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  • How to wear it now? Styling Hacks from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2017

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    I'm not going to lie, I may love French chic style, but I'm always partial to Italian fashion so Milan Fashion Week Spring 2017 gets me pretty excited. You know what else puts a smile on my face?  Seeing supermodel Lauren Hutton work the runway. Okay, maybe I'm dating myself, but I owe A LOT to Ms. Hutton. You see way back when I was a kid I had a big gap between my front teeth. My mom was pretty insistent...
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  • How to wear it now? Runway Inspiration from London Fashion Week Spring 2017

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    I'm writing you from the vroom-vroom-vroom sound of construction going on in my building. Can't complain too much because we'll be having our own share of rebuilding soon. What I actually do like about renovation is that it really is re-inspiration. You get to look at things a different way and see new possibilities, either in your home or in your wardrobe. London Fashion Week Spring 17 just ended and there were plenty of riffs on a theme that you will...
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  • What to wear now? Look at the New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 runways to tweak your chic

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    It's been quite the week of running around with New York Fashion Week, tons of media interviews, and some restaffing. If you are following me on social media (my handle is @focusonstyle), and I hope you are, you've seen some behind the scenes snaps and comments of my week. One of my favorite Fashion Week pit stops was the Donna Karan Urban Zen presentation that harkened classic Donna design... think draping. There was lot's of fashiony inspiration. Naveed wrote it...
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  • Inspiration overload: Fantasy pieces from Paris Couture Fashion Week … don’t mind that it takes place in Rome

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    I have a special treat for you. It's total indulgence. And for me, a super sweet spot.  I've always had a thing for Rome. As a little girl in Brooklyn, I imagined myself living in Italy back in the 50s and 60s during the time of black and white movies, anything Fellini, red sports cars, chic black dresses worn with merry widows underneath, sharp eyeliner, Marcello Mastroianni, elegant yet wild parties, and everything Rome in all its decadent, gorgeous, crazy glory. Truth be told, decades...
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  • What to wear now? Look to Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 runways to update your wardrobe

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    Get inspired right now by the Top Five Trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 with helpful suggestions on how to tweak your current wardrobe to keep you look modern… With helpful hints and insights on what’s ahead for Fall 2016, we’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the best trends out there to help inspire you look today. Best of all, you most likely own similar pieces already, so have fun shopping your wardrobe and rethinking looks from the…

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  • What to wear now? Look to Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 runways to update your wardrobe

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    You know what I love best about Milan Fashion Week? The accents! The little extra turn. The unexpected detail. The clarity of color. The little somethings that make Italian design, so, well Italian. There are some serious f.a.s.h.i.o.n. pieces here- the kind that finally get me excited about the runway. Take the nuance of the big picture and add the edge to what you already own. You'll update your style and feel bellissima for it. Get inspired by the Top...
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  • What to wear now? Look to London Fashion Week Fall 2016 runways to update your wardrobe

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    Runway to Realway  Fashion Inspired by London Fashion Week Fall 2016 It’s the next installment on how to work the runway trends into your wardrobe. You’ve peeked at what was shown in New York, drooled over couture and now London is calling. Almost no one ever wears what is actually shown on the runway. But everyone should open up for a lot of inspiration. A nuance here. A trend there. Rethink how you get dressed everyday with a healthy dose…

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  • What to wear now? Look at the New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 runway to tweak your chic

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    New York Fashion Week Fall 2016- How To Incorporate The Top Five Trends Into Your Wardrobe Now There are a couple of ways to look at Fashion Week. You could go crazy wild with a total shift of silhouettes or you could find familiar shapes tweaked into something fresh yet not quite a dramatic shift from what you may already own. I like the latter. Because it proves that fashion isn’t a one season wonder and that you can morph,…

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  • Paris Couture Fashion Week Spring 2016- How To Incorporate The Top Five Trends Into Your Wardrobe Now

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    The Top Five Trends from Paris Couture Fashion Week to give a go and refresh your look while staying easily on trend. Ok, admittedly, I doubt that you or I will have the opportunity to get to a real haute couture fitting. Or even borrow a couture dress to wear on the red carpet. The prices are insane (think a year of private school tuition and above). The workmanship is unbelievable. And the scarcity is just so. So why should…

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  • Lace Tights, Thank You Chanel!

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    Thank you Karl Lagerfeld for inspiring me to want to spice up my hosiery drawer with lace tights again! Lace stockings have been looking "off" for a few years. Add just a few sartorial twists and they look so right again. Mostly due to the styling at the Chanel Paris In Rome Show at Cinnecitta Studios where the models wore mules along with lace tights. "The mule... It's a typical Chanel shoe, open behind, but we had never done it. With a lace stocking,...
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  • Sit back and watch the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Shows- Spring / Summer 2015 Videos

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      I thought it would be nice to have bump of inspiration today so that you can think about beyond what’s in your closet. Sit back and watch the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Shows videos. Take note of color, textures, silhouettes, combinations and luxury at its finest. Dream a little dream of possibility and how inspiration filters into your world. What’s your favorite collection? Viewing Hint: I think it’s kinda fun to hit play on all of them at once, get…

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  • Haute Couture Inspiration- Schiaparelli Paris Spring/Summer 2015

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    On this snowy New York day, nothing could be more uplifting that the divine wit and whimsy from the Schiaparelli Paris Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection shown during Paris Couture Fashion Week. The collection called “Reflections of Elsa” is described as “an ode to self-confidence” with surrealist touches in homage to Elsa Schiaparelli like trompe l’oeil hands that close a crystal star necklace. Notice the flats worn with the very fabulously flamboyant pieces. There really is something magical about this collection, don’t you think?…

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