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  • How to wear anything: Top 5 style maxims to tweak your chic


    Discover your inner Carrie, if you must.Did you ever notice how some women can barely pull off wearing a pair of jeans and a T-shirt without looking like they are about to clean out the garage? While there are others who are the masters of the craziest, most way out combination that always seems to work on them?From the character Carrie in “Sex and the City” to fashion impresario Anna Piaggi, pictured here, the Italian fashion writer and style icon…

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: Man-Tailored Jackets in the way Ines de la Fressange works them

    Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 - Chanel

    Oh la la… I’m shooting another segment for the C’es Chic Crash Course and so much is going on here on FoS. It’s a triple threat for this week’s Summer Spotlight of Ageless Style + highlights  from FocusOnStyle’s Best of 15th Anniversary online, PLUS, Day Three of the three-part FoS series Ageless, Age-Appropriate French Chic At A Certain Age. Master this style: How to pull off classic man-tailored  jacket like Ines de la Fressange’s tuxedo and school boy looks Wearing a jacket can…

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  • Rethink what you have: What they wore to couture & how you can get the look

    Ines de La Fressange Street Style

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Everyday French Chic Style with confidence & poise… oh right, it’s what “they” were wearing at Paris Couture Fashion Week Today’s post is more about the confidence in style from within you that creates the illusion  of something even more spectaluar that any couture garmet on the runway. For me, it’s the new definition of chic that I want you to understand and master. Let’s see how you can do it, because YOU can. And, I bet…

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  • Summer Chic Noir- Black Never Boring or Basic When You Style It Like a City Girl

    Summer Chic Noir

    There’s something about black. Maybe I started to be a fan because I’m a native New Yorker and the perennial color du jour is chic + never faltering black. It’s the one color that has that cool edge besides being the glue to almost everything else you own, and says I’ve arrived rather than where am I going. Try that mint green, why don’t you? I’m not talking about dour and dreary funereal black that washes you out. But the dynamic and…

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  • Here’s how to wear the high waist bikini: High waisted bathing suits- not old lady anymore

    High waist bathing suits seen at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014. Cutout by BCBGeneration, unmatched by Poko Pano, prints by Mara Hoffman Swim

    As we look back at stories packed with timeless style advice for FocusOnStyle’s 15th Anniversary,  we’ve taken into account that beach season is around the corner – so what are you going to wear? As gorgeous and as in impeccable shape that you may be, we all know the pressure one feels when looking to find the best swimsuit for their bodies so be sure to take note of one of the season’s top bathing suit trends with a little…

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  • Ageless Style: Easy does it classic white separates by way of Monica Bellucci and Carole Bouquet

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Something that’s probably in your closet right now. Some of you are asking for more age-appropriate style tips, along with how to wear it stylist advice from pieces that are already in your wardrobe. Continuing our series of the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease, let’s look at  Monica Bellucci and Carole Bouquet, two of Europe’s loveliest actresses for gorgeous, Ageless Style inspiration. > Note: This story is chock full of related style tips. Don’t forget…

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  • Pleasingly Pleated


    I’m not always a fan of “big” dresses, and glittery shoes typically look a few seasons back for me. But put it altogether on Marion Cotillard and the result is sublime. Styled by the wrong hands, a plisse pleated dress like this can be overwhelming. But the simplicity and ease of Cotillard’s hair, makeup, and confidence make this Dior Haute Couture look stellar. Another lesson learned in that it’s not what you wear but how you wear it.  More from the…

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  • Cannes Do Chic: Who needs heels? A shoe alternative you should try for summer evenings out


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A smart evening shoe alternative for when you want to dress up? They’re out there… You’ll never guess what kind of shoes Ines De La Fressange (above) is wearing under that sensational dress, but you’ll want to wear them… No, not heels. Flats! Today’s installment of our series of the best of Cannes Do Chic see’s two utterly glamorous actresses walking the red carpet in something many of you may not consider for evenings out. But with inspiration from…

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  • Cannes Do Chic: The one item every woman should own

    Alexia Niedzielski and Sarah Gadon

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Take it from the chic set at Cannes, a classic white blouse will easily anchor your bold pieces or create an instant shirt dress Today’s installment of our series of the best of Cannes Do Chic has a wardrobe stable making a stellar appearance at the photocalls and red carpets of the Cannes Film Festival, the celebrity event where we see things that WE can actually wear! Hooray! How can something so simple look so great? Well, isn’t that…

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  • Cannes Do Chic: How to modernize a full skirt flare dress a la Chiara Mastroianni


    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A classic flare dress that looks fresh and modern From our series of the  best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease… I love a flare dress. Chiara Mastroianni’s (daughter of Catherine Deneauve and Marcello Mastroianni) nonchalent edge modernizes her 50’s silhouette flare dress from Dior. The cut boasts a certain timeless grown-up sophistication that works so well with both a curvy figure and for those looking to create a curvy figure. But,…

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  • Cannes Do Chic: Can’t beat a timeless crisp blue shirt a la Sofia Coppola

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    It’s that time again… my favorite red carpet. The one where everyone looks so pulled together, so classic, so Cannes Do Chic (click on that for past coverage)! Yup, it’s the Cannes Film Festival so let’s get our style sparks going with some inspirational I’ll Have What She’s Having starting with Sophia Coppola‘s crisp blue shirt. When you’re looking for a simple, chic, ageless, and E.A.S.Y. way to get out of the house for running around town, the office, or even a film festival…

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  • Puma knocked itself off and I want in!

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    Shoe Alert: A couple of summers ago, I bought a pair of Puma by Hussein Chalayan Black Label open toe wedge bootie platform net sneakers. Let’s break that down. I have never been a fan of open toe booties, most hybrid sneakers, and net shoes, well… BUT, I loved these shoes. Wore them to death as they were one of the most comfortable summer shoes ever that seemed to work with just about everything in my closet. You can tell…

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