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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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  • Red Carpet Fashion Alert. There’s a Train Gang going on at Cannes and it looks VERY Bridal

    It’s hard not to wonder if this is a bridal fashion show or a film festival red carpetIs someone getting married and no one told us? ‘Cause there are some major white gowns with humongous trains walking the red carpet at Cannes.When Eva Longoria Parker stepped out in a cascading Emilio Pucci gown last week, we thought that the train was a great re carpet stealing trick. But then there was another one. And another one. And another one. Trains upon trains. Gowns in shades of white with long, long trains. Some colored gowns with trains.The message is clear: If you want to steal the show, whether it be on a red carpet, at your wedding, or for a special occasion, wear a gown that trails behind you!Take a look at some of the celebrity red carpet dresses and then look at some of our style solutions to include this fashion trend in your glamor evening wardrobe.

    Published on May 19, 2010

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  • Christina Aguilera’s Cute Ballet Flats Dress Up Looking Dressed Down

    You can almost never go wrong with a pair of ballet flats- whether as a collapsible stowaway to you skyscraper heels or donning a pair as the #1 way to look like a chic ParisianistaCase in point: Christina Aguilera.There’s always a special place in my heart for seeing celebrities who are otherwise known for their over-the-top stage looks caught looking very, well, normal and chic.Christina Aguilera arrived at her SoHo hotel the other day wearing the most basic of dressed down, everyday outfits: jeans, T-Shirt, and a hoodie. It’s the way that she put the basics together to look polished and glam that caught my eye and you should take note.>> SHOP CUTE FLATS

    Published on May 10, 2010

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  • Sienna Miller Rocks a Romper But Can You, Here’s How

    Sienna Miller made the cover of the New York Post wearing a cute summer romper but pulling it off is not as easy as it looks.I have a sneaking feeling that with all the press Sienna Miller is getting today that she inadvertently put her style icon stamp of approval on rompers.Yes, rompers are on trend. Yes, Sienna is the poster girl for BoHo chic. And, yes I have seen more than a few women who passed go on looking like a fashion victim when wearing this super short and girly fashion trend.referenceWe found the Twenty8Twelve Dern Romper that Sienna is wearing at Shopbop and before you get all copycat crazed, I have a few style tips for you to think about.I LOVE the way the actress sets the baby girl look off balance with a pair of lace-up jazz flats, almost like the ones that Jude Law is wearing. She stays true to her BoHo style and has the long, lean, and super tone legs to pull off such a short style with menswear flats, but not everyone can.You may not want to hear this, but…

    Published on May 06, 2010

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  • The Fashion Red Carpet- Celebrities Wearing Dresses That Didn’t Wear Them

    “It is getting a little long into the season of schmaltzed up red carpet dresses.A few more big events to go before things peter down for summer and we are all getting rather tired here of looking at stacks of celebrity photos of stars wearing overdone dresses.That’s not to say that you can’t look unique but just not like you are wrapped up in an overdone bolt of couture fabric. So instead of ragging on the overdone rags, we will simply show you what we like and what will surely NOT produce any “what was she thinking” retrospective moments.There’s that wonderful adage about not wearing clothes that wear you and that’s what we want to concentrate on as we review the prettiest, we think, looks from last night’s red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in New York.Sharon’s personal favorite for the night is Gwen Stefani wearing a dress of her own design that is edgy yet quite stunning and simple, pictured left.Take a look at some of our favorite elegant red carpet fashion looks from last night that will withstand the taste of time and tell us what you think…”

    Published on May 04, 2010

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  • Jennifer Lopez Jewelry At Its Best with a statement making bib necklace

    A huge, statement-making bib necklace is one of Spring’s hottest jewelry trends and it would look so amazing in YOUR wardrobe.Lanvin & Lopez are a fashion force to be reckoned with! You can go high end, low end, or vintage in your necklace choice but let it instantly dress up anything from a simple black dress, to a classic white tank top, to something gathered and gorgeous like the ruched black leather number that Jennifer Lopez is wearing.

    Published on April 29, 2010

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  • Hey Hipster Guys Mjolk Is A Men’s Style Line For You

    Men’s style gets a bit preppy and playfully boyish with all the right touches…Living and working in New York city, we are often blessed with inspiration as New York ladies know how turn heads with their inventive sense of high and low dressing.However, the city’s men, mainly the hipsters who tend to pay attention to their attire, seem to be stuck in a perpetual rut.Hey hipster guys, is this you?A typical uniform consists of facial hair, thick black glasses or Wayferers, a trilby, a buffalo plaid button-down, skinny jeans and high-tops or military boots, and we’ve had enough to say the least…originalGet your man to say au revoir to the typical.Say bye to the sporty/preppy 80′s redux, bye to the severity brought on by Dior Homme…And, say hello to the wonderful hybrid of norms that makes Mjolk’s Fall 2010 collection so quietly strong.

