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  • Richard turned the table for my take on Parisian Style Tips

    A surprise party that Richard threw for me, back in the day!

    Most of you know Richard Nahem as our Paris insider. He runs the very successful Parisian style & what to do in Paris blog Eye Prefer Paris when he’s not taking a lucky few around the Marais for one of his personalized walking tours over at Eye Prefer Paris Tours. BUT, I’ve known Richard forever. Way back from a high school spring break trip to Florida kind of forever. We met while sitting it out on a fiberglass bench while…

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

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    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

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    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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  • Le Dress: C’est French Chic Street Style That You Can Wear From Paris Fashion Week

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling details to amp your dress I’m a little obsessed with the ease and élan of these Paris Fashion Week street style snaps. Let’s once-over what makes the styling work & how you can get inspired to update your wardrobe like the lovely ladies (and gent) that Richard snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Scroll to the very end for similar styling to shop right now. Ladylike Classic with quirky youthful edge  …

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  • Must Have Alert: THE blouse of the moment, is a French Chic Bow Blouse à la Ines de La Fressange

    Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 - Chanel - Arrivals and Front Row

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A classic chic pussy bow blouse that looks fresh and edgy I can sometimes have a real love/hate attitude with pussy bow blouses (sounds odd, I know). When done right, they look modern, chic and feminine. Even rocker-ISH, just look at the tie neck styling from Saint Laurent in red worn with skinny leather leggings as a premier example, pictured right. Yet, taken too literal, or styled too femininely, they can get frumpy and look dated like a…

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

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    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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  • Le Classic White Shirt: C’est French chic street style that you can wear from Paris Fashion Week

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A classic French Chic white shirt that’s just a touch special I’d like to think of this as a palette cleanse from all the too-too of Fashion Week. Something so simple, so easy, that you may even have in your closet. You can dress IT up, wear it to tone down something very bold, make it girly yet chic, or wear it with tuxedo flourish to a modern pantsuit. But, don’t think that this kind…

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

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    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

    Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie

    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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  • MUST CATCH: Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, Smash & Grab diamond thiefs, and Marina Abramovic Institute on Kickstarter (with Lady Gaga)

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    Entertain yourself with these style inspiring treats of a woman who lost it all (Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine), a gang who wants it all (The Pink Panther crime ring in Smash & Grab), and a performance artist (Marina Abramovic) who breaks the walls to connect art and audience in its deepest simplicity of being. Blue Jasmine Really, it’s not the new Woody Allen movie. It’s THE new Cate Blanchett movie Ahh, the aftermath of a boushy life. There’s a rigid lifestyle…

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  • How to Wear It: A versatile dress to wear from summer to fall, year after year. Look at Kate Moss in Prada for fit and flare inspiration!

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    I’ll Have What She”s Having:  Do you want a versatile dress that goes from summer to fall with a few styling tweaks?  Kate Moss is wearing a gorgeous Prada one for some styling inspiration. I know it’s late in the season and you may not want to buy another summer item, especially if the sale isn’t too great. I get it. Me too. But, what if you found a versatile dress (maybe even in your own closet), that happens to…

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