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  • Really, what do fashion people wear? It’s more normal than you think

    Do you think it involves six-inch platforms and three mixed prints everyday? Eh, think again on what fashion people wear in their real lives. You might discover that it’s a lot like you. I often hear that someone has shied away from fashion because they think it’s too complicated.  Well, it is if you follow…

    Published on April 18, 2015
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  • How to get an effortless sense of style

       Dear Sharon:  I really want to know how to have an effortless sense of style. What are the tips to achieve a look that is elegant, sophisticated, but understated and doesn’t look like I tried too hard, in other words, effortless style. I’m always afraid of looking high-maintenance and a little too preoccupied with my appearance rather…

    Published on April 11, 2015
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  • Red Carpet Your Way: Try these celebrity style accents at home!

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Red carpet your way style inspiration a la Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Claire Danes at the S.A.G. Awards It’s so easy to dismiss what you see on the red carpet as a fantasy that will never fit into your real life. But, use what you see as an inspirational launch point…

    Published on January 26, 2015
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  • Passport to French Chic SIGN UP: French Chic Secret- Your style shouldn’t be an afterthought…

    What if you could easily understand the essence of simple, everyday chic? In your business, in your life, you deserve to look like the confident + chic woman who you are. Enjoy, the BEST of my timeless FocusOnStyle stylist tips to the secrets of French chic style. Claim your free GIFT for subscribing! Treat yourself...
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  • Stylist Advice: You can do this! Audrey Tautou’s easy fitting pants and a girly blouse for French chic élan

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A lively masculine/feminine French chic mix that hits smart notes by way of a soft blouse and tailored, easy fitting pants We should really call this post, “mix this DON’T match that” as  it’s the unexpected combination that works so well. Love the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored…

    Published on June 01, 2012
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  • Can A Midi Dress Look Chic & Not Matronly? Yes, Look At Gwyneth Paltrow

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: An elegant midi dress that doesn’t scream old lady frumpy AND you can wear it to work! Here’s some stylist advice on how to make a forever-chic statement like actress Gwyneth Paltrow in a knee-length number and not look matronly. Turning head’s for over a decade with her innate sense…

    Published on May 01, 2012
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  • Sexpert Chic Valentine’s Day: How to pull off a convincing burlesque strip tease

    Sexpert Chic Valentine’s Day: How to pull of a convincing burlesque strip tease. Sexy Fridays, Valentine’s Day series…Gentry and the Great Champagne GlassVintage glamour, French lingerie, and burlesque strip tease go hand in hand.How to fling, flutter, and take it all off with these Burlesque Seduction Tips from Gentry Lane, directrice of Gentry de Paris…

    Published on February 14, 2010
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  • Custo Barcelona

    Custo Barcelona – Spring 2009 Fashion Show Runway Photos Custo Barcelona Click on each picture for an enlarged view. Photos, this page only, courtesy of the designer.

    Published on October 12, 2009
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  • I’ll Have What She’s Having: Anne Fontaine and Audrey Tautou

    “French chic at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Coco Before Chanel’Anne Fontaine and Audrey Tautou – “Coco Before Chanel” Los Angeles PremiereThe fashion would have to be amazing. Anything with Chanel in the title must be genius.But what’s more genius and relevant to updating your look is the very simple and understated glamour of director…

    Published on September 10, 2009
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  • I’ll Have What She’s Having: Jane Fonda, Aspirational Ageless Beauty

    If you are going to resemble someone, best be a beauty who sustains…Jane Fonda- Timeless, Gorgeous, Ageless BeautyI have the kind of face that people find some kindred association. Usually, an insistence that they know me from high school, from somewhere, they are convinced.Or, they think that I look like a celebrity.The celebrities seem to…

    Published on June 09, 2009
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