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  • Perfect Party Hair for a Big Night Out (or in)

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    New Year’s Eve is just around the corner making it a smart time to get a handle on great ways to dress up your hair. Try some easy-to-follow hairstyle ideas from fab editorial and celebrity hairstylist Gad Cohen to get that special occasion hairstyle that’s right for you. –S.H MORE: Hairstyle Tips ‘Tis the season to look your best! From holiday office parties to your New Year’s Eve bash, there’s a hairstyle for every occasion.  I wanted to share some […]

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  • Hold tight! Spanx jeans has you covered

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    Jeans spotlight week continues with a new entry for a flattering fit, introducing Spanx jeans! That’s right, the sucking in power of Spanx built into a very stylish air of jeans. Can you believe that we just passed the last “official”  weekend of summer? I can’t believe that I’m writing this from one of my last days of a mountain view 🙁 I’ve been spending the month on a workation at my vacation place in Jackson Hole, WY. If you’ve […]

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  • How to Wear It Week! Everyday Mom Chic: Julianne Moore gets how to wear a cute summer hat and not look like a run of the mill hipster

    Julianne Moore at LAX wearing Hat Attack’s Julia floppy fedora.

    This week’s summer spotlight is How to Wear It Week. Let’s look at this favorite post about wearing a summer hat with élan. I’ll Have What She’s Having: A cute summer hat that’s classic and chic with easy, non affected summer style Hipster hats are really ironic. Afterall, the hipster style point of view for wearing a hat is to kinda look like an independent thinking progressive, anti-establishment cool dude. Yet, if everyone is running around wearing the same dang fedora, […]

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  • Didn’t get a pedicure? Try a pair of closed toe shoes for summer

    Rochas Flat Sandals

    Not so happy with your toes this week? No problem, there are plenty of stylish closed toe shoes for summer that keep your lack of pedicure under wraps.   Dear Sharon:   I don’t want to seem like Captina Obvious here, but what kind of  closed toes shoes for summer look both stylish and not weird? The thing is that I don’t have enough time to get a semi monthly pedicure at a nail salon. When I try to paint my toes […]

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  • What to wear post baby weight to feel confident about your body

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     Dear Sharon:  I have always had a small frame. I am about five foot and weigh about 130 pounds. Well, I just had a baby about two months ago. I have baby fat still which makes the fitting clothing I normally wear out of the question. Wearing baggy clothes is also a no go since I am so short and do not want to appear bigger than I am. Therefore, I am at a loss as to what my choices are. My most important goal […]

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  • Cannes Do Chic: The one item every woman should own

    Alexia Niedzielski and Sarah Gadon

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Take it from the chic set at Cannes, a classic white blouse will easily anchor your bold pieces or create an instant shirt dress Today’s installment of our series of the best of Cannes Do Chic has a wardrobe stable making a stellar appearance at the photocalls and red carpets of the Cannes Film Festival, the celebrity event where we see things that WE can actually wear! Hooray! How can something so simple look so great? Well, isn’t that […]

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  • BIG beauty round up: What makeup do professional makeup artists really use?

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    Kid in a candy story time! And a dirty little beauty fake it secret… If you love makeup and how it can change your looks from glum to glam, you’re gonna like this one. Especially, some of the tricks of the beauty trade. First thing to consider is that all makeup is not created equal. There’s consumer cosmetics that many times have more advertising puff than powder puff. And then there’s the pro brands that must stand up to the […]

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  • So pretty on the red carpet or off

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    Red Carpet Beauty: Gugu Mbatha-Raw is definitely a name to watch. For the premiere of  ‘Belle’ in New York the other night, Gugu’s natural hair and makeup stunned on the red carpet and off. It’s not the fussiness and doneness that we often associate with red carpet beauty, it’s that grace and prettiness which can be worn any time of the day. Thrilled to have celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose who used Juara skincare products share his makeup tips with you. Nick created […]

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  • How to Dress to Look Taller – Petite Fashion Tips Video

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    For this week’s look back to celebrate the 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, let’s peek at my video about how to dress to look taller when you are a petite. While ‘ya looking, how abour my hair? I think my stylist was having a Jane Fonda in Klute moment.  Enjoy! — S.H. Petite Fashion Tips to Dress to Look Taller from the Sharon Haver for About.com at Lord & Taylor New York Petite Video Series… Haven’t you ever seen a […]

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  • The Ultimate Guide: How to dress for your body type

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