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How to look sexy in a winter dress…

Let’s talk about the kind of confident & sexy that takes you from day to night. I’ll have what she’s having: How to look sexy in a winter dress you ask? Let actress Lake Bell show you the way… In Altuzarra, Lake Bell radiates cool sophistication that’s perfect to take note of for chillier nights out on the town. >>DISCOVER: More Celebrity Inspiration We all love the ease of a dress but sometimes something that appears so simple can get tricky, but [...]

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Dress Up an everyday jacket, from the must-have motorcycle to a basic blazer

Dress Up an everyday jacket, and you too can be red carpet ready in one of your favorite go-to toppers Holiday party season is quickly coming upon us & we might not want to buy a one off outfit. Why not take a spin on something that you can style infinite ways? Let’s take inspiration from what these A+ fashion starts wore to the ‘Mademoiselle C’ premiere recently, both singer Ciara and fashion titan Carine Roitfeld donned their own takes [...]

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Beyond the Fashion Pack: Don’t miss the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit

Follow my blog with Bloglovin See inside the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit ‘From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ at the Brooklyn Museum Hard not to admit that this costume exhibition is close to my heart. Waxing nostalgic, as a Brooklyn native, my mom used to take me to art classes at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s architecturally a gorgeous regal museum that’s a houses an excellent permanent collection of Egyptian art as well as an incredible Rodin collection. And, then there was [...]

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The Ugly Shoe Guide: The comfort shoe trend is going strong! Check out the Birkenstock influence at Celine and more

Fugly to some, chic + cool for the rest! The Birkenstock comfort ugly shoe trend is one Spring 2014 runway highlight to take advantage of this season & the next  It’s all a matter of how you put together this runaround trend. Call it a rerun, but for the moment we’re calling it a homerun where comfort is key. And if you were around the first time, we can only imagine your collective gasp at the thought of the Birkenstock [...]

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Richard turned the table for my take on Parisian Style Tips

A surprise party that Richard threw for me, back in the day!

Most of you know Richard Nahem as our Paris insider. He runs the very successful Parisian style & what to do in Paris blog Eye Prefer Paris when he’s not taking a lucky few around the Marais for one of his personalized walking tours over at Eye Prefer Paris Tours. BUT, I’ve known Richard forever. Way back from a high school spring break trip to Florida kind of forever. We met while sitting it out on a fiberglass bench while [...]

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Want to hide your problem areas? Go tonal with one head-to-toe hue

Want to hide your problem areas? Go tonal with one head-to-toe hue That’s right, wearing separates in matching hues and different silhouettes is not only instantly slimming, but it also shaves loads of time off of thinking about what to wear. And best of all, it also looks instantly chic! >>DISCOVER: Clothes that make you look thinner in seconds… Take a cue from Max Mara’s three office and play ready options (above) as going for one hue doesn’t mean skimping [...]

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Style inspiration beyond fashion

Salomé calling… Hubby & I did a little stroll around the Metroploitan Museum of Art the other night.  The Kid is getting older and he’s not too keen to do every family outing. I walked passed Salomé by Henri Regnault (oil on canvas, 1870) and felt like I stumbled upon an old friend. You see, once upon a time, before my husband, before my son who lost interest in museum visits, I found a kindred spirit in the gypsy Boho allure of this painting. [...]

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What to wear: How about something with rounded shoulders?

A little trend sleuthing diary for y’all… Yeah, yeah, plenty of you go to great lengths at the gym to beef them up but rounded shoulders, when it comes to clothing, it looks oh so right on trend. After we ran our top New York Fashion Week fall trends report  with sculpted forms being one of the biggest standouts, I became obsessed with the look of a more ample rounded shoulder. What was shown in fashion shows would not be in [...]

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Just say BOO!

Wearing clothes that wear you is almost never a good idea. Of course, there’s stage (that’s called a costume), an editorial photo shoot, and a very rare bird who knows how to pull off excess extravagance with flair without looking like the crazy cat lady. But for most, wearing outlandish fashion trends is an invitation to look like a fashion victim, (not very good) drag queen or hooker.  There, I’ve said it! No time better than early Halloween to get [...]

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Do you want the perfect way to dress up jeans? Try classic plaid!

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Cozy and casual chic plaid that’s the perfect way to dress up  jeans Sometimes dressing up is really a spin on what could be dressing down. Truth be told, I love plaid. Especially red plaid. Always have. For me, plaid runs the gambit from my collection of cowgirl chic western shirts to classic American sportswear iterations, like my Geoffrey Beene vintage red plaid coat, pictured left, that I may just pull out and wear again. Aside from [...]

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Everyday Chic: 10 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe for Fall (if you don’t have these key pieces already)

Sharon & I want to help you get a grip on Everyday Can-Do Chic with these 10 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe for Fall… …. and, with continuing trends, you may not even have to add anything new -lucky you! Transitional weather dressing is hitting most of us this time of year and with that in mind we’ve taken a moment on what you can easily do to update your style to stay on trend and look your best. Take inspiration [...]

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Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the Creator of the Stiletto Heel and More

Roger Vivier Paris retrospective

Celebrating Roger Vivier in Paris, the storied creator of covetable footwear for even the most regal of society women, with a new retrospective honoring his legendary career: Richard Nahem, our FocusOnStyle Parisian correspondent, has an admitted fancy for genius shoes as he worked in a family retail shoe business as a teenager selling platform shoes and later on at the Delman Shoe Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in the early 80’s, dispensing shoes to the hautiest of women. Let’s hear what [...]

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Try A New Skirt Length and Update Your Look and Attitude

Try A New Skirt Length, go ahead and challenge yourself, you just might be surprised at the results… Like a good dress, a good skirt can take you quite far sartorially speaking, but unlike a dress you get even more wear as you can mix & match like there’s no tomorrow. And since we all know how easy it is to get mundane with what you already know looks good on you, we thought you might want to consider a [...]

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