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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • Need some style motivation? Make your personal pavement your red carpet!


    It’s been a heady week around here. The Golden Globes started “awards season” and the men’s fall 14 fashion collections had their runway week in Milan, and the start of fashion show season… I don’t know about you, but I’ve been battling an annoying flu that had the audacity not to schedule itself when I had the time to lollygag at home. The nerve! Hacking and schvitizng from fever makes the idea of red carpets & runways pretty far off…

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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 Beauty- How to get Sofia Vergara’s soft wavy hairstyle

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     HINT: It’s super easy! We are loving the big romantic wavy hairstyle that Sophia Vergara is wearing to compliment her Zac Posen gown at tonight’s Golden Globes. Before the show is even over, we have the hairstyle how-to-s so you can replicate Sophia’s style at home. According to Celebrity Hairstylist Harry Josh, Sophia’s look was all about the return of classically simple yet chic hair. “Waves have ruled the red carpet for so long. We wanted to keep Sofia looking modern…

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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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  • Kitchen Floor Entrepreneur…


    In our continuing 15th year celebration of FocusOnStyle online, let’ s revist this favorite post about what to wear for the stay-at-home entrepreneur.  This timeless post is from 2000, complete with it’s original header art. –S.H. Real World Dressing For The Stay-At-Home Business Pro Dear Sharon: For the past several years, I have practically had to beg, borrow, and steal to get my dream business off the ground. Finally, investments have rolled in. Now, instead of looking like the power player people think I…

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  • Mountain Upsweeps… Ok, it’s a knit beanie


    It’s a cold snap for sure. As you’re reading this I’m packing up my house out West to head back to New York. Normally, I have a bit of “what is worn in Wyoming, stays in Wyoming” wardrobe. But, not this time. It’s freezing back home as it is in a good part of the country. Record freezing in some parts. Ouch. So, instead of leaving my super-duper warm knit beanies out here, I’m taking them home along with some…

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  • How to be Stylish: 12 Steps to Style


    In recognition of what will be the 15th Anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, (craaaaazy!) I will be spotlighting some of my favorite evergreen, timeless style posts for you take note. Let’s start with this post from 2007 about how to be stylish. Check out the old-school art, EEK… at least its color is THE color of THIS year… Damning dowdy with fashion tips for a wardrobe makeover Hell has no fury than a woman who lost her fashion mojo. Learn the 12 steps…

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  • A video message from me to you…

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    Happy New Year Wishes… 2014 and new resolutions have begun as today heralds the start of a new year ahead and a new you… Never say never. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY as a total city girl I never thought that one day I would have a foothold in the Cowboy State! Yes, the teen who once went hiking in platform snakeskin stilettos (cousins, do you remember?) spends a chunk of the year out west. How lucky is my son…

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  • Get Some Drama: Dark smokey eyes are perfect for New Year’s Eve


    For me, the easiest way to glam up any look is by way of a black rimmed smokey eye. My preferences change from time to time, currently I’m loving a smudge of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour and then using an angled brush with a light dusting of black shadow to blend and define. At the moment, I’m drawn to this method over my usual black pencil, powder, and maybe even liner.  That’s how I do it. Last month Jaimie Alexander took…

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  • White Space + Top 2013 Style Tips


    It’s that time of year where my family and I head out to our place in Wyoming. A high-energy ski vacation for them. Seeking the solace in white space for me. Don’t get me wrong, I do my winter sports days but it’s more the peace and tranquility found in the quiet of snow that I love best. The magnificent open vistas and the white space where I find the luxury to reflect, regroup, and renew for the year ahead….

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  • Some of my favorite…


    Ahh, the tree is down and we headed off to our ski place out west but it deserves one last look. I couldn’t help but add to my husband’s whimsical ornament collection when we got married. A few of my holiday favorites from our New York tree. Full of poodles and pretty ladies and kooky creatures… and a menorah or two… oh, my! Have a happy merry to all who partake in the season of joy. All the holiday style…

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  • Is it cool to flaunt designer labels as part of your personal business brand?


    Business Style Stylist Advice: How you project yourself as a professional can get tricky. Let’s help this reader see the sides of whether or not it is cool to flaunt designer labels as part of your business brand as some entrepreneurs do.    Dear Sharon: As an entrepreneur and marketing coach, I’m aware of how my fellow online marketers present themselves. I follow a particular woman’s program where she constantly displays photos of herself decked out in every luxury label…

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