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  • Big Love Cartier Style As It Expands Its Iconic Jewelry Collection

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    Cartier Love Collection 2010: There's no doubt that I have been in love with LOVE for a long while. No, not the kind of emotional love that first comes to mind… this is a style site afterall. What I am referring to is the iconic modernity that comes in the red Cartier box, preferably with an engraved notecard attached.Cartier's Love affair first began in the 1970's with the yellow gold flat bangle designed by Aldo Cipullo. Punctuated with screws, the […]

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  • Behind the Scenes On Retouching for a Photo Shoot

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    Do you think what you see is what you get when you see a photo in a catalog, magazine or ad? Not always. Expert retoucher Sharon Daniels shares some profrssional retouching tips on what happens behind the scenes on a commercial campaign that uses mostly real people instead of fashion models. — S.H.My partner and I recently retouched the images below for the Lindsay Phillips fall campaign for SwitchFlops. Before we began retouching the images Lindsay's creative director expressed that […]

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  • Halloween Dog Costumes Are As Wild, Wooly, And Fantastic As Ever

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    You know that there is nothing we love more around here than a good dog costume and a fab parade and contest to show them off. It's that time of year again when New Yorkers put their best bark on and go a little experimental and zany in the name of their best friend.>> Try some ready made Pet CostumesThis weekend, the 20th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in support of the First Run dog park in the East […]

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  • Art Exhibition in Paris- Vincent Gagliostro Case Installation Opening

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    An art show not to miss in Paris. Without exception, Vincent Gagliostro has been a multi-talented fine artist as well as coveted, award winning art director and friend. It was at Vincent's coaxing that I started my career as a fashion stylist. He is also the art director responsible for the current FocusOnStyle.com. It is with great honor and praise that I share Richard Nahem's invitation with you. Please do not miss this exceptional event. –S.H.Vincent Gagliostro | (1)case | […]

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  • New York Comic Con Costumes, Halloween Just Came Early

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    Head’s up, it’s Halloween costume inspiration time! Comic-Con afficionados takes their costumes VERY seriously. And they say there are some wacky get-ups during Fashion Week, both off and on the runway! Sweeties, you have not seen nuttin’ yet until you pay a visit to New York Comic-Con & Anime Festival where Halloween is ringing in 3 weeks early and dressing up as your favorite comic icon is the name of the game. This beats the Halloween parade for decked-out fantasy […]

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  • Impromptu Madness with Sharon Haver and Brad Boles- Texting and Cell Phone Etiquette Episode 6

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    A little video chit chat with Sharon & Brad: Texting Tips & Cell Phone EtiquetteSharon and Brad talk housewife to housewife: Social Etiquette for being connected in publicHas texting gone too far? Is it an out of control excuse for forgetting the art of conversation? Do you text while out on a date? Brad recalls some of Countess Luann deLesseps' date texting pet peeves. Do people share too many personal stories– loudly– on a cell phone in public? Iphone or […]

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  • Impromptu Madness with Sharon Haver and Brad Boles- Episode 4, Elsa Klensch, Real Housewives, Restaurants and Dr. Ruth

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    A little video chit chat about Sharon & Brad and some insight on fashion journalismSharon and Brad talk housewife to housewife: NYC Housewives, restaurants, Elsa Klensch and Dr. Ruth.Sharon Haver is the founder and editor in chief of FocusOnStyle.com. Brad Boles is the editor at large and also a reappearing cast member and Jill Zarin's gay husband on The Real Housewives of New York City.Watch this episode of Impromptu Madness with Sharon & Brad:

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  • Martha Stewart Does a Mean Iris Apfel Impersonation

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    How fabulous when one legend impersonates another?!Ok, Iris Apfel may have iconic style to those in the fashion industry but when Martha Stewart dons a pair of Apfel’s signature bug-eyed specs for an interview, it’s fashion TV kismet and makes us just love Martha even more!Apfel along with designer Ralph Rucci and fashion model, Tatiana Sorokko were guests on today’s ‘Consignment Show’ edition of THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW (Hallmark Channel, 10 AM ET/9 AM CT), which was entirely dedicated to […]

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  • New York Fashion Week Blabber and Some Beauty Tips Too from Brad Boles

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    A tranny train wreck, a model incubator, what it’s like at Lincoln Center, fashion challenged bloggers, a real life girl make-up advice, and the ever-present “French Chic Look” has hit the New York runways for spring 2011! NYFW Kvetch-A-Thon… Ok we need to talk! I want Bryant Park back! Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York at Lincoln Center looks like an efficient airport in a small town, armed with scanners and airport stanchions for miles.

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  • Fashion Night Out New York- A Look Back

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    From fire eaters to blow outs… a photo journey Fashion took to the streets Friday night in Fashion Night out, a celebration to kick-off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. And joined with it was everyone from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey crowding the streets of Soho and bouncing in and out of a multitude of open parties in stores and galleries. DJ’s spun, projectors flashed edgy indie flickerings, champagne and vodka drinks were abound as well as hot celebrity showcases at some […]

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