This week, Melanie of Society Wellness is hosting Fashion Flash. In the past few weeks Melanie has been posting amazing pix of dancers that she has worked with including her father. As a professional dancer, Melanie has long known how important diet and exercise is to health and fitness. There is no shortage of gimmicky/ quick fix diet gurus. Melanie like many dancers approach wellness with long term successful goals. Her recipes are amazing– as delicious as they are packed with nutrition. Her exercise advice makes me feel stronger, not achy. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to her amazing site. Your body will thank you.
This is the third in a series of books from Harper’s Bazaar. I liked Bazaar Great Style and LOVED Fabulous at Every Age and really looked forward to diving into Personal Style. But although I love vintage style, this book seems frankly dated. There is a heavy emphasis on style icons of the past which does not help much when you are trying to develop a contemporary style. Few of the style choices of women like Milicent Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, and Brigitte Bardot are even available in stores today. When the book does look at more contemporary fashion it features runway looks that are beyond the reach of 99% of women either in price and functionality. There are a photos of younger celebrities, but they seem pretty random papparazzi shots. There are also too many photos in front of the red carpet backdrop which really doesn’t help the average women crank up her personal style. Finally most of the shoes sport at least a four inch heel. Really? We can’t work and work any distance in those things. How much more interesting if there had been a wider range of footwear options that reflect the many roles we take on these days.