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

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    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

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    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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  • Revisit: The Best of Haute Couture Spring 2012 to Keep You Dreaming

    Dior Couture Spring 2012

    While the number of shows continues to shrink from season to season, the recent Haute Couture shows for Spring 2012 rigorously continued on with the regal, other-worldly appeal that couture has always made feel so ultimately exclusive. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And although a new guard is slowly joining the ranks with collections that veer a tad bit too much towards the unnecessarily dramatic, there were a handful of top shows that offered thoroughly modern and gloriously conceived options for the elite […]

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  • FIRST LOOK- Ports 1961 SPRING 2012 FASHION AD CAMPAIGN

    Ports 1961 has come a long way since it’s humble, arty re-introduction to the high-fashion masses over the past decade and the label’s just released new ad campaign featuring a slick Alana Zimmer photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin with art direction by Giovanni Bianco proves just how far they’ve come when considering their big league competition. Under Giovanni Bianco’s watch, the last few collections and campaigns have successfully captured that elusive, urbane minded cool that the label […]

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  • In the Details- Spring 2012s Best Ideas You Shouldn’t Miss

    Since it can be challenging to not only remember what we’ve seen, and getting a second chance to glance at all of the astonishing details seems sadly unlikely, we wanted to take a moment and look back at everything one could easily miss. Here’s a look at our favorite elements from all of the Spring 2012 shows starting with Rochas’ angular techno take on 50′s starlet glamor as seen above.  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Rochas (above) At Rochas, calculated retro sensibilities go […]

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  • First Look- Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

    Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012

    In a nod to the iconic images Richard Avedon shot for Gianni Versace throughout the 80’s & 90’s, Steven Meisel’s latest campaign for Spring 2012 features Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Kristen McMenamy and Daphne Groeneveldare striking glamorous Amazonian poses set against a simple backdrop. Together they embody an evocative state of strength and modernity and bring Cavalli’s heady vision to life in a series of sensual portraits full of movement and charisma. -Naveed Hussain

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  • First Look- Emporio Armani Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

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    Photographed by Alasdair McLellan, Emporio Armani’s latest campaign for S/S 2012 features a trio of models on the streets of Hong Kong in the label’s graphic, minimal separates under the creative control of Giorgio Armani. Shot in signature black & white, the campaign serves as a visually stimulating reminder of just how easy to wear and classic Mr. Armani’s sartorial vision is. Each look, from the men’s ombre contrast cardigan to the women’s updated boater, could work on just about […]

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  • First Look- Spring 2012 Fashion Ad Campaigns

    Givenchy Spring 2012 Ad

    While designer collections make their runway debuts months before they hit sales floors, it’s not usually until we see the 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. And judging by the Spring 2012 ads that have hit the web so far, it’s clear that many of our favorite designers went in several directions- there’s no clear-cut set of trends, instead it’s a come […]

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