This week the host of Fashion Flash is Geri of Fab Over Fifty aka FOF. This sassy site for smart, dynamic women is packed with must read features. FOF tests all manner of beauty and health care products that range from glycolic peels to magnetic devices for hot flashes. I love Date My Kid section where Mom’s can post pics and bios of their single children and I’m waiting for the announcement of the first FOF marriage. There is a vibrant community of FOF guru’s that are waiting anxiously to answer your questions on topics that range from antiques to woman’s health. And the prizes on FOF giveaways are soooo temping ( eg weekend spa vacations) I never miss a chance to enter.
One of the most popular features on FOF is Hot or Not. Origninally a term used by snarky under grads to rate girls, at FOF it means on the street fashions that stylists evaluate. The FOF camera captures women with an interesting look and asks the stylists if they think it works. It informative and hilarious. Don’t miss it.
I often review review books on health fitness and beauty ( usually on Fashion Flash) so when I saw an announcement for a one day conference for book bloggers, I was in. At the author’s breakfast we could get a chance to meet writers and discuss their books. Cool! But it turned out that almost all the books seemed to be either paranormal romances or for children so I just enjoyed meeting Jennifer Weiner ( In Her Shoes, Good in Bed). She is as smart, irreverent and funny as her books.
One final thought. There were tall stacks of of free books for the book bloggers, but it was almost impossible to lug all of them around the all day conference. Its the digital age people. How about free downloads so that we can get a take home all the wonderful work without developing a herniated disk. Its a win-win situation. Publishers get their books reviewed and bloggers don’t have to carry around industrial size bottles of Advil.