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  • Do you want something that YOU really can takeaway from Paris Couture Fashion Week? Red Lipstick, it is!

    Dita von Teese at Elie Saab's show during the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013

    We all dream about haute couture, but few, very few, of us can ever get close to it. But, by way of a little beautiful people watching from the Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture collections in Paris, there is ONE thing that we can all take away. At least from watching the glammed up attendees. A blast of red lipstick!  A very strong red lip, in all the shades from orange reds to blue reds, were the must-have celebrity beauty takeaway…

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  • Regarding Warhol: What Would Andy Say About Fashion Bloggers?

    Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Red Jackie, 1964.

    Once upon a time, if I was at a party and Andy Warhol turned up, I knew I was in the right place. Beyond being lucky enough to be old enough (age is good for something) to have grown up with Pop Art and its exposure to appreciate Andy Warhol as the great leveler of pop culture and celebrity… those nights at Studio 54 didn’t hurt either to realize either that rubbing disco elbows with someone famous is no different…

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  • New Marilyn Monroe Fashion Book – Dressing Marilyn


    With the 50th death anniversary of prolific Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe comes a luminous new tome celebrating her bombshell style- Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled by William Travilla Take in rich accounts that made fashion history with Andrew Hansford’s new book celebrating the work of William Travilla for Marilyn Monroe, the definitive poster girl of 50’s era Hollywood glamour. And considering Monroe’s flawless chic, who hasn’t had a Marilyn moment in their life? >> BUY: Dressing Marilyn: How…

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  • Cheap Chic Alert: Over the Top Fashionistas Anna Dello Russo and Iris Apfel have lines coming to a mall near you


    Honestly, I applaud anyone who takes a risk in fashion and pulls it off with unfettered style and grace, Particularly, when their everyday outfits border flamboyant costumes, AND the wearers are no spring chickens as they say back in Brooklyn.  >> SHOP: Accessories Guides In what will probably be a heart-pounding, fanatical fashion frenzy for the young personal style blogger set and, perhaps, a nod to pull the best of the lots for everyone else, YOU can get a cheap chic…

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  • Age-Appropriate Casual Chic for the Silver Hair Set: How To Shop To Master An Ageless Stylish Wardrobe

    An ageless look from Banana Republic

    Sometimes age-appropriate casual chic can be a tough call to shop for… a FocusOnStyle reader shares how to work around it…  Thanks for the article/photos on Susan Sarandon. Any advice for a retired 60 year-old female graphic artist, (60)? I like to be somewhat trendy/edgy while still being age appropriate and doing it on a budget. I’ve begun a capsule of sorts (turquoise, charcoal and some violet), and it helps a lot, but if you could recommend basic pieces one should have…

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  • Age-Appropriate Everyday Chic via Susan Sarandon’s Fierce Oxford Flats

    Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon attend Tribeca Talks Directors Series during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Pretty, polished, and casual at any age. We all get so wrapped up on the fantasy of fabulous sometimes that we tend to forget the simple casual style that most of us wear on a daily basis. For that very reason of  feigning “senior moments” on everyday style does that core easy part of our wardrobe get forgotten, particularly when looking polished, modern and age-appropriate fashion is on the menu.   Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan…

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  • Best of Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2012 Rundown

    Penelope Cruz Oscars

    From Penelope Cruz’s retro-Hollywood inspired Armani Prive gown to a parade of matronly gala dresses, you never know what to expect from the style scene at the Oscars and this year’s 84th annual Academy Awards served as no exception –although a cold one indeed. The problem with the stylization of Hollywood is the banal red carpet scene as of late with its too safe & ho-hum attempts and now rare misfires. With the infiltration of stylists amongst Tinseltown actresses have been dressing…

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  • Pre Oscar Beauty- Age-Appropriate Celebrity Glam, Your 30’s and 40’s, Part 2 of 3

    Katie Holmes

    The Oscars are coming! Are you ready for a heady source of fresh celebrity style inspiration direct from the red carpet? Pre-game your Oscar beauty on day no.2 with makeup & hair stylist Gad Cohen as we look at top Hollywood actresses while helping you up your own beauty-regime ante with a three-day series on Oscar worthy style through the ages! –N.H. Our first day’s installment had us looking at the gorgeously gamine look of actress Michelle Williams to inspire…

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  • GOLDEN GLOBES FASHION- The Best Dressed of The Night

    Tilda Swinton Haider Ackerman

    Golden Globes Best Dressed: While there were plenty of red carpet mishaps at this year’s Golden Globes, there was also a heady mix of flawless fashion to be inspired by albeit from some of Hollywood’s all-time best dressed actresses. From Rooney Mara’s minimalist glam to Tilda Swinton’s hype-chic Haider Ackerman hybrid of a gown, here’s a quick look at our favorites of the night. MORE: Red Carpet Fashion Tilda Swinton- Always one to elegantly play on the masculine/feminine divide, Swinton cut…

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  • Age Appropriate Fashion- Over 40, It’s Back to classics and how to navigate trends for Spring 2012

    The Urban Jungles of this world inevitably produce trends in fashion that make their way into closets across America. With fashion week upon us, I’m looking forward to the fashion parade outside of Lincoln Center. The young and restless work the stairs and promenade leading up to the tents ala Lady Gaga!  Yet, there are elements that can be lifted from the wreckage such as the vintage print scarfs that reemerged during the fall 2011 fashion week in February. Tied…

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  • Jane Badler, Age-Appropriate Fabulous

    "V" Season 2 Madrid Photocall with Jane Badler

    Age Appropriate Fashion, I'll Have What She's Having: Sleek, chic, and sexy at a certain age. Young girls dressed like old ladies. Middle-age woman dressed like young chiquitas. It can get confusing.At a certain point, you may still have the body to wear a bandage micro-mini dress (god bless you) but really should know better. Style is about looking gorgeous, fabulous and confident, without an expiration date.And, Jane Badler looks hot.Why?Because she looks stylish, vital and in control.>>MORE: Age Appropriate…

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  • Best Fall Fashion- Coats, Bags and Shoes to update your wardrobe in style


    Sharon & Brad’s Latest Radio Show: Talk show hosts Sharon Haver and Brad Boles dish up some of the hottest age-appropriate fall fashion trends.Style tips to look stylish and modern for fall, without breaking the bank!Brad is about to head off to China and he’s brimming with style stips straight from the airport waiting area. Sharon, of course, will keep Brad grounded on style tips to translate style into your wardrobe!BTW: Brad says that you can buy a Hermes Birkin…

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