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  • How to Wear It- Flashback Big Shoulder Pads Are In, But Are They Right For You?

    Rita Ora wearing Emanuel Ungaro

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Musician Rita Ora makes a case for big shoulder pads in Ungaro, and it worked! Shoulder pads, one of those fads we all said we hoped never to come back, are back… Yes you read right, big shoulder pads have been making a return on runways as of late for a bolder silhouette, that can actually come in handy. What makes these big shoulder pads relevant & modern? >>WEAR THE TREND NOW: How to Wear…

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  • Let’s talk about summer pants! The 5 best pant styles & how to wear them

    An array of summer pants styles & a head's from resort 2014 too!

    Nothing like a wardrobe update by way of some the best summer pants and how to wear them. Get your game on with a plethora of style options from the new crop to full-out sidewalking grazing palazzo. I’ve got you covered on what to wear now and into the next couple of seasons. >> RELATED: The five best trends from resort to wear now   Flare Pants The flare leg pant  has become a workwear staple. Add a higher heel…

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  • Quick summer styling note: The 80s twisted head scarf is back, thank you Fendi!

    Head scarves from the Fendi Resort 2014 collection

    I don’t know about you, well I do when I look back at those retro photos, but many a day/night in the 80’s was spent wearing a twisted head scarf. Or pretty schmatta, if you will. Well, the cute little scarf continues to make a runway comeback. This time, thank you Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld for including the heady styling in the Fendi resort 2014 collection, pictured above.  It’s an easy look to try. My favorite twist is: Hold…

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  • Are you game for vintage style? Try a full 50’s inspired skirt [HINT: It’s all over Cannes]

    Actress Elodie Navarre and Actress Lea Drucker

    I have rule around here about never wearing vintage too literally when it’s a style that YOU wore in its first fashion outing as it seriously dates you… in other words, makes you look o-l-d. So if you watched I Love Lucy in anything other than a rerun, skip this look. But for the rest of us, why not try a midi-length, flippy & full 50’s inspired skirt for some summer dash?   It looks great as an airy summer…

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  • Cannes Do Chic! How to Wear a White Top and Black Bottom for Elegant Accessible Style

    Jessica Miller at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Le Passe" ("The Past") Premiere

    You know how I love Cannes for high fashion inspiration that makes luscious, elegant, and real sense in all of our wardrobes. Join FocusOnStyle as we continue to explore the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease. I’ll Have What She’s Having: A crisp + chic white button down shirt on the red carpet? Absolument, mon cherie. And for real life too, learning how to wear a white top and black bottom is one of the easiest, most flattering…

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  • Cannes Do Chic Red Carpet Elegance + Grace Worth An Inspirational Look

    Cannes red carpet

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Easy, elegant chic red carpet fashion that you wish you saw come out of Hollywood but really can pull off for YOUR next big night out I hope some of you spend the weekend getting your closet organized thanks to yesterday’s tips on How to Clean Out Your Closet and What to Toss for a Business Chic Wardrobe.  I know I will be binging, purging, and editing my closet this weekend when I’m not on…

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  • Splurge! Treat Yourself With Little Fixes For Major Impact


    With a new season comes the perfect time to revamp your wardrobe with little fashion fix splurges! Keep these ideas in mind: After catching up on essential trends with us here at FoS, take a moment each season and scan your options and most importantly, treat yourself to both fill in the holes and update your look instantly with fresh, key pieces & beauty pick-me-ups, like rich red lips as seen in the photo above. And when it comes to you,…

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  • Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Left: Sid Vicious, 1977. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Dennis Morris - all rights reserved Right: Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), 2011. Vogue, March 2011. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by David Sims.

    Every once in a while f-a-s-h-i-o-n takes itself way too seriously and fails to remember the heart + soul that is the inspiration for its being. There, I have said it. I wanted to love PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. But when you take the grit out of a movement and distance it from its authenticity, what’s left are derivative pieces which, when standing alone, are lost in the vapor that is a hot flash of…

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  • Punk Inspiration? Here’s some luxe punk to rev up your look!

    Valentino-Rock-Stud-Punk-Chic-Easy (500x281)

    Once upon a time there was the Rich Hippie Look, now thanks to the Met, the latest fashion oxymoron is the Luxe Punk. Take punk inspiration from Chaos to Couture and try these tough looks on for instant edge, and an easily accessible update that’s daringly fun and always hip The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s much hyped, Punk Inspired costume exhibition which opened yesterday, had us thinking of how punk has inspired fashion so immensely that you can use it your…

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  • Ultimate Spring 2013 Runway Trend Resource Guide: It’s time to review, revive, repeat + wear!

    Spring highlights from Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren, Balenciaga, and Valentino

    Off the catwalks and on to your inspiration, here’s the Spring 2013 Runway Trend Resource Guide to spruce up your style. Fashion Week (you know that “week” is has really become over a month and globally then some) is designed for the trade and shown way in advance for the buying season. Starting with NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, then hitting LONDON FASHION WEEK, over to MILAN FASHION WEEK, and closing with PARIS FASHION WEEK all the major cities produce more than enough of content. While we show you…

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  • Do you want to see the history of lace making? Virtually visit the Lace Museum in Calais, France

    Lace Museum in Calais

    How they make lace… from then to now with an inspiring road-trip uncovering the history of lace With wedding, prom and formal season about to commence, we bring you our very own Parisian ex-pat who set about to uncover the rich history of lace. From styles evocative of the Victorian era to the modern day romance of Kate Middleton’s spectacular lace wedding dress, there’s plenty to take inspiration from for the season ahead. >>MORE: Make lace modern along with these…

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  • Are you looking for something ageless that never goes out of style? Try classic French Chic black + white


    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Classic French chic by way of can’t go wrong black + white I love a trend that is age-appropriate for everyone, has endless mix and matching possibilities, is striking and classic, and never goes out of style. Hard to find? Not when you consider the endless appeal of classic French Chic black and white, the classic tried & true color combo that never gets dated. Look at the inspiring Paris street style ladies pictured here to easily tell that…

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