Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoTHE VAGABOND SONG

There is something in the autumn that is native to  my blood

Touch of manner, hint of  mood,

And my heart is like a rhyme

With the  yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time

I am so excited to be  hosting Fashion Flash  in the fall.  I  love the sense of  renewal  that comes  in the autumn  and our  bloggers feel the same:

* There  is a chill in the air.  Josephine of Chic  At Any Age wants us to look chic and we stay warm  as she offers  great advice on choosing  the best new winter coat.

* Now that fall has officially arrived, Cindy of Prime Beauty  shares her list of her top ten fall lips and tips.

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September is National Ovarian Cancer Month

Skin Care during Cancer TreatmentSeptember is National Ovarian Cancer Month– a disease that affects 22,000  women annually  in the US. At No-Nonsense Beauty Blog we get frequent skin care questions from women with  different types of cancers on  dealing with skin problems with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. .

Life  saving chemotherapy  can  dehydrate the skin because  this category of medication shuts down  both oil and sweat gland activity.  This sudden and severe loss of moisture  produces intense dry areas, itching,redness, sensitivity and inflammation.  Nails   are also  hit hard with destruction of the cuticle and even the loss of the nail itself.  Radiation can be equally damaging. The intense heat can produce a painful sunburn, peeling and blistering.  Both chemo and rdiation can leave the skin especially vulnerable to infection.

When Cancer Becomes Personal

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Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash.  This  all beauty site is an extraordinary resource for the best of the best in every beauty category.  I always check out this site for new  products you won’t see anywhere else. She even has has a  button for free samples!

Fashion FLash Book Review: Brunette AmbitionFashion Flash Book Review:  Brunette Ambition by Lea Michele

I’m usually not a big fan of celebrity lifestyle books.  Its hard to read a  book by a tall, blonde glamazon offering style tips that only work if you have 4% body fat.  Usually  they credit their flawless complexion to good genes and  gallons of water.  The secret  to  perfect body?  A … Continue Reading…

Fashion Week– A Backstage Tour

Fashion WeekI love the  intensity and glamour of runway  fashion shows, but my favorite part is the drama and style behind the scenes.  This year I  was invited to cover the hair and make-up prep of the Venaxiana Show during Fashion Week.

For the  9 pm show at Lincoln Center, the call time was 6pm– and every minute of the three hour prep was needed. The area behind the actual runway was divided into two  main spaces– one for the  designs to be shown on the  runway and the other for hair and  make-up.

Fashion Week -- HairWhen I walked in, the models were already perched on  stools absorbed in their cell phones.  The stylists  had spent hours practicing the asymmetrical updo by Philip Pelusi of Tela.  Their fingers  flew as … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai is  hosting Fashion Flash!  She is an amazing  health educator with  an unmatchable set of credentials.  When  she makes a recommendation on diet or exercise   you can be certain that it is  the best available information and not  made to support a  marketing  plan of a brand. Sort of  no-nonsense fitness!

 

Fashion FLash Book Review: Seven Sisters StyleFashion Flash Book Review: Seven Sisters Style

The new Ralph Lauren store on Fifth  Avenue has a bookstore!  This was all it took for my  bibliophile husband to go willingly into a clothing store.  The small bookstore  was a treasure trove of style books, many of which were out of print classics.  This  did not … Continue Reading…

No-Nonsense Fashion– The Feet of Fashion Week

Shoes of Fashion WeekLast  year I was so  astonished at the fantastical towering stilettos at Fashion Week, I barely  paid attention to the clothes.  No only did the heels routinely soar to 5-6 inches, they were studded, sequined, feathered or a combination  of all three.  I knew that I could  not even stand up in these shoes  much less walk around Lincoln Center.

Feet, just  like the rest of the body,  changes as the years goes by.  After  age 50 we lose fat pads on the sole, joints swell and lose flexability. To bottom line it,  younger  feet can  frolic in stilettos, but  women of a certain age need  to  go with a sturdier design and lower heels.   For me and  my BFF’s, there was  an age gap in footwear  and  it made  us  feel less  fabulous.

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Its Fashion FLash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week the amazing Kari of Fab Over Forty is hosting  Fashion Flash.  This beautiful site  covers, skin care, make-up,  and fashion with a hands-on  advice that I have come to depend on.  I have to admit that I am an eye liner  junkie and I am always looking for the  perfect tool for the perfect  line.  Kari   tries them all and now I know what brands and  products will deliver the results I want.  Check out  her recent posts on the perfect sports  bra and the new Laura Mercier  just launched fall colors.  You will thank me.

Fashion FLash Book Review-- Vegetarian Cooking for EveryoneFashion Flash Book Review:  Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah … Continue Reading…

Glossybox– Beauty Box With a Purpose

Glossy Box at CosmoprofGlossyBox teamed up with Cosmoprof in Las Vegas to produce a very special booth.   The pink and white display not only offered visitors  an introduction to innovative brands, all monies were contributed to the City of Hope Reserch Center.   Cosmoprof visitors could select up to seven products for a $10  donation.The display of 20 different products  was intoxicating for a beauty addict — the adult  equivalent of  candy store.  My box included:

1.Get Layered by Sexy Hair– a fast drying spray that adds volume and thickness as well as hold.

Glossybox at Cosmoprof2. Eye Infusion Illuminator by Dr Myer’s– With a unique rolling applicator and formula rich … Continue Reading…