Its Fashion Flash Monday and this week the Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 are hosting. What I especially love about this site is the sense of detail. For example, stripes are a big trend for spring, but can be challenging to wear. Fabulous After 40 found stripes not only in a range of tops and dresses, the Glam Gals also showed how to use the look in shoes and bags. This week Fabulous After 40 explores Missoni style patterns and showed how to create a long lean line with this bold pattern. They even found a Missoni patterned bangle to take baby steps into this bold look. Most fashion sites just show images for beautiful bone thin women in expensive clothing. Nice but not that helpful. Fabulous Over 40 drills down into every look and style to explain how to actually use it in daily life. The Glam Gals of Fabulous After 40 believe that fashion is not just a spectator sport. They are committed to blasting women like me out of their fashion comfort zone and getting us to enjoy new styles and colors. And don’t forget to sign up for their free webinar on April 3 that deals with the best ways to hide a less than perfect, flat tummy.
And when you’ve finished reading through all the info packed Fashion Flash sites, check out The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose. This just published novel combines three of my favorite themes– beauty, history, and mystery. I was hooked at the first scene where Napoleon and his aide are entering the long lost tomb of an ancient Egyprian perfumer. Then the scene jumps to present day New YorK City where the daughter of the aide is about to become embroiled in an adventure to find the long lost fragrance. The fast paced plot blends mythology, reincarnation and a love story that endures across time. And at the very satisfying ending, there is another short chapter that provides background facts and illustrations behind the novel. It’s like Harry Potter for women!