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  • Looks like showgirl costumes to me- Musée des Arts Forains, Paris fantasy costume museum

    Ohh la la, the French really have a reason to stay too long at the fair! Forget Las Vegas, when there are fantastic and feathery costumes in Paris at the Musée des Arts Forains (the Museum of Fairground Art). Richard Nahem takes us there, cancan costumes included. —S.H. The Musée des Arts Forains, the Museum of Fairground Art, is only open to the public once a year for a two-week period between Christmas and New Years.  Luckily, this year I had…

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  • Gratuitous Drooling: Tom Ford Spring 2013 Ad Campaign


    Afternoon drool time. The Tom Ford Spring / Summer 2013 ad campaign, photographed by Tom Ford was just released. We just love a multi-tasker around here… as it’s the best way to get what you want. We’d like love the black jacket, please. The campaign features models Karlina Caune, in some very out there gold gladiator boots,  and Simon Van Meervenne.  Too for your blood?  Grab some luxe Tom Ford Nail Lacquer. You’ll win them over in chic with the just right colors and bottles…

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  • Giorgio Armani Menswear Fall 2013 Fashion Show Photos

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     In their words…  Giorgio Armani Menswear Fall 2013 : A strong and precise image. No flirtatious provocations that often amount to little more than sly trickery. Clean and essential styling portrays a virile man, defined by broad silhouetted outerwear, and trousers with a clean cut. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Surfaces are opaque and warm, and underline the precious nature of the collection. Research into craftsmanship is key and is evident in the fabric treatments and tailoring of the pieces. It is…

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  • Golden Globes Fashion- Red Carpet Best, Worst and why you should make sense of this


    Monday morning quarterback time.  It’s time to reflect what really stood out– in both a good and eeech way– from last night’s Golden Globes fashion from the red carpet. If you followed my gut reaction Golden Globes Live Tweets, you have a pretty keen idea of my take on this.  I have a hard time ohhing and ahhing when a trussed up actor is schilling for a big designer and caught up in the “fabulousness” of it all without taking her…

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  • Emporio Armani Menswear Fall 2013 Fashion Show Photos


     In their words…  URBAN TECH IMPRESSIONS Emporio Armani Menswear Fall 2013 :A new era. New attitudes and perspectives mark a different way of dressing. Naturally classic, pure Armani, with a severe allure that is highly contemporary. A collection with a strong metropolitan ethos, accentuated by innovative silhouettes and materials that create surprising effects and convey a tangible sense of energy and an impression of privilege and wealth. The Emporio Armani man selects iconic styles from the male wardrobe – overcoat, caban,…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: Kerry Washington Goes Straight For The Golden Globes with Drug Store Hair Products

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    Kerry Washington went for super sleek straight hair at the Golden Globes by way of John Frida drug store products…. talk about cheap chic paired with her MiuMiu dress! >>MORE: Red Carpet Here’s how to get the red carpet look while the show is still airing: Step 1 – Prep Spray Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray ($9.99 at drugstores), throughout wet hair and comb through to distribute the product evenly. Step 2 – Style Blowdry hair straight. Take a flat…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: How to Get Kate Hudson’s Golden Globe Hair

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     Whilst Kate Hudson’s Alexander McQueen dress looks like she raided Jennifer Lopez’s closet, her hair is just stunning on her. Before the show is even over, she can try these styling tips at home to look just as fetching tomorrow. “I wanted to show off Kate’s healthy, shiny hair in a style that emphasizes her true Hollywood beauty. As the perfect “Muse” and my inspiration, Kate is my generation’s Brigitte Bardot showing off soft voluptuous hair that is touchable, glamorous…

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  • Live Tweet #FoSGG and Watch the Golden Globes Livestream

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    Watch the Golden Globes Livestream… Wannna dish live with me? Don’t forget to tweet along @focusonstyle with the hashtag #FoSGG We’ve got lot’s of red carpet fashion & beauty to keep you busy until the shows starts at tonight at 8PM EST. The “Golden Globe Arrivals Special” will air 7ET on NBC. Jodie Foster looks chic, comfortable in her skin, and gorgeous at 50, or any age!!! #FoSGG Best yet — Sharon Haver (@FocusOnStyle) January 14, 2013 there’s a lesson in not to…

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  • Help, I’m short and busty and need some clothing stylist advice

    Helmut Lang Belted Wool Cardigan Charcoal Petite A long and drapey open cardigan is gathered with a suede tie belt that subtly defines the shape.

    How to make this reader embrace her curvy petite figure with grace and style. Now doesn’t that sound better than short and busty? Dear Sharon:  I am 20 years old and 5’1″ with slim legs, hips, and stomach. However, I  have an inverted triangle body type with strong shoulders and a 34DD bust!  My boyfriend recently told me I have a beautiful body and I shouldn’t use my clothes to hide it. The problem is, I have a hard time finding clothes that don’t…

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  • 5 Trends to Trash or Switch to Update Your Look for 2013


    Lose This, Redo That in 2013… Truth be told, I HATE telling anyone to ditch something trendy. Something that is such a quick fad should not be in a chic wardrobe to begin with. There IS a sophisticated difference from looking on trend and  being trendy… particularly, after 25ish. Trendy is a blip on the style meter that spoils faster than a gallon of milk and dates itself in one of those “what was I thinking” old photos. On trend is…

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  • Wear It Now: 7 Ways to Step Up to Pre-Fall 2013 by way of the Sonia Rykiel Lookbook

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    To most of us it seems that fashion has more seasons than a calendar can hold. The prelude to the next big runway fashion week season is Pre-Fall 2013. But you don’t have to wait. I’ve pulled key looks from the Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013 Look Book with styling tips to wear their nuances now. The Sonia Rykiel collection is inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory “where the anonymous came back out as icons.”  Spark your style by the effortless of  great classics with a modern spin…

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  • Stylist Advice- Help, my heel is too small and I trip out of my shoes!

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     Dear Sharon:  For the past three years, I trip out of my shoes. It started when I was on the my way to job interview when, all of a sudden, both my feet slipped out of my pumps! I had been wearing these pumps all year and now they didn’t fit. It was a nightmare just to make it to the door of the interview as I couldn’t take a “normal” step without losing a shoe. So embarrassing! From that day on, no strapless…

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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 , online since 1999.




    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.