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  • Paris Fashion Week Spring 2011, Spring’s BonBon That One Must Savor

    Runway Review: The Best of Paris Fashion Week for Spring 2011 from Celine, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Rochas, Carven. We’re always amazed at the way a French woman savors a bonbon… like a special treat that you want to linger and thoughtfully and slowly digest on your palette. That’s exactly how we feel about Paris…

    Published on October 19, 2010
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  • Art Exhibition in Paris- Vincent Gagliostro Case Installation Opening

    An art show not to miss in Paris. Without exception, Vincent Gagliostro has been a multi-talented fine artist as well as coveted, award winning art director and friend. It was at Vincent's coaxing that I started my career as a fashion stylist. He is also the art director responsible for the current FocusOnStyle.com. It is…

    Published on October 18, 2010
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  • French Chic Beauty Goes Avant Garde for Paris Fashion Week

    It's that time of the year again in Paris when fashion hits the runways and fashion is more in the forefront than usual.Runway beauty can be very different than woman on the street beauty, particularly during Paris Fashion Week – Spring 2011. However, in all of it attention-getting extremes, there are nuances for you think…

    Published on October 07, 2010
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  • Printemps Paris Store Windows Love New York, Mr. Brainwash Style

    Retail Remedy: While we are obsessing about Paris Fashion Week, Primtemps is in LOVE with New York! The grass is always greener on the other side of a trans-Atlantic flight…Here I am living in Paris and fending off questions about the Paris Fashion Week and the Parisain department store Printemps loves New York, my former…

    Published on October 06, 2010
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  • Fashion Week Roundup- Best of Milan, Spring 2011

    Naveed Hussain is taking Milan in to consideration and here are some of his thoughts on the brightest and boldest in Italian fashion for spring 2011. –S.H.From Milan, don’t expect studies on conservative minimalism, yet relish in the talent of some of the city’s major talents & their bravado when it comes to going for…

    Published on October 01, 2010
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  • Fashion Week Roundup- Best of London, Spring 2011

    Naveed Hussain takes us a view of Spring, 2011 quirkier and energetic London style hot off the catwalks. — S.H.At the London shows you can always expect a generous helping of ingenuity & energy and many of our favorites did not disappoint for Spring 2011.They made a strong case on the need for new with…

    Published on September 30, 2010
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  • Fashion Week Roundup- Best of New York, Spring 2011

    Naveed Hussain has been taking a breathe and pondering New York Fashion Week- not as piece by piece show, but what stood out above the NYFW fray and complexities of the week. — S.H.We’ve been doing a lot of whining at the pace and scale of fashion in this day and age of globalism and…

    Published on September 29, 2010
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  • David Elfin Spring 2011 Fashion Show, New York and Madrid is Crisp, Clean and Modern

    Davidelfin cuts a mean pattern…And sticks to his guns too! The Spanish designer who shows both at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York and then at Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week is true to his architectural and somewhat austere design aesthetic. Davidelfin’s fine modern classic tailoring is best appreciated up close.Particularly in New York, where floaty fabrics…

    Published on September 29, 2010
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  • Wacky Fantasy Nail Art Has Its Own Olympics

    Odd but True: Nailympics 2010, the global ‘Olympic Games of fake nails… in Britain, of course!Gotta love these talons… The British love bizarre contests but they’ve all scrathed the surface until this one that digs deep!I’ve seem some crazy, freaky long nails in my time, mostly on my old bank teller. Come to think of…

    Published on September 28, 2010
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  • Odd Molly- Spring 2011 Fashion Show for Sexy and Sweet Boudoir Femininity

    Runway Review: The sexy and sweet boudoir look is so fun for spring, and especially in these soft champagne and rose colors Playing up the feminine side of dressing has been a key feature at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the young line Odd Molly certainly wasn’t going to take a backseat in that department. Odd…

    Published on September 22, 2010
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