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What fires me up is helping the everyday woman feel ready for her closeup. SNAP, you can do it using my stylist skills!

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

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  • Los Angeles Style on a Budget: Naven in Color

    “Bright Lights and Minis, Oh My!Naven twins Kym and Alexis McClay with Khloe KardashianOne of the hottest trends this season has been far and away the bold use of color and the latest collection by LA-based twin designers Kym and Alexis McClay have definitely hit that nail on the head. Their line Naven, whose name comes from a city in Ireland where their family is from, is a collection of gorgeous and absolutely covetable pieces.Their bold use of neon yellow, hot pink, lime, purple, and royal blue is definitely what grabs your attention first but upon further inspection I was pleased to find that the construction and detail was absolutely impeccable. The fabrics included silks, deconstructed dresses, and a touch of iridescent shantung. One sweetheart boustier mini dress was definitely a piece I could see any twenty something wearing for a night out on the town. A favorite of mine was the chiffon racerback tank. At only $40 you could afford to get one in every color and print!They are cut to fit loose and flowy and have a completely ethereal feel while being playful at the same time. In prints ranging from geometric to floral to whimsical you can find one to fit any mood. If you are looking for that stand-out piece to add an extra punch to your wardrobe I definitely suggest the cropped corset which has an exposed contrast zipper down the front, features a sweetheart neckline, and paired with a high waisted skirt with just a couple of inches of stomach showing you’ll have all eyes on you. Both Kym and Alexis were incredibly sweet, not to mention beautiful, but more importantly they know their customer and are truly focused on keeping her happy.Naven pieces- Chiffon racerback tanksA goal they try to maintain is to keep their collection under $200 which, in these times, is definitely something that gives them that competitive edge. Alexis says, “We want to make sure that everybody can wear our clothes. We want to have a look that is unique and fashion forward where girls can go into a store at any age and be like ‘I love that stuff!’ and ours be the one that everyone can afford”. What is so intriguing is that the two of them possess rather different styles: one is classic conservative while the other is loud and loves to play with bold use of patterns and neons. With that, they are able to mesh their visions and create a line that can be as sexy as you allow it to be or as modest as you choose with colors that jump out at you or you can choose a more subdued look. For the girl who wants just a touch of color there are their oh-so-popular bow blouses. Cream or black for a very conservative look, or try the black and white floral that has a hot pink tie for the neck.Who’s to say that working in corporate America means bland and boring suits? Now you can throw it on with a pencil skirt, tie it up and throw on some hot secretary glasses for the day time. Evening comes , throw down the hair, take off the sunglasses and throw on some strappy heels and you are ready for whatever the night brings! All in all I could go on for days gushing about how absolutely fabulous this line is but instead of that I’ll simply leave you with this: Bright colors, flattering silhouettes, and a youthful spirit is what makes Naven a unique and sophisticated breath of fresh air that the City of Angels has been waiting for! — Elizabeth in L.A.Elizabeth’s chat points with event host Khloe Kardashian:”

    Published on July 06, 2009

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  • Hometown Style: The 90′s Are Back in Los Angeles, fashion that is!

    Volcom Does Not Disappoint …Volcom loves the 90′s There™s a breath of fresh air to the LA scene thanks to the true fashion feast in store at the launch of Volcama™s new denim collection, The event was held at the LA Volcom store and hosted by NYLON Magazine. The looks were a combination of 90′s grunge and 50′s greaser with tomboy pieces mixed in. My favorite pieces had to be the shoulder studded jean vest, the cream studded motorcycle jacket, and of course the tie-dye skinnys.Stud details were everywhere from jackets, to jeans, to shoes and really added that tough ‘Tank Girl’ vibe. Colored denim also made a huge appearance with cropped vintage wash vests and lightweight striped skinny jeans. The denim was super lightweight, soft, and featured great details such as tilted pockets and intricate stitching.While the clothes were amazing on their own, stylist Dani Stahl really brought these looks together. Pairing them with in-your-face jewelry by Noir and combining plaids with florals with tie dye. There were also a few Holiday pieces in the mix such as the sequined slouchy beret that I already have on my shopping list.Stylist Dani StahlWhat I also found to be so great was the combination of slouchy boyfriend shirts and cardigans with the many fitted sheer printed tees. This past year, the shredded legging was in and Volcom one-upped that with the shredded jean. Super distressed and super tight, I can see these on fashionistas from East to West.Volcom also decided to bring back the overall with a short cuffed version. A little bit tomboy and a little bit sexy make me rethink the idea that overalls were meant for the fashionably challenged.Another big hit was the boyfriend cardigan with a grey and lime checkerboard print, truly a show-stopper. For those of you who

    Published on June 23, 2009

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  • Tinko’s Take: Anouk’s Style Diary Rio to Paris

    Inspiration Girl | Globe-trekking style muse…Anouk is 22, from Rio de Janeiro, lives in Paris now.She studies fashion and works as a photography assistant.Anouk with skirt worn as a miniHer style is very eclectic, sometimes mixing her grandmother’s mink fur with latex punk boots, or Minnie Mouse ears with rock band T-shirts.She’ll wear a skirt pulled up to arm level, held with a leather belt.Anouk with Minnie Mouse ears.Her bracelets can be a mix of a pearl necklace with some concert fluorescent tag, and other oddities she can put her hands on. –Tinko CzetwertynskiTinko’s Photo Gallery of Anouk:

