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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • Why Dita Von Teese makes you feel beautiful to be a woman

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    Hubby and I dragged ourselves out of our head cold blues (the couple that hacks together, stays together) and trotted off to see Dita Von Teese perform “Burlesque Strip Strip Hooray!” at the Gramercy Theater in NYC last night. LOVED it. So much fun, glamour, camp, and theatrical majesty… like being in Vegas without the schmaltz (big smile). At 41, Dita is gorgeous and unstoppable.   Dita Von Teese may have one of the most enviable figures but the review isn’t about…

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  • Le Classic White Shirt: C’est French chic street style that you can wear from Paris Fashion Week

    French Chic white shirts

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A classic French Chic white shirt that’s just a touch special I’d like to think of this as a palette cleanse from all the too-too of Fashion Week. Something so simple, so easy, that you may even have in your closet. You can dress IT up, wear it to tone down something very bold, make it girly yet chic, or wear it with tuxedo flourish to a modern pantsuit. But, don’t think that this kind…

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  • Best Emmy Style: Red Carpet fashion with lessons that make sense for your wardrobe (really)

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The best Emmy style of clean chic red carpet stunners You know that I’m generally not jacked up about red carpet fashion. Too often, it’s overdone celebrities wearing costumes that look like they were stolen from a five-year old’s fantasy dress up closet. OK, lucky for them that their stylist secured that fancy free dress for the night, but what does that have to do with YOU? There was some of that schmaltz at tonight’s 65th Emmy…

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  • It’s Beta baby! Behind the scenes on the NEW FocusOnStyle web look [video]

    FocusOnStyle.com- new fashion website design

    It’s a new fashion website. Right here… Okay, so some people leave the bloopers for the end of a video. Eh, I start out with my webcam bloopers:) All in the effort to share my exciting news with you, F-A-S-T. Do you notice something different? There’s a NEW web fashion website blog style here on FocusOnStyle!  It’s a bit more open design, more personal, and VERY Beta at the moment (that means we don’t have all the bells & whistles done…

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  • Biggest Trend Report Ever: Fall Fashion Trends from the Runway 2013- New York, London, Milan and Paris, oh yeah

    Best of fall fashion trends from the runway

    Fall fashion trends from the New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion week runways + street style inspiration too Straight from the catwalk and into your closet– sleek styles from the runway & the lovely fashion week street style ladies will inspire you to make a chic impact on your wardrobe in more ways than one. How does that sound? Curated highlights from our our extensive Fall 2013 Runway Coverage  from our 60+ fall fashion week stories! Thought you’d like it. Tweet…

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  • Shape Shifters: What to wear when your weight fluctuates

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    Help! My weight fluctuates! I have nothing to wear and too many clothes. Sounds familiar? Let’s help this reader figure out what to buy + what to wear when your weight fluctuates. Dear Sharon: I have a yo-yo  weight that regularly fluctuates so I have an overstuffed closet with little to wear that’s the right size at the moment. I have clothes that are too large and clothes that are too small, but barely a thing that fits me right now….

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  • How to wear booties + what summer boots to transition to fall

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Not too hot, not too cold summer boots + how to wear booties off-season I know, I know. It’s getting to that time where you want to wear something new but you’re still settled in the final days of summer (can you believe how fast it flew by?) and not quite up to investing in more warm weather clothing. Surely, it’s still too sunny to think fall. So what to wear? Summer boots, the kind…

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  • Want a diet for healthy skin? Here’s how to Eat Your Way to Gorgeous

    Eating Your Way to Gorgeous- Sue Ann Gleason

    You know that I’m ALL about  getting your gorgeous on and making the most of what you’ve got. So when I heard about  a way to “EAT Your Way to Gorgeous,” as a diet for healthy skin + to illuminate beauty, I had to find out more. And, I’m totally on board. I caught up with culinary nutritionist & radiant life expert Sue Ann Gleason, the creator of  the “Eat Your Way to Gorgeous” event to share her insights on how what you…

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  • Black is the new black for Fall Wardrobe Staples: The Black Leather Flare Skirt + Black Turtleneck + Wide Belt

    The Best Black Basics: J.Brand Norma Rollneck turleneck, J.Brand Torre Leather Skirt, J.Brand Doris Belt

    When I start thinking ahead to my favorite fashion season, rather than going gaga about opulent accents, I think of what would be the best fall wardrobe staples the glue that plays nicely with the rest of my wardrobe. Here, you have it. My style in a nutshell:  If I could encapsulate all my go-to timeless fall wardrobe staples over time, it would be iterations of a perfect fitted black turtleneck and a leather flare skirt. Ok, sometimes, it’s wool….

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  • 6 Crimes of Fashion: Have you committed a fashion faux pas?

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    Honestly, how can you not resist a photo of a bulldog in leopard drag? All kidding & a cute dog picture aside, each of us have, at least once, committed a fashion faux pas. Albeit, intentionally or not, we have all suffered from the crimes of fashion to some degree. Listen up, it happens. Even if it was back in the day… the day of perms and massive earrings. (I think that was called the 80s and MTV style). Look at our cute…

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  • MUST CATCH: Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, Smash & Grab diamond thiefs, and Marina Abramovic Institute on Kickstarter (with Lady Gaga)

    Cate Blanchette & her Birkin in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine

    Entertain yourself with these style inspiring treats of a woman who lost it all (Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine), a gang who wants it all (The Pink Panther crime ring in Smash & Grab), and a performance artist (Marina Abramovic) who breaks the walls to connect art and audience in its deepest simplicity of being. Blue Jasmine Really, it’s not the new Woody Allen movie. It’s THE new Cate Blanchett movie Ahh, the aftermath of a boushy life. There’s a rigid lifestyle…

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  • How to Wear It: A versatile dress to wear from summer to fall, year after year. Look at Kate Moss in Prada for fit and flare inspiration!

    Kate Moss in Prada

    I’ll Have What She”s Having:  Do you want a versatile dress that goes from summer to fall with a few styling tweaks?  Kate Moss is wearing a gorgeous Prada one for some styling inspiration. I know it’s late in the season and you may not want to buy another summer item, especially if the sale isn’t too great. I get it. Me too. But, what if you found a versatile dress (maybe even in your own closet), that happens to…

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