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  • Stylist Advice- Naomi Campbell masters wearing brown and black Roberto Cavalli, here’s how

    Naomi Campbell masters wearing brown and black Roberto Cavalli

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Old school rule breaking that keeps you looking all the more chic… As this crazy mild winter transitions towards spring, we are not quite ready to don the brights yet are still not wanting to be buried in heavy hues… unless artfully combined, that is. Let’s start with a simple disclaimer: There are FEW woman who can wear a skirt as short and hair as long past 40 other than supermodel Naomi Campbell- the woman…

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  • Michelle Obama Style Alert- First Lady Wears Vintage Style and Does NOT Look Like an Old Lady

      I’ll Have What She’s Having : A mellow hued watercolor floral print that although vintage inspired, looks fresh and age appropriate on First Lady Michelle Obama. A rich print on a classic 60’s inspired princess coat could have gone all wrong on someone Michelle Obama’s age, as it could have aged her beyond her years if it weren’t for some modern updates and a slightly more relaxed silhouette that took away the Jackie Kennedy edge from her ensemble. Stylist…

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  • Tuxedo Tips- Guys, here’s the ONE time you can all look (sort of) like George Clooney!

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    Men’s Style Advice: Can I ditch the cummerbund and pleated tuxedo shirt and go more modern?  Dear Sharon: I saw your site “Focus on Style,” I’m not sure if you answer men’s questions but here goes. I have a standard, two-button, notch lapel black tuxedo that I wear to weddings (I’m 27 so I go to at least one wedding a month these days) with an eight-pleat shirt and cummerbund/bow tie. Pretty much your standard tux. However, I hate the fit…

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  • Here’s How Michelle Obama Makes Pastels Look Chic

    Michelle Obama

    I’ll Have What She’s Having : Sophisticated & pretty pastel shades oozing with daytime elegance. Pastels can be tricky to pull off if  you want to look more refined rather than youthful. Even with the best intentions, a grown-up woman can instantly look like a cast off from the sherbet scooper. Last week First Lady Michelle Obama made a case for daytime elegance in an easy to pull-off, well styled look that exudes a certain finesse at pairing subtly distinct separates. SHOP: Accessories…

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  • Want an essential piece to work your wardrobe around? Try a silk blouse!

    Celine resort Silk Blouse 2012

    Shopping Tip: The Silk Blouse Your Essential Go-To Foundation. Layer up in cool, polished style, NOW. Forgo the 2000’s fascination with casual t-shirt dressing. This season designers of all kinds have been offering a savvy assortment of fitted silk blouses to help keep you looking polished throughout the day while retaining that must-have sense of comfort and ease. DON’T KNOW WHAT TO GET? Try one of our Shopping Guides for handy, dandy style online. As they can easily go from day-into-night…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Beige Shouldn’t Be Boring, Take a Note From Kate Beckinsale

    Kate Beckinsale

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Goldfingered beige… Who said beige is blah? Take note from actress Kate Beckinsale & add just the right amount of glitzy metallics to make make-up colors pop. Last week while attending the premiere of Screen Gems’ “Underworld: Awakening,” Beckinsale donned a 20’s inspired beige deco dress that was anything but boring thanks to a myriad of beading and sequin styles and an armful of Amrapali cuffs. Her beige dress worked as a foundation for the…

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  • How to wear a floppy wide brim hat and not look like a pimp

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    Statement making BoHo wide brim hats have continued to be a major fashionista statement this season. It’s a fashion trend that’s just as tricky to pull off as the other biggie, faux fur vests, and can have as many, if not more, catastrophic style results. Not worn the right way, what is meant to look dramatic and chic ends up looking like the wearer is channeling a 70’s gangster pimp character. Just look at KK and –albeit a favorite movie score–…

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  • The Return of the Headband- From Red Carpet to Lazy Day, It’s an Instant Do!

    Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams at the Golden Globes

    Ditch those stuffy images of 1980’s French Chic helmet hair tucked in place with a bulky headband. Forget Mary Richards and her rigid flip. Say toodleloo to the overdone fascinator. There is something refreshingly modern atop the chicest heads on the red carpet, like Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams (pictured above) at the Golden Globes, when looking to polish up something as everyday as a casual Sunday sweater. The headband is back. Holding every stray hair in place and still having the tactile appeal of allowing you to run…

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  • Wear Big Earrings Like Jennifer Hudson & Get A Little Gypsy In Your Soul

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Kind of Hoop Dreams By Way of Modern, Enviable Gold Earrings While the recent wave of minimalism that swept through fashion made earrings and other baubles take a backseat, Jennifer Hudson’s gold lapis hoops she recently wore at a signing for her new book “I Got This” made a case for the easy flair a bright pair of earrings can add to just about any look. Pairing them with a simple, unadorned orange dress,…

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  • Pippa Middleton’s Fashion Mistake- Color Blocks Her Legs To Look Shorter

    Pippa Middleton with her Aruna Seth Romana Bag

    I (Don’t) Want What She’s Having: Legs that look stumpy from poor fashion choices Pippa Middleton, the every-girl style icon is looking decidedly edgy for herself. While the particular wash of her fuchsia jeans is not our favorite with its strange dye markings down the side, we appreciate her effort to spunk up a classic dark blazer with a burst of color paired with her go-to Aruna Seth Romina bag. But, here’s where Pippa went wrong… Her calf-high black boots completely…

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  • How To (Not) Wear a Faux Fur Vest- the trend is trickier than it seems

    What looks pretty on the model can be rather tricky on an everyday woman

    Faux fur vests are probably one of the hottest fashion trends of the moment. The thing is that they are also rather tricky to wear. If you are not careful, you could look like a wild hairy beast that took over the mall. Not to mention that fur vests are not the most practical way to stay warm on anything other than a mild day. Let’s get the faux fur vest trend right. Here we have a lovely, chic model wearing…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Michelle Williams in Jason Wu

    Michelle Williams Jason Wu Peplum

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A modern take on feminine style Michelle Williams recently made a sophisticated ladylike statement on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in an elegant Jason Wu black & ivory ensemble that boasted a prim peplum and decadent embroidery and made a case for the demure, figure flattering power of one of the season’s top trends: the peplum. Topped off with a girlish pixie cut, Williams makes a striking argument on the updated retro-minded appeal of…

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