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  • Revisit: The Best of Haute Couture Spring 2012 to Keep You Dreaming

    Dior Couture Spring 2012

    While the number of shows continues to shrink from season to season, the recent Haute Couture shows for Spring 2012 rigorously continued on with the regal, other-worldly appeal that couture has always made feel so ultimately exclusive. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And although a new guard is slowly joining the ranks with collections that veer a tad bit too much towards the unnecessarily dramatic, there were a handful of top shows that offered thoroughly modern and gloriously conceived options for the elite…

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  • Fashion & style expert Sharon Haver…

    Press Clips & In the News  |  Professional Praise Schedule a Media Interview  or Commercial Booking with fashion & style expert Sharon Haver So, you asked about me? Fashion Stylist.  Syndicated Fashion Advice Columnist.  Fashion & Style Expert.  Editor in Chief.   Web Site Founder.  Shopping Guru. Spokesperson.  Style Aficionado.   Serial Home Design & Renovation Hobbiest.  Wife.  Mom.  Poodle Lover.  Entrepreneur.  Media Personality. Business Boot Strapper.  Style Mentor.  And, then some. Whoosh, that's a lot of titles... Okay, why me?   Sharon Haver, style expert founder & editor...
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    Ports 1961 has come a long way since it’s humble, arty re-introduction to the high-fashion masses over the past decade and the label’s just released new ad campaign featuring a slick Alana Zimmer photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin with art direction by Giovanni Bianco proves just how far they’ve come when considering their big league competition. Under Giovanni Bianco’s watch, the last few collections and campaigns have successfully captured that elusive, urbane minded cool that the label…

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  • In the Details- Spring 2012s Best Ideas You Shouldn’t Miss

    Since it can be challenging to not only remember what we’ve seen, and getting a second chance to glance at all of the astonishing details seems sadly unlikely, we wanted to take a moment and look back at everything one could easily miss. Here’s a look at our favorite elements from all of the Spring 2012 shows starting with Rochas’ angular techno take on 50′s starlet glamor as seen above.  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Rochas (above) At Rochas, calculated retro sensibilities go…

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  • First Look- Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

    Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012

    In a nod to the iconic images Richard Avedon shot for Gianni Versace throughout the 80’s & 90’s, Steven Meisel’s latest campaign for Spring 2012 features Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Kristen McMenamy and Daphne Groeneveldare striking glamorous Amazonian poses set against a simple backdrop. Together they embody an evocative state of strength and modernity and bring Cavalli’s heady vision to life in a series of sensual portraits full of movement and charisma. -Naveed Hussain

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  • First Look- Emporio Armani Spring 2012 Ad Campaign


    Photographed by Alasdair McLellan, Emporio Armani’s latest campaign for S/S 2012 features a trio of models on the streets of Hong Kong in the label’s graphic, minimal separates under the creative control of Giorgio Armani. Shot in signature black & white, the campaign serves as a visually stimulating reminder of just how easy to wear and classic Mr. Armani’s sartorial vision is. Each look, from the men’s ombre contrast cardigan to the women’s updated boater, could work on just about…

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  • First Look- Spring 2012 Fashion Ad Campaigns

    Givenchy Spring 2012 Ad

    While designer collections make their runway debuts months before they hit sales floors, it’s not usually until we see the ads circulate that we get a clue to the bigger picture behind the season’s story and along with that a dynamic dose of dreamy inspiration. And judging by the Spring 2012 ads that have hit the web so far, it’s clear that many of our favorite designers went in several directions- there’s no clear-cut set of trends, instead it’s a come…

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  • Angelina Jolie is one smart cookie when it comes to an evening wrap that’s really meant for travel

    Romona Keveza gown on the runway and on Angelina Jolie, with Brad Pitt

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A cashmere wrap that does double-duty from red carpet to staying snuggly on an airplane Finding something to elegantly top an evening gown is no easy matter when, realistically, you’re not on the glamourella circuit. Wouldn’t it be fab to find a wrap to stay warm on your way out from the limo to the venue and wear it to stay snuggly on the airplane, or look chic when worn with a pair of jeans and…

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  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday Fashion & Beauty On Sale


     Camping out on a long line is not for the chic of heart. Here are some top Black Friday and Cyber Monday fashion and style sales so you don’t have to deal with crazed crowds…   Shopbop has got to be a favorite e-tailer at FocusOnStyle. Well-edited fashion pieces and an easy to navigate web site. Perfecto just got better when you type the special code, BIGEVENT from this link at checkout.   Ted Baker Black Friday Sale… I love their…

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  • Glamour Girls- “TWILIGHT- BREAKING DAWN” Premiere

    Ashley Green Twilight

    Kristen Stewart and Ashley Greene, the starlets of Twilight’s “Breaking Dawn,” are being touted as striking a fierce fashion face-off against each other at the movie’s recent premiere and while we think that’s just a bunch of Hollywood hype for you, we have to admit that in our books, Stewart’s ensemble(and date!) clearly make her the winner. For one, Greene’s(above & below) strapless scarlet floor-length Donna Karan number with a swirling lace insert effect ages the young actress as its…

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  • Designer Deals- Timeless dresses are on sale now, so don’t wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday

    Gorgeous designer dresses at fantastic savings: YES Dealing with crazed crowds and internet crashes: NOPE Scheduling your day for a “flash” online sale: FORGET IT >> READ: Discount Designer Style Tips– Life secrets for looking great on the cheap It’s sample sale time in New York, but there are some warehouse-friendly prices online too. I pulled a few timeless chic pieces for you to think about… click fast, they may sell out! There’s plenty on sale at Barney’s, but I’m loving…

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  • Dita Von Teese & Jean Paul Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art

    Gaultier and Teese arrive at the U.S. premier of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier in Dallas, Texas

    The elegant, controlled theatricality of Dita Von Teese’s work, lifestyle and sense of dress made for a fitting match as she escorted designer Jean Paul Gaultier to the opening of his retrospective at the Dallas Museum of Art this week. We’re loving her JPG gown with its asymmetrical military inspired bust and haute Parisian dose of subtle flair. -Naveed Hussain

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