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  • And the winner is…

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    Have to share! I was poking around on my iPhone and stumbled upon this fun photo of me hanging out backstage in the green room while I was waiting on hair & makeup for a TV show I was on. Notice something pretty obvious? I’m holding not one, but two Emmy Awards! I couldn’t resist sneaking a photo with the Emmy’s (there were MORE)  just sitting there (they belonged to the show and sure they were there for the guests […]

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  • Dating Profile Pic Tips: 7 Secrets to Swipe Right Photos

    Swipe Right Photo Secrets

    How to take dating profile photos that will help you find your sweetheart Dating profile photos, oh my. Why risk your success of scoring a sweetie just because of a dubious photo? Don’t worry, I have 7 tips to warm you up in the online art of swipe-right profile photo without having to use fancy equipment or hire a photographer. It’s not your fault if taking a great photo doesn’t come naturally to you. But it is to your benefit […]

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  • Make Up Tips for TV, Video, Photos, and Appearances [Live Video]

    Make Up Advice For TV, Video, Appearances + Photos

    It was an early call today so I thought I would pop on a Facebook Live to share some behind the scenes makeup advice for TV, video, appearances + photos on my way back from my TV appearance. Join me on my snowy walk through Madison Square Park in New York as I talk about the reality of knowing how to do your own make up when you get yourself out there as an entrepreneur or the face of your […]

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  • Stop the Generic Jungle! Start the year your way!

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    How to stand out in a crowded market by starting the year your way. I’m starting the year my way! And I highly encourage you to do the same. 🙂 One of the business trends that I noticed in 2017 really broke my heart… It’s that so many of us, especially women entrepreneurs, get lost in the GENERIC JUNGLE. They lose their personality… they lose their soul.. they lose their star power simply because they are too afraid to stand […]

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  • New Year’s Resolutions: Don’t do that, do this! [Live Video]

    New Year's Resolutions- Do this, not that!

    How about making a New Year’s Resolution that will actually stick? Trust me, make this THE word to remove from your vocabulary if you REALLY want to move the needle forward in 2018. Okay dokey, some of you might find this livestream polarizing. Some of you make get your feathers ruffled, and some of you may get really pissed off. Good for you. I can’t hold it back anymore. After reading through the b.s. that shows up in my “business […]

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  • Personal branding photography tips with Caroline White, photographer for women entrepreneurs [7 Days to Amazing Podcast]

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    Behind the scenes of personal branding photography with Caroline White, the brand photographer that top women entrepreneurs turn to. If you are wondering what is personal branding photography, how to get professional photos taken that represent you in your most honest and best self, then this episode of the 7 Days to Amazing podcast is for you! I first came across photographer Caroline White and her breathtaking photographs of real people back when I was in B-School and she was […]

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  • How to create your own authentic B-Roll [Quick Tips Video]

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    What the heck is b-roll and how to make it authentic to you? Yup, you hear about b-roll and have no idea of why it’s so important. B-roll are the takeaway shots that create a story and help your audience connect with your message, lifestyle, values. They are the images that speak for themselves without words. The easy solution is to just buy stock footage. BUT, not only does descent stock (not the creepy stock that looks like a bad […]

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  • Let’s Get Personal: Women with leaky bladders can feel beautiful and protected thanks to Always Discreet Boutique

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    There’s no need to feel shame when you can confidently wear something pretty… “Don’t make me pee!” That’s what I used to say to my husband every time he told a stupid joke when I was pregnant. We’ve all had moments. Accidents can happen. We’ve all laughed too hard, had that cough attack, and not quite been ourselves during pregnancy. One in three women have experienced bladder leaks. But for women who regularly experience a leaky bladder it’s no laughing […]

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  • A Note From Sharon Haver

    a note from sharon haver-1 Hello Gorgeous,

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by  FocusOnStyle !

    I'm the editor in chief and resident fashion + style expert  with over 25 years experience in the fashion biz as a stylist, syndicated fashion advice columnist, and web entrepreneur.

    I hope you love the best of women's fashion and top style trends as much as I do.

    More important, I want to help you make the most of what YOU've got !

    I want your personal style to be organic to you, flattering to your body type , and not contrived or cookie-cutter but a natural extension of just one of the many things that you do everyday, including what you wear to work.

    As your style mentor , I share insider tips & tricks to help YOU get the awareness to do it yourself and stand out from the pack.

    Yup, it's about discovering the D.I.Y. stylist in YOU!

    That’s what I’m here for. To empower you to get it going on.

    Back in 1999, I founded the site as a 24/7 platform where anyone can get expert stylist advice, fashion tips, and style trends to make the most of what they've got... long before the term "fashion blog" became part of our language.

    If you are new to the FocusOnStyle, a good place to start is with my series of free online fashion and style guides , curated from some of our post popular topics. If you have any questions that you would like considered to be answered on the fashion blog, please ask for  fashion advice here .

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    Don't miss out. Hop on my newsletter to make the most of what you've got!  Passport to French Chic is my gift to you.

    As a stylist I'm about YOU, not me.

    I'm not about gushing over  celebrity style  or preening over a picture of a cute outfit that I or my team is wearing. I do use style icons, from wherever they may be, as a launch point to help YOU tweak to chic to bring  red carpet fashion  to your closet, in a way that makes sense for YOU!  We call that, " I'll Have What She's Having " around here. We look at the runway to inspire you to stay on top of your game, because as a New Yorker, I personally know that looking modern is the best revenge! When you want style motivation , FoS has that too!

    Style shouldn't have an expiration date...

    We know that great style is not only for teenyboppers, and age-appropropropriate & ageless style  doesn't mean dowdy. Consider FoS as a go-to resource for how to wear and what to wear (almost) anything at any age with high, yet definable style that suits your lifestyle.

    Pretty, sexy chic is the NEW fabulous, and it's right at  FocusOnStyle.com , online since 1999.

    Best,

    S.H.







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    If you want to work with me closer, I have a few V.I.P. one on one stylist spots that I open up periodically.