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  • Chloe Wear It Now – The Minimal Maxi Dress – Resort 2013 Highlights


    From Chloe Resort 2013, make a statement in a maxi dress that’s neither black nor white… From Chloe comes a range of attractively attainable, forever chic options from the Resort 2013 collection after a few season’s on the fritz from the go-to Parisian label. Take a cue from the outing’s clean spirit and lush, neutral palette when looking for an up-to-the-minute look that’s both timeless and manageably elegant while taking little to no effort. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS A look at extracting…

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  • French Chic Shoe Lesson 101: Red shoes pops a simple LBD, a la Berenice Bejo

    Argentinian born French actress Berenice Bejo, who will host the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes film festival

      I’ll Have What She’s Having: The right, bright shoe with a classic LBD is oh soooo French Chic! Less is more when the elements are right in this French Chic Shoe Lesson 101. Berenice Bejo, of the The Artist fame, totally gets it when it comes to adding a bit of personalization and pizzazz to a LBD. Just look at her pictured here, earlier at a photocall at the Cannes Film Festival. Truth be told: This is my favorite red…

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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 of style that remains forever-chic, actress Gwyneth Paltrow‘s recent appearance in a minimal Burberry textured dress should work for you as a source of inspiration…

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  • A White Shirt Dress Is So Chic and You Won’t Look Like A Nurse, See LeeLee Sobieski

    LeeLee Sobieski in a long Jil Sander white shirtdress

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The white clothing fashion trend continues with a dose of celebrity style as Leelee Sobieski wears a fantastic white shirt dress by Jil Sander to The Tribeca Film Festival Raf Simons last few seasons at Jil Sander saw the designer taking cues from Yves Saint Laurent met with Isaac Mizrahi & Bill Blass’ iconic American subversions of classic YSL shapes much like the dramatic, all-white Jil Sander dress actress Leelee Sobieski wore at the Tribeca Film Festival recently. >> How to clean that…

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: The power of black a la Juliette Binoche… not so basic!

    Malgorzarta Szumowska and Juliette Binoche at the "Elles" Paris Premiere

    Basic black becomes beautiful black when it’s worn in the right French Chic way… It’s funny how there are photos of us that almost instantly look dated and others that have timeless perfection. What we are wearing plays a huge part in what sustains looking chic and vital rather than overdone and garish. Take for instance, the style power and endurance of perennially black clad Juliette Binoche and Malgorzarta Szumowska pictured here. >> Day One of the three-part FoS series Ageless & Age-Appropriate French…

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  • Red Carpet Oscar Dresses and Their Cheap Chic Celebrity Inspired Looks for Less

    Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Missi Pyle on the Oscar Red Carpet in thier original designer dresses

    First Look at the 2012 Oscars Fashion Look for Less It’s that time again…. we’ve done the highs, snarked at the lows, recapped the beauty, made a few pre-Oscar predictions, and have been inside out and up and down with Oscars 2012. But there is one last thing that we haven’t put our red carpet finger on… SHOP: Hollywood inspired dresses at edressme And that is to bring you the hot-out-of-the-design-room-sketches of the, drumroll please, celebrity inspired red carpet Oscar dresses for…

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  • She’s Got Leg- And Too Much of it from Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie Leg Oscars 2012

    Something tells us that Angelina Jolie is somewhere out in Malibu with her ultra-toned right leg covered in a militia’s worth of ice packs after last night’s odd show of the come-hither at the 84th annual Academy Awards. What was with that much leg? Every picture of the starlet, every pose, is just ridiculous and on a ‘Hollywood’ stylist note, completely questionable as it was unbearable to watch. >>MORE: Oscar Fashion 2012 MORE: Red Carpet Sure, we continue to applaud…

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  • Best of Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2012 Rundown

    Penelope Cruz Oscars

    From Penelope Cruz’s retro-Hollywood inspired Armani Prive gown to a parade of matronly gala dresses, you never know what to expect from the style scene at the Oscars and this year’s 84th annual Academy Awards served as no exception –although a cold one indeed. The problem with the stylization of Hollywood is the banal red carpet scene as of late with its too safe & ho-hum attempts and now rare misfires. With the infiltration of stylists amongst Tinseltown actresses have been dressing…

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  • Men’s Oscar Style: Jean Dujardin, THE Award Winning Hunk- Here Are His Grooming Tips


    Oooh la la!  A gentlemen can have a bit of French Chic too… We cannot promise that you will end up looking just as stunningly handsome as Jean Dujardin, the Oscar Winner for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, but we can promise that you will definitely up your grooming game. FocusOnStyle has the inside dish on what grooming products (they are French, of course) were used on Jean Dujardin to make him carpet worthy tonight. MORE: Men’s Style Tips Celebrity hair stylist Louise…

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  • Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli, So Glamorous- Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2012

    Giambattista Valli Emma Stone Oscars 2012

    Emma Stone seems to know a thing or two about what works for her body type, complexion, hair and most of all, her personae as the actress continues to shine in classic pieces that hint to old-school Hollywood glamor while possessing an appeal that’s more timeless than retro. >>More: Oscars 2012 While her Giambattista Valli dress harkens back to starlet styles of the past on albeit ‘older’ women of that era, it does manage to add an undeniable dose of…

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  • Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton So Gamine- Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2012

    Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

    Michelle Williams made a typically feminine choice to compliment her gamine pixie cut with a vivid red tiered dress from Louis Vuitton that worked to highlight her radiant complexion while nailing the season’s top peplum trend while on the red carpet. >>More: Oscars 2012 Not a bad move considering the more matronly choices her fellow actresses wore to today’s 84th annual Academy Awards. >>MORE: Red Carpet By choosing a decolletage baring floor length number, Williams’ look stands on its own while not forgoing the…

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  • Oscar Red Carpet Fashion- The Most Matronly… it’s sort of like the worst

    84th Academy Awards

    I’m sorry but I have a habit of trying to not point a finger on who looks awful, because everyone has a bad day. Except, there are too many old lady frocks on the Oscar red carpet tonight, that I think it all needs to be discussed. Just look at Bérénice Bejo, she forgot about French chic and went for a mint julep instead. >>MORE: Oscar Fashion 2012  MORE: Red Carpet Those following the @focusonstyle tweets tonight know that I thought Kristen Wigg was…

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