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:
* 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…
Although I would honestly admit to being a shopaholic, the chaos and excess of holiday shopping overwhelms me. Not only is there just so much stuff out there, I can’t forget that it winds up in ever growing dump sites. When I saw the bins for the H& M recycling program, a light went on in my brain.
The concept is so simple and just about perfect. You bring in unwanted clothing into H&M which will send in on to to a processing plant. Those items that can be reworn will be sold as second hand goods. The rest will be recycled into textiles for new clothing or industrial use such as auto insulating or cleaning rags. This not only declutters your drawers … Continue Reading…
If you ever wondered how New York City women get their style here is one key– the annual POSH sale. For more than 30 years, each spring the rich and famous donate their lightly used designer duds to raise money for the Lighthouse Guild.
The sale is often held at the Plaza or the Pierre hotel. The rooms of clothing and furnishings are beautifull organized. Rolling racks are crammed with nearly new furs, cashmere coats, evening gowns, and sportwear while tables are piled high with shoes and bags. The prices, well the prices are up to 90% off original retail price tags. The sale lasts 3 days and each day they bring out new wonders. On the last day, the organizers start dropping the already low prices.
I think my favorite part of the sale is the communal dressing room where New Yorkers drop their normal reserve along with … Continue Reading…
Nothing says warm like a pair of gloves. The aristocrats of accessories, gloves were once worn only by kings, princes and churchmen as a visible symbol of their wealth and authority. Their elite image endured for centuries and carried over to the tradition that expected a woman to wear gloves for all occasions.
The sea change of social values that followed the 1960’s included the end of the glove culture. Now worn primarily to keep worn, a great looking pair of gloves can still pack a fashion wallop. The right glove anchors the sleeve of a coat or jacket providing an opportunity to express confidence and personality.
The Long and Short of Gloves
There are basically five styles:
* Shorty — wrist length styles with an opening on the side or center. Some … Continue Reading…
Real, cultured or fake, pearls flatter women of any age, shape size or coloring. Glowing with light , they can be worn with equal ease with casual sportswear, tailored business suits, and revealing evening wear. Pearls are generous, sharing their luminous glow with your skin and hair. They are the ultimate team players of accessories generously complementing rather than demanding attention.
How Pearls are Made
Pearls are created when a tiny foreign object ( like grain of sand) drifts into the shell of an oyster or mussel. To ease the discomfort of the intruder, the mollusk secretes a white crystalline substance called nacre to coat the irritant. The layers of this material on the grain of sand eventually produces a pearl. In real pearls, the irritants sweep into the shell from the ocean floor. In clutured … Continue Reading…
I love to get honest, effective answers for just about everything. I’ve researched the best way to calm a fussy baby ( swaddle them), the best apple pie recipe ( cook apples first) and the right way to prevent skin aging ( wear a sunscreen even in winter). Sometimes the research was for an article or a client and sometimes it was just to answer my own questions– but I always dug, for not just the answer but the backstory behind the answer.
I love to find out how things work like why Retin A works for both acne and aging, or why smoking causes wrinkles. But my favorite backstories deal with fashion. I am endlessly fascinated not only by the clothes we wear, but how they came … Continue Reading…