THE 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– 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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This 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 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…
I 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.
When 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…
This 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 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…
Last 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.
This 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 Everyone by Deborah … Continue Reading…
GlossyBox 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.
2. Eye Infusion Illuminator by Dr Myer’s– With a unique rolling applicator and formula rich … Continue Reading…