Its Fashion Flash Monday!
This week Shelley of Still Bonde After All These Years is hosting Fashion Flash. This is just about the best lifestyle giveaway site online and I have gotten into the habit of checking out her offerings before heading out to shop. In addition to great free stuff, the Fashion Flash bloggers posts include hair coloring tips from Aging Backwards, the new holiday make-up palette from Fab Over Forty and great ways to wear plaid from Fabulous After 40.
Fashion Flash Book Review:
Style and the Successful Girl by Gretta Monahan is yet another fashion guide that uses celebrities as fashion role models. The book divides women into five types– The Weekend Girl ( think Jennifer Anniston); The Girly Girl ( think Kelly Ripa); The Sophisticated Girl ( think Anna Wintour); and finally, the Sexy Girl ( think Kim Kardashian). I like this classification, but looking at the dozens of pix of beautiful celebs, I realized that we see them only in three situations– perfectly groomed and gowned at a red carpet event, head down leaving a gym or dashing through the airport. IRL there are so many other fashion situations. For example, we never get celeb guidlines on what to wear to a job interview, dinner with your new boyfriends family or that ever terrifying high school reunion.
The author Gretta Monahan is a Bosten based make-up and fashion expert who owns several spas and a boutique in the Boston area. Currently she is the style expert of the Rachel Ray Show. Now I love Rachel Ray and her recipe for Beef Wellington is easy and just about perfect. But I really don’t think of her a source of style info. For beautiful, wearable and affordable fashion advice check out some of the fantastic online fashion sites including Over 50 Feeing 40, and our own wonderful Fashion Flash fashion blogs such as 40+ Style and Fab After 40. You will be able to find real time fashion for real life.