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  • Oscar Best Dressed 2017- Make Celebrity Style Work In Your Wardrobe!

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    Last night’s Oscar Best Dressed stunners certainly played by the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stunning) principle of memorable celebrity style. Sure there were plenty of heavily embellished gowns, beading, draping and opponent fabrications, I’d bet that each of the more ornate gowns were a testament to incredible craftsmanship. But what happens when the dress is  fussy, the hair is fussy, makeup is heavy, the wearer gets lost in all the extras and becomes forgettable, particularly on TV where the more […]

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  • Go For A Textured Bob Like Cate Blanchett’s With These Expert Hair Tips

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    The textured bob… celebrity style hair. The bob hairstyle is back with a bang (or without, depending on your preference, lol). We wanted you to know how to get the look so it’s free and Leave it to the instinctive genius of actress Cate Blanchett to take a risk and cut off six inches on the day of the 2016 Oscar ceremony to don a fresh, modern textured bob. And good news is you can too with expert tips from […]

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  • Cannes Do Chic- White is summer’s new black

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A summer romance with my dry cleaner White is definitely on trend for summer. But I have to admit a slow love to ditch my go-to black beyond white t-shirts, jeans, sneakers, and classic, crisp white shirts (follow the links for style tips). Maybe it was last week in the California sunshine where I lost count on the plethora of white jeans,  but these Cannes Do Chic snaps certainly make the case for adding something white to […]

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  • Sit back and watch the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Shows- Spring / Summer 2015 Videos

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      I thought it would be nice to have bump of inspiration today so that you can think about beyond what’s in your closet. Sit back and watch the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Shows videos. Take note of color, textures, silhouettes, combinations and luxury at its finest. Dream a little dream of possibility and how inspiration filters into your world. What’s your favorite collection? Viewing Hint: I think it’s kinda fun to hit play on all of them at once, get […]

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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

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    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

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    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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