This week Kari of Fab Over 40 is hosting Fashion Flash. She is my go-to person for the best in new skin care and fragrances. This week The Fashion Flash bloggers are determined to stay healthy and beautiful as winter approaches. For example, Prime Beauty highlights melanoma risks, Moving Free with Mirabai features a bone healthy diet; The Best of Everything Over Fifty wants you to start taking charge of your health NOW; And Black Cat Plus takes on Lululemon. And at No-Nonsense Beauty Blog I compare the nutritional profile of chicken vs turkey and why our national bird is such a winner.
I’m not a big fan of celebrity inspired fashion guides, but Steal This Style ueses celebrities in a unique and helpful way. Author Kennedy breaks fashion down into 25 inspiring iconic styles and offers examples of the women who wore them. She identifies distinct looks that include Rock Chick ( Joan Jett), Ingenue( Audrey Hepburn), American Classic ( Jackie Kennedy) and Indie Girl ( Molly Ringwald). In addition to gorgeous photos ( which take me back to a time when I didn’t have children, much less grandchildren) the book decodes each look into lists of style tips. For example, the “key looks” list for Jackie includes black polo tees and hite jeans, twin sets, loafers, Hermes scarves and over size sunglasses. She also suggest vintage options, color pallettes and make-up tips.
Steal This Style was originally published in London and has that “dress-up” quality of UK style guides. Rather than focusing on what’s new, trendy or sexy,British fashion writers like to look back for style inspirations. If you work in law and banking this might not give you the most useful fashion info , but if you are freelance or work in creative fields, Steal This Style deserves a place on your beauty book shelf.