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  • Do you need some tips to transition to spring? Try a Flippy Skirt, here’s how to style the look

    Transition to spring with a flippy shirt

    As the days are longer, sometimes you crave a hemline that’s shorter. Try a flippy skirt! What to wear now? Yes, unfortunately, it’s that confusing time of year again… Transitional weather is here and with it comes an often confusing sartorial time no longer with a few simple tricks we’ve got up our sleeves for you. We’ve rounded up a few snaps of amazing ladies sporting a new way to think about wearing lighter dresses and flippy skirts early in the…

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  • Palette Cleanser: Neutral Coats by way of Naomi Watts’ Carven + Paris Street Style Ladies for a Fresh Start

    Neutral Coats in gray or beige for celebrity style, like Naomi Watts in Carven or the chic Paris streetstyle ladies are the perfext palette cleanser for your transition wardrobe.

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Neutral coat newness in an understated gray coat like Naomi Watts or  beige à la the Paris chic set Need Transition Inspiration? Neutral coats in gray or beige for celebrity style, like Naomi Watts in Carven or the chic Paris street style ladies are the perfext palette cleanser for your transition wardrobe. Naomi Watts wore a modern classic Fall 2012 Carven coat while out & about recently that got our attention with its crisp lines and timeless spirit. Then, with…

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  • Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens

    Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

     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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  • 5 Trends to Trash or Switch to Update Your Look for 2013


    Lose This, Redo That in 2013… Truth be told, I HATE telling anyone to ditch something trendy. Something that is such a quick fad should not be in a chic wardrobe to begin with. There IS a sophisticated difference from looking on trend and  being trendy… particularly, after 25ish. Trendy is a blip on the style meter that spoils faster than a gallon of milk and dates itself in one of those “what was I thinking” old photos. On trend is…

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  • Wear It Now: 7 Ways to Step Up to Pre-Fall 2013 by way of the Sonia Rykiel Lookbook

    Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013

    To most of us it seems that fashion has more seasons than a calendar can hold. The prelude to the next big runway fashion week season is Pre-Fall 2013. But you don’t have to wait. I’ve pulled key looks from the Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013 Look Book with styling tips to wear their nuances now. The Sonia Rykiel collection is inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory “where the anonymous came back out as icons.”  Spark your style by the effortless of  great classics with a modern spin…

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  • Leather Weather: Black (leather pants) + White = Italian Style


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Black leather pants that look so right Yesterday, we talked about the ageless chic of a black leather motorcycle jacket, and today it’s time to talk about your lower half. >>MORE: Leather Style There’s an off-handedness that Italians have. They could be wearing the most extravagant item — think a healthy dose of gold, a swath of fur, ornate embellishments, or in this case, black leather pants– and throw it together in a manner that’s effortless…

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  • Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley Wardrobe Auction. YES, Sweetie Darling!


    Forget Sex and the City. We’re old school, hardcore AbFab fans here at FoS. And when it comes to the Joanna Lumley Absolutely Fabulous wardrobe, it’s a gaga. No, not the Lady but of the “La Croix sweetie darling, La Croix” pop the Boli kind. So here we have it, from Joanna Lumley of Absolutely Fabulous fame comes an auction chock full of collectible wares from the actress’s career. >>MORE: AbFab As the charmingly drunkard, and definitely NOT age-appropriate, Patsy…

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  • Stylist Advice: Are Flared Pants in Style?


    Expert stylist’s advice, our weekly installment of style & lifestyle questions from YOU for us to contemplate is back, first-up comes a query on flared pants that everyone could learn a thing or two from  From Suzanne-   Are flared and/or belled pants still fashionable to wear?    With Miuccia Prada’s Fall takes on the bookish, print filled charm of the haute 70’s and fashion’s latest fixation on reworking the perfect pant in every shape imaginable, it was only a matter…

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  • Runway Now: Nude Nail Polish, The Beauty Trend To Wear Now

    butter LONDON at The Row Spring 2013

    Nude nail polish, right from the Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week runway.  There’s nothing we love more than when classic is on trend! This catwalk trend that SHOULD BE in every stylish woman’s beauty arsenal, if it’s not already. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS  It’s CLASSY not crazy. Forget neon color nails and  grotesque nail designs. (Almost) naked is better and VERY chic. Age-Appropriate Tip: What you can pull off for your toes, doesn’t always rock on you hands no matter…

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  • NYFW Highlights of the Spring 2013 Runways- Calvin Klein, Thakoon, Jil Sander Navy, Narciso Rodriguez


    The FocusOnStyle team of Alix, Naveed, Brad and myself have been busy covering New York Fashion Week and although each of us has a slightly different P.O.V, our universal voice is here to help each of you get inspired to bring a little bit of new style into your life- can-do chic as I like to call it! While we’ve reported some of the best Spring 2013 shows that we’ve seen this week with runway reviews, fashion show coverage, backstage beauty, we wanted to take a…

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  • Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2013 Futuristic Color Blasts To Exquisite Construction

    Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2013

    Chado Ralph Rucci Runway Review: Ralph Rucci of Chado once again made a case for himself being the country’s most important other Ralph in the fashion game Never one to follow the mandate for trends, one of America’s closest allies with the world of Haute Couture, Rucci centered his signature sculptural silhouettes around riotous shouts of unabashed color. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS From ultra-deluxe fabric choices to meticulously crafted and conceived silhouettes, proportions and patterns, the maestro’s Midas touch was in…

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  • Yigal Azrouël Unpretentious Downtown Ease for Spring 2013

    Yigal Azrouel spring/summer 2013

    Yigal Azrouël Runway Review: In continuation of the architectural minimal silhouette from Fall 2012, Yigal Azroel delivered plenty of edgy yet soft floaty pieces perfect to keep the downtown set comfy on a warm day. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS The Spring 2013 collection draws inpiration from nature’s architecture and the effortless ease of hidden energy and environments, states the collection notes. Ease there was in the super clean collection that, from profile, played like a modern riff of Bonnie Cashin’s 60s non-fussy…

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