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  • Home Style Week! Color Chic- How To Add Color To Your Life- Home, Fashion, and Beauty Tips


    Make this a double header! This week’s summer spotlight is all about home style, and let’s take a look at this episode of FocusOnStyle Talk Radio to celebrate FoS’s 15th Anniversary online. Enjoy! Sharon & Brad open up their homes and share style tips to make color work in your life in a very chic way From runway to your home… adding bold moves of color can be the perfect dramatic change to take you from drab to fab! Before…

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  • Stylist Advice- What is Italian street chic?

    Italian Street Chic

    Italian street chic is one vibrant source of inspiration that’s worth giving a go when looking to give your look a playful yet grown-up sense of whimsy… Dear FocusOnStyle: What is Italian street chic? I am going to a event where this style of dressing in required. Please help. Grazie -P.G (M.C via Fashion Advice) Unlike the timeless simplicity of quintessential French Chic, a quick scan through Italian street style images sets one thing for certain; the Italians do have more fun with it and a…

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  • You really want to see this Dries Van Noten Paris Exhibition

    First look at this Dries Van Noten Paris celebratory exhibition had me cheering for the designer’s novel approach to mixing bold prints, vivid colors, ethnic references and plays with textiles in ways that are fiercely modern. Let’s see what Richard saw. –S.H. I went to see the newly launched Dries Van Noten exhibition last Thursday with a friend visiting from out of town who is into fashion (and who comes once a year to Paris to buy her clothes), so…
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  • Paris Holiday Windows: Place de la Madeleine and Le Bon Marche


    Paris Holiday Windows that we bet you’ll find inspiring! Join us as we follow our resident expat Richard Nahem through Paris and rejoice in his weekly discoveries from the city of light. From Fauchon’s candy confections to Baccarat’s utter perfection, if there’s not a holiday decorating tip to take away here, at the least you’ll get a taste of festive French Chic without even leaving home… >>MORE: Holiday Style & Paris Holiday Windows Fauchon- The windows of Fauchon on Place de la Madeleine…

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  • Wishlist luxury by way of Hermes Paris holiday windows


    No airline ticket required! We’ve got the snaps of the Hermes Paris holiday windows to inspire your most deluxe of desires… Sorbet shades of the house’s iconic patterns, panels of rich color and cacti a plenty, what gives? Our Parisian connection, Richard‘s visit to get a glimpse of what Hermes had in-store during the competitive holiday window frenzy season had him guessing what the season’s theme was -have a clue? We’re guessing Richard maybe be on to something as the series suggests…

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  • How to look sexy in a winter dress…

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    Let’s talk about the kind of confident & sexy that takes you from day to night. I’ll have what she’s having: How to look sexy in a winter dress you ask? Let actress Lake Bell show you the way… In Altuzarra, Lake Bell radiates cool sophistication that’s perfect to take note of for chillier nights out on the town. >>DISCOVER: More Celebrity Inspiration We all love the ease of a dress but sometimes something that appears so simple can get tricky, but…

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  • The Bare Midriff – Would You Dare and Try New York Fashion Week’s Top Spring 14 Trend?

    Peter Som Spring 2014

    It all started with Nicolas Ghesquiere’s scuplted white cropped tops at his final Balenciaga collection. The Bare Midriff, one of those zones most of us aren’t ready to flaunt, has popped up on almost every runway at the New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 shows, but are you ready to try one on? For starters, they aren’t for the meek as donning one is most certainly going to keep all eyes focused on your mid-section while requiring confidence aplenty. But…

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  • Looking for some special occasion inspiration? Drool over Haute Couture Fall 2013 Runway highlights

    Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2013

    Dream a little with Haute Couture Fall 2013 runway highlights for wedding, bridal, formal and special occasion inspiration. Take note now from Bouchra Jarrar, Christian Dior, Martin Margiela and Valentino Listen, I can almost bet that not one of us can ever afford a true haute couture gown. That’s ok. There’s a rare madame somewhere who can and  a celebrity who will borrow it. Why pay attention to haute couture? Why bother worrying over the latest designs for the jet-set? Especially when…

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  • Mens Style Spring 2014 – How to Wear Paris Fashion Week Clothing Now

    Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014

    Not sure your guy will wear much of this, and in many cases, that may be a good thing. But you’ll want to keep it on your style barometer, so take a peek at Mens Style Spring 2014 from the Paris runways and  how  to adapt it into more  guy-friendly, wearable fashion. – S.H. Direct from Paris: Mens Style Spring 2014 Runway Trends & How to Wear them Now… Judging by the last few uncharacteristically cool summers in Paris and London,…

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  • Mens Style Spring 2014 – How to Wear Milan Fashion Week Clothing Now

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    Direct from Milan: Mens Style Spring 2014 Runway Trends & How to Wear them… Ok guys, some of you want to put their peacock feathers on and we have some men’s style from Milan, from everyday to avant garde. Spring 2014 Mens Collections saw the city up its ante on style with a dozen or so incredibly strong outings, chock full of inspiration for now. In all, classic tech sport apparel met romanticism for a duality that wasn’t unnecessarily intellectual,…

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  • Cannes Do Chic! How to Wear a White Top and Black Bottom for Elegant Accessible Style

    Jessica Miller at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Le Passe" ("The Past") Premiere

    You know how I love Cannes for high fashion inspiration that makes luscious, elegant, and real sense in all of our wardrobes. Join FocusOnStyle as we continue to explore the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease. I’ll Have What She’s Having: A crisp + chic white button down shirt on the red carpet? Absolument, mon cherie. And for real life too, learning how to wear a white top and black bottom is one of the easiest, most flattering…

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  • How to Dress Classic- Discover the can’t live without pieces in your wardrobe

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    Collect well & you’ll have some things forever… From work to play, every smart wardrobe starts with pieces you can’t live without! Learn a few simple lessons and get set with a practical, timeless foundation once and for all. When it comes to how to dress classic, the RIGHT elements easily become the ‘can’t live without pieces’ in your wardrobe. Consider those tried-&-true gems as the glue bound to create a well-balanced, working wardrobe with infinite possibilities. >>MORE: Ideas on How…

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