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  • Really, what do fashion people wear? It’s more normal than you think

    Gray classics from Zara

    Do you think it involves six-inch platforms and three mixed prints everyday? Eh, think again on what fashion people wear in their real lives. You might discover that it’s a lot like you. I often hear that someone has shied away from fashion because they think it’s too complicated.  Well, it is if you follow the photos in magazine editorials or fashion bloggers who pose their day away (where do they get the time?). Everyone has a different approach to…

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  • How to get an effortless sense of style


       Dear Sharon:  I really want to know how to have an effortless sense of style. What are the tips to achieve a look that is elegant, sophisticated, but understated and doesn’t look like I tried too hard, in other words, effortless style. I’m always afraid of looking high-maintenance and a little too preoccupied with my appearance rather than looking at ease in my appearance. I guess what I want is the opposite of the overstyled looked you see on reality TV. I’m…

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  • Red Carpet Your Way: Try these celebrity style accents at home!


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Red carpet your way style inspiration a la Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Claire Danes at the S.A.G. Awards It’s so easy to dismiss what you see on the red carpet as a fantasy that will never fit into your real life. But, use what you see as an inspirational launch point to punch up your personal style.  As I tell the ladies in the C’est Chic Crash Course, the nuance is in the details, so let’s…

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  • Red Carpet Your Way: Wear Pants to a Formal! Go against the grain and stand out (Golden Globes a la Emma Stone)


    Honestly, I couldn’t get myself into the Golden Globes fashion this year. There were plenty of pretty reds, a lot of ho-hum, and a good amount of  “they look nice but so what.” Really, when’s the next time you (or I) will be dolled up in a major gown? It’s fun for the first few times your have the occassion to wear one. After that, it’s too much work (for me). I was looking for a way to make the…

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  • Passport to French Chic SIGN UP: French Chic Secret- Your style shouldn’t be an afterthought…

    What if you could easily understand the essence of simple, everyday chic? In your business, in your life, you deserve to look like the confident + chic woman who you are. Enjoy, the BEST of my timeless FocusOnStyle stylist tips to the secrets of French chic style. Claim your free GIFT for subscribing! Treat yourself to my eBook. It’s FREE!. Subscribe me to "Style Flash" Newsletter YOUR FASHION + STYLE GUIDE TO EASY CHIC by FASHION EXPERT SHARON HAVER French Chic...
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  • Stylist Advice: You can do this! Audrey Tautou’s easy fitting pants and a girly blouse for French chic élan

    Loooove the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored pants. It's the unexpected hit of French chic that you can add to your wardrobe.

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A lively masculine/feminine French chic mix that hits smart notes by way of a soft blouse and tailored, easy fitting pants We should really call this post, “mix this DON’T match that” as  it’s the unexpected combination that works so well. Love the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored pants spotted on French actress Audrey Tautou. It’s the unexpected hit of French chic élan that you can add to your wardrobe. Pairing something frilly…

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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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  • Cate Blanchett Leads the Chic Mid-Age Ladies of the Cannes Fashion Pack dressed in Giorgio Armani Prive

    63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Robin Hood" Photo Call

    Elegant, chic, and powerful are on the fashion menu at the Cannes Film FestivalKiddies, move over. This is how a grown-up woman looks.The 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival kicks off today. Between daytime press conferences and night time red carpets, expect to see plenty of grown-up glam… you know, the kind the kind of glamour that YOU can actually wear and perhaps be inspired by for the next time you want to look chic.Our favorite look so far clocks in…

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  • Sexpert Chic Valentine’s Day: How to pull off a convincing burlesque strip tease

    Gentry and the Great Champagne Glass

    Sexpert Chic Valentine’s Day: How to pull of a convincing burlesque strip tease. Sexy Fridays, Valentine’s Day series…Gentry and the Great Champagne GlassVintage glamour, French lingerie, and burlesque strip tease go hand in hand.How to fling, flutter, and take it all off with these Burlesque Seduction Tips from Gentry Lane, directrice of Gentry de Paris Burlesque RevuePart Four of a Weekly Four Part seriesFrench lingerie, seductive silk, and tips to tease

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  • Custo Barcelona

    Custo Barcelona

    Custo Barcelona – Spring 2009 Fashion Show Runway Photos Custo Barcelona Click on each picture for an enlarged view. Photos, this page only, courtesy of the designer.

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  • I’ll Have What She’s Having: Anne Fontaine and Audrey Tautou

    Anne Fontaine and Audrey Tautou -

    “French chic at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Coco Before Chanel’Anne Fontaine and Audrey Tautou – “Coco Before Chanel” Los Angeles PremiereThe fashion would have to be amazing. Anything with Chanel in the title must be genius.But what’s more genius and relevant to updating your look is the very simple and understated glamour of director Anne Fontaine and star Audrey Tautou worn at the Los Angeles premier of “Coco Before Chanel”. Both woman have mastered basic black that is anything…

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