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  • Best of Oscar Fashion 2014

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Clean, grown-up elegance hit the red-carpet for can-do Oscar chic to consider this upcoming wedding and formal season… It wasn’t as much as big drama but more of modern elegance when it came to the best of Oscar fashion tonight. Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett went for dusty pales from Prada and Giorgio Armani (respectively) that each had an ode to Grace Kelly allure. Jennifer Lawrence…

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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Kate Blanchett’s makeup

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     For all of us at FocusOnStyle, Kate Blanchett is the epitome of modern elegance. We’re thrilled to have her makeup tips via her makeup artist Jeanine Lobell for tonight’s Golden Globes so you can adapt Kate’s “modern romance” look at her home THE LOOK: Soft and Romantic THE INSPIRATION: “We didn’t want to do the expected red lip to go with her gorgeous Armani black gown,” Said Lobell. “So we went the softer route. No harsh lines. Instead, I blended colors…

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  • Golden Globes Fashion- The Best Dressed of The Night for 2014

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    Golden Globes Best Dressed: We’re going to sort of live blog. Calling the gowns as the photos come. So, let’s look at the Golden Globes Best dressed, and maybe even the not so best dress (yeah, I’ve spotted those too). Stay tuned to this FocusOnStyle page and we will update as the night goes on… For my money Lupita Nyong’o raised the bar on chicness in her red Ralph Lauren. Her modern, clean elegance and natural hair and makeup made…

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  • Here’s what you want from Italy- The top 4 Milan Fashion Week trends from Spring 2014 by way of Prada, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana & more


    WOW, we are L-O-V-I-N-G all the wearable inspiration from the Milan runway- with just the right excess of Italian style! Let’s take the top 4 Milan Fashion Week trends (+ highlights too) from the season ahead to shake up what you wear now.  The Spring 2014 shows were off to a great start in New York and that energy has continued to gain momentum in both London and here in Milan. So far, Spring 2014 has delivered (Paris is next) wearable & covetable…

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  • Best Emmy Style: Red Carpet fashion with lessons that make sense for your wardrobe (really)

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The best Emmy style of clean chic red carpet stunners You know that I’m generally not jacked up about red carpet fashion. Too often, it’s overdone celebrities wearing costumes that look like they were stolen from a five-year old’s fantasy dress up closet. OK, lucky for them that their stylist secured that fancy free dress for the night, but what does that have to do with YOU? There was some of that schmaltz at tonight’s 65th Emmy…

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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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  • Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens

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     As the stars start to arrive, let’s look at Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2013. It’s not exactly a year of thrills and chills for fashion. More like a year of safe, pale, and boring, with a few stunning exceptions. SCULPTED SILHOUETTES- Naomi Watts pictured above and below, in Armani Prive looks like a movie star. An exceptional aspirational gown as described by Armani as  a “custom Giorgio Armani gown fully envelope in layered gunmetal grey sequins.  The other worldly gown features galactic cap sleeves and an…

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  • Golden Globes Fashion- Red Carpet Best, Worst and why you should make sense of this


    Monday morning quarterback time.  It’s time to reflect what really stood out– in both a good and eeech way– from last night’s Golden Globes fashion from the red carpet. If you followed my gut reaction Golden Globes Live Tweets, you have a pretty keen idea of my take on this.  I have a hard time ohhing and ahhing when a trussed up actor is schilling for a big designer and caught up in the “fabulousness” of it all without taking her…

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  • Get the Do – Kate Beckinsale’s Easy To Manage Hairstyle


    Star style favorite Kate Beckinsale made a bold look seem easy to manage with an undone hairstyle that you’ll be able to pull of with expert advice straight from the pro’s who helped her In Giorgio Armani Privé at the premiere of her latest film Total Recall, actress Kate Beckinsale made the correct and inspiring choice to play down her dress’ opulent motif with simple hair that made her look all the more modern. >>DISCOVER MORE TIPS: Our Beauty Section Celebrity…

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  • Exclusive Interview With Mark Weiss: What It’s Like To Be a Rock ‘n Roll Photographer

    Invitation for the Rock Paper Photo "The Decade That Rocked" photo exhibition by rock 'n roll photographer Mark "WEISSGUY" Weiss, curated by Phil Collen of Def Leppard.

    The Decade That Rocked. Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be behind the scenes photographing some of rock ‘n roll’s greatest legends? I know that I certainly find it fascinating. Bon Jovi. Twisted Sister. Def Leppard. Ozzy Osbourne. Christina Aguilera. Sebastion Bach. Gwen Stefani. Gene Simmons. Bret Michaels. Joan Jett. And even One Direction. A who’s who in music, that’s who. My friend since my early stylist days, Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss, the ICONIC rock ‘roll photographer that has been…

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  • Revisit: The Best of Haute Couture Spring 2012 to Keep You Dreaming

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    While the number of shows continues to shrink from season to season, the recent Haute Couture shows for Spring 2012 rigorously continued on with the regal, other-worldly appeal that couture has always made feel so ultimately exclusive. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And although a new guard is slowly joining the ranks with collections that veer a tad bit too much towards the unnecessarily dramatic, there were a handful of top shows that offered thoroughly modern and gloriously conceived options for the elite…

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  • Red Carpet Oscar Dresses and Their Cheap Chic Celebrity Inspired Looks for Less

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    First Look at the 2012 Oscars Fashion Look for Less It’s that time again…. we’ve done the highs, snarked at the lows, recapped the beauty, made a few pre-Oscar predictions, and have been inside out and up and down with Oscars 2012. But there is one last thing that we haven’t put our red carpet finger on… SHOP: Hollywood inspired dresses at edressme And that is to bring you the hot-out-of-the-design-room-sketches of the, drumroll please, celebrity inspired red carpet Oscar dresses for…

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