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Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

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Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

  • Red lipstick, glamour hits a classic note

    Go ahead and wear RED!Can I wear red lipstick? It’s funny how many people ask me that question. Makeup tips to wear the must-have lipstick shade. The classic lip color is both dressy and an eyecatcher, depending on how you’re going to wear it.

    Published on November 12, 2009

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  • Jimmy Choo. H&M. Celebrity Hoopla!

    You’ll have to wait until November 14th when the Jimmy Choo for H&M collection launches in 200 H&M stores globally, but you can get the sneak peak of the celebrities dressed in Jimmy Choo for H&M in our photo gallery and video, below. Would you ever imagine Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Hayden Panettiere, Kate Walsh, Olivia Wilde, Sheryl Crow, Cat Deeley, Angela Lindvall, Maggie Grace, and Mini Anden on the red carpet in cheap chic fashion?

    Published on November 03, 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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  • Retail Remedy: Venice Window Shopping, Italian Summer Style

    “Or, how I spent my summer vacation, Part Uno:Italian Style- It’s all in the details!The family and I (pooch included) were lollygagging about in Venice for a bit. In true Italian style– as I know it– everything is beautiful but doesn’t necessarily work as expected.The loft apartment we rented was amazing: Brand new renovation in an Old Venice building with a fab rooftop deck and view, super clean and modern Italian style with attention to every detail, except completion.Wow, that sounds like our construction projects sans the view!As the first renters after the total renovation we had the pleasure of experiencing the joys of Italian home repair, which was quite lovely but not what we planned for as part of our vacation! Once the air conditioners (yes, I have been to Italy enough to know that working “climatizzatori d’aria” are key to not schvitzing your petunias off in summer) had their installation completed and the tech genius discovered that the WIFI wasn’t working because no one registered it, we were good to go. Only days later we realized that the washer wasn’t working because although it was positioned and hidden in the most stylish fashion, some connection to water was necessary for operation. We passed on the plumber.However, it is a fantastic time to explore the magic of Venice. The 53rd Venice Biennale of Art Exhibition is open in the Giardini and the Arsenale. Expect to spend a good part of a day in each to view some international cutting edge contemporary art installations besides the random installations throughout Venice falling under the Making Worlds theme. The Punta della Dogana Art Museum just opened and it features the not-to-be-missed personal contemporary art collection of Francois Pinault, his PPR group owns Gucci, Yves St. Laurent, Stella McCartney, Puma, Ballenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and more. Of course, you don’t want to miss The Peggy Guggenheim Collection which is located in Peggy Guggenheim’s former home on the Grand Canal.There is so much unique and exceptional art in Venice that shopping almost plays second fiddle. Summer sales are starting, early fall is dribbling in. Here’s a look at the best of what’s in the store windows in Venice, Italy. Take a look at what I saw for summer fashion…The fall fashion post will follow.”

    Published on April 18, 2009

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  • Tinko’s Takes: Luxurious Food Presentations

    Almost too gorgeous to eat…When it comes to home entertaining, the food presentation should be as beautiful to look at as delicious to savor. On a shoot for Nathalie Findlay Lifestyling, a lifestyle consultant service based in Paris, Tinko shares his photographs of a sumptuous gourmet display that will surely brighten any table and add elegance to every special occasion.

    Published on December 25, 2008

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  • Home Town Style: They do Christmas big in Brooklyn

    “Dyker Heights takes holiday decoration to new heights…Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, I was always amazed at the extensive holiday house decorations in some areas of the borough– too much was never enough to create a holiday wonderland on the front lawn. Friend and now Brooklyn resident, Mark Moskin of Salient Design photographs some of the most outrageous and brilliant Christmas house decorations around and shares a shot of a “classic” house done up in true Dyker Heights style– his fave to date. True to the ‘Brooklyn does it betta’ motto… enjoy!”

    Published on December 25, 2008

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  • Retail Remedy: NY Christmas Windows Whimsical Take

    Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and Sak’s Fifth Avenue holiday windows for the kid in all of us…New York Christmas windows are famous for the animated displays which put put a smile on all our faces, and not just the the young children hoisted up onto their parent’s shoulder.

    Published on December 19, 2008

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  • Retail Remedy: NY Christmas Windows, Stylish and Artful Elegance

    Bergdorf Goodman and Louis Vuitton holiday windows…In what are probably one of the most visually stunning New York Christmas windows, Bergdorf Goodman creates artful displays that recreate the feel of the dioramas of the Natural History Museum.

    Published on December 17, 2008

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  • Secret Shoppers: Rich Chicks Covering Up Their High End Indulgences

    “Scrap the luxury orange or turquoise signature shopping bag and make hers a modest plain Jane…We are totally behind carrying your own eco bag to the grocery store, but this shopping bag switch is on a whole other level!The Daily Beast reports, “What Rich People Don’t Want You to Know About Their Spending” is that although the cash cows are more than happy to drop a mother lode to support their luxury indulgences, they simply don’t want to be caught red-handed walking out of tony shops flaunting the armloads of arm candy. Have they not heard of FedEx?”

    Published on December 16, 2008

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  • Retail Remedy: Paris Christmas Windows Tap Karl Lagerfeld

    Karl Lagerfeld dresses up Printemps and Galeries Lafayette gets a dose of shocking pink…So much gorgeousness, so little time. What’s a chic recessionista to do?No need to fly off to Paris, when we can bring the best of the Christmas holiday windows to you.Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld was tapped by Paris retail giant Printemps to create some very magical holiday French chic windows. Lagerfeld concocted a whimsical animated marionette theme with a marionette named, guess what, Coco! Coco the marionette dresses in a Chanel quilted suit and strolls through a garden brimming with mystical flowers and plants. Hannah Macgibbon of Chloe, architects Jakob and Macfarlane, and furniture designer Herve Van Straeten add their special holiday window touch with the theme of earth, air, and fire.A Valentine’s Day palette of shocking pink and red dominates the lush and lovely Paris holiday windows at Galeries Lafayette with super cute pink animated marching rabbits in red velvet coats. The burst of brilliant holiday color stands alongside their fashion windows which have an ode to Alice in Wonderland them.

    Published on December 04, 2008

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