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  • Chloe Baby Fall 2012 Ad Camaign – Stylish Kid’s Clothes


    One look at Chloe’s Fall Baby line had us aching for adult sized versions of the smart goods available for Fall 2012 Even if you haven’t spent much time perusing Focus On Style, it’s not hard to notice that we are die-hard fans of Chloe, the purveyor of ultra-chic Parisian offerings that touch upon both the ultimate in cool and the classic. >>More Luxe than Ever: Luxury Children’s Clothing And while the girls cast in the label’s latest campaign for…

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  • Want It Wednesday – Coach’s Men’s Legacy Briefcase

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    From Coach’s Fall 2012 Men’s Legacy Range comes a bag truly covetable for everyone… A first look at Coach’s range of men’s leather goods for Fall 2012 had us coveting a bulk of the lot while honing in on the updated ‘Legacy’ briefcase. Think of it as a classic unisex take on the heritage bags of today that’s been masterfully crafted with the label’s signature style in mind. >>Find a Bag Now: Shop our curated Bag Guide After-all, a Coach…

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  • Want It Wednesday – The Doctor Bag Is Back – Marni’s New Fall ‘IT’ Bag


    Leave it to Marni to revive the Doctor Frame Bag in a covetable range of options –yes the Doctor’s Bag is back! Known for mining through vintage era’s with a razor-sharp focus on the 60’s and 70’s specifically, Marni is set to release a series of framed bags that are certain to have you hooked… >>Expert Style Advice: Our Best Bags Shopping Guide Sure, they’ve come back in vogue every ten years or so, but what makes Marni’s resurrection of…

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  • MDNA: Madonna’s Cone Bra 2.0, The Costumes, The Show…The Material Girl Still Has It Going On!

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    Feeling sorry for yourself? Need a little boost? What the heck is age-appropriate anyway?  We’ve got the elixir to charge you up! Over 700 costume elements. Six costume changes for the Material Girl  herself.  A costume change for the dancers with each song. Yup, Madonna is back! And, along with comes the iconic cone bra 2.0.  Madonna’s MDNA World Tour opened in Tel Aviv last week and it’s pointing up. First making waves in 1992 with Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour,…

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  • Diamond Jubilee, Schimond Jubilee… the wacky hats are all out!

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    Either from the Queen herself, those worn in her effigy, Royal comings and goings, or the Proud to Be British fun pack, put ’em all in a mixer and you’ve got one freakin’ wacky batch of hats.    Hat’s off to the Queen.. it’s a wacky ride of millinery monstrosities. Have some frivolity before closing your computer for the night…  Crazy hats from the Diamond Jubilee: [nggallery id=107] Photos: Focusonstyle.onsugar

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  • Geek Chic: The Best iPad 3 Keyboard Case is the Logitech iPad 3 keyboard case by Zagg


    Some girls lust for fab shoes. I also lust for tech gear that looks as good as it solves a problem. I’ve been on a hunt for the best iPad 3 keyboard case that was neither bulky, ugly, or had weird squishy keys. Who knew that geek chic would be such a tough call? Honestly, I had no idea how hard it was to find something that didn’t look like it was designed in 1983 by someone wearing a pocket…

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  • Do you dare to wear knee high socks with heels?


     Wear It Wednesday… it’s a dare to pull off socks and shoes. Socks and shoes, no not the way actors had to wear black socks in sexy movie scenes back in the day, but black socks of the off the runway kind. Miuccia Prada started the knee high socks worn with heels trend and championed it. Think of this fashion trend as an alternative to boots in warmer months, just look at the Marni look below.  Outfits pop with neutral…

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  • When In Rome: Flea Market With Vintage Gucci, Fendi, Valentino, Chanel and more


    It’s big designer names, names, names made even more enticing under the flea market tarp! The city of Rome is truly a living architectural museum, but where do all the old fashion relics go? A good chunk can be found on the right Sunday at the Borghetto Flaminio market. While Porta Portese is the more widely known flea market in Rome, for me, it’s  a crowded and huge mass of junky new items and a few stalls of ratted up old fur. It’s been known that if…

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  • When In Rome- Cinecittà Shows Off Classic Italian Cinema At Its Best

    La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini follows a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome played by Marcello Mastroianni

     I’ve always been fascinated by classic Italian cinema and the genius of Federico Fellini. Who knows how that infatuation plays through the tapestry of my life but through the years, I have visited Rome so many times yet never had the opportunity to tour Cinecittà Studios until this trip. What an enthralling opportunity it is! Particularly since Cinecittà Shows Off! Just standing in the extraordinary Fellini soundstage at Cinecittà, Teatro 5, makes you want to draw on eyeliner, find a black bustier and purr “Marceeeeello,” in…

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  • Prints Please! Here’s How Camilla Belle Wears The New Floral Dress In Style


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A floral dress that looks fresh and neither old lady or juvenile Try our expert style tips, on how to wear a floral dress with easy, fuss-free style. Camilla Belle’s sexy floral Prada dress gave flower power an entirely new spin at last week’s Chanel dinner for the Tribeca Film Festival. I think one you should consider toying with on your own… >>Learn how to Make a Big Impact in Small Prints No shrinking violet, Belle’s floral number…

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  • $250 JEWELRY GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY: Gemvara- Customize Jewelry To Get Get the Rock Without the Fuss


    Win this: Just in time for Mothers Day…. let mom (or you) customize jewelry with our gift certificate giveaway chance, just for joining the FocusOnStyle newsletter! We’ve got a $250 Gemvara gift card  to give out. All you have to do is join our newsletter and like us on Facebook between now and Friday, May 11 (Midnight EST) and we will select one lucky winner at random! I am jonesing for the Naked Emerald Triple Ring with Emerald-Cut Black Onyx, pictured above, but it’s…

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  • Fabulous Friday- Find a Classic Bag Like This One From Balenciaga


    While its double-digit price tag may stop you at hello, there’s no denying the simple sophistication and beauty that this luxury timeless classic bag from Balenciaga boasts, making it the kind of bag to keep your eye out for this season. Why? Besides its irresistible bordeaux hue, its equestrian inspired details and restrained use of hardware, its signature zipper pulls and tricks lend it a chic yet subtle strength. Not too large, not trendy and age-appropriate for any age, imagine it with just about anything, anytime. >>A…

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