    Published on April 22, 2010

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  • Zoe Saldana ‘s Lanvin dress in a burst of color is our newest love

    “Zoe Saldana ‘s Lanvin dress in a burst of color is our newest love. We’ve really been taking note of Zoe Saldana’s style since she went the way of true fashion rather than predicable red carpet route with her Givenchy Haute Couture lilac gown at this year’s Oscars.Alber Elbaz has always been a name on our short list of lifetime personal favorites for his feminine and sophisticated take on clothing that women actually want to wear because of the flattering grace of his designs. As the Creative Director of Lanvin, we see nothing but possibilities that we would love to have fill our closets.largeThere’s been a bit of obsessing around here since we first saw the photos of Zoe Saldana in the tomato red draped dress, that she cinched with a chain belt at the premiere of “Death at a Funeral.” SHOP ANIMAL PRINTS”

    Published on April 15, 2010

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  • London Fashion Designers Pay New York a Visit

    London Fashion Designers Pay New York a Visit. Mark Fast, Louise Gray, Hannah Marshall, Meadham Kirchoff, Todd Lynn, Mary Katrantzou, Marjan Pejoski, Holly Fulton, KTZ are some of the trendsetting London fashion designers who brought their collection to NY. Thanks to the efforts of the British Fashion Council and Centre for Fashion Enterprise, New York fashion editors, stylists and buyers were treated to a special viewing of London’s latest crop of forward-thinking labels at the Soho Grand Hotel in a series of cheery showroom style vignettes, with each designer on hand to show off their Fall 2010 collection.

    Published on April 12, 2010

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  • We Heart Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pendant Necklace

    “We Heart Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pendant Necklace- hot jewelry trend! Sarah Jessica Parker stepped out last night for her Bravo’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” reality TV show and we think her choice of jewelry was a work of art!While SJP’s “major” heart pendant– on a very chunky chain– was almost old school rapper huge, it’s rough-hewn, hammered texture and antique finish tone it down to be modern and chic.originalA largish, statement-making pendant necklace works so well with spring to summer fashion and is a perfect pairing for drapey tops or simple T-shirts.One is all you need when wearing something this large, do be careful to avoid the tired bling feel and opt for something less shiny– let the size stand out on its own.SJP is a style maverick and can master almost anything, but the extra-huge size of her pendant necklace may be tough for you to pull off. Instead, go for a bold but not necessarily super-sized pendant for just about the same effect, but far more manageable.If you do decide on a super chunky pendant necklace, be creative and try one that you can als”

    Published on April 08, 2010

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  • Light-Up Jimmy Choo Zap Sandals brighten your nights

    “Light-Up Jimmy Choo Zap Sandals brighten your nights. They will see you coming & going in these too fabulous sandals that light up with every step!It’s funny but I was secretly thrilled when my then kindergarten age son didn’t have an ongoing yen for those light-up sneakers. I understood the practicality of a child wearing shoes with flashing lights at night, but the novelty of all that blinking drove me nuts.I have a similar love / hate with what is proving to be one of the most talked about shoes for Spring, the Jimmy Choo Zap Light-Up Platform Sandals.originalThink of it as Studio 54 at your feet. Instead of dancing under the infamous neon moon and spoon, the Jimmy Choo light-up shoes have some glowing disco lights in their 5″ heels.>> SHOP: Platform Shoes”

    Published on March 26, 2010

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  • 4 Fashion Bloggers Wear a Denim Shirt 4 Different Ways

    What do fashion bloggers really wear? An oversized denim shirt, styled their way! Don’t you wonder what some of the young fashion bloggers wear and how they put together their basics to look so stylish? Well, so does our newest contributor Toni Brown of thefashioncloud, here to bring you some of the blogger fashion tricks of the trade from the stylistas online. –S.H.It starting to look like Spring is going to be all about lace, floral prints and silk for many fashion bloggers. As the sun is not quite here to stay yet let’s talk denim.I don’t think there is a single girl today who does not own a pair of jeans and the same goes for cut-offs and the little denim jacket. However, the denim shirt made its appearance only a few years back but has definitely become one of those statement and timeless pieces you keep along side your jeans in the “I will always find a use for you” department.This spring the oversized denim shirt will be worn time after time, belted and worn as a dress, tucked into a high waist skirt or left unbuttoned and thrown over a T-shirt.

    Published on March 25, 2010

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  • Jeggings and the Curvy Gal

    Plus size fashion tips on how to wear skinny jeans, Hint: Fit and fabrication are the most important!At FocusOnStyle we believe that looking gorgeous is not about size but about attitude. Please welcome Marie Leggett, The Curvy Fashionista to share some of her plus size fashion tips about how to make the most of what you’ve got, no matter what size you wear.Marie’s skinny jeans tips are not only for the plus-sized fashionista, but for anyone with a curvy figure who has a tough time fitting into jeans because her body type has some hips and thighs.–S.H. * Curvy jeggings pictured in lead photo: James Jeans, Salon Z Skinny Stretch Denim Jeans at Saks.comAre they jeans or are they leggings?Actually they are both!Just when you thought that skinny jeans couldn’t get any skinnier, we have jeggings amping up the style factor as one of the one of the season’s hottest trends.Now before you ask… YES, the curvy fashionista CAN wear jeggings!Jeggings are this season’s new fusion “it” item for the spring with the combination of the jean and the legging, hence, jeggings- cute right? That’s sounds like something destined for a skinny girl, right?Well, not if you follow some some of my plus size fashion tips about how to work your curves into looking amazing in a pair of well-fitting jeggings.

    Published on March 22, 2010

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