This week, Barbara of Best of Everything After 50 is hosting Fashion Flash. She is such a positive image of what over 50 really looks like– slim, active, happy and always engaged in life. Never didactic or preachy she offers always useful advice from the best way to “plank” to the right way to enhance eyebrows. And through her infectious enthusiasm she is the only person who could get me to eat kale– and like it. See her on the Today Show, watch her AARP Youube videos and read her articles in Huff Post. Your body will thank you.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Paris Street Style by Isabelle Thomas
Question: I know that olive oil is good for my heart. Does it have any special benefits for my skin? Does it offer anti-aging protection?
Answer: I am so happy to be the first to tell you, yes and yes. Olive oil has unique value both in your diet and on your skin. Like all fats, olive oil form a film on the surface of the skin that prevents water evaporation.his definetely helps the skin hydrate, reducing flaky dryness. But unlike other oils like mineral oil or corn oil, olive oil contains powerful compounds that offer additional value.
The Secret Weapons in Olive Oil
This pale gold liquid is rich in a compound called squalene which is also a component of healthy skin. Like ceramides and hyaluronic acid, squalene levels drop as … Continue Reading… →
This week Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 is hosting Fashion Flash. In a world where its hard for me to listen to the news on TV ( its always bad) , I click on Over 50 Feeling 40 for a healthy helping of positive ideas and images. As a fashion blogger, she has great over 40 style, but her words go far beyond fashion. She recharged her life and she is dedicated to helping others on their reinvention journey.. Subscribe to her site to keep informed about the best options for the second half of our lives.
Fashion Flash Book Review: My New Roots by Sarah Britton
On paper is sounds so simple– eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day for better health and prettier skin. But in my kitchen or in restaurants I find … Continue Reading… →
This is the week that I wait for all year– the designer sale at the Lighthouse Guild in NYC. From Thursday May 14 to Sunday May 17 an army of fashionistas will shop racks of Armani, Chanel, and Missoni clothing– at up to 90% off retail price. Some are lightly used while others are brand new donated by stores and manufacturers.
Last year I came home with a six foot beaver scarf from Prada, a flowered silk dress from Nina Ricci, a green linen shirtwaist from Loulou de la Falaise, and a navy blue skirt from Armani. This year I was invited to preview the POSH sale and I am so happy to report that its even better than last year. There are racks of beautiful coats that fill entire wall and an equal number of … Continue Reading… →
This week MaryLou of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion Flash. Like so many of us , Mary Lou and her business partner Caryl Tuhey, wondered what they should do in the second half of their lives. They decided to start Second Lives Club to feature women who made big changes in their lives with great results. It is so encouraging to see women blossom at a time of life when society would have us slowing down. If you want continuing wisdom and inspiration, subscribe to Second Lives Club.
Fashion Flash Introduction: Bobbi Palmer of Date Like A Grown-Up
I am so thrilled to introduce our newest site Date Like A Grown-Up. IMO it is simply the best relationship site I have found. Founder Bobbi Palmer has a unique insight into what is going on … Continue Reading… →
Before the celebrity brow expert removed most of my eyebrows, he tried to convince me to tint them. He explained that much of my brow was made up of thin, pale hairs and tinting them would make my brows to look fuller. This sounded reasonable but tinting is big step– and not something you do the first time someone works on your brows. Given that Mr Eyebrows left me with a thinly rounded circa 1930 brow line, I was really glad I had stood my ground. Darker thin brows would have been even more obvious and unattractive.
But the experience pushed me to get some good answers to related brow questions. For example what is the best color brow with grey hair or should your brows match your red hair? All good questions and all require full scale tinting. Until I … Continue Reading… →
This week Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash. She is one of those rare people who seems to have the real answers to real problems. She has taught me how to bake bread, introduced me to the best cleanser that ever touched my skin and was one of the first people to wear Google glasses. Her site is packed with information and insight on the ways to stay young and healthy.
Fashion Flash is Growing
This week a new site has joined Fashion Flash! Glamour Granny Travel is an amazing travel site just for us. Founder Inka Piegsa had a long career as an international lawyer. Several years ago she changed gears to become a full time travel writer and photographer. She shares … Continue Reading… →
What’s wrong with my feet? Over the past 10 years I have found it increasingly difficult to find chic shoes that I can walk in without pain. Shoe shopping used to be fun, with almost every shoe easy to wear and pretty to look at. All I had to do was choose by price and color. I wore heels to work every day even when commuting from New Haven to New York. I collected so many shoes my husband called me the Jewish Imelda Marcos for my robust shoe collection.
That was then, this is now. My once extensive shoe collection has shrunk to a precious few that are kind to my feet. When I realized that many “women of a certain age” had similar shoe issues, I wanted to know what was happening to feet over 50? For … Continue Reading… →