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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Color-Blocked Separates

    While color-blocking is no new trend story, it wasn’t until this fall season that we really saw a spike in contrasts with ingenious iterations from designer’s the world over. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Along with some simple shopping advice, here’s a look at some of our favorite uses of color-blocking that are certain to make a…

    Published on October 14, 2011
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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Leather Sleeved Outerwear

    Leather sleeved tops, jackets and coats have been at the top of our most-wanted lists for quite a few fashion cycles but it wasn’t until this season that we saw the trend really gain momentum with designers using hides of all kinds from snakeskin to lambskin to toughen up and add an edgy contrast to…

    Published on October 13, 2011
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  • Fashion Advice- How to Find A Stylish Swimsuit Cover Up

    It can be tricky to find a swim suit cover up, but it doesn't have to be with these style tips…There seems to be two schools of thought on swimsuit cover-ups: the sheer and sexy or the short-shorts and terry.So what's a chic beach babe to do when she feels that running around in a…

    Published on August 03, 2011
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  • Adventures In Extremes- Alexander McQueen or Rockport Pumps

    Adventures In Extremes- Alexander McQueen or Rockport Pumps. I've always said that not everything appears the same way in a photograph as in real life- it's all about stylist tricks, ya know.On the other hand, having great style is not necessarily about the items themselves but about how YOU put them together.Case in point: A…

    Published on July 30, 2011
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  • Alice and Olivia Fashion Up A Video With Shopbop

    Shopping Dream: The cutest video to rev you up up spring style & an footwear collection from Alice + Olivia for Shopbop We love some sweet and delicious video fun to get our styling juices going. We’ll, look no further than this snappy video created by Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet and indie director Bridget Palardy….

    Published on April 06, 2011
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  • Men’s Style- Saving the Brown Suede Shoe, An Icon of British Style

    Men’s Style- Saving the Brown Suede Shoe, An Icon of British Style.God Save the Queen & the Brown Suede Shoe!. Don’t want to get your knickers in a bunch, but there appears to be a crisis of sorts with the demise of the proper brown suede shoe for gentlemen across the pond.The British department store…

    Published on January 19, 2011
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  • Club Monaco Launches at Shopbop Now

    If you want effortless chic at an affordable price, you’ll love this curated collaboration…In all honesty, the whole collaboration idea is getting over-saturated and over-rated. Who cares if a high-end handbag designer slaps their name on a plastique bag and sends it out to the masses? It’s still an extension of a marketing scheme and…

    Published on October 13, 2010
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  • Best Shopping Site Finalist for FocusOnStyle at juli b Style Awards

    “Best Shopping Site – fashion finalist for FocusOnStyle at juli b Style Awards. FocusOnStyle has been nominated in fashion as “Best Shopping Site” at the juli b Style Awards. Bravo, bravo to us!Not to sound perplexed, but WE really consider ourselves an online fashion magazine for can-do chic with a some fabulous fashion finds in…

    Published on March 17, 2010
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  • Travel: Vietnam bound? Try the tailors of Hoi An

    <h2The ultimate shopping guide for custom clothing in H?i An, VietnamAlix and Colin are almost midway through their trip around the world. Their global backpacking adventure to all points exotic took a very chic turn when they stopped off to sample the custom clothing and shoes from the tailors and cobblers in H?i An, a…

    Published on November 17, 2009
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  • Retail Remedy: Venice Window Shopping, Italian Early Fall Preview

    Or, how I spent my summer vacation, Part Due…From the windows of Max MaraVenice is quite the chic shopping mecca with Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Zegna, Hermes, Chanel, and almost any luxury brand that you can think of in the vicinity of the ubiquitous Carnevale masks and Murano millifiore glass chotseka tourist shops. Yes,…

    Published on July 20, 2009
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