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Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

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  • I’ll Have What She’s Having: Anne Fontaine and Audrey Tautou

    “French chic at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Coco Before Chanel’Anne Fontaine and Audrey Tautou – “Coco Before Chanel” Los Angeles PremiereThe fashion would have to be amazing. Anything with Chanel in the title must be genius.But what’s more genius and relevant to updating your look is the very simple and understated glamour of director Anne Fontaine and star Audrey Tautou worn at the Los Angeles premier of “Coco Before Chanel”. Both woman have mastered basic black that is anything but boring in a timeless style that is gorgeous on a woman of any age.While every wannabe fashionista has been having sleepless nights as what she should wear for Fashion Week, some know that it’s the easiest to be simple, smart, and chic. Style that comes naturally to the wearer is always the most covetable.Let’s take the unmatched suit of Anne Fontaine. We love the structured menswear shoulders and subtle texture of her double breasted jacket. Worn in contrast over voluminous pants that drape to a tapered ankle. Add an untucked soft menswear crisp white shirt. Simple sandals and delicate earrings add the right touch of femininity to her elegant menswear look.Audrey Tautou can wear her shaped little black dress to the office or a premiere– that is exactly what makes this classic knee-length style an investment piece that you can wear for seasons to come. A gorgeous clutch bag, skinny belt, and round-toed pumps are super classic and stylish, but the moxie comes from the delicate feather worn in her pixie haircut.When it comes to style that endures time, simple, well-cut classics will always look right.>> Watch my video about How to Accessorize a Black DressHere are some more styles that fit the bill on basic black French Chic:”

    Published on September 10, 2009

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  • Color Trend: Blue from Blueberry to Cobalt

    Fashion is getting a case of the blues… Rebecca Taylor – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NY – Sp 09 fashion showSay goodbye to the plum and hello to the blueberry!The color of the moment is rich, fabulous cobalt blue seen on the likes of Beyonce on Vogue’s April cover to fashionistas on the street. We first saw it come up during award season when Freida Pinto wore a striking John Galliano gown.What is so great about this shade is that it compliments a wide array of skin types. Whether you’re a pale skinned red-head or an olive toned brunette, you’re sure to look fabulous in this eye-catching color. Marc by Marc Jacobs Colorblock Dress Right now you can find clothing, shoes, and accessories in a shade of blueberry which is great for those of you who aren’t as daring with color.For those of you who don’t shy away from color, I recommend a signature piece such

    Published on September 05, 2009

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  • Trend Forecast: Spring 2010, what you’ll see on the runways next week

    Exclusive forecast of the trends to watch on the Spring ’10 runways…Can’t wait to see what they’ll show on the Spring 2010 runways at next week’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week? We’ll we’ve got some scoop to whet your fashion appetite. Besides, having a head’s up of what will be fresh next year also gives you a little insight as to what to look out for this weekend on all those yummy Labor Day sales racks! Buy the trends that you’ll want to wear next year at a fantastic savings now. Go shop and save…

    Published on September 04, 2009

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  • Travel: The Ultimate Reykjavik Shopping Guide

    Don’t Give Shopping the Cold Shoulder in Iceland…Fashion insider Jenia Molnar certainly has a background in top designer fashion. But Jenia also has the secret talent of being a global black belt for finding the best shopping of every kind wherever her travels take her, Iceland included. Check the distance on a map, consider a trip, but do read… The Ultimate Reykjavik Shopping Guide, with online Icelandic shopping links too!While shopping might not be the first reason you booked a plane ticket to Iceland – perhaps it’s to traverse lunar-like volcanic landscapes, be mesmerized by endless waterfalls, soak in steamy geothermal pools or merely renew your charter membership in the Bjork fan club – there is plenty getting and spending to be done here. If the price of a good dinner at Fish Market hasn’t eaten up all your kronur, the city center of Reykjavik lets you scratch that shopping itch with fun, elegant and/or quirky clothes and accessories. As an added bonus, the picturesque streets are great for strolling and there is always a coffee bar a few steps ahead to keep energy levels up.

    Published on August 13, 2009

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  • Retail Remedy: Venice Window Shopping, Italian Early Fall Preview

    Or, how I spent my summer vacation, Part Due…From the windows of Max MaraVenice is quite the chic shopping mecca with Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Zegna, Hermes, Chanel, and almost any luxury brand that you can think of in the vicinity of the ubiquitous Carnevale masks and Murano millifiore glass chotseka tourist shops. Yes, there are some rather major contemporary glass shops thrown in the mix, but it is heaven for the figurine junkie!We’ve looked at what’s in store for summer in the Venice shop windows, now for a peek at the fall clothes that are starting to trickle in. The humidity continued to soar thus making it rather uncomfortable to want to try on that winter black pleated back Max Mara coat and the curlicue gloves, pictured left. I’m sure that they will turn up in another city when there’s a bit of breeze in the air.Venice is so highly populated with international tourists that you really need to look hard to see a true Venetian strutting the gorgeous wears that abound.Take at fast look at our photo gallery and see what’s in stock now.>> The summer fashion post is here.Venice Early Fall Fashion Windows

    Published on July 20, 2009

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  • Chic Parisianista Tip #1: Invest in a Pair of Ballet Flats…

    The How To Be A Chic Parisianista Series | 7 Steps to French ChicHow to look french? Wear ballet flats. So, would you like to look a bit more Parisian without spending a fortune on a new wardrobe? Do you have Chanel taste, but a Wal-Mart budget? With a few of La Moma

    Published on July 17, 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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  • 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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  • CinecittA Chic Italian Style: The voluptuous glamour of Frederico Fellini and Nine

    “The film NINE will be in theaters this Thanksgiving and I’m obsessed…The original 1963 film 8 1/2 starring Marcello Mastroianni from which the film NINE is based.I cannot take my mind off the lush gorgeousness of the Weinstein Company film trailer for “NINE” since I first saw it yesterday. The yet-to-be-released “Nine” is based on the 1982 Broadway musical “Nine” which is loosely based on the 1963 semi-autobiographical film “8 1/2″ by Italian master Frederico Fellini about a man having a rather visually inspiring midlife crisis about the women in his life from mother to mistress to wife, and then some.The film directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) stars Marion Cotillard, PenA

    Published on May 15, 2009

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