I’m so delighted to be hosting Fashion Flash again. I can always count on our bloggers to offer up to the minute fashion, beauty and health advice. This week I was super impressed on the thought and insights of my fellow Fashion Flashers:
* Black Cat Plus asks if we should eliminate the term plus size fashion as Queen Latifah suggests.
* Female Fat Loss Over Forty wants you to get inspired to start a home-based fitness program.Female Fat Loss Expert Shawna K shares one client’s experience.
* Fabulous After 40 asks is it sheer madness or sheer beauty? That’s the question the Glam Girls are asking about one of this summers most popular trends.
* Staness Jonekos, author of Menopause Makeover interviewed Bart Simpson who is really Nancy Cartwright. Check out her “I’ve still got it moment” and inspirational life.
* We constantly her about the latest skin care products but sometimes the best advice doesn’t come in a jar. This week, Fab Over Forty offers nine top anti-aging tips
* Obsessed with Shoes profiles the just arriving Fall 2011 designer shoes starting with Camilla Skovgaard. The season looks amazing!
And when you’ve checked out these great blogs, I suggest you look at Curly Girl ( Workman, $13.95) an amazing new book on the care and styling of curly hair. I have straight hair, but my two daughters have curly hair and I wish this book had been available to them when they were teenagers. Beauty standards make curly girls work way too hard to flatten out the natural beauty of their hair. Curly Girl empowers women to enjoy the natural beauty of their curls.
The author is Lorraine Massey and not only does she have super curly hair she is a celebrated stylist who has developed an international following. So many beauty books have such similar info that I have to check the cover to remember which book I am reading. Not so with Curly Girl. Packed with original and innovative ideas it starts by explaining the nine different types of curls and how to style each one. Massey continues with her recommendations that curly hair be cut dry and to avoid all detergent based shampoos. The book also contains a DVD to demonstrate styling techniques for each type of curls. If all beauty books had this type of effective and original advice it would be a lot easier for all of us to look good.