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Fashion Stylist Advice: When you need fashion advice, style tips & what to wear & how to wear it, ask our stylist Sharon Haver & her team of contributing fashion, beauty, and style experts!

  • Baby Got Back(less)- Mules are Back! How to Wear Them

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    Slides, mules, clogs-that oh so familiar clank-clank sound of backless shoes, have once again come around the fashion merry-go-round and are on every must-have ‘IT’ list for spring. Are you ready? No, its NOT the slippery slides that the khaki-clad capri pant crowd refuse to give up. These mules stand tall, strong and have an architectural point of view. Sure, tracing the backless shoe since their sensual beginings as the footwear of choice for pin-up girls and the like does sound rather enticing minus the modern-day connotations […]

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: A well-cut trench coat a la Patricia Kaas

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    Let’s be frank: There comes a time when fussy becomes unfashionably fatiguing and plain is boringly aging. >> Day Two of the three-part FoS series Age-Approriate French Chic At A Certain Age But, pairing a well-cut trench coat and sultry smokey lined eyes, is a time-tested fashion recipe that never spoils! Take, for instance, French actress and chanteuse Patricia Kaas who understands the understated elegance of a lightweight, well-cut trench coat- a hallmark in dressing with French chic style. It’s not any ordinary […]

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: The power of black a la Juliette Binoche… not so basic!

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    Basic black becomes beautiful black when it’s worn in the right French Chic way… It’s funny how there are photos of us that almost instantly look dated and others that have timeless perfection. What we are wearing plays a huge part in what sustains looking chic and vital rather than overdone and garish. Take for instance, the style power and endurance of perennially black clad Juliette Binoche and Malgorzarta Szumowska pictured here. >> Day One of the three-part FoS series Ageless & Age-Appropriate French […]

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  • Stylist Advice: It’s not style but some fugly fashion fad; don’t succumb

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    What Not To Wear | Spring Fugly Fashion Don’ts There will probably be someone who doesn’t like this. That’s ok. I was looking through a spring lookbook for a celebutard turned designer, who will remain nameless, and each outfit pictured was kowtowing to some amped up commercial fashion fad trend, that probably should never have taken off in the first place. But there ya go, a pseudo celeb wears something, the pr sends out a photo, bloggers pick it up, and every […]

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  • Stylist Tip: Deo-Go Deodorant Stain Remover Removes Gross Yellow Armpit Stains

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     No (arm)pitty party here. I must say that I have a fixation with armpits. More important with the way that something funky growing, reeking, or staining can mar your look. Don’t even get me started on the way some people still use white deodorant that cakes up in the creases of their armpits when clear deodorant is right there on shelf too. There is a solution to solving ONE otherwise gross underarm problem. There is a deodorant stain remover, and […]

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  • Coordinate Colors Like Corrine Bailey Rae in Miu Miu S/S 2012

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Learn how to make matching shoes & bags look modern and work for you Singer Corrine Bailey Rae recently wore a girly, cute floral Miu Miu dress the other day that worked to highlight her adorable personae but what really caught our eye was how her bag & shoes matched the dress color for color and worked. By adding unexpected black thigh-highs, her saccharine sweet dress looks grounded in modernity with a smart break of skin on […]

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  • The Quickest Make-Over Ever- 4 Easy Tips for An Instant Update

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    We’re transitioning into spring but that doesn’t mean that you need to start fresh. Give your winter wardrobe a bold of fabulousness and modernity with these FOUR EASY MAKEOVER TIPS. We’ve culled four easy, sure-fire steps to help you work magic in no time with budget-minded, expert style & beauty tips just as we reach the end of winter and wait for the new sartorial season ahead. Add a Bit of Off-Beat, Bold Brights to Your Winter Look: Take a chance on […]

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  • Stylist Advice- Naomi Campbell masters wearing brown and black Roberto Cavalli, here’s how

    Naomi Campbell masters wearing brown and black Roberto Cavalli

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Old school rule breaking that keeps you looking all the more chic… As this crazy mild winter transitions towards spring, we are not quite ready to don the brights yet are still not wanting to be buried in heavy hues… unless artfully combined, that is. Let’s start with a simple disclaimer: There are FEW woman who can wear a skirt as short and hair as long past 40 other than supermodel Naomi Campbell- the woman […]

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  • Michelle Obama Style Alert- First Lady Wears Vintage Style and Does NOT Look Like an Old Lady

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      I’ll Have What She’s Having : A mellow hued watercolor floral print that although vintage inspired, looks fresh and age appropriate on First Lady Michelle Obama. A rich print on a classic 60’s inspired princess coat could have gone all wrong on someone Michelle Obama’s age, as it could have aged her beyond her years if it weren’t for some modern updates and a slightly more relaxed silhouette that took away the Jackie Kennedy edge from her ensemble. Stylist […]

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  • Celebrity Watch- Alicia Keys Shows You How To Pull Off a Leather Skirt with Class

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A flattering leather skirt that is both chic and modern. Leather skirts can look tacky, we know. Particularly when you are not a rail thin beanpole but a lady with some gorgeous womanly curves. But, if you wear leather right, wow… MORE: I’ll Have What She’s Having By pairing a demure silk blouse in an elegant jewel tone, songstress Alicia Keys managed to evoke an elegant allure in a statement making leather paneled pencil skirt […]

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  • Tuxedo Tips- Guys, here’s the ONE time you can all look (sort of) like George Clooney!

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    Men’s Style Advice: Can I ditch the cummerbund and pleated tuxedo shirt and go more modern?  Dear Sharon: I saw your site “Focus on Style,” I’m not sure if you answer men’s questions but here goes. I have a standard, two-button, notch lapel black tuxedo that I wear to weddings (I’m 27 so I go to at least one wedding a month these days) with an eight-pleat shirt and cummerbund/bow tie. Pretty much your standard tux. However, I hate the fit […]

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  • How to wear a floppy wide brim hat and not look like a pimp

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    Statement making BoHo wide brim hats have continued to be a major fashionista statement this season. It’s a fashion trend that’s just as tricky to pull off as the other biggie, faux fur vests, and can have as many, if not more, catastrophic style results. Not worn the right way, what is meant to look dramatic and chic ends up looking like the wearer is channeling a 70’s gangster pimp character. Just look at KK and –albeit a favorite movie score– […]

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