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  • What happened when I met my style icon Audrey Hepburn

    Sharon Haver with her style icon Audrey Hepburn. Photo: Patrick McMullan

    For this week’s look back in celebration of the 15th Anniversary Year of FocusOnStyle online, I want to rewind a bit further to this very special post about how I met my style icon, Audrey Hepburn.  What a lovely moment and privilege… S.H. My evening with humanitarian and style icon Audrey Hepburn… Having someone to inspire your work is so important to manifest your own personal abundance. Finally, I found my misplaced 35 mm slide of Ms Hepburn and myself and had…

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  • Crushing on Cate Blanchett chic in menswear


    Cate Blanchett chic in menswear inspired garb while recently out and about had us crushing on her relaxed take on masculine elegance. Would you don a similar look?  I’ll Have what She’s Having: Menswear style totally stolen from the boys. Here’s what we think of her attempt at menswear made chic and why you should give it a go! >>You’ll Have What She’s Having: Casual Chic Done Right! To many, this could very well be a very challenging look to pull off without looking like…

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  • Warm your cold feet with these sheepskin insoles


     One of my first stops when I get off the plane out West  is to cruise by town to replenish my sheepskin insoles…. why I do it, I don’t know, because they are perpetually out of stock. Alas, I finally got around to stocking up on them online. They arrived just in time for another round of the New York polar vortex. On a freezing day like today, your tootsies will thank me for having them on hand. Get them: Sheepskin…

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  • It’s freezing! Wear a trapper hat, they’re chic (now)


    It’s still cold out and when its Freezing wear a trapper hat! Do like a woodsman and follow Madonna’s stylish lead and try a classic trapper hat for full coverage that’s both glam and practical… We’ve been wanting to talk about the transition from Elmer Fud to chic when it comes to wearing a trapper hat. When we saw this snap that Bally sent over of Madonna wearing one, we decided it’s time to take the trend live. Baby it’s…

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  • Need some style motivation? Make your personal pavement your red carpet!


    It’s been a heady week around here. The Golden Globes started “awards season” and the men’s fall 14 fashion collections had their runway week in Milan, and the start of fashion show season… I don’t know about you, but I’ve been battling an annoying flu that had the audacity not to schedule itself when I had the time to lollygag at home. The nerve! Hacking and schvitizng from fever makes the idea of red carpets & runways pretty far off…

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  • A video message from me to you…

    Happy New Year 2014 video message from Sharon Haver

    Happy New Year Wishes… 2014 and new resolutions have begun as today heralds the start of a new year ahead and a new you… Never say never. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY as a total city girl I never thought that one day I would have a foothold in the Cowboy State! Yes, the teen who once went hiking in platform snakeskin stilettos (cousins, do you remember?) spends a chunk of the year out west. How lucky is my son…

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  • Some of my favorite…


    Ahh, the tree is down and we headed off to our ski place out west but it deserves one last look. I couldn’t help but add to my husband’s whimsical ornament collection when we got married. A few of my holiday favorites from our New York tree. Full of poodles and pretty ladies and kooky creatures… and a menorah or two… oh, my! Have a happy merry to all who partake in the season of joy. All the holiday style…

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  • Wishlist luxury by way of Hermes Paris holiday windows


    No airline ticket required! We’ve got the snaps of the Hermes Paris holiday windows to inspire your most deluxe of desires… Sorbet shades of the house’s iconic patterns, panels of rich color and cacti a plenty, what gives? Our Parisian connection, Richard‘s visit to get a glimpse of what Hermes had in-store during the competitive holiday window frenzy season had him guessing what the season’s theme was -have a clue? We’re guessing Richard maybe be on to something as the series suggests…

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  • Surely, I won’t forget…


    I want to share this simple and very thoughtful holiday gift that I received from my friend Steve. A box of lovely ribbons! Don’t you love it when “found” art meets memories and can all be wrapped up in a pretty decorative bowl?  Now, I will have plenty to choose from when I need to tie a ribbon around my finger… What are your simple and thoughtful gift ideas?   MORE: Holiday Style  

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  • Oh la la, it’s time for Paris Holiday Windows- Printemps and Galeries Lafayette


    It’s time for some Retail Remedy, holiday style! Our roving expat Richard Nahem starts the Parisian fête season with his photo tour of Christmas in Paris 2013: Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. Oh yes, since Richard is involved, there will be shoes… Hope you didn’t miss my start of the holiday window season with the Bergdorf Goodman Christmas windows in New York. Gorge!- S.H. >>DON’T MISS: Our curated Holiday Style Guide to help you dress your best this session! Today is the start of my…

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  • Have you heard the news? Green is a goner. Radiant Orchid is THE color of year for 2014


    My Inbox (well, “Promotions” box thanks to Google sorting) is flooding with press releases about all the Radiant Orchid items coming out soon since the big announcement yesterday. You see, Emerald Green is so last year. I wasn’t really dancing to Tangerine Tango from the year before that. But I can cotton up to Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014, drumroll please, Radiant Orchid. Yes, the color is lovely. But why wait until Spring when every designer from clothes…

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