Its’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoI’m hosting Fashion Flash this week and I am so excited that fall is  just a few days away.  This week I realized that I was bored with my summer  clothes and looking forward to  “sweater weather”.  This week the Fashion Flash bloggers are also  feeling  the changes in the seasons:

*  After a  long hot summer, our hair needs a little extra help.  See the fabulous results that Prime Beauty got for her thinning hair from Visiscal Extra Strength Hair Growth Supplements– and enter to win a lifetime supply.

* Josephine of Chic At Any Age has the inside track on packing for an autumn trip to London.

* Fashion blogger Pam Lutell  of Over 50 Feeling 40 shows us five chic ways to … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis 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.

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Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashThis week  Josephine of Chic At Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash.  As she  moves between  London and St Tropez,  Josephine  has a steady  stream of style  ideas that work for women over 50.  She  has an intuitive sense of  color, fabric and fit that  has been so helpful for me in choosing  clothing , especially for travel and special  occasions.  For the under 30  Fashionistas,  after  five dressing  boils down to exposing  as much skin as possible.  Josephine  shows  how to look elegant and  festive without exposing  less than perfect body  parts.  She also  has  great ideas for  hem lengths, footwear options, outerwear and  just the right accessories.  I especially value her fashion advice  in wet and or cold weather.   Subscribe to this wonderful site and you won’t … 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…

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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No-Nonsense Fashion Week- Winter Wear by Deb Chase

Fashion WeekI love the street fashion of Fashion Week.  The runway shows are  great theatre, but the designs on the freakishly tall models are more like costumes than clothing.  By contrast  the parade of fashion editors and buyers streaming into Lincoln Center  are a walking  seminar on how to look  fantastic.

This year, the weather was a fashionista   wake-up call   as the Fashion Week crowds battled freezing cold, blinding blizzards and piles of snow and ice.  Statement shoes were replaced with boots,  and  trendy  jackets with heavy sweaters.  Seemingly for the first time ,  the people who create and market fashion  experienced  the style challenges  that weather causes  for  the rest of us.

Each winter I’ve struggled to balance  looking good with staying warm.  While I can pull on fuzzy boots, jeans … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoThis week Staness of Menopause Makeover is hosting Fashion Flash. Athough  menopause is  in my rearview  mirror, I love the health  and fitness info on this comprehensive site.  She has an indepth,  yet entertaining approach to woman’s health that  is such an asset for women of any age.   Her new book from Harlequin, coming out  in the spring, will be a comprehensive  look at our health isues and solutions. She  has interviewed dozrns og top experts  in  a wide range of fields to  drill down to the  most up to date  data and options.   Its so good Its going to be my gift book of the year.

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My favorite part of Fashion Week … Continue Reading…