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Behind the Seams: Hot in Cleveland’s Costume Designer Lori Eskowitz

Posted on 12/14/2012 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionWednesday nights are hotter and even more stylish. TVLand’s Hot in Cleveland is back for a fourth season with its cast even more sizzling than before. Enter Lori Eskowitz, the costume wizard behind the great wardrobes worn by the sitcom’s leading ladies, pictured above —Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and AARP ambassador Betty White. I recently had the delight of chatting with Lori about her work with these funny ladies. How did you get started in this profession? Having …

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Norma Kamali

Posted on 08/31/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Beauty & FashionVisionary. Icon. Pioneer. Those are the adjectives often associated with powerhouse American designer Norma Kamali, 67, who with 30+ years of design experience continues to evolve her eponymous fashion company. Kamali, who has been lauded with a plethora of style awards — from the Council of Fashion Designers of America to the Fashion Walk of Fame — remains a constant on today’s fashion scene. She is no longer just known as the creator of the red bathing suit Farrah Fawcett …

Cut From the Same Cloth

Posted on 08/24/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Beauty & FashionOn a recent trip to south Georgia, I got the opportunity to spend a few days at the home of an 83-year-old who embodies timeless style. While this octogenarian may not be able to wear stilettos and chooses not to don miniskirts, she is a fashionista and seemingly my style icon. You see my grandmother, Idella, has a penchant for being the best dressed at religious and social gatherings though she would never admit it. Sporting sharp midcalf suits or …

The Miniskirt: Warming Up to a Hot Fashion Trend

Posted on 08/14/2012 by | Best Life | Comments

Your LifeShort and sassy, it’s style with an attitude.  And after all these years, I’m just now really embracing the ever-popular miniskirt. You can say my relationship with the fashion icon, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has been more of a you’re-no-good-for-me-but-I wish-you-were type of thing. Back in the 1960s, when the mini was making a huge fashion statement, I was a reed-thin girl with long birdlike legs and this must-have piece didn’t flatter my frame at all. Yes, …