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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • In case you asked… XYZ things you didn’t know about me


    I’ve been interviewed a bunch lately and keep getting asked more personal questions about myself and my backstory (we all have one).   So, I got to thinking that it was time to share a few more quirky things & pull the curtain back a little further beyond my usual stylist advice right here on FocusOnStyle in its 15th anniversary year online. Consider this my confidential version of Trivial Pursuit brimming with incidentals that you may not have known (in…

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  • Website Maintenance in Progress…

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    Excuse while we putter around the backend, move around a bit, and do some website maintenance. Apologies for not looking so pretty or speedy while the techs do their thing. We’ll be back very soon in full speed & full style. In the mean time, please follow on facebook to see what we are up to & chat…  

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Skirt Over Pants at Balenciaga Fall 2014


    Balenciaga Fall 2014 was heavy on elegant futurism, and the skirt over pants combo’s offered a cozy yet grown-up take on practical layering that was stylish and worth giving a shot at now… And while Balenciaga’s versions may be terribly expensive to lust over, consider taking a stab at this ongoing trend which originated at Dior by Raf Simons a few seasons back. Here’s how to get the look: >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS What’s great about this trend is…

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  • Best of Oscar Fashion 2014

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Clean, grown-up elegance hit the red-carpet for can-do Oscar chic to consider this upcoming wedding and formal season… It wasn’t as much as big drama but more of modern elegance when it came to the best of Oscar fashion tonight. Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett went for dusty pales from Prada and Giorgio Armani (respectively) that each had an ode to Grace Kelly allure. Jennifer Lawrence…

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  • What happened when I met my style icon Audrey Hepburn

    Sharon Haver with her style icon Audrey Hepburn. Photo: Patrick McMullan

    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


    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


      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


      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+


    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


      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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