    Published on June 17, 2009

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  • Burberry Lights Up Manhattan Skyline

    The English are coming have arrived…Burberry Sign Lighting in New York CityFew cities can compare to the magnificence of the iconic Manhattan skyline at night. Now visitors to New York and natives alike have a new jewel in the sky– Burberry!Decorating the NYC skyline is no easy feat, the new Burberry Americas headquarters on Madison Avenue is one of only six grand fathered signage locations in New York. In honor of the official lighting of the 50 foot long logo, Mayor Bloomberg declared yesterday, Burberry Day and there was quite the fete in Blake Lively wearing Burberry at last night’s event.celebration of its official lighting last night (photo gallery below).It was definitely trench coat night as New York weather also paid homage to the British brand and its designer Christopher Bailey by providing a very London-ish mist over the rooftop party on what appeared to separate the downtown and uptown crowds with the coiffed gathering inside and the edgier outside watching the live performance of British band One Night Only! Nothing like some drizzle to separate the high-mainatance from the lower-maintance, all who looked fab just the same.Celebs in attendance who rocked Burberry looks were Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Claire Danes, Rose McGowen, Helena Christianson, Lilly Donaldson, Jason Long, Molly Sims, Carla Gugino, and others.Cheers, Burberry!

    Published on May 29, 2009

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  • Amy Winehouse Clothing Line… Yup, it’s a fashion go!

    “Let’s think about this one…Amy Winehouse Arrives at the Westminister Magistrates Court in London on March 17, 2009Amy Winehouse first pounced on the music scene with her amazing voice and unique and edgy punky fifties-flashback style. Then, all that sketchy stuff started happening and happening and happening. But I– we– do believe in second chances. Possibly even a third in some special cases.No matter how you look at it, Amy still rocks her image and personal life is meant to be, well, personal.So here we have it with the morning news from WWD, Amy Winehouse joins the ranks of a zillion other celebrities and gets her own fashion line! She is developing a fashion collection with London label PPQ, designed by Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker, the design team who worked with British “It Girl” Peaches Geldof for her fashion foray last year.If we clean up Amy’s image, not to sanitized Hannah Montana ‘role model’ status but more to dye splotches rather than blood stains on super-cute ballet flats, would it sell? I think so! Manufactured punk is a very marketable commodity and in the right hands, a definite fashion yes. The scariest part of it all,”

    Published on May 26, 2009

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  • I’ll Have What She’s Having: Madonna in menswear whites

    Tailored, chic and an all white look you will want to try…Madonna with her adorable son, David Banda.I really am not a fan of photos of celebs taken when they are doing private things. But in Madonna’s case her life is like a breadcrumb trail in anticipation of her next great event. Seen leaving Saturday Kabbalah Services in New York this weekend, Madonna was spotted wearing an exceptional menswear look in traditional Kabbalah white.Too much of a fashionably good thing can be difficult to pull off. Both menswear can be tricky to wear without looking like a dragking and all white can be difficult to manage without looking like Nurse Ratchet, but Madonna knows how to get it right– timing and style should really be her middle name.I love her knee-length single-breasted topper, particularly since there was an unseasonable chill in the air this weekend. Shorten the coat to a menswear blazer and you have a perfect summer outfit!The key to wearing head-to-toe white is to mix in different textures and shades of white like cream, ivory, bone, chalk, dust, and alabaster. The subtle nuance of a variety of almost-white while the play of textures like nubby, smooth, and linen keep it all interesting and flattering without the flat glare of an all-white ensemble than can look rather tacky.Madonna’s beige tribly hat, with its brim turned up just a bit, atop some big square i

    Published on May 18, 2009

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  • Budget Fashion: Tracy Feith makes every day a summer day at Target

    Ride the cheap chic wave with a splash of color and happy fashion aesthetic…Tracy Feith for TargetA fashion staple in New York’s NoLita, Brooklyn, the Hamptons, and L.A., the cool, colorful, and effortless BoHo frocks sold in Tracy Feith boutiques are a go-to destination for laid-back looks high on style. The made in Manhattan collection has a celebrity following of Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, and First Fashion Plate, Michelle Obama.Feitha

    Published on May 06, 2009

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  • Hometown Style: Loomstate for Target graffiti marketing…

    Billboards in the making on NY’s Trendy Christopher and Bleecker Streets…Loomstate for Target in the works on Christopher and BleeckerDesigner Rogan Gregory’s Loomstate for Target.com, limited-edition collection launched on April 19th but the graffiti marketing artists were just making their street style-ish splash on Christopher and Bleecker Streets yesterday. The eco-friendly and budget fashion line for men and women stays true to its designer roots but more in a granola cheap chic way.Loomstate for TargetThe 100 percent certified organic cotton Loomstate for Target.com casual wear for men and woman, where a good stylist makes the ordinary look cool.

    Published on April 24, 2009

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