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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Vintage Inspired Fashion

    Miu Miu Fall 2011

    Because every season calls for a bit of vintage flair we thought it would be a good time to look back at all of our favorite vintage-inspired looks from the Fall 2011 collections to cull a handy bit of inspiration to help you cultivate a look that incorporates notes from the past with a thoroughly modern sophistication. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And since you can always use real-deal vintage pieces to pull together a completely customized look, we couldn’t think of…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Snakeskin

    With head-to-toe prints now de riguer on runways around the world it’s time to cozy up to one of our favorite fall prints and fabrications as the alluring, graphic and even sexy use of snake & python we saw for Fall 2011 felt undeniably fresh. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Use them to add texture to all of your favorite fall looks while keeping up with the trends…here’s a look at how to pull it off. Prada (and above) Miuccia Prada used python…

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  • Best of New York Fashion Week- 3.1 Phillip Lim, Theyskens’ Theory, The Row, Preen- Spring 2012

    3.1 Phillip Lim

    Highlights from some of our favorite shows… MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS 3.1 Phillip Lim In a season where heavy handed prints have been the big story, 3.1 Phillip Lim’s slouchy silks in sublime sorbet colors evoked a sporty ease and worked as a welcome urbane minded palette cleanser with a cool minimal, mellow edge. Taking a cue from sportif elements like track style vented pants made unexpected in languid silk, shorts layered over pants and slouchy full legged athletic shorts, the…

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  • Chris Benz Spring 2012 Fashion Presentation

    Chris Benz Spring 2012

    Runway Review Snippet… New York's charming prince of color & prints, Chris Benz, showed off his brilliantly quirky ode to fantastical Upper East Side eccentricity on the much talked about male model Andrej Pejic for a dizzying riff on infamous 60's cult icon Candy Darling. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Benz's collection shone alongside many of his print heavy peers thanks to a relaxed, slouchy silhouette and intense color choices that were played down by the kind of classic shapes women…

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  • Jil Sander Navy Spring 2012 Fashion Presentation

    Jil Sander Navy Spring 2012

    Runway Review Snippet… Platform brogues punctuated a youthful, tomboyish and relaxed spirit from an otherwise characteristically utilitarian outing from Jil Sander's secondary line, Jil Sander Navy. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS While knife-pleated skirts and prim blouses made for a bulk of the collection, the real draw to the range came via a subversive and vaguely military ode to Girl Scouts and to uniform dressing as a whole. And just like Jil Sander's main line, there were plenty of smart separates…

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  • Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Spring 2012 Fashion Presentation

    Cut 25 by Yigal Azrouel - Spring 2012

    Consisting of mostly body-conscious mini dresses with graphic cut-outs in an array of electrifying neons, Yigal Azrouel's Cut 25 presentation was somehow able to reach a more relaxed momentum than the kind of party-girl sexy his chosen range of silhouettes might suggest. And that's a good thing as we at FocusOnStyle have seen enough skin-tight body-con dressed open-toe bootied girls than we can bear. And thankfully by the looks of it, Azrouel has had enough too. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS…

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  • Yigal Azrouel Spring 2012 Fashion Show

    Yigal Azrouel Spring 2012

    Runway Review Quick Notes: slits, minimal, backless, 90's, clean, halter necks, maxi skirts, unexpected back slits, drawstring paper bag waists, Drawing on fashion's now long standing fascination with minimalism, for spring 2012 Yigal Azrouel added a subdued downtown elegance to the phenom and made the movement his own via unexpected sexy slits and a judicious use of forever glamorous lipstick red. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS While minimal and monastic even, it was those graphic slits that added a flirtatious kick…

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  • Naeem Khan Spring 2012 Fashion Show


    Runway Review: Timeless elegance for a woman of any age The master of elegance, Naeem Khan masters his Spring 2012 collection with grace. For absolute dress-up this line can suit a woman from 18-70, something wearable for all ages worn from cocktail parties to the red carpet. And we certainly can look forward to these gowns on the red carpet! Every piece is hand crafted exquisitely with beading, sequins, feathers and fringe. A signature detail being the back of each…

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  • Jen Kao Spring 2012 fashion show


    Runway Review Excerpt: Jen Kao reminds us of the unique creativity that can be toyed with in ready to wear dressing, that light spirit inspires us all to dress well and want to stand out in the crowd. The Spring 2012 collection was my first Jen Kao show, and not to be the last, as I was in awe by the creative beauty she brings to fashion and I found myself wanting several items from line.  This showcased fashion as a…

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  • DKNY Fall 2011 Runway Review

    DKNY Fall 2011 Runway Review

    New York Fashion Week Highlight: Nice mid-thigh length to elongate the figure and paired with the pop color wide stripes it adds femininity to a menswear feel The Fall 2011 DKNY collection is what all the cool kids on the street will be wearing and feeling comfortably confident in while keeping their edge. Nicely paired color combinations of navy and camel with pops of pumpkin orange, poppy red and bright pink with a rich butternut brown, and of course black…

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  • Michael Kors Spring 2012 Fashion Show, chic and simple animal print jungle


    Runway Review Excerpt: Bravo, with this Michael Kors collection, simplicity still exudes luxury, no matter how long you’ve been trapped in the Amazon!  A luxury private jet filled with women crashes in the Amazon jungle and luckily everyone survives.  When the survivors are found one week later, they are all wearing the Spring 2012 Michael Kors collection! Torn and loosely knit sweaters, oil stained anoraks, tie dye wrap skirts, nonchalantly draped dresses hanging from the body with snake skin, chunky tribal…

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