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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • NYFW Trend Spotlight: Slouchy Menswear at Nicholas K Fall 2014

    Straight from New York Fashion week comes another Trend Spotlight, this time from outerwear go-to label Nicholas K. Much like Cate Blanchett’s recent winning outing in a relaxed menswear inspired gray winter suit, this exit from Nicholas K had us aching to borrow from the boys. Louche layers topped with a knit hat never looked so…

    Published on February 07, 2014
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  • NYFW Trend Spotlight: Cropped Pants at Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014

       You ask, we deliver!  For this season of New York Fashion Week FocusOnStyle will adding trendsetting highlights for you to add to your styling repertoire. Let’s start our NYFW Trend Spotlight with cropped pants seen at at Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014. A hybrid between tailored culottes and flared crops, the silhouette is a sleek and modern…

    Published on February 07, 2014
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  • Warm your cold feet with these sheepskin insoles

     One of my first stops when I get off the plane out West  is to cruise by town to replenish my sheepskin insoles…. why I do it, I don’t know, because they are perpetually out of stock. Alas, I finally got around to stocking up on them online. They arrived just in time for another…

    Published on February 05, 2014
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  • It’s freezing! Wear a trapper hat, they’re chic (now)

    It’s still cold out and when its Freezing wear a trapper hat! Do like a woodsman and follow Madonna’s stylish lead and try a classic trapper hat for full coverage that’s both glam and practical… We’ve been wanting to talk about the transition from Elmer Fud to chic when it comes to wearing a trapper…

    Published on January 29, 2014
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  • Grammy Gold: Red Carpet Best Dressed with Taylor Swift & Rita Ora

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Infused gold red carpet dressing that makes a best dress case to add metallic to your wardrobe Gold is making a comeback. Great for those who weren’t around in its over schmaltzed up heyday. A warning for those who do remember. It’s not hard to get full-on gold wrong. A few…

    Published on January 26, 2014
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  • DRESS TIPS FOR WOMEN OVER 50- HOW TO LOOK RED HOT

    15 years for FocusOnStyle online… oh, my! For our ongoing anniversary celebration, let’s revisit this 1999 feature covering Dress Tips for Women Over 50. What are some of your own go-to tips? – S.H. A Modern Take On Sex Appeal for Women Over Fifty Dear Sharon: Mid-life teenager, that’s me! I’m almost 50 years old and…

    Published on January 25, 2014
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  • Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2014

    Thought you would like some ethereal & lyrical inspiration by way of the Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. In their words… Fragile, graceful creatures, ethereal and primordial, inhabit a dreamlike world. Sublime creations that define characters in a fairytale-like study of pure individuality. Lyrical and uninhibited, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have created…

    Published on January 23, 2014
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  • HELP, MY BEST FRIEND’S WARDROBE EMBARRASSES ME

    15 years for FocusOnStyle online… oh, my! For our ongoing anniversary celebration, let’s revisit this 1999 post about a woman who thinks her best friend has an embarrassing wardrobe. Do you think they are still friends? – S.H. Dear Sharon: My best girlfriend and I have a wonderful time together. She is fun, compassionate, and a…

    Published on January 18, 2014
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  • 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…

    Published on January 16, 2014
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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Kate Blanchett’s makeup

     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…

    Published on January 12, 2014
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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Sofia Vergara’s soft wavy hairstyle

     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…

    Published on January 12, 2014
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  • Golden Globes Fashion- The Best Dressed of The Night for 2014

    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……

    Published on January 12, 2014
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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,…

    Published on January 11, 2014
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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…

    Published on January 07, 2014
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