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  • Christmas Windows- Bergdorf Goodman’s “Carnival of Animals” is high on dramatic elegance

    From an institution like Bergdorf Goodman you can always expect spectacular holiday windows season after season and 2011’s series of intricate vignettes once again has as us in awe. David Hoey and his team dedicated the past two years to planning, building, perfecting, and collecting antiques for their latest artisanal masterpiece The Carnival of Animals. Each window features a specific material that…

    Published on December 23, 2011
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  • NY Christmas Windows- Sak’s Fifth Avenue Frothy Fabulousness

     Snowflakes and bubbles and gorgeous clothes with a giant Yeti whose footprints also appear inside the store. MORE: Holiday The theme for this year’s whimsical yet elegant holiday windows at Sak’s is Land of the Bubblemakers. Based on “Who Makes The Snow,” a children’s tale by Naresh Ramchandani of the firm Pentagram who also conceived the…

    Published on December 22, 2011
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  • Holiday In New York- Lord and Taylor Christmas Windows 2011

    Retail Remedy: There’s nothing that says  holiday shopping more than the launch of Christmas windows Of all the department holiday windows in New York, Lord & Taylor is a perennial favorite as one of the most classic and heartwarming. This year’s theme being “What is Christmas Made Of?”  The store asked children from Women In…

    Published on November 15, 2011
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  • Lisette Model ‘Reflections’

    On a recent trawl through Chelsea, New York’s art gallery packed westside neighborhood, came the discovery of Bruce Silverstein Gallery’s “Reflections: The Expressionist Origins of Lisette Model,” an inspiring visual retrospective featuring an edited collection of the late artist’s work. Model’s use of reflective layers to combine cityscapes and civilians candidly shuffling about through New York City…

    Published on November 04, 2011
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  • Chris Benz Spring 2012 Fashion Presentation

    Runway Review Snippet… New York's charming prince of color & prints, Chris Benz, showed off his brilliantly quirky ode to fantastical Upper East Side eccentricity on the much talked about male model Andrej Pejic for a dizzying riff on infamous 60's cult icon Candy Darling. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Benz's collection shone alongside many of…

    Published on September 21, 2011
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  • Jil Sander Navy Spring 2012 Fashion Presentation

    Runway Review Snippet… Platform brogues punctuated a youthful, tomboyish and relaxed spirit from an otherwise characteristically utilitarian outing from Jil Sander's secondary line, Jil Sander Navy. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS While knife-pleated skirts and prim blouses made for a bulk of the collection, the real draw to the range came via a subversive and vaguely…

    Published on September 21, 2011
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  • Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Spring 2012 Fashion Presentation

    Consisting of mostly body-conscious mini dresses with graphic cut-outs in an array of electrifying neons, Yigal Azrouel's Cut 25 presentation was somehow able to reach a more relaxed momentum than the kind of party-girl sexy his chosen range of silhouettes might suggest. And that's a good thing as we at FocusOnStyle have seen enough skin-tight…

    Published on September 20, 2011
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  • Yigal Azrouel Spring 2012 Fashion Show

    Runway Review Quick Notes: slits, minimal, backless, 90's, clean, halter necks, maxi skirts, unexpected back slits, drawstring paper bag waists, Drawing on fashion's now long standing fascination with minimalism, for spring 2012 Yigal Azrouel added a subdued downtown elegance to the phenom and made the movement his own via unexpected sexy slits and a judicious…

    Published on September 20, 2011
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  • Naeem Khan Spring 2012 Fashion Show

    Runway Review: Timeless elegance for a woman of any age The master of elegance, Naeem Khan masters his Spring 2012 collection with grace. For absolute dress-up this line can suit a woman from 18-70, something wearable for all ages worn from cocktail parties to the red carpet. And we certainly can look forward to these…

    Published on September 19, 2011
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  • Jen Kao Spring 2012 fashion show

    Runway Review Excerpt: Jen Kao reminds us of the unique creativity that can be toyed with in ready to wear dressing, that light spirit inspires us all to dress well and want to stand out in the crowd. The Spring 2012 collection was my first Jen Kao show, and not to be the last, as I…

    Published on September 19, 2011
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  • DKNY Fall 2011 Runway Review

    New York Fashion Week Highlight: Nice mid-thigh length to elongate the figure and paired with the pop color wide stripes it adds femininity to a menswear feel The Fall 2011 DKNY collection is what all the cool kids on the street will be wearing and feeling comfortably confident in while keeping their edge. Nicely paired…

    Published on September 18, 2011
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  • Michael Kors Spring 2012 Fashion Show, chic and simple animal print jungle

    Runway Review Excerpt: Bravo, with this Michael Kors collection, simplicity still exudes luxury, no matter how long you’ve been trapped in the Amazon!  A luxury private jet filled with women crashes in the Amazon jungle and luckily everyone survives.  When the survivors are found one week later, they are all wearing the Spring 2012 Michael Kors…

    Published on September 18, 2011
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  • Anna Sui Spring 2012

    Runway Review Except: The old world, highly feminine glamour is missing from current fashion trends and Anna Sui smoothly mixes retro + sexy, making you want to pucker up that red pout and blow a kiss to the waving men on the boat deck. The Anna Sui Spring 2012 collection channeled a glamorous 1940’s girl all…

    Published on September 18, 2011
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