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  • Home Style Week! Color Chic- How To Add Color To Your Life- Home, Fashion, and Beauty Tips


    Make this a double header! This week’s summer spotlight is all about home style, and let’s take a look at this episode of FocusOnStyle Talk Radio to celebrate FoS’s 15th Anniversary online. Enjoy! Sharon & Brad open up their homes and share style tips to make color work in your life in a very chic way From runway to your home… adding bold moves of color can be the perfect dramatic change to take you from drab to fab! Before…

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  • Ageless Style Week- Why dressing age-appropriate is usually bunch of malarky and looking ageless is genius

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    This week’s Summer Spotlight is Ageless Style… I’ll Have What She’s Having: What the heck is dressing age-appropriate anyway when Ageless Glamour rocks it out of the house! Have you seen Sandra Bullock, Christie Brinkley, Raquel Welch lately? Really, they are hard to miss. Sandra Bullock is 49 and promoting Gravity, something she is surely defeating. Christie Brinkley is on the talk show circuit for “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful.” She is beautiful and 59. Heidi Klum (not too bad…

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  • My Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding Recipe


    Food! Yup, we’re talking about yumminess today.  Ok, so what does this have to do with style? A lot. Style is where you find inspiration. Even if it’s what you eat the first thing in the morning. Or, think about serving as a treat– a topping of chocolate shavings and mint leaves anyone? It’s the little goodies that make the big picture that much easier. I have so many exciting and focus driven things on my plate (yes, the pun was…

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  • Don’t feel defeated by menopause: Look Great At Any Age, A Timeless Approach To Elegance

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    Happy Saturday! For this week’s 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online post, let’s help this reader save her style as her body is changing with age becasue with the right style intervension, we can all look great at any age. –S.H. Menopause and Beyond Fashion Tips How to achieve style that only gets better over time… Dear Sharon: Help, I look frumpy all the time! At 53 years old, I’m almost through “the Big M”. I,  like many of us, used…

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  • American Cool: What is cool to you?

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    What is American Cool? One of the highlights from our family trip to Washington, D.C. this weekend was taking in the “American Cool” exhibition of 100 People Who Define Cool in Arresting Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. It’s a collection of 100 photos that go deep into the soul of those who posess that certain edge. In this selfie world of “duck lips” and “signature poses” we often lose the spontainaity that comes with honestly capturing oneself as these photos of…

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  • Introducing the Daily StyleWORD: Motivational Style Tips, Fashion Quotes + Affirmations For Image Boosting Greatness!


    How about a daily style tip, fashion quote, motivational boost of encouragement, or alluring affirmation to kick start your day? Pretty good, I say. With that, I present the Daily StyleWORD, and there’s a hashtag for it too (#styleword). A collection of good morning boosts to rev you up, share on Pinterest, reTweet or Facebook like. You name it. Share it with those you think will benefit, or keep it to yourself. But act on it. Ponder it. Revel in…

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  • Yup, there’s a museum for IT bags in Amsterdam!


    I honestly don’t remember the Hendrikje Museum for Bags and Purses when I was in Amsterdam because I would have made a bee line towards it right after the Rijksmuseum. Lucky for us, Richard Nahem paid the handbag museum a visit and brought back plenty of photos to share. What I do remember is a visit up to the Judith Leiber showroom to repair a bag of mine way back when. It was a black circle suede shoulder bag with passimenterie and the grommet…

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  • What’s the best vintage clothing to buy? Get insider advice from Cameron Silver, the ultimate vintage connoisseur !


    We all love a good piece of vintage around here. As a matter of fact, having the opportunity to chat with Cameron Silver, the ultimate vintage clothing connoisseur, owner of the super fabulous Decades boutique (you’ve seen the luxe loves on many a red carpet, and the star of Bravo’s ‘Dukes of Melrose‘ reality TV show) has me thinking. Thinking of some forgotten vintage finds in my closet. Timeless pieces that I want to start revisiting, like a YSL smoking suit, a…

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  • Four stylish lightweight jackets you should own and never get tired of

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    Take four stylish spring jackets and what do you have? A closet ready for the season ahead, and the season after that, and after… Lighten up, it’s time for spring jackets (finally!). Try these 4 classic styles that you may even already have in your closet – we know we do. The Trench- A classic trench for an easy anecdote to mastering French Chic in a minute will instantly refresh your look in the most polished way, no matter what…

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  • 5 New Spring 2014 trends to update your look now


    5 New Spring 2014 trends we’ve edited with you in mind to get you started for the season ahead in style… Are you ready to ditch those cumbersome layers and say hello to some much needed sunshine? We sure are! After a long, dramatic winter season we’re more than excited to see the first weeks of spring upon us so what better way to celebrate the delightful change in weather with a few easy trends that will instantly update you?…

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  • You really want to see this Dries Van Noten Paris Exhibition

    First look at this Dries Van Noten Paris celebratory exhibition had me cheering for the designer’s novel approach to mixing bold prints, vivid colors, ethnic references and plays with textiles in ways that are fiercely modern. Let’s see what Richard saw. –S.H. I went to see the newly launched Dries Van Noten exhibition last Thursday with a friend visiting from out of town who is into fashion (and who comes once a year to Paris to buy her clothes), so…
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