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  • Punk Inspiration? Here’s some luxe punk to rev up your look!

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    Once upon a time there was the Rich Hippie Look, now thanks to the Met, the latest fashion oxymoron is the Luxe Punk. Take punk inspiration from Chaos to Couture and try these tough looks on for instant edge, and an easily accessible update that’s daringly fun and always hip The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s much hyped, Punk Inspired costume exhibition which opened yesterday, had us thinking of how punk has inspired fashion so immensely that you can use it your…

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  • Stylist Advice- How Can I Wear Head-To-Toe Denim?

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Rocker head-to-toe-denim à la Gwen Stefani that can really suit me too! Dear Sharon: What are your ideas on trying out the head-to-toe denim look when I am old enough to remember it being on-trend, the first time around? I try my hardest to keep my look age-appropriate, so how can I avoid making a misstep? (K.A via Fashion Advice) RELATED: Denim, how you like it!  You aren’t the only one who remembers that early 80’s moment when…

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  • Are you looking for something ageless that never goes out of style? Try classic French Chic black + white

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Classic French chic by way of can’t go wrong black + white I love a trend that is age-appropriate for everyone, has endless mix and matching possibilities, is striking and classic, and never goes out of style. Hard to find? Not when you consider the endless appeal of classic French Chic black and white, the classic tried & true color combo that never gets dated. Look at the inspiring Paris street style ladies pictured here to easily tell that…

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  • How to wear big jewelry… We know you like Inspiration- New Statement Jewelry a la Lanvin

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    Looking at an overcrowded jewelry box from years of collecting (or, a naked one from fear of accessorizing) can be daunting. Statement jewelry is it for fall, and no time better to get the look than right now with what you have at hand. Here’s how to wear big jewelry and look like you mean it! Get Inspired this season with Statement Jewelry from Lanvin Fall 2013: Statement Jewelry (aka that’s in your face gorgeous) has been making a splash…

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  • Style Archives of my favorite & most popular topics…

    To help you navigate FocusOnStyle,check out the archives of 13 of MY FAVORITE can-do chic topics to help you make the most of what you’ve got.  DIVE IN… Q&A Stylist Advice– you ask, I answer Runway Trends & Fashion Show Reviews– from catwalks to your closet I’ll Have What She’s Having– get inspired with these how-to’s Style Motivation– manifest your gorgeousness Street Style Inspiration– how to get the look Beauty- Hair-Makeup Tips Age-Appropriate– ageless is chic to live by Business Chic– style…

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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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