Let’s reflect to timeless advice on starting the New Year in YOUR best style. Liar, liar… my big, empty promise to myself and why New Year’s style resolutions hardly ever work… It’s the start of the new year, and where are you? In my over 20 years in the style business, I have never once thought that truly being stylish came from a check list at the start of the year. I don’t bother with resolutions of any kind anymore. If I was really going […]
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Want to conjure up an old Italian tradition or just look hot for New Year’s Eve? Try some firey red underwear. Wearing red underwear for Capodanno (head of the year) isn’t practiced much these days but the idea of wearing something that is both considered to bring luck and is sexy like this Red Calvin Klein Underwear Tonal Roses Demi Bra and matching panty at shop bop seems great to us here at FoS. Besides, doesn’t every lingerie drawer need a dose of […]
Retail Remedy: Christmas in Paris by way of Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Le Bon Marche Paris Holiday windows.. You know how I believe that Paris is where you find it is and that special chic lies inside of us all. Richard Nahem is an expat New Yorker who has been making Paris his home for the past nine years as a Paris insider blogger and personal concierge tour guide. Richard brings his take on Parisian Chic Anywhere! as one of the featured Bonus Experts in my C’est […]
It’s that time of year when if you aren’t usually a person who does it big, you might just want to make the effort to set a beautiful and lavish table. I’m more of a casual host and prefer to arrange nibbles on stations throughout my loft rather than have a big sit down table setting. Partly, because it’s the lay of the land here. I have a very open floor plan with my kitchen and breakfast bar that is […]
Joan Rivers has made me laugh since I was old enough to turn on a TV. A true original who told it like it was. This week’s 15th Anniversary of FocusOnStyle post look back honors the late, great icon who was still in her prime at 81. —S.H. Seeing is believing when it comes to glammed up prescription sunnies… Things happen when you are old enough to have grown up laughing along with comedic genius Joan Rivers on TV. […]
This week’s Summer Spotlight theme pulls from some of my favorite style motivation posts. I don’t want you ever to take style or fashion too seriously because you lose the spontaneity that makes it all so interesting. And unique to you. Lighten and move forward… it’s only fashion. – S.H. Ok, I was (sort of) eavesdropping. Here I was, out and about, having an espresso and couldn’t help but listen the one-sided conversation of the girl across the coffee bar. You know the type. […]
Continuing this week’s summer spotlight of Home Style… Let’s get your home office to brim with inspiration. Mine is where I’m creating the C’est Chic Crash Course…. join me. Home Office Style: How to find decor inspiration to decorate your home office can be challenging. Let me share my design tips to help you make your work space a part of your personal style. You don’t need to hire a decorator when you can do it yourself! I’ve been meaning […]
Discover your inner Martha Stewart with easy home style how-to’s to make any room a glorious, interior designer-like guest room in a flash. Tips to hide clutter, get organized, and add home decor accessories that produce a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for your house guests.
Do you Pin? It’s a fantastic way to catalog what you have while able to visualize the design inspiration that runs throughout your choices. This week’s spotlight is Home Style. Pinterest is an excellent way to keep track of what you have and what you want to add to your design wishlist. Admittedly, I never remember who designed what when it comes to my home style design. Even though both my husband and I picked it all out ourselves. I’m […]
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 […]
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 […]