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  • Cheap Chic Alert: Over the Top Fashionistas Anna Dello Russo and Iris Apfel have lines coming to a mall near you


    Honestly, I applaud anyone who takes a risk in fashion and pulls it off with unfettered style and grace, Particularly, when their everyday outfits border flamboyant costumes, AND the wearers are no spring chickens as they say back in Brooklyn.  >> SHOP: Accessories Guides In what will probably be a heart-pounding, fanatical fashion frenzy for the young personal style blogger set and, perhaps, a nod to pull the best of the lots for everyone else, YOU can get a cheap chic…

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  • Fancy Pants Street Chic Sneakers with Roman Style

    Isabel Marant Willow Sneakers in beige or black at myTheresa

    Shhhh, I’ve been sneaking around and got a taste of  stylish street chic sneakers, Roman style. Honestly, I’m not a sneaker person. Never was. Being neither Amazonian tall and muscularly lissome, nor the proverbial fleshy tourist, sneakers just never found a spot in my life outside of the gym or a mountain trail. >> SHOP: Newest Stylish Sneakers Fast forward to a vacation in Rome and a sudden weather change and all those otherwise spring shoes just wouldn’t cut it in an…

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  • Dita Von Teese Shows You How To Make A Big Impact In Small Prints at Coachella


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: On trend all-over small prints easy on the eye, big on style… Attendees high & low at this year’s Coachella music festival worked quite a few enviable looks that are certain to keep the blogosphere abuzz including the always on par Dita Von Teese, who, as expected , forego rocker grunge for elegance. That’s why we look at her for today’s example of how to wear small prints, with big style. >> RELATED: How to wear…

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  • Must-Have – Roberto Cavalli “Wild Diva” Special Edition Wacky Sunglasses


    With slightly kooky, eccentric, even wacky sunglasses all the rage, Roberto Cavalli’s limited edition Spring 2012 sunglasses bring a whole new meaning to the term ‘oversized.’ While placing a heavy emphasis on the browline with a retro minded shape tricked out with juxtaposing skins in ultra rich, deluxe hues, these designer glasses certainly are statement-making. >> SHOP: Sunglasses Shopping Guide ‘An earthly paradise populated by creatures of fantasy…the Eden of femininity…my creativity is expressed through clothes which make the Cavalli woman a…

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  • Celebrity Festival Style – Kate Bosworth in Isabel Marant


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Western Chic With a Dollop of Cool Rocker Edge This year’s Coachella music festival seems as if it’s sartorially minded revelers sense of style is more center stage than that of the bands in the line-up… Just take a look at the always on cue Kate Bosworth in Isabel Marant, looking tres chic western with a cool dose of deshabille met with a studied hand at mixing modes for a sexy take on rocker chic and the perfect example…

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  • White Clothing Care Tips- You Don’t Have To Marry the Drycleaner (if you don’t want too)

    White denim and leather jacket at Shopbop

    White Day at FocusOnStyle continues! The white clothing trend is certainly gorgeous with the likes of earlier posts about Acne and Comme des Garcons all seeing the white of day this spring. But if you are like me, you’ll be questioning how much wear you will really get out of the big ticket items when keeping white clean and pristine can be an issue. We’ve talked about how to remove yucky yellow deodorant stains– if only I could spritz on that…

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  • Freida Pinto Can Make Anything Look Tasteful – Find Out How


    While we love just about anything Miuccia Prada creates (her Spring 2012 collection included), we have to admit that sometimes, while intriguing, her ideas can seem hard to imagine in playing a role in real life. Although this season with its retro Italian glamor, wicked hot-rod motifs and red-hot flame prints seemed a tad bit tricky although wholly covetable, served as no exception as it dangerously teetered on the good taste divide with its decadent juxtaposition of references high & low. >>More: Prada But then…

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  • Want It Wednesday – Isabel Marant Limited Edition Watch


    Leave it to Isabel Marant to make one covetable, must-have watch – a limited edition timepiece with 50 produced, is sure to be a collector’s item for the many devout fans of the French designer. >>More: Isabel Marant Inspired by her father, the watch boasts a timeless sophistication that’s certain to appeal to those looking for that certain indiscriminate sense of Parisian cool and will be available at her NYC & Paris locations. Set your alarms, these won’t be around for…

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  • Ladylike Leather & Lace- Gia Coppola Makes It Work in Valentino


    Take a cue from Gia Coppola’s fresh ladylike take on the classic juxtaposition of leather & lace and make it work for you: Known for her strikingly girly take on deluxe classics, last week Gia Coppola turned heads in a fiery red Valentino leather and lace combo that spoke volumes on the sophistication leather has taken hold of over the past few seasons. >>More: Valentino Imagined in virtually every iteration possible, leather is one key trend that remains at the top…

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  • The color PINK- a trend shade that even the most ardent pink hater (like me) will love

    Pinks, from left to right: Michael Kors, Tory Burch, H&M Design Award, BCBGMaxAria

    Full disclosure: Pale pinks excessively worn on a grown-up woman makes my skin crawl. There, I’ve said it. There has always been something about a woman of a certain age (post student years in this case) drowning in otherwise wimpy goo-goo-gaga colors that just sucks the va-va-voom out of her style and her presence. But take that same hue and amp up the volume and you have got one VERY hot color palette that is worthy of a second look….

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  • TOMS Style Your Sole shoes for a perfect kid for kid party


    Everyone likes a little DIY creativity in their life… Creating something uniquely hand-painted with the added benefit of helping children in need is the best win-win all around. Add the chronic mommy issue of trying to come up with a special idea for the next children’s birthday party and I’ve got the perfect party solution -kids helping kids. >> RELATED: Shoe Shopping Guides To celebrate the TOMS Summer 2012 Collection, I was invited to the brand’s Style Your Sole party. I…

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  • More from Your Maxi- Lily Collins Modern Maxi Dress


    Lily Collins updates the idea of a summer maxi dress… While the idea of wearing a printed maxi dress seems like nothing new and quite uninspiring to say the least, actress Lily Collins brought a new lease on the languid looking, enviable comfort inducing maxi last week in Peter Som. >> RELATED: How to wear a maxi skirt The dress’ hybrid capelet shape lent the piece’s faded digital print a sophisticated and even unexpected dose of elegance while keeping the…

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