This week Staness of Menopaue Makeover is hosting Fashion Flash. Staness has just finished the 400 page manuscript for her second book on woman’s health issues. She has interviewed experts round the world and some of the anti-aging information is so cutting edge that it was not even taught when most of our doctors were in medical school. There is so much new research, its hard to know how to put the findings into daily health care Staness has done that heavy lifting and we’ll all benefit.
Kate’s Style by Caroline Jones
Kate Middleton is a unique style icon. Rather than a party girl model, a uber sexed reality star or a super rich clothes horse, the Duchess of Cambridge has a youthful yet natural glamour. From hiking boots to a ball gown, Kate projects radiant yet practical style that can be adapted for women of any age. While she is in her early thirties, the dignity and duties of her office demand a polished conservative style that is would be equally appropriate for women over 40. For example almost all of her day dresses have SLEEVES– how great is that!
Kate’s Style by Caroline Jones ( Barron’s) is not only packed with gorgeous photos, it decodes her fashion choices to help women adapt Kate’s unique style to their own lives. While I would not want to wear those little hats ( I’ll bet Kate doesn’t either) her boot based casual looks, daytime dresses with sleeves and colorful yet covered-up evening styles are flattering for women of all shapes and sizes. For example, the author highlights those nude heels that are part of Kate’s event daytime look that adds femininity and height– an idea that I was able to copy with a quick trip to my local shoe store.
The young duchess famously mixes custom made designer fashion with affordable pieces from stores like Zara and Top Shop. She knows how and when to throw a little blazer over a dress or pants and she wears a belt like she invented them. Author Jones points out these signature style tricks and even offers a resource guide to stores and labels. A totally helpful book and just $16.99– about half the price of most fashion guides.