Retail Remedy: A homage to the stylish women of Paris Who better than French style icon Inès de la Fressange to be the ambassador for La Parisienne? That’s the event at Galeries Lafayette department store to promote the stylish, urban women of Paris. Inès de la Fressange is a former top model, a muse to Karl Lagerfeld, and once the visage of Marianne, the national emblem of France. More recently she is also had a successful career as a designer, […]
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A message from Brad Boles: RHONYC gossip IS about to start again! Set your TV to fun, it could be a bumpy night with tonight's season premiere…I love all the hats that I wear. Of course you've come to know me as being the contributing editor at large here at FocusOnStyle, my home away from home that brings you all the hot trends as well as practical day-to-day style, beauty, and fashion advice.There's the how-to tips and Impromptu Madness style […]
I'm barefoot as I type… well, I usually am whilst at the computer for long hours, but that's my choice.Millions of children around the world grow up without shoes, at risk of infection and disease. Today, TOMS Shoes nudges the world to go without shoes with its annual One Day Without Shoes event to raise awareness of the impact of not having shoes to wear plays on a child's life.
Kate Middleton Is Major on Polished, Professional Fashion Style. I'll Have What She's Having: Timeless & ageless elegance that's neither stuffy nor trendy. For me, looking professional and chic always involves a bit of timeless elegance… the kind of style that looks great in photos that are a few years old, or from just last week.KATE MIDDLETON embodies that kind of fresh, timeless chic that is always appropriate, yet still full of verve and modern style.I cannot think of anyone […]
Listen, we've all been there as the one with the cheapie umbrella from the street vendor that implodes with every gust of wind. Practical in a pinch–sort of– but it does nothing for your style.Every once in awhile we should all invest in more stylish, if not fun looking umbrella to lift our spirits on a crummy day and look a whole lot better for it. Black may be best, but if you tzuj up your look, why not try […]
You all must know that I cannot possibly imagine living in a home without the benefit of having something beautiful to look at and inspire by way of its furniture. For me, in particular, the chair can take so many artistic and creative forms that I wish I could collect as many as my other obsession- shoes and boots!>>MORE: Home StyleI've almost run out of any possible space to add another "interesting" chair in our loft, so I've come to […]
Fashion Archeology: We thought you’d like to dig deep into our careers and share some fab magazine covers that Brad & I worked on together! Brad Boles and I met a million years ago when I was just starting out as a stylist– fresh from a month on location in Saint Marteen for a sportswear campaign. A model had told me that Brad was looking for a stylist to work with on some covers he was doing for VOGUE Mexico […]
Fashion Tips: What to wear and still look professional when having dinner with a client We found a lost episode! Ok, you figured out what to wear to a job interview and now you have the job. No time better than the present to help you dress for an important business dinner. Sometimes, it’s easier to be casual and trendy but when it comes to hitting the mark and still looking fashionable, stylish AND professional, it can be difficult. You […]
I’ll Have What She’s Having: A true movie star, a fashion icon, and a tireless activist to raise AIDS awareness As we grow older, we hold close the memories– or visual snapshots– of our youth and coming of age. Through all the celebrity gossip, a dark suntan, big boobs, tremendous jewels, flashy outfits and many husbands, what I remember first about Elizabeth Taylor is her devotion to her family, pets, and to raising AIDS awareness. Then there was her fashion […]
Home Style: Inventive table settings to make any dinner party a special event! Okay, you've got the fancy tablewear, have a menu planned but need something extra special to make your dinner party unforgetable.Look no further than DIFFA's Dining By Design 2011, held this past weekend in New York held in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show– another treat for the home design senses.The DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) annual spring event brings together some the most […]
I love a good flea market for its unexpectedness and odd one-of-a-kind items. I've picked up some incredible vintage finds from Paris to New York, and many dusty points in between. So when I heard that Curvy Fashionista Marie Denee had some super tips by way of Strim Vintage Designer, Wendy Mirts on how to shop a huge flea market, like the one in Pasedena, I had to have her share her tips with you! Marie Denee one of the […]
Poll Finds Women Own (MERELY) 17 Pairs of Shoes… are they "fashion" women? Where is your inner Imelda, ladies?Don't get me wrong, I completely have respect for bag people. But the idea of of changing my handbag every 5 minutes never really thrilled me.However, in full disclosure, I do own a lot bags and some very "good' ones. Yet, it's still not my thing.BUT, can we talk shoes?!Maybe it's from having big feet and I feel a need to compensate. […]