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  • Oh la la, it’s time for Paris Holiday Windows- Printemps and Galeries Lafayette


    It’s time for some Retail Remedy, holiday style! Our roving expat Richard Nahem starts the Parisian fête season with his photo tour of Christmas in Paris 2013: Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. Oh yes, since Richard is involved, there will be shoes… Hope you didn’t miss my start of the holiday window season with the Bergdorf Goodman Christmas windows in New York. Gorge!- S.H. >>DON’T MISS: Our curated Holiday Style Guide to help you dress your best this session! Today is the start of my…

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  • Have you heard the news? Green is a goner. Radiant Orchid is THE color of year for 2014


    My Inbox (well, “Promotions” box thanks to Google sorting) is flooding with press releases about all the Radiant Orchid items coming out soon since the big announcement yesterday. You see, Emerald Green is so last year. I wasn’t really dancing to Tangerine Tango from the year before that. But I can cotton up to Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014, drumroll please, Radiant Orchid. Yes, the color is lovely. But why wait until Spring when every designer from clothes…

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  • Happy Thanksgiving from


    We wish you & yours a Happy Thanksgiving! We look forward to helping you make the best out of your holiday looks & shopping so be on the lookout for upcoming tips on dazzling them and yourself over the next month. Cheers!                        

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  • It’s here! New York holiday window displays with the BIG Bergdorf Goodman reveal

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    Holiday style starts early this year and it feels so good… Naveed and I popped over to see the big Spider-Man esque reveal for the Bergdorf Goodman New York holiday windows reveal last night. Usually, I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to get in to the holiday vibe with New York holiday window displays but this is too irresistible to not share. Besides, we haven’t done a Retail Remedy post in a while, so why not?! The V.I.P. crowd gathered close…

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  • Warning: You may be blinded by desire! Jewelry by JAR dazzles at the Met

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    I daresay that even the most glitz phobic could not help but  be wowed by this exhibition. I ran up to see the press preview of Jewelry by JAR at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this morning and barely wanted to leave the show. Honestly, I could have spent the day soaking up the radiant jewels on display and although I didn’t get a ring to ‘put on it,’ I did come back with a tome to explore on the…

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  • The French Chic Diet: How to be slim, chic and savvy with Tonya Leigh


    Oh la la, you missed the French  chic diet call. Don’t fret.  If you’re on my insider list you’ll know what future events are scheduled, all the latest style tips to make the most of what you’ve got. AND receive your free copy of “Passport to French Chic” as my gift to you. Click to join me.   If you’re like me, you often wonder how Parisian women stay so slim. As much as I love the easy élan of French…

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  • Seeing Double: Stacked Heel Bootie Look-A-Likes From High to Low


    Stacked heel booties, something everyone should have by now – but can you tell the difference here? It’s like seperated at boot birth! We are big fans of Maison Martin Margiela and Sharon is most definitely Margiela shoe crazy.  As much as Sharon loves her classic stacked heel booties from MMM, we also love a smart deal (who doesn’t?). Meet her Margiela doppelgänger, courtesy of Banana Republic! That’s right, as Banana Republic continues to generously retweak wardrobe essentials, we were thrilled…

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  • You really want to see this: Azzedine Alaia Paris exhibition at Palais Gailliera


    Azzedine Alaia is simply a master at his genius. I don’t now about you, but I’ll always covet the few Azzedine Alaia pieces that I was lucky enough to own. Stepping into the world of Alaia is a universe driven to make the woman’s body look as beautiful as possible, never edging on vulgarity or over exposure.  Let’s have Richard take us on a virtual tour of this extraordinary  homage to Alaia in Paris. —S.H. It’s fashion month in Paris with the…

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  • Why Dita Von Teese makes you feel beautiful to be a woman


    Hubby and I dragged ourselves out of our head cold blues (the couple that hacks together, stays together) and trotted off to see Dita Von Teese perform “Burlesque Strip Strip Hooray!” at the Gramercy Theater in NYC last night. LOVED it. So much fun, glamour, camp, and theatrical majesty… like being in Vegas without the schmaltz (big smile). At 41, Dita is gorgeous and unstoppable.   Dita Von Teese may have one of the most enviable figures but the review isn’t about…

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  • It’s Beta baby! Behind the scenes on the NEW FocusOnStyle web look [video] new fashion website design

    It’s a new fashion website. Right here… Okay, so some people leave the bloopers for the end of a video. Eh, I start out with my webcam bloopers:) All in the effort to share my exciting news with you, F-A-S-T. Do you notice something different? There’s a NEW web fashion website blog style here on FocusOnStyle!  It’s a bit more open design, more personal, and VERY Beta at the moment (that means we don’t have all the bells & whistles done…

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  • Doll It Up! Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie

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    We’ve always said you need to have a Barbie doll body to pull off  a bodycon Herve Leger dress. Here you go with life imitating art (or toys). The Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie doll is on its way. A far cry from the more classic Coach Barbie, the Hervé Léger Barbie is tight and sexy… bandage dress and sexy shoes included! Afraid to see the mother / daughter combo, but matching life-size dresses will also be available.   Available mid October:Hervé Léger…

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  • Hey Doll, Coach Barbie is here

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    You know we love our Barbies here at FocusOnStyle! So how can we not share the cutest new doll in town… meet Coach Barbie! For the first time in Barbie history her accessories are produced in the same way as the design house she’s collaborated with…. what a girl! P.S. Did you see what happened when Ryan doll paid a visit to Sharon’s Barbie shelf?   Could it be cougar Barbie? (wink, wink). >>MORE: Barbie Coach Barbie available at Coach

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