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  • First Look- Fall 2012 Fashion Ad Campaigns


    First Look at the Fall 2012 ad campaigns has us excited for fall dressing during this brutally hot summer… Since designer collections make their runway debuts months before they hit sales floors, it’s not usually until we see new ads circulate that we get a clue to the bigger picture behind the season’s story and along with that a dynamic dose of dreamy inspiration -early on! Surveying Fall 2012 ads from our favorite image makers that have hit the web so…

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  • Resort 2013: Highlights From The Runways Part Two Balmain, Chloe, McQueen, Rochas


    With the Resort 2013 presentations dwindling down, we wanted to take a moment and share highlights from the season so far as we did earlier… And with men’s fashion weeks and couture fresh off the runway, there are still Resort shows being intimately, however sporadically shown, that cannot be missed. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Take note as many of the season’s collections continue to deliver completely wearable, functional clothes to covet, and what’s even more to take note of is…

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  • Balenciaga Fall 2012 Ad Campaign


    Balenciaga Fall 2012 Ad Campaign Images – First Look We loved every look from Balenciaga’s 80’s tinged ode to the working girl’s wardrobe for Fall 2012 and the just released campaign images are equally seductive. Modern, sophisticated looks are juxtaposed with a faux country setting to highlight each pieces considerate design and hyper-stylized features. >>MORE: Balenciaga And the men’s image although shot in a studio, also exhibits a fearless, ultra-stylish mode to boot. It’s hard to even contemplate a favorite…

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  • Haute Couture Fall 2012- Highlights From The Runways


    Fall 2012 Haute Couture runway highlights from Bouchra Jarrar, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy and Valentino Raf Simons debut collection for Christian Dior opening the Haute Couture Fall 2012 season made for one promising week with many of our favorite designers of the moment delivering collections that should work as brilliant inspiration come fall. >>Highlights from Men’s Spring 2013 Collections From the directional to the feminine to the brazenly cool, this was one of the best couture seasons in years, making a…

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  • Resort 2013: Highlights From The Runways So Far from Preen, Celine, Valentino, Balenciaga


    While the Resort 2013 presentations can’t hardly be over, we can’t help but take a moment and share highlights from the season so far… And with men’s fashion weeks popping up just as couture is set to start early July, there are still Resort shows being intimately, however sporadically shown, that cannot be missed. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Take note as many of the season’s collections continue to deliver completely wearable, functional clothes to covet, and what’s even more to…

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  • Collab News: GUESS by Marciano Teams Up With Fashion Blogger Elin Kling


     It’s a first for GUESS by Marciano. The iconic brand delivering affordable sexy for 30 years announced this morning, and set to hit stores in November, the Elin Kling for Marciano capsule collection. “When I met Elin, we connected right away. She has style, she has personality, and she is typically our customer,” said Paul Marciano, Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director of GUESS? Inc. >> SHOPPING GUIDES The collaboration between the brand and the Swedish street style blogger behind Style by Kling…

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  • Age-Appropriate Casual Chic for the Silver Hair Set: How To Shop To Master An Ageless Stylish Wardrobe

    An ageless look from Banana Republic

    Sometimes age-appropriate casual chic can be a tough call to shop for… a FocusOnStyle reader shares how to work around it…  Thanks for the article/photos on Susan Sarandon. Any advice for a retired 60 year-old female graphic artist, (60)? I like to be somewhat trendy/edgy while still being age appropriate and doing it on a budget. I’ve begun a capsule of sorts (turquoise, charcoal and some violet), and it helps a lot, but if you could recommend basic pieces one should have…

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  • Chloe – 2012 Hyères Festival – The Chloé Award and Runway Show for Fashion Talent


    The Hyères Festival continues to serve as a thrilling annual competition of top notch talent in the design & art fields, fresh from the Chloe Award presentation comes new talent: Each Spring the Hyères Festival helps champion young talent in need of financial nutruing and mentoring and also works as an annual gathering of talented young individuals whose work inspires with its limitless possibilities. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Of the fifteen designers on the roster for The Chloe Award, we’ve selected the top…

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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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  • White Clothing Care Tips- You Don’t Have To Marry the Drycleaner (if you don’t want too)

    White denim and leather jacket at Shopbop

    White Day at FocusOnStyle continues! The white clothing trend is certainly gorgeous with the likes of earlier posts about Acne and Comme des Garcons all seeing the white of day this spring. But if you are like me, you’ll be questioning how much wear you will really get out of the big ticket items when keeping white clean and pristine can be an issue. We’ve talked about how to remove yucky yellow deodorant stains– if only I could spritz on that…

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  • Would You wear a disco ball on your feet? Rochas’ Mirrored Mules are on our Most Wanted List

    Absolutely YES to disco feet. Mirrored heels are the grown-up alternative to Miu Miu’s glittery shoes (and their 50 million copies) that were the club set must-have shoe for fall. READ: Baby Got Back(less)- Mules are Back! How to Wear Them Elevate an everyday look to a glamorous new level with these retro-inspired satin mules from Rochas that combine a lush jewel tone with a fractured mirrored heel for an attitude that’s certain to give a high gloss twist to your repertoire…

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  • British Invasion 2012- Jimmy Choo’s New ‘Union Jack’ Collection


    Call it a case of Olympic & Middleton Mania as Jimmy Choo’s latest range features bold Britannia symbology just in time for Kate & Will’s first anniversary. Regardless of the timing, the Jimmy Choo ‘Union Jack’ collection boasts must-have updates to signature shapes emblazoned with a rendering of the British flag with a favorite of ours being the playful take on a classic loafer (below). In thier words: With the eyes of the world squarely on London this season, and…

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