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  • Runway Nail Trends- What’s new in nail polish from New York Fashion Week

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    Get IT Now: Runway nail trends from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014.  The latest nail polish colors +  how to get the look with expert application tips from nail gurus. Truth be told, I’m classic when it comes to nail color (nude or red). BUT, I’m a minority when it comes to runway nail trends. Maybe, it’s just my cruddy nails. >>Go Classic: Expert Manicure Tips on Going Nude However,  wherever I look, there’s someone sporting a unique, luxe &…

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  • Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished

    Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished- Milla Jovovich at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013/2014 - Chanel Show

    How to stay cool yet maintain polished summer business attire élan can be a toughy  during a heat wave. Let’s dive in, at least the metaphor is cooling & solve the what to wear to work when it’s hot fashion dilemma… My gosh, it’s a scorcher out! I just got back from a meeting in sweltering midtown Manhattan, aka Schvitz City today,  and thought I would hurry up and push this post up as long as the temperature was doing…

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  • Looking for some special occasion inspiration? Drool over Haute Couture Fall 2013 Runway highlights

    Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2013

    Dream a little with Haute Couture Fall 2013 runway highlights for wedding, bridal, formal and special occasion inspiration. Take note now from Bouchra Jarrar, Christian Dior, Martin Margiela and Valentino Listen, I can almost bet that not one of us can ever afford a true haute couture gown. That’s ok. There’s a rare madame somewhere who can and  a celebrity who will borrow it. Why pay attention to haute couture? Why bother worrying over the latest designs for the jet-set? Especially when…

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  • Ageless Beauty Tips Steal- Madonna’s makeup at the MDNA Tour documentary premiere

    Madonna MDNA Tour Documentary Premiere Look

    I’ll Have What She’s Having– Grown up glam & vivid red lips a la Madonna’s makeup Who: Madonna at the premiere of her MDNA Tour documentary in NYC takes a stand on ageless beauty & full out glam Inspiration: Marlene Deitrich’s iconic 1930’s look from the movie “Morocco” With: Madonna’s makeup artist, Sammy H. Mourabit, used Votre Vu products >> MORE:  Red lipstick tips & inspiration How to get Madonna’s makeup look… For a flawless complexion, after moisturing,  dabbed Votre Vu’s Love Me Deux Concealer…

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  • Natural Red Carpet Beauty is NOT an Oxymoron! Get some French chic inspiration by way of Léa Seydoux

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    Cannes Do Chic Beauty: Let Léa Seydoux Teach You A Thing About French Beauty Looking natural, gorgeous, and knowing  how much makeup to apply can result in a fine line between looking overly made up (that K family) and washed out and frazzled (heeeeello, mirror). Instead of a makeup “how to look made up on the red carpet” tutorial, let’s look at how to look just as pretty as we would like in our everyday lives… maybe, even with a…

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  • Cannes Do Chic Red Carpet Elegance + Grace Worth An Inspirational Look

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Easy, elegant chic red carpet fashion that you wish you saw come out of Hollywood but really can pull off for YOUR next big night out I hope some of you spend the weekend getting your closet organized thanks to yesterday’s tips on How to Clean Out Your Closet and What to Toss for a Business Chic Wardrobe.  I know I will be binging, purging, and editing my closet this weekend when I’m not on…

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  • From Plus size to not, what to wear as you lose weight?

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    Dear Sharon: I have undergone weight loss surgery and am about half way to my goal; just over 50 pounds gone so far. I have always been a plus size gal and I find that I have no idea where to start with clothes shopping in smaller sizes. I don’t know what looks good on me or where to begin. I don’t want to spend a lot of money yet, but need a few things to see me through to the next stage. Any…

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  • All about style mentor Sharon Haver…

    I’m Sharon Haver, the founder of FocusOnStyle.com, the can-do chic website online since 1999 and YOUR STYLE MENTOR. Prior to FoS, I was a fashion stylist for 15 years and had a newspaper Q&A fashion advice column on the Scripps Howard News Service. I’ve been in the business of making people look gorgeous for 25+ years (the math scares me). I help the everyday woman make the most of what she’s got by mastering fashion stylist skills to be the celebrity in…

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    Style Archives of my favorite & most popular topics…

    To help you navigate FocusOnStyle,check out the archives of 13 of MY FAVORITE can-do chic topics to help you make the most of what you’ve got.  DIVE IN… Q&A Stylist Advice– you ask, I answer Runway Trends & Fashion Show Reviews– from catwalks to your closet I’ll Have What She’s Having– get inspired with these how-to’s Style Motivation– manifest your gorgeousness Street Style Inspiration– how to get the look Beauty- Hair-Makeup Tips Age-Appropriate– ageless is chic to live by Business Chic– style…

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    OLD- Best of FocusOnStyle: Free Online Fashion and Style Guides

    Welcome to the Ultimate Shortcut… FocusOnStyle.com is vast… full of stylist advice, tips, tricks, and trends to help you make the most of what’ve you’ve got! We curated some of the most popular content into these Free Online Fashion and Style Guides. Are you a first time visitor? Do you want to explore the most popular content on FocusOnStyle? This a great way to start… Dig deep into your favorite style topics with tailored and free online fashion style guides curated from…

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  • Palette Cleanser: Neutral Coats by way of Naomi Watts’ Carven + Paris Street Style Ladies for a Fresh Start

    Neutral Coats in gray or beige for celebrity style, like Naomi Watts in Carven or the chic Paris streetstyle ladies are the perfext palette cleanser for your transition wardrobe.

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Neutral coat newness in an understated gray coat like Naomi Watts or  beige à la the Paris chic set Need Transition Inspiration? Neutral coats in gray or beige for celebrity style, like Naomi Watts in Carven or the chic Paris street style ladies are the perfext palette cleanser for your transition wardrobe. Naomi Watts wore a modern classic Fall 2012 Carven coat while out & about recently that got our attention with its crisp lines and timeless spirit. Then, with…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: Adele keeping it real at the Oscars with drugstore hair products

    Adele at the Oscars

    We love the way Adele keeps it real and true to herself on the red carpet. We also love the way drugstore hair products were used to create her Bond girl hair at the Oscars. Adele‘s voluminous, half-up do was the right touch of glam to complement her Jenny Packham dress. Remember, Jenny Packham was one of the designer’s from our New York Fashion Week Red Carpet picks?! >>CHECK OUT: Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens Hairstylist Michael Ashton created…

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