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Do you want to learn my super easy tricks + pro tips to be YOUR own stylist? You can do it... let me show you how! Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Advisor
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What fires me up is helping the everyday woman feel ready for her closeup. SNAP, you can do it!

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Advisor

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How To Be A Stylist: It’s All About The Tzuj With Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot Fashion Stylist Tricks

I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in so many aspects of being a fashion stylist during my career that’s spanned decades. In my continuing reprise of some of my greatest evergreen material leading up to the 15th anniversary year of FocusOnStyle.com online, I want to spend this week’s review looking back at what REALLY  happens…

Published on February 01, 2014

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Exclusive Interview With Mark Weiss: What It’s Like To Be a Rock ‘n Roll Photographer

The Decade That Rocked. Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be behind the scenes photographing some of rock ‘n roll’s greatest legends? I know that I certainly find it fascinating. Bon Jovi. Twisted Sister. Def Leppard. Ozzy Osbourne. Christina Aguilera. Sebastion Bach. Gwen Stefani. Gene Simmons. Bret Michaels. Joan Jett. And even One Direction….

Published on July 27, 2012

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Can A Midi Dress Look Chic & Not Matronly? Yes, Look At Gwyneth Paltrow

I’ll Have What She’s Having: An elegant midi dress that doesn’t scream old lady frumpy AND you can wear it to work! Here’s some stylist advice on how to make a forever-chic statement like actress Gwyneth Paltrow in a knee-length number and not look matronly. Turning head’s for over a decade with her innate sense…

Published on May 01, 2012

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Fashion Flashback to Stylist & Makeup Artist: The VOGUE Mexico Cover Days- Big Jewels, Major Dresses, and Even Bigger Hair

Fashion Archeology: We thought you’d like to dig deep into our careers and share some fab magazine covers that Brad & I worked on together! Brad Boles and I met a million years ago when I was just starting out as a stylist- fresh from a month on location in Saint Marteen for a sportswear…

Published on March 29, 2011

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Rachel Zoe Leads the Hollywood Reporter Top Hollywood Stylist List

“A stylist is a behind-the-scenes job,” Rachel Zoe says in the new issue Hollywood Reporter that names her the #1 stylist and has her as its cover girl that hits the stands tomorrow. “I'm never a star when I'm with a star — ever.HR tells of Zoe's amazing ascent from stylist to star to a ground-breaking brand name, and she certainly has done that brilliantly.Does Rachel Zoe feel feel the breathe of her style power? “No,” she is quoted in the article. “Oprah is power — she is everything. Martha, she can make a house out of a piece of paper. I have incredible respect for women like that because it's not easy. People fight you every step of the way — they pull you down as soon as you get up. And the reality is, it's harder for women. It's like if a girl has fooled around with a lot of guys, she's a slut. But if guys do it, they're cool.”After 15 years as a New York fashion stylist myself, I had no regrets when I put my prop kit on a back shelf to explore other opportunities, start my family and launch FocusOnStyle.com way back in 1999. Frankly at this point in my life, I'd rather answer your questions and share stylist tips and tricks tips than style a model on a photoshoot or dress a star on a regular basis, but absolutely have the utmost respect for working stylists who make a very tough job look positively glam on on the other side of the scrim.It's an interesting list with some names that many outside of the industry have never heard of, some new faces, some oldies but very vital goodies, and few surprises. Not to mention a few names that are visibly missing but pushing as hard as they can.The Hollywood Reporter's List of the 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood:

Published on March 09, 2011

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‘Follow the Model,’ Miss J’s Guide to Unleashing Presence, Poise, and Power

Reading “Follow the Model, Miss J’s Guide to Unleashing Presence, Poise, and Power” by my old friend, assistant stylist / sidekick, former partner in bettering the crimes of fashion is just like sitting around and talking to Alex, ummm Miss J.Well, we’ve already gone through this he has as many names as he has fabulous steps as a runway coach. He is Alex to me as his real name is Alexander Jenkins but others also know him as Jay. Then there is J. Alexander from his modeling days and Miss J to those who know him from “Americas Next Top Model.” The book will explain…”Follow the Model” is a steady stream of consciousness. A long and winding journey that is colored with words so dense with visuals that you feel like you share each experience with him short of his hilarious in-the-flesh impersonations, that is. If he weren’t on ANTL, he’d probably be on SNL.I’ve never been very good at working with people bereft of personality life is too short to be bored to death. I prefer to surround myself with creative-minded people who are inspirational and entertaining. When I was a stylist, my posse may have had a bit too much personality, if that was ever possible.

Published on February 05, 2010

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Fashion’s Night Out from Giorgio Armani to Brad Boles

“The fabulousness never ends…Brad and Sharon having no shame taking their own photo at Valentino Dear Diary: Fashion’s Night Out started out as a must-see stop for me at the Giorgio Armani boutique to hear a special reading by Rosie O’Donnell from “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” a new play by Nora Ephron and Della Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. The evening instead turned into my own version of loving, loss, and what I wore!As I’m trying to find a cab (again), who comes trotting by but Brad Boles?! You may know him from the “The Real Housewives of New York.” But Brad and I go way back.Once upon a time a million and a half years ago when I was a fashion stylist, Brad and I would be booked as a team. I was the stylist, he did makeup, and North Rebis did hair when Brad didn’t do both. There was cast of other fashionable characters too who you probably know, but we’ll save that for another time. There was also lot’s of hijinks on the set and super fun nights out with some rather hilarious photos to prove it. Luckily, the bewigged photo of Brad and I here was from the excuse of a rather glamorous Halloween circa 1985.”

Published on September 11, 2009

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