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  • Perfect Party Hair for a Big Night Out (or in)

    hair photo by Tinko

    New Year’s Eve is just around the corner making it a smart time to get a handle on great ways to dress up your hair. Try some easy-to-follow hairstyle ideas from fab editorial and celebrity hairstylist Gad Cohen to get that special occasion hairstyle that’s right for you. –S.H MORE: Hairstyle Tips ‘Tis the season to look your best! From holiday office parties to your New Year’s Eve bash, there’s a hairstyle for every occasion.  I wanted to share some…

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  • Party Face- Instant Holiday Party Make-Up Survival Tips

    Photo: Tinko Czetwertynski

    Take a chance and ring in the new year with bolder makeup than usual, but remember to avoid overdoing it by playing up BOTH the eyes and the mouth… it’s one or the other for a more than festive look! READ: Perfect Party Hair Bold Lips- I love the look of a bold, pronounced lip for holiday party festivities and with the season upon us, I’m going to show you how to go from the office to a cocktail party…

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  • How to Plan and What to Wear to a Holiday Party at Home- Impromptu Madness with Sharon Haver and Brad Boles, Episode 18


    Yup, it’s here! Holiday hoopla is at full swing so I decided to create a series of Holiday Review posts and start off with one of my kooky Impromptu Madness videos that Brad and I did together.BTW: These videos are much more off the cuff than the style sessions in my C’est Chic Crash Course. We totally have different ideas on how to best arrange your party. Hear what we have to say & tell me how you get your holiday best…

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  • Fête Fabulous Accessories to Ignite Your Holiday Party Look


    Let’s face it, holiday parties for most of us are not a red carpet event. But we do want to get our glam on with more festive, fancy, and fabulous accessories. Maybe not as fabulous the model pictured left, but most definitely glam in a realistic, wearable way. RELATED: Holiday Dress Tips How do I translate wearable? Something that has more than wear once shelf life. Fabulous accessories that add the razzle dazzle at the right time, and can also…

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  • Stylist Advice- Is there a rule about mixing metallics?

    Pierre Hardy Mixed metallic leather-patterned suede ankle boots

    Can this reader pull off mixing metallics all in one outfit? Dear Sharon: O.K, I have a question about metallics. There is this fairly new gold/silver color I love. I have purses, I have sweaters, I have shoes, I have tops with it stitched in etc. I know there is a “double denim” rule but I am not sure about metallics. For example, one day I wore metallic shoes an embellished top and a sweater, they all matched, but it occurred to me it might be…

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  • Add some ZING! What color shoes to wear with dressy neutrals for holiday chic

    neutral holiday dress

    Stylist Advice-  Decisions, decisions about what shoe color to wear. How can this reader add pizzazz to a neutral holiday dress…  I am wearing a mocha dress with sequins at Christmas and wondering what color of shoes I should get? Please help!!! (A.W. via Fashion Advice)  >> READ: Perfect Party Shoes Standout sequins in muted shades of nude are very of the moment this holiday season. They are a sultry take on subtle and can be styled two ways for maximum holiday…

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  • PERFECT Party Shoes- May the dancing begin!

    Perfect party shoes backstage

    Party shoe vibes. That’s it. I said it. Fantasmatic, Systematic. Par-tay shoes. ‘Cause you’ve got a whole lot dancing to do this holiday season. I pulled a plethora of party shoes to get your engine going. CLICK to fall in love…

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  • Holiday Sweater Guide- Not the Fugly Kind, But Gorgeous Ones You Would Really Wear


    It just so happens that holiday colors are very in this season. So when it comes to holiday sweaters, it’s very easy to step it up with easy elegance. Ruby red, emerald green and Chanukah blue (ok, that’s cobalt blue) twist a modern yarn on hideous holiday sweaters reserved for Great Aunt Abigal and that fugly hipster who thinks they’re cool. Just look at the gorgeous jewel tone colors from the Tory Burch trifecta of seasonal colors pictured above. I…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear to a black tie optional event with the boss? Try an evening wrap!

    Ilana Wolf Silk Organza Wrap

    If a black tie optional event is mostly business men, can this reader dare to bare with a backless dress? Dear Sharon:  I would sincerely appreciate your input on an issue I am having with a business black tie optional event.  I am attending a “black tie optional” awards ceremony anddinner for a builders’ association in Western NY (near Canada). My completely platonic date is my boss. The builders’ association is pretty male dominated, but I’m sure most will bring their wives/girlfriends to…

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  • Stylist Advice- How to jazz up a conservative red holiday dress

    Tahari Belted Portrait Collar Fit & Flare Dress

    Dear Sharon: I’m wearing this holiday red shiny Tahari dress with an open portrait neckline to my husband’s company Christmas party. I am wondering what shoes and jewelry to wear with it. Thanks! (H.E. via Fashion Advice) I’ve spent some time pondering  if I should sugarcoat this or not, and I need to be both truthful to you and to my professional style aesthetics. I have to be honest here, I don’t love the dress. It’s a bit matronly in that it has that strange…

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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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  • Stylist Advice- Beat Party Outfit Fatigue and Rework a Few Good Pieces

    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Suvie Satin Blazer at Bloomingdales

     Dear Sharon: I’m getting exhausted from trying to figure out what to wear to holiday parties as this season progresses. I still have a few more fetes left- some are casual, some are kind of dressy. What in tarnation can I wear without having to buy something new each and every time I have to show my face at a party? I’ve been working a black  pencil skirt and a black satin jacket but I think that not only am…

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