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  • How to Eliminate Photo Stress and Get The Results You Want

    Whats the right time

    Taking great photos doesn’t have to be intimidating, don’t panic! Sometimes we overthink when is the best time to take a photo. I’ve got a little secret for you — it’s RIGHT NOW! When you look and feel good it shows! Take advantage of those moments. Share your positive moments in a photo. People want to share in your life. Be a part of your journey. See your smile. Share the amazing moments of your life! When you feel that […]

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  • Are branding photos the best way to connect with your audience?

    Real vs Staged Photos

    How do you balance your brand imaging? It isn’t always 50/50. Who doesn’t love easy math? This equation only has three parts: 80, 20 and YOU. When it comes to your online photos, 80 percent of the time you want to bring the every day you. The other 20 percent, feel free to tszuj it up! The most important part of the equation is you. You bringing yourself to the table. Whether it’s an everyday look or all Glam and […]

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  • Why you may be getting overlooked online and how to fix that

    Are you putting people asleep

    Do you wonder why you’re not getting noticed online? This could be the reason… As fun as it is to do big brand fancy photo shoots, this isn’t the best way to represent yourself. Why? Because people aren’t connecting with you as a REAL person! People relate to real people, and if you’re posting the same picture all over the place people zone out! We get exhausted from seeing the same photo over and over again. Or the same three […]

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  • Cheap Chic Secret For Camera Ready Makeup, YOUR Way!

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    Do you want to amp up your camera ready makeup without paying for a glam squad? Here’s how! Sometimes you want a little extra tszuj in your makeup but you aren’t quite sure how to do it yourself. No sweat, there is a fun and easy way to get styled for your videos and photos without breaking the bank. Here’s the scoop: Most professional makeup stores will do your makeup for free, all you have to do is pay for […]

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  • Say Cheese! How To Not Feel Weird, Look Frozen and Be Authentic on Camera [Video]

    How to be authentic when what seems so natural gets too complicated

    Getting Real, Being Authentic On Camera is NOT Just For Celebrities, You Can Master It Too! It seems so counterintuitive but knowing how to be authentic on camera when what seems so natural gets too complicated is a top issue that many entrepreneurs face. It makes total sense. Because as an entrepreneur, coach, author, or any independent contractor who is the face of your brand, you probably never went to acting class nor modeling school. But now, being in front […]

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  • How To Create Content That Authentically Connects With Your Ideal Audience

    The best content usually starts in the most non-complicated, simplest ways.

    Spoiler Alert: When it comes to connecting with your audience… you gotta be REAL! We’ve all done it, or at least entertained the idea. Thinking we need to do this, add that, hire them to grow our personal brand. Before you know it, you are out a ton and a half of money, spinning your wheels and ending up with a personal brand that’s no longer very personal. And content that seems not even close to you and your voice. […]

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  • Camera Shy? Not Any More With These 3 Easy Tricks To Look Great In Photos [Live Video]

    how to look natural in photos, selfies or headshots when you are not a model

    If you ever wonder how to take a great photo that you can use on social media, video thumbnails and set ups, your web site, your book cover… basically anything, then this post is definitely for you. It can get overwhelming if not a dent to your ego when you try to take a photo and end up looking not so hot. One thing I learned on 15 years on photoshoots is that many models and celebrities are not as […]

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  • Sure the “Big Why” Is Critical To Your Message, But Don’t Neglect The ‘Where”

    Why your environment is crucial to share your message (and it's easier than you think)e

    Finding your “Big Why” is typically the first step in your marketing and starting up your business as its those very reasons that will keep you going when things get complicated. Knowing the “why” makes perfect sense to set the path to share your message (your “what”) with the kind of audience you want to attract (your “who”). But what so many business coaches and entrepreneurs greatly overlook is YOUR BIG WHERE. In today’s visual world where authenticity trumps staged […]

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  • Iconic Style: Lessons Learned From A Legend

    Lessons Learned From A Legend

    Every woman who wants to stand out in a crowded market must discover her own way to become iconic. From all my years of working as a fashion stylist, being with celebrities, and even spending an evening with Audrey Hepburn, the one thing that separates those with iconic star power and the rest of us is that “they” have honed in on what makes them so extra special. Getting yourself OUT THERE for photos, video or stage can be intimidating. […]

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  • Why taking your tribe along for the ride is critical to your bond

    create a bond by bringing your tribe with you for the ride

    We’re talking about connecting with your audience this week.  The profound connection and bond to the right tribe who truly gets you and wants a part of your secret sauce. That type of magnetic attraction comes one way- by being real. In today’s crowded market so many of us realize that expertise is not enough to stand out in a crowded market. It’s easy to feel stuck in your business and not know how to get out so you can get […]

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  • Don’t Let “Extra Stuff” Hold You Back When Posting Content On The Go

    What about all that stuff - don't get held back posting content

    Be in the moment when you are posting content on the go. It’s been a busy, fun filled week! Im out in California heading out to Sequoia national park. But since we’re in the car, I wanted to jump in with a great social media tip to help you in building a stronger connection with your peeps. A lot of us have the tendency to take on a ton of extra stuff in our businesses… And I know from experience […]

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  • Instagram Posting Tips: End Social Media Stress + Be Authentic to Your Brand

    Personal Brandin Building_ What tom post + When to Post on Social Media

    How is it that being authentic to your brand (and you) on social media can be so dang confusing? It’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing. So some of us grab templates and stock photos and Mad Libs type templates or hire someone to “speak” for us. I get it. Posting on social media can be intimidating, time consuming, annoying, a whole lot of hype or something you would just rather farm out. But it […]

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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.