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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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  • How about this for Oscar dressing: Red Carpet fashion picks from Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, J Mendel, with photos galore!

    Red Carpet fashion picks from New York Fashion Week- fall 2013

      Red Carpet fashion picks from New York Fashion Oscar dressing- Red carpet fashion from the runways of Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, J Mendel Fall 2013 With all our New York Fashion Week coverage, we thought it would be fun to do something different for all the WOW factor red carpet fashion that graced the catwalk last week. The Oscars are upon us and the eveningwear showcase at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York really got the…

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  • Business Chic Stylist Advice- How to wear navy with brown

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    Dear Sharon: I’m 25 years old and work for a professional services firm. I usually wear smart shirts and trousers to work but I’ve got to admit that I’m a little bored of the usual black trouser, shoes and belt and trying to understand how to wear navy with brown to come out of my comfort zone.  Recently, I bought navy blue straight (almost pencil type) three-quarter trousers from Zara and they came with a chocolate brown belt. The problem is that I want to…

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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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  • The First Lady of Style: Michelle Obama WOWS in (Jason) Wu Again for Inaugural Gown, and then some

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    Truth be told, red is my favorite color for everything except party affiliation. The First Lady broke tide in a STUNNING Jason Wu red halter gown for the Inaugural gown first dance, and maybe, just maybe, that can be a sign of getting us all together. Far from the more girly white Jason Wu frock from 2009, this red draped chiffon and velvet number was sexy in the most powerful and in control nuance that a grown woman should master. Add…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: How to Get Kate Hudson’s Golden Globe Hair

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     Whilst Kate Hudson’s Alexander McQueen dress looks like she raided Jennifer Lopez’s closet, her hair is just stunning on her. Before the show is even over, she can try these styling tips at home to look just as fetching tomorrow. “I wanted to show off Kate’s healthy, shiny hair in a style that emphasizes her true Hollywood beauty. As the perfect “Muse” and my inspiration, Kate is my generation’s Brigitte Bardot showing off soft voluptuous hair that is touchable, glamorous…

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  • Bond Girl Makeup- Follow these step-by-step makeup tips for some 007 beauty thrills

    Skyfall makeup parody

    Have you seen the James Bond movie, “Skyfall” yet? I did and absolutely loved it.  Daniel Craig is right up there with Sean Connery in my book as best 007 and this movie has plenty of that old school sex appeal. Bérénice Marlohe is as gorgeous as expected as the new Bond girl. Here’s something cool that you can takeaway: We’ve got the “Skyfall” makeup parody! Doesn’t the model, above, look like a Bond girl? >>MORE: Beauty Yup, celebrity makeup artist, Kristina…

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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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  • Work It: Style Guidelines for Women Entrepreneurs- my guest post on thenextwomen.com

      After my interview about how I run FocusOnStyle on thenextwomen.com, I was delighted when they asked me to share some style guidelines for women entrepreneurs about what modern business women should wear for a variety of occasions, like pitching for funding, attending networking events, social media photos, and speaking at large events in this guest post on their site. >> ORIGINAL: Source           >> MORE: Media Mentions   STYLE GUIDELINES FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS The NextWomen September Food &…

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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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