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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

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

    Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring Summer 2015 in Paris

      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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  • Haute Couture Inspiration- Schiaparelli Paris Spring/Summer 2015

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    On this snowy New York day, nothing could be more uplifting that the divine wit and whimsy from the Schiaparelli Paris Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection shown during Paris Couture Fashion Week. The collection called “Reflections of Elsa” is described as “an ode to self-confidence” with surrealist touches in homage to Elsa Schiaparelli like trompe l’oeil hands that close a crystal star necklace. Notice the flats worn with the very fabulously flamboyant pieces. There really is something magical about this collection, don’t you think?…

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  • Red Carpet Your Way: Try these celebrity style accents at home!

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Red carpet your way style inspiration a la Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Claire Danes at the S.A.G. Awards It’s so easy to dismiss what you see on the red carpet as a fantasy that will never fit into your real life. But, use what you see as an inspirational launch point to punch up your personal style.  As I tell the ladies in the C’est Chic Crash Course, the nuance is in the details, so let’s…

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  • John Galliano for Maison Margiela. Discuss.

    John Galliano For Maison Margilea, "Artisinal" 2015

    I have mixed feelings about this. To start, I’m a Margiela fan and probably wear a piece in some form or another, from one of the collections, almost every day, starting with the 14 pairs of shoes & boots that are in the front rotation of my closet. I love the understated and edgy appeal. I love the non-showiness of pieces that withstand time and always look current. I love the deconstructed “secret” white threads that have the same appeal…

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  • Red Carpet Your Way: Wear Pants to a Formal! Go against the grain and stand out (Golden Globes a la Emma Stone)

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    Honestly, I couldn’t get myself into the Golden Globes fashion this year. There were plenty of pretty reds, a lot of ho-hum, and a good amount of  “they look nice but so what.” Really, when’s the next time you (or I) will be dolled up in a major gown? It’s fun for the first few times your have the occassion to wear one. After that, it’s too much work (for me). I was looking for a way to make the…

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  • Are your shoes a buzz kill? The Top 5 Shoes to never wear unless…

    ARE your shoes a buzzkill

    Boost your mood from the feet up with the not this, wear that shoe guide Can you change your attitude or boost your mood depending on what shoes you are wearing? YEAH, baby, you sure can! Here’s the thing, I cannot even count how many times I get asked about what shoe to wear with what outfit. So much so that I wrote the Ultimate Shoe Guide to solve that conundrum once and for all. But, it’s not the matchy-matchyness…

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  • I hope you didn’t, but if you did: 5 ways to not fall off the New Year’s style resolutions wagon

    Model getting ready backstage at the BENTEN show during Jakarta Fashion Week

    Let’s reflect to timeless advice on starting the New Year in YOUR best style. Liar, liar… my big, empty promise to myself and why New Year’s style resolutions hardly ever work… It’s the start of the new year, and where are you? In my over 20 years in the style business, I have never once thought that truly being stylish came from a check list at the start of the year. I don’t bother with resolutions of any kind anymore. If I was really going…

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  • Killer Heels, maybe my husband was right

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    Walk don’t run (in those shoes) to Killer Heels, shoe lust for your soul I’m a confirmed shoe addict. Don’t believe me, here’s a tidbit conversation with my husband while we were on the way to see The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at the Brooklyn Museum. Scene One: Sunday drive to the museum Husband: Which exhibition are we going to? Me: Shoes Husband: Can’t you just look in your closet? Well, err, he was sort of right. One of my…

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  • Stylist Advice: Your Classic Uniform, My Way!

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    Wardrobe Reprise- I don’t know about you but this sudden cold snap has me relying more and more on my favorite classic pieces before I even think about turning my closet over (yes, I’m layering).  Take take a look back at some of my favorite tips to make getting dressed easier. And chic. —S.H. No-brainer fall into winter dressing starts with a great coat…  Dear Sharon: I get confused at what to wear when I have appointments all over town and…

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  • What to wear when you work from home AND a peek at my office. Here’s some stylist advice

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    This week’s lookback post to celebrate the 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, tackles the conundrum I face every day and you may too if you are an entrepreneur… what to wear when you work from home. Ya know, how to pull yourself together when no on really sees you and you sttill need to feel both great about yourself and comfy. Besides, get it together in a flash for when you need to look professional on a Skype or a…

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  • Why not try a white jacket?

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A proper white jacket that’s seasonless + chic ala Sharon Stone in Roberto Cavalli & J.Crew Spring 15 It’s been a crazy month or so with filming over 35ish videos for my C’est Chic program (outfit changes for each), traveling, spending casual time at my place out West, and back to the NYC grind just in time for school to start for my son and Fashion Week. I feel like I’ve been in a closet…

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  • Can We Talk Prescription Designer Sunglasses a la Joan Rivers and LensCrafters

    Sharon Haver and Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers has made me laugh since I was old enough to turn on a TV.   A true original who told it like it was. This week’s 15th Anniversary of FocusOnStyle post look back honors the late, great icon who was still in her prime at 81. —S.H. Seeing is believing when it comes to glammed up prescription sunnies… Things happen when you are old enough to have grown up laughing along with comedic genius Joan Rivers on TV….

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