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  • Ports 1961- Spring 2011 Fashion Show Punches Up Color With Soft Neutrals


    Runway Review: The highlight display of artfully draped garments was the palette of smooth, warm neutrals with shocking flashes of color The color palette was brimming with Spring Fever, and soft fabrics were in full flow at the Ports 1961 Spring 2011 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Ports 1961 – Spring 2011 The highlight display was the palette of smooth, warm neutrals – charcoal, deep moss green, sandy beige and smokey grey, with shocking flashes of color – deep sea…

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  • Charlotte Ronson Fashion Show- Grunge for Girls on the Spring Runway


    Runway Review: Grunge got girly and there are plenty of sweet florals under the slouchy hoodies and washed out plaid shirts Be prepared to pull out your beat up high school hoodie next Spring. Charlotte Ronson is taking things back to the casual, borderline grungy, utilitarian 1990’s dress code with her most recent collection shown at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.e Charlotte Ronson- Spring 2011 Fashion Show This time around the grunge got girly and there are plenty of sweet florals…

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    Sharon Haver Brad Boles Sharon Haver & Brad Boles Naveed Hussain Alix Kivlin Richard Nahem Frank Lipman FocusOnStyle Team Gad Cohen Brigitte Bigeard Julie Anne Rhodes Roland Levin Eyola Tinko Czetwertynski Marie Leggette Michalis Christodoulou Jackie Silver Elizabeth Quintanilla Kirsty Armstrong Gentry Lane Ethan Imboden Sharon Daniels Jenia Molnar Max Ryan Constantin Bjerke La Mom Paris Hege Kristine Horgen Fran Harris MJ, The Makeup Junkie Rukiya Jeffers Toni Brown Aimee Raupp  

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  • Target Lights Up New York and Affordable Fashion in Spectacular Show


    Target’s Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular at the Standard Hotel She’s baaaack! yes, Alix Kivlin is back from her year long trip around the world and in full fashion gear… we’ll get her to share her global tales one hemisphere at a time later, but for now, she’s in a New York state of mind. -S.H. The fashion scene put a lit-up, psychedelic twist on the fashion show concept with Target’s Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular at the Standard Hotel. The ordinarily modern and…

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  • Best of 2009, a Focus on Style Flashback

    A look back at our favorite stories- Photo by Tinko Czetwertynski

    FocusOnStyle doesn’t stop at fashion. I believe that style comes from wherever YOU find it- there’s beauty, travel, wellness, sexpert chic, some good ol’ fashion advice, runway reviews, fashion shows, and fun sprinkles. Can-do chic is a cinch when you know where to look. And in this economy, we all need to rethink our shopping. But we have some e too, just in case your want to treat yourself.

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  • Travel: Vietnam bound? Try the tailors of Hoi An


    <h2The ultimate shopping guide for custom clothing in H?i An, VietnamAlix and Colin are almost midway through their trip around the world. Their global backpacking adventure to all points exotic took a very chic turn when they stopped off to sample the custom clothing and shoes from the tailors and cobblers in H?i An, a city located in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. According to Wikipedia, in 1999, the old town of Hoi An was declared a World Heritage…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Ports 1961 fashion show review


    PORTS 1961| Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… Inspired by exotic India the Ports 1961 fall 2009 collection was beaming with rich color, luxe fabrications, metallics and attention to the tiny details in accessories and overall construction. The fashion show theme was set on the runway with a delightful live band playing lively middle eastern music while the models walked. The models’ eyes were lined with dark kohl pencil and their hair was tied in a very tousled, romantic…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Chado Ralph Rucci fashion show review


    CHADO RALPH RUCCI | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… It was like being in an Asia-inspired Blade Runner! Uber futuristic, very slick, the show could have been an action movie, heavily structured garments and lots of technical cut outs, very dark, mostly black, but behind it all was this calming Zen aura that softened the collection. Once again we are seeing solid fabrics but with amazing texture and pattern within. Some of these fabrics I swear were brought…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Zac Posen fashion show review


    ZAC POSEN | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… This was the most stunning production I have laid eyes on all Fashion Week and in general, one of the most classically beautiful shows I have ever seen!!! The scene is this: dark runway with 5 grand pianos lined up down the center, spotlights shine on 5 women and men, dressed gowns straight out of Amadeus, as they walk to their pianos and begin to play, their own part, together…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Custo Barcelona fashion show review


    CUSTO BARCELONA | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… Love Custo!!! I realize Custo Barcelona clothing may come off as ridiculous to some, it makes no sense, but that is what is to love about it!!! Wild patterns, a million colors all at once, texture mixing and playing no where near the rule book – fashion on acid – doesn’t that sound amazing?! >> More Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photos of the Custo Barcelona fashion show   There was…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Thuy fashion show review


    Thuy- Fall 2009 Collection, video below… Fashion is not always taken at face value. Sometimes you need to give it a bit of time and understand that taste is very subjective. I’m more of a realist than trendy fabulousista when it comes to flattering silhouettes. Ok, I won’t lie, my first impression of this collection was not a good one, but by the end of the show I acknowledged it means absolutely nothing if I personally don’t like it, but…

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