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  • Men’s Style Gift Guide- Holiday Prezzies for Your Man About Town

    Men's Holiday Gift Guide. Photo: Tinko Czetwertynski

    As the holidays are rapidly approaching we’ve culled together a five day series chalk full of some of our favorite finds of the season to gift your loved ones and yourself with in order to get the most bang for your holiday buck. For the man who has everything, consider these fab finds not only as the perfect gift, but as game changing accoutrements that are certain to inspire and delight well beyond the holiday season. >>> Need more help…

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  • Trendy Fashionista Gifts Under $100 – no size required!

    Adorable outfit

    We all know one. She’s up on every fashion trend, a major label queen, and loves instant gratification. She puts the most unexpected pieces together for smashing results, like the model in the Zara outfit above. But, what in living daylights to get the girl who wants everything? Something trendy, of course! Need more help gifting this season? Consult our other Holiday 2012 Gift Guides We’ve picked some top, of the moment gift ideas under $100… and some are SERIOUSLY…

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  • Adventures in Extremes- The Leopard Clutch, Judith Leiber or Express

    Judith Leiber Veronika Leopard printed haircalf envelope clutch

    Funny Story: Once upon a time I purchased a vintage Judith Leiber round suede bag with fantastic passementerie detail. The bag was a unique style and exuded absolute timeless chic. The little finding that held the shoulder strap popped off so I took it up to the Judith Leiber showroom for repair. As I sat in the waiting area, Ms. Leiber walked by. She looked at my bag and in her deep Hungarian accent declared, “Such a young girl, such an…

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  • Holiday Gift Idea- Designer iPad Cases from Marc Jacobs and more

    Marc Jacobs Ipad Bag

    Designer influence is certainly out in force when it comes to chic iPad cases and Marc Jacobs surely leads the pack. From Marc Jacobs comes a refreshing array of covetable iPad cases just in time for the holidays. We’re particularly fond of his quilted hands-free purse-like option with its decadent gold chain strap and soothing gray tone (pictured left) or in chic and elegant black. MORE: Marc by Marc Jacobs Holiday Gift Ideas After all, who says something as practical as…

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  • Must-Have… Christopher Kane’s Crochet Cardigan

    Christopher Kane Crochet Cardigan

    Like fellow powerhouse Miuccia Prada, we wait with bated breath to see what kind of mind-boggling, jaw dropping references London designer Christopher Kane is about to release onto fashion’s trend radar for season’s to come. From intricate floral embroideries placed on patent leather to haute 90’s notes from the likes of Gianni Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, he’s taken us on a wild, un-assuming ride and made our wardrobes all the better for it while becoming a renowned pioneer of the new & the must-have. WE KNOW YOU…

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  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday Fashion & Beauty On Sale


     Camping out on a long line is not for the chic of heart. Here are some top Black Friday and Cyber Monday fashion and style sales so you don’t have to deal with crazed crowds…   Shopbop has got to be a favorite e-tailer at FocusOnStyle. Well-edited fashion pieces and an easy to navigate web site. Perfecto just got better when you type the special code, BIGEVENT from this link at checkout.   Ted Baker Black Friday Sale… I love their…

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  • Must-Have…Junya Watanabe’s Peplum Jacket

    Junya Watanabe Bar Jacket

    Leave it to the genius of Junya Watanabe to conjure up the prim, old-world regality of Christian Dior’s iconic bar jackets into an updated motorcycle hybrid shape to let the associations run wild this season with his must-have luxury moto peplum jacket. Part urban warrior, part ladies-who-lunch, we can see it working wonders with a myriad of pairings from proper pencil skirts for day, to a voluminous maxi dress come night and a pair of crisp cigarette pants come weekend…

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  • Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

    Jamie Hayon lladro

    With the beginning of the holiday season and its many festivities just around the corner, we’ve put together the ultimate gift guide perfect for the hospitable hostesses in your life. From Lladro’s unique conversation vases to an exclusive wine-of-the-month membership, there’s something thoughtful and budget friendly to gift everyone with for the good times ahead. Consider Lladro’s festive and uber cool graphic harlequin vases(above) that make for a unique gift that’s destined to be cherished for years to come and…

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  • On the Marc Holiday Treats for Everyone from Marc Jacobs


    Surveying Marc by Marc Jacobs and his mainline collection together we’ve culled a covetable, colorful assortment of goods that are certain to add a boast of riotous cheer for you and your loved ones just in time for the holidays. Above, a bright metallic contrast tote from Marc Jacobs. Highlights from Marc by Marc Jacobs: An assortment of ultra-girly jewels is certain to dazzle those in your life for many a season to come thanks to their quirky takes on…

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  • In The Bag- Yves Saint Laurent’s Softy Chyc Animalier Bag

    YSL Animal Bag

    While animal prints may be as banal and captive of the traditional feminine mystic as polka-dots or bows, there’s no denying the subtle sexuality and graphic, ostentatious charge they can add to just about any outfit. >> SHOP: Animal Prints And this Yves Saint Laurent “Softy Chyc” animal-print calf hair shoulder bag brings home the point beautifully with its explosive print and lady-like, heritage minded shape and details. Use it to pump up just about any look from your average…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- The Peplum

    Giambattista Valli Fall 2011

    Body-defining, figure enhancing peplums have been working their way on quite a few runways over the past few seasons(including next spring) so we couldn’t think of a better time to take note on how to incorporate them into your repertoire for an unexpected dose of lady-like chic. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite uses of peplums for Fall 2011 and jotted a few quick notes down on how to pull them off and make them work for you. >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Vintage Inspired Fashion

    Miu Miu Fall 2011

    Because every season calls for a bit of vintage flair we thought it would be a good time to look back at all of our favorite vintage-inspired looks from the Fall 2011 collections to cull a handy bit of inspiration to help you cultivate a look that incorporates notes from the past with a thoroughly modern sophistication. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And since you can always use real-deal vintage pieces to pull together a completely customized look, we couldn’t think of…

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