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  • 5 New Spring 2014 trends to update your look now

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    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

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    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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  • In case you asked… XYZ things you didn’t know about me

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    I’ve been interviewed a bunch lately and keep getting asked more personal questions about myself and my backstory (we all have one).   So, I got to thinking that it was time to share a few more quirky things & pull the curtain back a little further beyond my usual stylist advice right here on FocusOnStyle in its 15th anniversary year online. Consider this my confidential version of Trivial Pursuit brimming with incidentals that you may not have known (in…

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  • Le Mix: Try transitional weather dressing with French Chic Street Style inspiration

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Look to French Chic Street Style and learn to mix the best of fall’s layers with something ready for spring… Every season Paris Fashion Week street style always ignites what we want to wear now, even more than the runways most often, as we love the mix of high & low, old & new. Now that the tides are about to change and warm weather is (rejoice!) on it’s way, this show goer who Richard snapped outside of the…

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  • Le Coat: Channel French Chic Street Style with a red topper

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling to add vivid color to your transitional look… While we try to keep our eyes peered on the what’s coming down the runway during fashion week, Paris Fashion Week street style snaps always have us yearning to try a new look peppered with instant French Chic. And after a bleary winter season where our sartorial choices were limited to piling on whatever was the warmest (no matter the look), the show goer…

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  • What happened when I met my style icon Audrey Hepburn

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    For this week’s look back in celebration of the 15th Anniversary Year of FocusOnStyle online, I want to rewind a bit further to this very special post about how I met my style icon, Audrey Hepburn.  What a lovely moment and privilege… S.H. My evening with humanitarian and style icon Audrey Hepburn… Having someone to inspire your work is so important to manifest your own personal abundance. Finally, I found my misplaced 35 mm slide of Ms Hepburn and myself and had…

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  • Crushing on Cate Blanchett chic in menswear

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    Cate Blanchett chic in menswear inspired garb while recently out and about had us crushing on her relaxed take on masculine elegance. Would you don a similar look?  I’ll Have what She’s Having: Menswear style totally stolen from the boys. Here’s what we think of her attempt at menswear made chic and why you should give it a go! >>You’ll Have What She’s Having: Casual Chic Done Right! To many, this could very well be a very challenging look to pull off without looking like…

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  • Warm your cold feet with these sheepskin insoles

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     One of my first stops when I get off the plane out West  is to cruise by town to replenish my sheepskin insoles…. why I do it, I don’t know, because they are perpetually out of stock. Alas, I finally got around to stocking up on them online. They arrived just in time for another round of the New York polar vortex. On a freezing day like today, your tootsies will thank me for having them on hand. Get them: Sheepskin…

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  • It’s freezing! Wear a trapper hat, they’re chic (now)

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    It’s still cold out and when its Freezing wear a trapper hat! Do like a woodsman and follow Madonna’s stylish lead and try a classic trapper hat for full coverage that’s both glam and practical… We’ve been wanting to talk about the transition from Elmer Fud to chic when it comes to wearing a trapper hat. When we saw this snap that Bally sent over of Madonna wearing one, we decided it’s time to take the trend live. Baby it’s…

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  • Need some style motivation? Make your personal pavement your red carpet!

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    It’s been a heady week around here. The Golden Globes started “awards season” and the men’s fall 14 fashion collections had their runway week in Milan, and the start of fashion show season… I don’t know about you, but I’ve been battling an annoying flu that had the audacity not to schedule itself when I had the time to lollygag at home. The nerve! Hacking and schvitizng from fever makes the idea of red carpets & runways pretty far off…

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