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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • What happened when I met my style icon Audrey Hepburn

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    For this week’s look back in celebration of the 15th Anniversary Year of FocusOnStyle online, I want to rewind a bit further to this very special post about how I met my style icon, Audrey Hepburn.  What a lovely moment and privilege… S.H. My evening with humanitarian and style icon Audrey Hepburn… Having someone to inspire your work is so important to manifest your own personal abundance. Finally, I found my misplaced 35 mm slide of Ms Hepburn and myself and had…

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  • I stopped by the new Sarah Jessica Parker SJP shoe store for a sneak peak

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    Retail Remedy: It’s time for a day of pretty things! Have you ever had one of those Mercury in retrograde days where the only viable solution to finding joy is, well, SHOES! Yup, and pretty, girly, sexy, feminine shoes like the new Sarah Jessica Parker SJP line that launches exclusively at Nordstrom on February 28. When the tech got tricky, I got going to discover the adorable candy-colored pop-up Sarah Jessica Parker SJP shoe store in SoHo where Sarah Jessica was hosting a private preview…

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  • Red Boots Diary, I want you! Now seen at Milan Fashion Week Missoni Fall 2014

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      I’m like a crazed bull for this fashion week trend… red boots are all I see & I cannot wait until next fall to get my hands on a pair. First there were the slouchy red boots at Rag & Bone, then the sleek ones at Helmut Lang, the dreamy pair at Prada, and now walking the Missoni 2014 runway are beautifully color crafted layers pair with red square toe ankle boots! >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS Proof to…

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  • Milan Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Menswear Jackets + Touch of Pharell’s Hat at Emporio Armani Fall 2014

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      I’ve been rekindling my love for a strong menswear jacket since looking at Cate Blanchett. And I even have a soft spot for Pharell Williams’ Vivienne Westwood hat at the Grammy’s that has taken on a life of its own, with even its own Twitter account. So, when you meld the best of suiting with a little irony, love is in the air. There is definitely something to think about when it comes to the styling of Emporio Armani…

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  • Growing Older, Staying In Style: Men’s Style Tips for a Fab 50+

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    This week’s look back at favorite posts from my 15th Anniversay of FocusOnStyle online takes a look at age-appropriate fashion for guys over 50. Mens’ style– like women’s– shouldn’t have an expiration date, and looking vital, modern, and well, hot, as an approaching boomer and beyond is something that should be accessible for everyone with a little know-how. Have a read at this very favorite post from 2006. The advice is timeless, although the handsome examples are bit older, yet still…

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  • Milan Fashion Week Beauty Trend Spotlight: It’s the easy hair from Prada Fall 2014 you can get tonight

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      The first thing that you can steal from the Prada fall 14 runway is the severely tight hair, think of it as the best reason not to wash your hair today. Miuccia Prada’s “Act 2” collect referenced German avant-garde culture with austere simplicity that gave way vivid and bold outerwear, some the most flamboyantly fabulous jackets, that I may just want to add to my wish list. Along with THOSE red boots. Gosh, I don’t know about you, but I…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Textural Froth at Ralph Lauren Fall 2014

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    Texture, dimension, and unexpected pairings of “touch me” fabrications in soft muted colors were abound at Ralph Lauren Fall 2014. When it comes to getting dressed, look to Ralph for inspiration. Why not pair a gray turtleneck poncho over a filmy metallic skirt? The result is divine! >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS >>> CLICK: Ralph Lauren Collection in store now…   Photos: Ralp Lauren

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Easy Glamour at Jenny Packham Fall 2014

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      It’s hard not to love anything about the laid back glamour at Jenny Packham Fall 2014. Even the feather coat takes an understated touch when styled with ease. With 70s era Bianca Jagger as her inspiration, Packham says, “I admire women who style themselves with integrity and wit – Bianca was the Queen of mindful dressing…” This is luxe for the woman who likes to kick back her heels & doesn’t get trapped into overstyled gimmicks. It’s a throwback to…

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  • Mid Week Break: New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlights

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     Whoosh, it’s a busy (fashion) week!  Honestly, I have to say that I’m loving what is being shown at New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 more than in past seasons. I really enjoy cherry-picking some of the singularly most wearable trends  for you that are more real way than runway.  (Secret: I’m crazy for all that red) Before the week goes on, I invite you to take a look at the trends I’ve selected here and think about ways to be inspired to update your wardrobe……

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  • Backstage Beauty: Westminster Dog Show Behind the Scenes

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     Gettting their gorgeous behind the scenes at the Westminster Dog Show. You know how much I love poodles and dogs in general. It is New York Fashion Week (have you been following my trend spotlights?) and you would expect backstage beauty to involve models with hair and back-up how to’s, right? Well, it will. But I want to take a break from clothes and show you some of the best coiffed at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Afterall, these fur babies spend…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: A Longer Hemline at Victoria Beckham Fall 2014

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       Just loving the ease of a more sophisticated longer hemline at Victoria Beckham Fall 2014. Red continues as THE accent color to a classic palette of black and winter white that holds a sharp contrast to the willowy line of a longer silhouette.  Particularly, the architectural sleekness reminiscent of the early 90’s in this exquisite tailored coat…. don’t miss the detail on the left hip. RELATED: More from Victoria Beckham Styling Tip: Either a low heeled lace-up shoe as worn with the…

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