I’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:
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* Josephine of Chic At Any Age has the inside track on packing for an autumn trip to London.
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.
This 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… →
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… →
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.
I 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… →
This 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.