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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • Rethink what you have: What they wore to couture & how you can get the look

    Ines de La Fressange Street Style

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Everyday French Chic Style with confidence & poise… oh right, it’s what “they” were wearing at Paris Couture Fashion Week Today’s post is more about the confidence in style from within you that creates the illusion  of something even more spectaluar that any couture garmet on the runway. For me, it’s the new definition of chic that I want you to understand and master. Let’s see how you can do it, because YOU can. And, I bet…

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  • Here’s a hint: Let’s guess which celebrities will be wearing Armani Prive on the red carpet

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    Paris Couture Fashion Week: Nothing like the tell-tale sign of gorgeousness as to which celebrities turned up clad in Armani at the Armani Prive Haute couture show in Paris as a subtle barometer of red carpets to come. And, that’s a very good thing. The “red, white, black from a lacquer box” inspired looks are breathtaking.   Juliette Binoche, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jared Leto, Sophia Loren, Pink, Kate Hudson, Elsa Pataky were front row and center Giorgio at the Prive…

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  • Shocking in Paris! Schiaparelli Haute Couture, why not?


    I don’t know about you, but my day certainly could use some fantasy, frivolousness, whimsy, and eccentric charm. Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is generally a gorgeous snooze fest since Christian Lacroix no longer shows. But Marco Zanini in his second Schiaparelli Haute Couture foray for Fall/Winter 2014-15 embraces the flamboyant legacy of the designer who put shocking pink on the map. MORE: Runway We’ve got all the Schiaparelli couture photos here for you to drool over. Don’t worry, none of us can…

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  • What the Savvy Parisians Use: French Chic Summer Beauty Picks


    It almost seems like an oxymoron to call French Chic Summer Beauty sensible. But it really is. There’s a very logical, edited, and precise way that Parisians approach their beauty. It’s all about the ease of effortlessly looking better than natural, with a few savvy secrets thrown in for good measure. I’ve pulled a few new and timeless French Chic beauté favorites for you to consider adding to your routine this summer. They are all available stateside (just click on their…

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  • Summer Chic Noir- Black Never Boring or Basic When You Style It Like a City Girl

    Summer Chic Noir

    There’s something about black. Maybe I started to be a fan because I’m a native New Yorker and the perennial color du jour is chic + never faltering black. It’s the one color that has that cool edge besides being the glue to almost everything else you own, and says I’ve arrived rather than where am I going. Try that mint green, why don’t you? I’m not talking about dour and dreary funereal black that washes you out. But the dynamic and…

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  • What to wear post baby weight to feel confident about your body

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     Dear Sharon:  I have always had a small frame. I am about five foot and weigh about 130 pounds. Well, I just had a baby about two months ago. I have baby fat still which makes the fitting clothing I normally wear out of the question. Wearing baggy clothes is also a no go since I am so short and do not want to appear bigger than I am. Therefore, I am at a loss as to what my choices are. My most important goal…

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  • My classic color nail polish for a pedicure

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    A friend of mine was asking about finding a classic color nail polish for a pedicure. She just decided to try a vibrant orange and although the color rocked, it just didn’t work for her. I totally get it. As much as I like to experiment,  and get excited about nail trends, personally, every time I change my polish color, I end up wishing for my next pedicure to go back to my tried and true OPI Classics Collection Kennebunk…

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  • 10 ways to know if it’s your signature style or time to get out of your style rut?

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    Today’s BIG Question: Are you in a style rut or are you extremely confident about your signature style? Is every day the same for you when it comes to your style? Do you feel you need a way to snap out of the same old, same old style because you’re boring yourself to death? Is it really a style rut after all? Or, merely a need to add some zing to what you already have and love. It’s easy to…

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  • What’s on your mind? Do you need some free fashion advice? Reach out and share…

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    As we’re getting into the start of the hot & muggy days of summer here, so many of us are winding down. But not here. We’re actually gearing up for some fab new additions to the FocusOnStyle lineup. In addition to my VIP One on One Stylist Style Mentoring Sessions, I’m working hard on creating the C’est Chic Crash Course and some other premium offerings. Just for you. We’re also doing a bunch of updates to the FocusOnStyle site itself……

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  • Here’s how to wear the high waist bikini: High waisted bathing suits- not old lady anymore

    High waist bathing suits seen at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014. Cutout by BCBGeneration, unmatched by Poko Pano, prints by Mara Hoffman Swim

    As we look back at stories packed with timeless style advice for FocusOnStyle’s 15th Anniversary,  we’ve taken into account that beach season is around the corner – so what are you going to wear? As gorgeous and as in impeccable shape that you may be, we all know the pressure one feels when looking to find the best swimsuit for their bodies so be sure to take note of one of the season’s top bathing suit trends with a little…

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  • Stylist Advice- How to make your shoes fit when your feet are different sizes

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    Let’s help this reader with his shoe question to find narrow width shoes for his wife who has two different foot sizes.  Dear Sharon:  My wife has narrow feet. To add to this, they are also two different sizes. We are traveling frequently and I would like to gift her some fine high fashion shoes ($800 to $1500) but I do not know what brands are available in narrow widths. And, if any designer brand will allow to have two differing sizes at time of…

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