broke, why fix it?’ rang true for…

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  • Badgley Mischka Fall 2012 Runway

    Badgley Mischka F/W 2012

    From Hollywood’s go-to duo for red carpet worthy looks with a thoroughly modern attitude comes another collection full of camera ready gala gowns that are certain to delight critics & audiences alike. Inspiration from Badgley Mischka: “For Fall 2012, we were inspired by the German Impressionist film,’Metropolis.’  The light, angles and geometry of the film’s imaginary cityscapes are reflected in the collection’s mood, silhouette and embroideries.” >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Photo gallery of the Badgley Mischka Fall 2012 Collection: [nggallery…

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  • Ralph Lauren Collection Fall 2012 Runway

    While Ralph Lauren may not be one you turn to when looking for collections that reinvent the wheel per say, he does remain America’s finest at envisioning the kind of sportswear that helped the U.S become a major player in the fashion arena by offering something once never seen before -true American sportswear. And judging by his latest outing, he’s picked up on the craze that hit television show Downtown Abbey has brought to the sartorial forefront by revisiting some…

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  • Michael Kors Fall 2012 Runway Review


    Runway Review: Women of a certain age will have no problem finding plenty of modern, sophisticated glamour Another Michael Kors collection exuding American luxury hits the runway; this time it is dressed as fall 2012, and not a single detail of opulence has been overlooked.  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS  Plush cashmere sweaters, soft brushed wools, sequins, leather, and more fur than you can find backcountry. Fur was a major statement, and not shearling, but long hair furs with shine and…

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  • Everyday Hair With The Right Amount of Attitude at Proenza Schouler

    Proenza Schouler F/W 2012

    Backstage Beauty Notes: For Proenza Schouler’s Fall 2012 outing hair was kept simple and fuss-free for a look that played on each model’s individual style while maintaining the label’s cool cult status with styles that weren’t too polished or precious. The team behind one of New York’s top collections has a few tips for you to keep in mind when going au natural: Inspiration:For stylist Paul Hanlon, less was definitely more when it came to the look of the Proenza…

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  • Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012 Runway Review


    Runway Review: Body conscious, well-tailored and asymmetric dresses with expert seaming and unusual folding and pleating are what really draw my attention to this collection… The fall 2012 Narciso Rodriguez collection was a seamless continuation of what we saw in pre-fall with structured outerwear, oversized and voluminous silhouettes, asymmetrical draping and folding, seaming, and color blocking. Very true to it’s identity, the perfectly tailored, clean line is a home run.  The warm chestnut browns and smoky greys were kicked up with saturated…

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  • Custo Barcelona Fall 2012 Runway Review


    Runway Review: Wild yet wearable, Custo sticks to its style roots and remains the collection to push your fashion boundaries The fall 2012 Custo Barcelona collection takes the brand’s iconic textures, psychedelic colors and prints, and one of a kind designs to a new roughed up and tough level. At the same time it comes off as one of the most wearable, wild collections that I can recall. Lots of raw edges, pieced mixed fabrications that appear torn, zippers and…

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