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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Flared Knit Leggings at Christophe Lemaire Fall 2014


    The cool, quiet confidence Parisian designer Christophe Lemaire evokes each season at both his namesake label and Hermes is often breathtakingly chic, and Fall 2014 saw the designer on trend to boot… We’ve long been fans of Lemaire’s timeless simplicity and refined vision – what’s not to love when a closet constant is so precise in it’s inception that it gives you an instant boost of put-together elegance? >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS So call it a coincidence that his…

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  • Best of Oscar Fashion 2014

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Clean, grown-up elegance hit the red-carpet for can-do Oscar chic to consider this upcoming wedding and formal season… It wasn’t as much as big drama but more of modern elegance when it came to the best of Oscar fashion tonight. Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett went for dusty pales from Prada and Giorgio Armani (respectively) that each had an ode to Grace Kelly allure. Jennifer Lawrence…

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  • I stopped by the new Sarah Jessica Parker SJP shoe store for a sneak peak


    Retail Remedy: It’s time for a day of pretty things! Have you ever had one of those Mercury in retrograde days where the only viable solution to finding joy is, well, SHOES! Yup, and pretty, girly, sexy, feminine shoes like the new Sarah Jessica Parker SJP line that launches exclusively at Nordstrom on February 28. When the tech got tricky, I got going to discover the adorable candy-colored pop-up Sarah Jessica Parker SJP shoe store in SoHo where Sarah Jessica was hosting a private preview…

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  • Growing Older, Staying In Style: Men’s Style Tips for a Fab 50+


    This week’s look back at favorite posts from my 15th Anniversay of FocusOnStyle online takes a look at age-appropriate fashion for guys over 50. Mens’ style– like women’s– shouldn’t have an expiration date, and looking vital, modern, and well, hot, as an approaching boomer and beyond is something that should be accessible for everyone with a little know-how. Have a read at this very favorite post from 2006. The advice is timeless, although the handsome examples are bit older, yet still…

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  • Grammy Gold: Red Carpet Best Dressed with Taylor Swift & Rita Ora

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Infused gold red carpet dressing that makes a best dress case to add metallic to your wardrobe Gold is making a comeback. Great for those who weren’t around in its over schmaltzed up heyday. A warning for those who do remember. It’s not hard to get full-on gold wrong. A few extra accessories, an over designed silhouette and what should be a statement dress that stands on its own becomes a caricature of something that really should…

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  • Sneak ahead with the comfort sneaker shoe trend now at couture too


    Oh, my! Sneakers shown with dress clothes at couture… that’s Chanel haute couture, and not Juicy! The women’s comfort sneaker trend is going strong as just witnessed at the latest Paris couture shows, but do you know how to look chic in comfort shoes and put together? (Rather than the opposite which can be kinda schleppy, to say the least) It’s official, wearing a sneaker in style should no longer be left to the street stars as even Karl Lagerfeld sent a…

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    15 years for FocusOnStyle online… oh, my! For our ongoing anniversary celebration, let’s revisit this 1999 post about a woman who thinks her best friend has an embarrassing wardrobe. Do you think they are still friends? – S.H. Dear Sharon: My best girlfriend and I have a wonderful time together. She is fun, compassionate, and a true friend. Yet, she has the worst taste imaginable in clothing. Whenever we go out, she wears something that is just w-r-o-n-g! I feel completely…

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  • Mountain Upsweeps… Ok, it’s a knit beanie


    It’s a cold snap for sure. As you’re reading this I’m packing up my house out West to head back to New York. Normally, I have a bit of “what is worn in Wyoming, stays in Wyoming” wardrobe. But, not this time. It’s freezing back home as it is in a good part of the country. Record freezing in some parts. Ouch. So, instead of leaving my super-duper warm knit beanies out here, I’m taking them home along with some…

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  • How to be Stylish: 12 Steps to Style


    In recognition of what will be the 15th Anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, (craaaaazy!) I will be spotlighting some of my favorite evergreen, timeless style posts for you take note. Let’s start with this post from 2007 about how to be stylish. Check out the old-school art, EEK… at least its color is THE color of THIS year… Damning dowdy with fashion tips for a wardrobe makeover Hell has no fury than a woman who lost her fashion mojo. Learn the 12 steps…

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  • White Space + Top 2013 Style Tips


    It’s that time of year where my family and I head out to our place in Wyoming. A high-energy ski vacation for them. Seeking the solace in white space for me. Don’t get me wrong, I do my winter sports days but it’s more the peace and tranquility found in the quiet of snow that I love best. The magnificent open vistas and the white space where I find the luxury to reflect, regroup, and renew for the year ahead….

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  • Paris Holiday Windows: Place de la Madeleine and Le Bon Marche


    Paris Holiday Windows that we bet you’ll find inspiring! Join us as we follow our resident expat Richard Nahem through Paris and rejoice in his weekly discoveries from the city of light. From Fauchon’s candy confections to Baccarat’s utter perfection, if there’s not a holiday decorating tip to take away here, at the least you’ll get a taste of festive French Chic without even leaving home… >>MORE: Holiday Style & Paris Holiday Windows Fauchon- The windows of Fauchon on Place de la Madeleine…

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  • Rev up a classic skirt suit for a night out like Julia Roberts

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A simple way to update what you own and turn it into a party outfit We thought you might like a last-minute holiday outfit idea that you can probably pull from your closet right now! In a classic skirt suit (hers is by Givenchy) , Julia Roberts pulls off an easy to do recipe for updating your go-to number for a night out… While a quintessential black skirt suit is often saved for days at the office, Julia…

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