This week Josephine of Chic At Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash! Josephine splits her time between St Tropez and London and combines both vibes into an elegant, European style. In the summer I love to copy her flowing tunics and pants. In cold, wet weather he manages to look both chic and stay warm. Best of all she picks such classic styles and colors that I can find equivalents in local US stores. Her silvery gray bob and sparkling blur eyes show that true style is just simply ageless.
New York City in the midst of Fashion Week and its totally chaotic. It is no longer at Lincoln Center but scattered all over the westside of Manhattan. The group that owned Fashion Week sold it to an entertainment and sports group with little to no background in fashion. Its been a bit ragged especially with the worst traffic I have ever seen– and I am a born and bred New Yorker. As one fashionista put it ” I’ve spent most of Fashion Week in the backseat of a taxi.” Deb Boland of Fabulous After 40 and I went to shows, hung out backstage, had mini- makeovers, and studied how to be over 40 at Fashion Week. Its definately challenging. So many of the people are in their their twenties. They l ook fantasitc in ripped jeans, combat boots and a grey tee shirt. On the other hand I would look like I was cleaning out the garage. At one of the shows we ran into a 40+ blogger who was beautifully dressed in a wrap dress and suede heels who said ” I look like everyones mother” Deb Boland and I are going to post together in the next few days sorting out our thoughts. We’re going to share the new ideas on the runways, translate them into wearable clothes and even give you some fashion guidelines when you plan a trip to this bi-annual event.