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  • Cat Fashion Show Has Some Odd Look-A-Likes


    Call me crazy, but this cat looks a lot like Rod BlagojevichIf there were to be a line drawn in the sand, I’m a dog person. More specifically, a poodle person. I do get a kick out of a pet in a good costume, but usually four-legged get-ups involve dogs.Thank the good editors at Gothamist for covering one of the more festive cat fashion shows– one so over-the-top that I may put allergies aside and get on the kitty catwalk….

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  • Jean Paul Gaultier Furniture Sweetens Up Paris Elle Decor Suite


    Love the crazy way Jean Paul Gaultier put his signature nautical stripes on wacky, cool furniture. For the last two years Elle Decor has selected a fashion designer to decorate the former apartment of Jacques Carlu at the Cite de Architecture. This year the chosen is Jean Paul Gaultier, proceeding Christian Lacroix and Martin Margiela. Jean Paul Gaultier has brought his usual whimsical and sometimes kitschy style to the 2,400 sq. ft. space atop the museum.

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  • Home Staging Tips For Picture Perfect Interiors


    “Home Staging Tips: Tzuj up your environment with these home staging / home styling tips and tricks from Brad Boles and Sharon Haver!In this week’s episode of Focus on Style- Talk on Blog Talk Radio, Sharon and Brad share tips about how to stage your home.Both agree that your home should reflect your personal style and be particularly in order when you plan to sell, have it photographed for a magazine, share with your Facebook friends, or simply be a…

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  • Money Matters- Cultural Clash In The Hamptons From A Countess to LL Cool J and One Supermodel


    “Breathless Brad Boles has been busy rubbing some very ritzy elbows this weekend and is more than happy to share the dish. Me? I wish I was really on vacation! –S.H.Friday night saw a return to Almond, the tony East End, boy’s-night-out hotspot in the Hamptons where I dined with Catherine Saxton (the fabulous PR maven who handles all of Ivana Trump’s ups and downs) who is a houseguest of Cathy and Rick Hilton.FYI… the Hiltons have done an amazing…

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  • Hamptons Happenings From Blowouts to Baggy Pants, Color Blocking, Rompers, Super Saturday Shopping and Polo


    Sweeties, Breathless Brad Boles has been roaming about with more dish to share… S.H.Meow, meow, it may be Gay Night but there are some be-atchy boyz out there..Gosh, I know I can have a sharp tongue but I never make the obvious rude attempt to talk about someone behind his or her back when they are actually right smack in front of me. So tacky.I started my evening off dining at Almond in Bridgehampton with my ever-fabulous friend Lauren Arpel…

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  • Glam Punk Street Style- Make It Personal


    “The suber fab and very incognito laptop case belonged to equally fab and greatly adorned Kristina “KISS” Gress, an accessories designer and assistant to the shoe designer Ruthie Davis at RADesign.Kristina was more than workin’ the rocker warrior fashion trend that’s so hot right now. Even though many of her accessories are right on trend, I have to say that Kristina’s edgy punked out look seems organic to her personal style rather than the latest fashion affectation.”

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  • Crystal Head Vodka, THE Gift for The Hostess With The Mostess


    Levitation Optional: Impossibly cool Crystal Head Vodka created by Dan Aykroyd, with a collectible skull bottle designed by artist John Alexander.The gift for someone who has everything, including a helluva lot of style… perhaps, that could even be you?Honey, you want cool? We’ve got you cool?Do you want a conversation piece? It’s that too.Looks great. Tastes amazing. And you know they don’t already have it.mediumBrad and I were talking about some off-beat hostess gifts… something unusual without breaking the bank….

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  • Jill Zarin of Real Housewives of NYC talks about friendship, love, and life AND The Secrets of A Jewish Mother

    Brad Boles & Sharon Haver, guest Jil Zarin

    Did you miss the show? Don’t fret… We have the transcript to read below and just turn on the radio widget and listen while you read… Description: Hosts Sharon Haver & Brad Boles talk with Jill Zarin about the meaning of friendship, fame, matchmaking, love, family, and of course, “The Secrets Of A Jewish Mother,” from Jill’s new book. Aired: 7/23/2010 3:00 PM UTCLength: 30 minutes Host: Focus On Style Talk [Start of Transcript] [Narrator] 0:01: Blog Talk Radio. [Sharon…

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  • Celebrity Retouched Photos- The Photoshopping Controversy


    A former model and now a professional retoucher, Sharon Daniels has been on both sides of the business when it comes to airbrushing or retouching a photo.She opens up about when Photoshop retouching or airbrushing is excess and when it honestly makes for a better editorial or commercial photograph. — S.H.Photoshopped Into Oblivion: the scandal, the controversy, the ethics…Lately there has been much debate and discussion about retouching’s perceived effects on society. Is retouching the equivalent of steroid use in…

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  • Jill Zarin Kept Me Very Busy but I did find time for glam and gossip in the Hamptons

    Jill-Zarin-Kept-Me-Very-Busy-but-I-did-find-time-for-glam-and-gossip-in-the-Hamptons_feature_article_horizontal – Focus on Style, the online fashion magazine for can-do chic. Get your edge on everyday style and make the most of what you’ve got in our magazine + blog! Renew your look with scads of fashion tips, beauty hints, runway fashion photos, and shopping from former stylist and fashion expert, Sharon Haver. So chic, so you! It’s the fashion advice that you don’t want to miss.

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  • Vintage Chic Street Style- Make It Personal


    You don’t need an oversized budget to have style, just some imagination.I spotted Jocelyn Spaar when she was on the job as a restaurant host and thought she looked so absolutely adorable that I had to share her style with you.mediumSo many women– particularly ones in their twenties– get caught up in a trend-by-numbers way of dressing. They have to have every conceivable trendy style because a celebrity wore it or all their friends have it and in the process…

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