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

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    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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  • Stylist Advice: You can do this! Audrey Tautou’s easy fitting pants and a girly blouse for French chic élan

    Loooove the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored pants. It's the unexpected hit of French chic that you can add to your wardrobe.

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A lively masculine/feminine French chic mix that hits smart notes by way of a soft blouse and tailored, easy fitting pants We should really call this post, “mix this DON’T match that” as  it’s the unexpected combination that works so well. Love the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored pants spotted on French actress Audrey Tautou. It’s the unexpected hit of French chic élan that you can add to your wardrobe. Pairing something frilly…

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  • FRENCH CHIC SHIRT LESSON 101: A classic white shirt balances a vivid print a la Leïla Bekhti

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  What to wear with a bold print skirt? A white shirt, of course, is oh soooo French Chic! Leïla Bekhti, the French actress, knows that the best compliment to something bold and bright is palette cleansing clean, classic, and crisp starkness by way of a perfect shirt. >> MORE from the French Riviera: Cannes Do Chic Let’s review the styling finesse of the bold “Renaissance painting” print Carven skater skirt  from last fall that she wore  at Cannes the other…

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  • French Chic Shoe Lesson 101: Red shoes pops a simple LBD, a la Berenice Bejo

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      I’ll Have What She’s Having: The right, bright shoe with a classic LBD is oh soooo French Chic! Less is more when the elements are right in this French Chic Shoe Lesson 101. Berenice Bejo, of the The Artist fame, totally gets it when it comes to adding a bit of personalization and pizzazz to a LBD. Just look at her pictured here, earlier at a photocall at the Cannes Film Festival. Truth be told: This is my favorite red…

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

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     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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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