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Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Advisor

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Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

Trends / Style

How Much to Retouch Without Going to the Extreme

“Photos in magazines and ads get retouched– we know that. Every time a celebrity photo gets overdone, the blogosphere goes mad with Photoshop rage. And rightly so.But a little helpful “cleaning up” only enhances the image. Master retoucher and former Ford model Sharon Daniels unveils what really is behind the photo that you see and why. –S.H.How Much to Retouch in Advertising and Media… and Why!It’s no secret that photo retouching is essential to all media platforms. It can lure us in emotionally to a given product or subject and in turn serves to increase sales for advertisers. We see this phenomena at work everyday and everywhere, including in fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle.Why does the media retouch and to what extent may retouching be necessary?”

Published on July 13, 2010

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Fashion Downsizing with Six Items or Less is the Antidote to Haul Videos

I have to admit that I find the shopping haul video trend rather disquieting.Even though I am in fashion business and have overstuffed closets, it’s jarring for me to watch a video of someone sitting in front of her computer and gushing over her latest shopaholic purchase of the day, whether it be a glossy new lipstick or a cute top.In a time of economic restraint for most, it’s fascinating to me as to how there are hoards of fashionistas obsessed in the gorging of the latest fast-fashion cheapie trend rather than understanding that style is the amalgamation of the sum of its parts and not the collection of a batch of hit and miss items. In this otherwise fast-fashion, instant gratification obsessed society, a couple of social network friends inadvertently created the global month-long project, sixitemsorless.com.The Six Items or Less collective participants choose six (and only six) items of clothing and pledge to wear only those six items of clothing for a month. They share their experiences on the site to see the freedom that a uniform brings and the creativity that it can spark. It is the ultimate in the “what NOT to wear” philosophy and very similar to the less but more of the right things aesthetic of French Chic.

Published on July 07, 2010

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Countess Luann deLesseps dating and party tips, more Real Housewives NY gossip and summer beauty tips for ladies and metrosexual men

Too many Fourth of July Hamptons parties, too much gossip, beat the heat beauty tips, and too hot men Brad is preparing for the Fourth of July parties in the glam Hamptons and you know that he has some gorgeous dish up his sleeve. Enjoy! – S.H. <h2Dating tips and party advice from the Countess:Talk…

Published on July 01, 2010

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Real Housewives of New Jersey and New York Gossip and Some Ramona Singer Jewelry To Pretty It Up From Brad Boles

“Trash and cash to ‘Money Can’t Buy You Class’ and fab fake jewels are all in the life of the Real HousewivesHousewife to Housewife. Zip code to zip code.You would think that with all the crazy scandal surrounding “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Danielle Staub and her supposed naked “caught on tape” romp with a mystery man that it would have her running for the hills… not “The Hills,” the show but the expression… oh you reality peeps. I had a wonderful sit down this morning with Ramona Singer of the Real Housewives of New York City” at her beyond fabulous South Hampton estate. We sat in the gardens that she describes as perfect beauty from its overflowing flowers to the water view. There, I had a preview of her new art deco collection of Ramona Singer Jewelry for HSN that will air in August.”

Published on June 22, 2010

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Real Housewives of New York Reunion Recap with Jill Zarin, Gossip and Men’s Grooming Tips from Brad Boles

The twisted lives of “The Real Housewives of New York City!” Who’s hot and who’s not. Who knows if you may or may not be seeing Simon van Kempen’s fashion disasters or Alex McCord’s new attitude, when filming begins for next season? I’m just saying that there is a line in the sand and nobody is speaking to each other. Even though its hot out here in The Hamptons, the air is freezing around these ladies!Let’s take a minute to talk about “The Real Housewives of New York City” reunion show that I got to see with my friend and favorite “Housewife,” Jill Zarin the other night. If you missed the episode, don’t worry because Bravo is rerunning the show like mad.Of course Jill’s husband Bobby Zarin and their lovely daughter Ally were there to watch the reunion rumble. I brought my guy’s guy metrosexual correspondent Rob Siegel along for the ride… scroll down for his men’s grooming tips.Now remember, even the Housewives have to wait to see the show when it airs on TV, just like you and me… there no special previews for the ladies.

Published on June 15, 2010

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Summer Beauty Tips, Hamptons Gossip, and The Real Housewives of New York City, of course from Brad Boles

Last week, I promised you more of Brad Boles as he begins his weekly summer column for FocusOnStyle!Beauty tips and gossip, served up, well not straight, but definitely on the rocks from the fast-talking, globe-trekking, glamourella guy himself. Hold tight kiddies, because in the weeks to come, Brad and I will be chatting away with you! S.H.There is something about warm weather and beaches that brings out the sexy in all of us.There’s no better “Housewife” then the Countess Luann de Lesseps who gave a great radio interview with my very sexy friend Judith Regan of SirusXM. The Countess remained a lady through all the hard hitting questions about Kelly Killoren Bensimon apparent breakdown on ‘Poison Island,’ at least she was smart enough not to end up in that hot mess of a house!Even sexier is my metrosexual friend and Hamptons cohort, the travel guy, Rob Siegel. Oh you know the The Hamptons, it’s the super chic and expensive beachy part on the east end of Long Island, New York.Rob and I stopped by Ramona Singer and Mario’s fabulous house there last weekend. Ramona showed us her line of baubles and the new season of her jewelry collection is so sexy– the underside is as beautiful as what the eye sees. Fantastic!But this is MY favorite accessory… a metrosexual

Published on June 09, 2010

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The Real Housewives of New York City Gossip From Brad Boles

Jill’s gay husband Brad Boles gossips about The Real Houseweives of New York. The catfights and the hugs. The bitchiness and the love. The scandals and the sincerity. Drama and glamour are all in an episode of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”Out of sight but not out of mind for the previous part of Season 3, image impresario and makeup artist Brad Boles, a.k.a. Jill Zarin’s “gay husband” on the show, shares some of his behind-the-scenes gossip on some of the hottest housewife dirt on TV.You’ll see Brad on tonight’s blockbuster finale episode of the season and you’ll hear more from him as Brad joins FocusOnStyle as a featured Beauty Contributor. Don’t forget that Brad and I go way back, when it comes to being fabulous, he is your man. Stay tuned to stay gorgeous. — S.H.Survival of the prettiest has been my business for over 30 years. I started my career as a make-up artist and imagist to some of the most famous faces in the world such as Reese Witherspoon, Gina Gershon, and REAL socialite Denise Rich. Beautiful, rich and glamorous women have always been attractive to me like honey to a bee for as long as I can remember! I guess the mutual admiration starts with how I appear to these women as a stylish, well mannered, you can take me anywhere sort of guy. I’m the best lunch date you will ever have this side of L.A.! Lunch is always full of beauty tips, the where and how to get great style, and the really good gossip.Well, nobody knows gossip better then me. Most of you recognize me as Jill Zarin’s “gay husband” on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” for the past two seasons. Sorry that I wasn’t around much for Season 3 and it’s not for all the dishy reasons that so many gossipistas and dumb drag queens have been writing yes, I did say that

Published on June 03, 2010

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