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  • How To Update Your Wardrobe- Runway Trends Pre-Fall 2013 Fashion Cheat Sheet

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    Make What You’ve Got Current with Runway Trends Pre-Fall 2013 … Runway trends can be as simple and wearably divine as the perfect pantsuit from Dior Couture above, or as over-the-top grand as the lace cape from Alexander McQueen, below. Either way, there is an essence that you can steal into your wardrobe. Be inspired. Great style is all about interpretation on how it best flatters you. We made it easy with some how-to’s and  reason’s why you should consider elements from…

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  • Want a little sexy time with your fragrance? Agent Provocateur Pétale Noir, it is!

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    How about a hint of leather with your mandarin, violet leaves, magnolia, and ginger? I told this was a sexy time scent. No stranger to the pretty and provocative, Agent Provocateur Pétale Noir Eau du Parfum, along with Luxurious Body Elixer, are out just in time for Valentine’s Day. The sweet and spicy scent bottle’s closure resembles a little handcuff and chain for some added naughtiness intrigue to your perfume shelf. Ooh la la, c’est magnifique for your favorite minx… could that be…

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  • Business Chic Stylist Advice- How to wear navy with brown

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    Dear Sharon: I’m 25 years old and work for a professional services firm. I usually wear smart shirts and trousers to work but I’ve got to admit that I’m a little bored of the usual black trouser, shoes and belt and trying to understand how to wear navy with brown to come out of my comfort zone.  Recently, I bought navy blue straight (almost pencil type) three-quarter trousers from Zara and they came with a chocolate brown belt. The problem is that I want to…

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  • Valentine’s Day Lingerie Shopping Guide

    Time to clean out your undies drawer and add some sultry sexy lace, check out our Valentine's Day Lingerie Shopping Guide, selected just for you!

    Sexy lingerie to share your love…Nothing dresses your mood up more than some pretty lingerie, even when worn just for you. Makes every day Valentine’s Day with our lingerie shopping guide below, for what’s hot in looking hot!Don’t forget to stop by for Sexy Friday’s as our Sexpert Chic Valentine’s Day Series concludes with some tips on how to take it off… take it all off… oooh la la style!

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  • Can you say cheese chic? A chain camera strap as cool as your best handbag, sans the quilting

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    Shopping Find Alert: Fashion bloggers, fashionistas, and the stylish set will love this one… You’ve got the fancy-pants camera but those old school camera straps are just plain fugly. Say ta-ta to looking like you hopped off the tourist bus and say hello to chic. SFK by Sarah Frances Kuhn has you covered in style. Imagine a chain camera strap spinning a riff on a classic chain strap bag, with the added nuance of Indie cool. Thank Sarah for the…

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  • Rag & Bone Men Fall 2013 Fashion Show Photos

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    Key Styling at Rag & Bone Men Fall 2013 : Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville kept to the theme of moden heritage pieces with a new proportion on 3-piece suits, Prince of Wales plaids, double-breasted tops coats, military influence, and lug sole boots. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS >>MORE: Rag & Bone >> CLICK to peek at Rag & Bone Men in store now… Rag & Bone men    >> Photo gallery of  Rag & Bone Men Fall 2013 Runway Collection: [nggallery id=210] Photos: rag &…

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  • Men’s Style Cheat Sheet- Fall 2013 Men’s Fashion Runway Trends and How To Wear Them Now- like in your wardrobe, really!

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    Hello gentlemen, before you get your back up, let’s get inspired to add a little  f-a-s-h-i-o-n into your wardrobe, by at least looking at what is going on for men’s style Fall 2013 runway trends that you can add to your wardrobe now. Great style is all about interpretation on how it best flatters you. We made it easy with some how-to’s and  reason’s why you should consider these fashion looks.We even have some real way shopping picks at the…

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  • Top 3 Men’s Style Tips for Stylish Big Guys Clothes That Fit Right

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    Dear Sharon: I was hoping you could help me with a problem I have finding stylish big guy clothes that fit me correctly and need some stylist advice to find a flattering style. I am a large size man who hates shopping for clothes because nothing fits due to my unnatural body shape. I usually get an XXL which fits my shoulders, but it  is a little long and usually too tight around my midsection. However, an  XXXL is just too loose around my body….

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  • Want to tame curly hair to super straight? Look no further than Nicole Kidman at the SAG Awards for styling tips

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    Rewind, rewind, aaaaall the way back to Nicole Kidman’s corkscrew curls. Well, it’s been a long time coming and Nicole is rocking super stick straight hair at tonight’s 19th Annual Sceen Actor’s Guild Awards. We’ve got the down low on how YOU can switch up curly hair to super straight like Nicole’s for a night. >>MORE: Red Carpet Here’s the 411 on how to tame curly hair to super straight, like Nicole Kidman: Hairstylist David Babaii spotlighted Nicole’s new bob cut…

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  • Do you want something that YOU really can takeaway from Paris Couture Fashion Week? Red Lipstick, it is!

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    We all dream about haute couture, but few, very few, of us can ever get close to it. But, by way of a little beautiful people watching from the Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture collections in Paris, there is ONE thing that we can all take away. At least from watching the glammed up attendees. A blast of red lipstick!  A very strong red lip, in all the shades from orange reds to blue reds, were the must-have celebrity beauty takeaway…

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  • Beauty Tips: Here’s how to look like Beyoncé. Well, her makeup at the Inauguration, at least.

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    With the lipsyncing brouhaha aside, Beyoncé did look stunning as she sang the National Anthem at the Inauguration. We were able to catch up with her makeup artist, Mally Roncal who worked with Beyonce for this special event and used products from her Mally Beauty line at QVC to share makeup tips from yesterday’s event. This look “works on all ages, skin type and color,” says Mally. Now, if we look at the photo above of Beyoncé with Mally, they kinda sorta really…

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  • The First Lady of Style: Michelle Obama WOWS in (Jason) Wu Again for Inaugural Gown, and then some

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    Truth be told, red is my favorite color for everything except party affiliation. The First Lady broke tide in a STUNNING Jason Wu red halter gown for the Inaugural gown first dance, and maybe, just maybe, that can be a sign of getting us all together. Far from the more girly white Jason Wu frock from 2009, this red draped chiffon and velvet number was sexy in the most powerful and in control nuance that a grown woman should master. Add…

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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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