Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week Kari of Fabulous After Forty is hosting  Fashion Flash!  I can sort thru 20  different  sunscreens to find the right one for my skin, but when it comes to make-up, I go blank.  Fortunately   I know Kari and her comprehensive beauty site.   On Fabulous After Forty  I can track down the best mascara  or ask a question  about the right  summer blush for my skin. Try   it out yourself and you will never again  waste time and money on make-up failures.

Fashion FLash Book Review:The Lost Art of DressFashion Flash Book Review:  The Lost Art of Dress  by Linda Przybyszewski

When  I was growing up, the rules of fashion seemed to be set instone.  Spring meant navy, winter  meant blck watch plaid and … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Its a gorgeous spring day to be hosting Fashion Flash. This week our bloggers are bursting with info to keep you  young AND beautiful:

* The Glam  Gals of Fabulous After40  demonstrate  how to show off one of this spring’s boldest and hottest trends

* Shawna at Female Fat Loss Over Forty celebrates her 49th birthday and gives her top tips to staying  young

* Geri at Fab Over Fifty turns her camera on FOF street style.  She found a women who’s definitely channeling 70’s glam– shaggy vest, round shades and  wide legged trousers.  But did she ace this retro trend or should we send her back to Studio 54?

*Jodell of  Black Cat Plus  gives us a heads up that Full Figure Week is coming … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Its Fashion Flash Monday and this week the Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 are hosting.  What I especially love  about this site is the sense of detail.   For example, stripes are a big trend  for spring, but can be challenging to wear.  Fabulous After 40 found stripes not only  in a range of  tops and dresses, the Glam Gals also showed how to use the look in shoes and bags. This week  Fabulous After 40  explores Missoni style patterns  and showed how to create a long lean line  with this bold pattern.   They even found a Missoni patterned bangle to take  baby steps into this bold look.  Most fashion sites  just show images for beautiful bone thin women in expensive clothing.  Nice  but  not that helpful. Fabulous Over  40 drills down into  every look and style to  explain how to … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

I’m hosting  Fashion Flash  this week and I am so thrilled to be the one to  introduce our newest  member– Deja Pseu of  Une Femme d’un Certain Age.  One of  my all time favorites, this  blog looks at life, fashion, and  beauty  with a keen eye and a great sense of humor.  Seasoned with a  love of everything French, Une Femme   has a wondersul  perspective for those of us that are  not tall, not thin and   not young.   She road tests   her recommendations, posts sales alerts of favorites and  feels like a real friend.  She even locates dresses with SLEEVES!  Une Femme  has an amazing community of women whose comments make  me laugh, think and  learn.  When it comes to blogs, I tend to be a lurker,  but at least once a week I just … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week  is the one year anniversary of Fashion Flash and its only fitting that the host this week are Fashion Flash founders  Jojami Tyler and Deborah Boland, the Glam Gals of Fabulous After 40. I was  a huge fan of their site when I first started blogging and meeting them at the More Reinvention Convention was for me  like meeting Oprah. They were as smart, charming and beautiful as they seemed  in their blog.  When we started to talk about ways we could work together, I was thrilled to be included in the development of Fashion Flash.  Its been an incredible year and now Fashion Flash  has nine members and gets a total of 7000,000 views a month. 

Personally, I have laughed and learned so much reading these amazing blogs each week.  With … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week the host for Fashion Flash is Kari  at Fab Over Forty. She  has, IMO, the best  makeup picks on the web.  Recently she reviewed the new Burberry colors for Spring.  Too many make-up colors are either too bright, too brown or too pale for me.  Kari   profiled the Burberry  shades that  work for women  who find  most brands  miss the mark.  She spots new colors and trends  and puts them into context with 40 plus beauty needs. And the Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40  offer incredibly timely fashion advice on trench coats.  Apparently it is never going to stop raining– and good  looking rain gear is  now as important as the right shade of lipstick.  Reading the Glam Gals advice this week, I am definately going  out to buy that red raincaot I saw on sale at Filene’s.

And after … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week the host of Fashion Flash Monday is Fabulous Over 40.   Recently,  the Glam Gals  have posted about  the vanishing waistline,  how to wear white and today’s post is an amazing analysis of Michelle Obama’s style. They note  her use of bright colors, little cardigans instead of  jackets and conservative styles in gorgeous fabrics.   Bottom line–Jojami and Deb make shopping  fun again. 

And if you’ve  never read Kris Carr, you’re in for a treat.  A  young beautiful actress, she went for a check-up and was diagnosed with untreatable liver cancer.  This news would crush most people, but Kris decided to make her journey for answers into the next stage of her life.   She video taped   her search for ways to deal  with illness– and turned her spiritual and  nutritional  journey into  Crazy … Continue Reading…

Can Grey Hair Be Beautiful?

I want to jump into the ” go grey/ not go grey” debate?  I recently posted that covering up grey hair is one of the top five anti-aging tips.  That being said, grey hair  can be beautiful, but its not that easy– or for everyone.  While going grey means you don’t need to get monthly tough-ups, its far from low maintenance.  When hair goes grey, it changes texture as well as color.  Grey hair usually becomes coarse and curly making  it more challenging to cut and blow-dry.

Grey hair is also not a single color, but appears in a range of shades.  Snowy white or pale silver hair has a natural glow and flatters  many skin tones.  ( It looks especially beautiful with pale skin and blue eyes).  By contrast, salt and pepper grey  has little shine and can be unflattering to  skin shades with yellow or olive undertones. 

To look good, … Continue Reading…