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  • American Cool: What is cool to you?

    What is American Cool? One of the highlights from our family trip to Washington, D.C. this weekend was taking in the “American Cool” exhibition of 100 People Who Define Cool in Arresting Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. It’s a collection of 100 photos that go deep into the soul of those who posess that certain edge….

    Published on April 24, 2014
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  • Style inspiration beyond fashion

    Salomé calling… Hubby & I did a little stroll around the Metroploitan Museum of Art the other night.  The Kid is getting older and he’s not too keen to do every family outing. I walked passed Salomé by Henri Regnault (oil on canvas, 1870) and felt like I stumbled upon an old friend. You see, once upon a time,…

    Published on October 31, 2013
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  • Have Yourself a Renoir Moment- Impressionism and Fashion in Paris

    Art in Paris: We know you love fashion. But, if you also love Impressionism as much as I do, you’ll be captivated by Richard Nahem‘s report on the Impressionism and Fashion exhibition that melds art and clothing.   The Impressionism and Fashion show at Museé d’Orsay in Paris explores the link Impressionist artists had with fashion and clothing….

    Published on October 12, 2012
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  • Regarding Warhol: What Would Andy Say About Fashion Bloggers?

    Once upon a time, if I was at a party and Andy Warhol turned up, I knew I was in the right place. Beyond being lucky enough to be old enough (age is good for something) to have grown up with Pop Art and its exposure to appreciate Andy Warhol as the great leveler of…

    Published on September 20, 2012
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  • Shoezam! Christian Louboutin Exhibition London Record Breaker

     Girls just wanna look at shoes… The Christian Louboutin exhibition has broken all previous visitor records at the London Design Museum with an average daily attendance of 910 visitors. Humm, I think there were more Loub fanatics desperately trying to get into the Christian Louboutin New York sample sale! >> MORE: Christian Louboutin ‘It’s been a real…

    Published on June 25, 2012
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  • Dita Von Teese & Jean Paul Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art

    The elegant, controlled theatricality of Dita Von Teese’s work, lifestyle and sense of dress made for a fitting match as she escorted designer Jean Paul Gaultier to the opening of his retrospective at the Dallas Museum of Art this week. We’re loving her JPG gown with its asymmetrical military inspired bust and haute Parisian dose…

    Published on November 11, 2011
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  • Lisette Model ‘Reflections’

    On a recent trawl through Chelsea, New York’s art gallery packed westside neighborhood, came the discovery of Bruce Silverstein Gallery’s “Reflections: The Expressionist Origins of Lisette Model,” an inspiring visual retrospective featuring an edited collection of the late artist’s work. Model’s use of reflective layers to combine cityscapes and civilians candidly shuffling about through New York City…

    Published on November 04, 2011
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    “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier” Comes to Dallas this November

    Besides the now iconic cone bra’s he outfitted Madonna for in the early 90’s, the highly controversial Hasidic-inspired collection for Fall 1993 and the many in-your-face ethnic influenced collections ripe with rigorous tailoring that have followed, fashion’s original enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier, will forever be a designer who’s done much more than that in our books. Long before…

    Published on October 28, 2011
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  • Another Must-See Costume Exhibition- Madame Gres Exhibit at Mus

    That Grecian draped dress that you love was probably inspired by Mme. Gres! Most eyes may be on the Alexander McQueen retrospective in New York, but don't miss this exhibition from one of the masters in fabric draping.If I could only have just one vintage couture piece, something from Madame Gres would be on my…

    Published on May 12, 2011
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  • Alexander McQueen Retrospective Pulls Out All The Fashion Stops

    Alexander McQueen must be smiling down on us.Just last week his eponymous label became a household name for non-fashionistas when Kate Middleton walked down the Royal Wedding aisle wearing a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown and changed into a second McQueen dress by for the reception.Then there are the rest of who have been…

    Published on May 03, 2011
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  • The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels, Timeless Iconic Design on Display

    The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels, Timeless Iconic Design on Display. Must See: “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. For more then century, the remarkable history of Van Cleef & Arpels has been intertwined with the lives of many of the greatest personalities…

    Published on February 18, 2011
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  • Sally Bass Wearable Art- Jewelry to Covet

    I caught up with wearable art designer Sally Bass in Jackson Hole this summer and thought there is no time better for you to discover her amazing, unique one-of-a-kind jewelry than right now! Her bold and striking creations are perfect to gift yourself or to someone who has everything.Sally Bass jewelry is not for the…

    Published on December 13, 2010
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  • Art Exhibition in Paris- Vincent Gagliostro Case Installation Opening

    An art show not to miss in Paris. Without exception, Vincent Gagliostro has been a multi-talented fine artist as well as coveted, award winning art director and friend. It was at Vincent's coaxing that I started my career as a fashion stylist. He is also the art director responsible for the current FocusOnStyle.com. It is…

    Published on October 18, 2010
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  • Wearable Art For Your Feet by Japanese Shoe Designer Tetsuya Uenobe

    Back in my early club days one of my most coveted pair of shoes was a pair of Tokio Kumagai black suede pumps with funny, little whiskers jutting out all over.At a time when Japanese designers like Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto were the must-have uniform for the downtown art set,…

    Published on July 26, 2010
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