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  • How to Glam Up Everyday Clothes? Look at Kate Hudson Wearing Ann Taylor


    Just out: Ann Taylor’s Holiday 2012 ad campaign starring actress Kate Hudson What makes my morning soar is to see everyday, real world clothes look glam and gorgeous. Not the red carpet fabulouso outfits that are totally aspirational and inaccessible to our real lives- but real clothes designed for regular women, and that they happen to be worn by a gorgeous actress. Marketing genius, yes.  Style strategy to think about– you bet. Kate Hudson (okay, we won’t think about the rumor…

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  • Work It: Style Guidelines for Women Entrepreneurs- my guest post on

      After my interview about how I run FocusOnStyle on, I was delighted when they asked me to share some style guidelines for women entrepreneurs about what modern business women should wear for a variety of occasions, like pitching for funding, attending networking events, social media photos, and speaking at large events in this guest post on their site. >> ORIGINAL: Source           >> MORE: Media Mentions   STYLE GUIDELINES FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS The NextWomen September Food &…

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    Sharon Haver Interview on the The Next Women Business Magazine

    >> ORIGINAL: Source here            >> MORE: Media Mentions Web Entrepreneur Sharon Haver, Founder, FocusOnStyle: Bringing Celebrity Fashion Tips to Everyday Women >> ORIGINAL: Source here            >> MORE: Media Mentions The NextWomen September Food & Fashion Theme. Sharon Haver founded FocusOnStyle, an independently operated online fashion, beauty and style magazine, in 1999. FocusOnStyle is a guide to can-do chic, offering fashion tips, beauty hints, and shopping advice from fashion expert Sharon and her team of contributing experts….

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  • Stylish and Versatile Options for the Office – Yes Please!


    Stylish Office Wardrobe, YES, that can happen! With the end of summer and back-to-school time coming around, step up this season with an advance on style to look your best at the office as we’ll be spending the next few days considering top, attainable options to get you ready If you’ve been reading FoS, by now you may have scored a series of in-the-know notes on how to look chic any time with any budget, and with a quick visit to…

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  • Stylist Advice: When Can I Wear Nude Stockings?

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has made wearing pantyhose mainstream, and even chic!

    Can I wear stockings in beginning of September or is there a time of year when I can wear nude stockings? My legs are horrific… I am 58 and have a lot of marks and spider veins. I had a housecleaning business for 18 years, so my knees are discolored. What is the best shade of hosiery to wear? Is it nude or  should the hose color to match dress— with closed shoes, of course?  (via Fashion Advice) >>MORE: Stylist Advice and Pantyhose  Trends may…

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  • Balenciaga Wear It Now! The New Summer Suit- Resort 2013 Highlights for a spin on Business Chic


    The Summer Suit… still relaxed yet sleek from Balenciaga Resort 2013… Just in time for the first scorching hot days of summer here in NYC comes the perfect refresher course on attainable chic from the Resort 2013 collections. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Day three of our look at extracting the trends from next season for now has our attention on Balenciaga’s directional outing. Full of ultra-smart, forever chic options with a real-world appeal, Nicolas Ghesquiere worked the working-girl ease of his…

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  • Can A Midi Dress Look Chic & Not Matronly? Yes, Look At Gwyneth Paltrow


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: An elegant midi dress that doesn’t scream old lady frumpy AND you can wear it to work! Here’s some stylist advice on how to make a forever-chic statement like actress Gwyneth Paltrow in a knee-length number and not look matronly. Turning head’s for over a decade with her innate sense of style that remains forever-chic, actress Gwyneth Paltrow‘s recent appearance in a minimal Burberry textured dress should work for you as a source of inspiration…

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

    Malgorzarta Szumowska and Juliette Binoche at the "Elles" Paris Premiere

    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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  • Senior Style: 65 Things to Do When You Retire, My Essay On How To Master Your Look (book excerpt)

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    When editor Mark Evan Chimsky asked me to write a ‘Master Your Look’ essay for the anthology 65 Things to Do When You Retire, 65 Notable Achievers on How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life (Sellers Publishing), I couldn’t refuse. Besides having the opportunity to share my senior style tips for a time in your life when coveting the latest it thing is not as relevant as revitalizing your most age-appropriate personal best, my essay would be in the book along…

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  • Trend Tuesday – Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron in Top Spring Business ChicTrends

    Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron Spring Style

    Why do we tip off what works about these two political ladies? Because both Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron have mastered sophisticated business chic, and here’s how you can add polish to your workwear wardrobe  too! Call it a double-impact dose of top Spring cool when Michelle Obama & Samantha Cameron are paired together… MORE: Michelle Obama Style and Samantha Cameron The duo looked easy- business chic last week meeting in D.C in a natty white skirt suit with a sculptural…

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  • Exploring Style: Alison Levine’s Expert Packing Tips For Business Chic

    Alison Levine completed the Adventure Grand Slam, May 2010 (Climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both Poles) and can work a Dolce & Gabbana workwear suit too!

    How does she do it? From climbing the Seven Summits to expertly packing a Carven dress for a business trip, Alison Levine is no ordinary traveler. As a matter of fact, she is pretty darn extraordinary. An adventurer, explorer and mountaineer who has climbed the Seven Summits being the highest peak on every continent, Alison was the Team Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition, skied to both the North and South Poles, and is an Adjunct Professor at the United States Military Academy at West…

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  • Make a Stylish Move in Color- Kirsten Dunst Did, Here’s how you can too…

    Kirsten Dundst in Yellow

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A burst of stylish color in my wardrobe because THIS yellow is far from mellow! Last week actress Kirsten Dunst worked one of the season’s most vibrant trends while donning head-to-toe monochromatic color in Stella McCartney separates and looked all the more put together for it. While making her stand out from the crowd in a dinner ready suit, Dunst’s outfit also elongates her look while giving off a polished sense of maturity that should…

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