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  • A sneak peek into Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the Met

    I popped uptown yesterday to the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center for the press preview of its first exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion spotlighting the career of  the legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier  (1906–1978). Through the years, I’ve seen pieces of James work  and many of the gowns on display seemed like beautiful old friends that…

    Published on May 06, 2014
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  • Uma Thurman’s Motherhood was my yucky pill

    Let’s call this week’s review of  FocusOnStyle’s 15th anniversary online post, the anti- Mommy Chic battle of those who overdo and those who purposely schlump out, and the relvelation that comes from their “sameness,” even though they may think they are light years apart. As we gear up to Mother’s Day let’s look back at the neighborhood of…

    Published on May 03, 2014
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  • American Cool: What is cool to you?

    What is American Cool? One of the highlights from our family trip to Washington, D.C. this weekend was taking in the “American Cool” exhibition of 100 People Who Define Cool in Arresting Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. It’s a collection of 100 photos that go deep into the soul of those who posess that certain edge….

    Published on April 24, 2014
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  • Breaking fashion rules to make it right

    Breaking fashion rules to make it right. Dress out of the box and get some style. The hot trends for this season compose of breaking historic fashion rules to move forward with fabulous style.

    Published on April 05, 2014
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  • The Ultimate Guide: How to dress for your body type

    How to Dress for Your Body Type + Flattering Fit Style Guide  Not everyone looks great in everything- not even models. The secret to style is understanding how to dress for your body type and discovering a flattering fit that works on YOU…. not the girl in the magazine! I’ve said this before and I’ll…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Sleek 80’s Updates at Chloe Fall 2014

    When it comes to conquering the cool allure of French-Chic, there’s no other label as consistent as Chloe. So get set for an 80’s revival from Chloe Fall 2014… From oversized 80’s inspired abstract brass discs heavily decorating simple seperates to quilted sleeping bag coats and pleated pants, references from influential sportswear designer Norma Kamali…

    Published on March 06, 2014
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