Fashion tips for women 50+

Lessons from 91 Year-Old Fashion Legend Iris Apfel

Posted on 03/27/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionMost hoarders don’t get their very own fashion retrospective at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, yet Iris Apfel did in 2005. This super-inspiring former textile designer is known for her colorful approach to clothes and more is more attitude towards style. Apfel did help restore the White House for nine Presidents including Reagan and Clinton, but what really knocks me out, is the ability to recycle her own closet (she never tosses anything out!) as she ramps up …

News Flash: Save Money by Having Someone Shop for You!

Posted on 03/7/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhen I interviewed Diane von Furstenberg for my book, The Best of Everything After 50, one of the best pieces of advice she gave me was this: don’t waste time and money by shopping for clothes on your own. Get help! Make a terrific ‘personal shopper’ your new best friend. Since I would rather empty the dishwasher than go shopping, I was intrigued by the idea. Although I’ve lived in one of the shopping capitals of the world for over …

The #1 Secret to Style After 50

Posted on 02/28/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI learned something new recently: we’re born with a certain shape. Sure, we can go up and down in size, but the basic silhouette seems to stick. Somewhere along the line, some clever soul decided that those of us with a little more in the middle could be compared with an “apple” or those with a bottom that’s, shall we say, overly endowed, a “pear.” For sure we want to try to maintain a healthy weight, especially as we get …

Brits Just Wanna Have Fun

Posted on 02/26/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhen Helen Mirren, 67, turned up with punky-pink hair at the BAFTA awards in London, we cheered. When Maggie Smith, 78, admitted to being “spiky” and using the f-word a lot during her 60 Minutes interview, we laughed. We adore Helena Bonham Carter, 46, for her off-beat ensembles like wacky Madame Thenardier’s in Les Miserables.  Trudie Styler, 59, wears leather and clingy dresses to save the Rain Forest and  keeps Sting going after thirty years!  Even the Queen is cool …

Not For Cougars Only

Posted on 12/20/2012 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionHow do you balance looking hot but sophisticated? Ageless and yet age appropriate? Edgy but not easy? We do like to blur the boundaries but we also like a dose of taste and tact too. This is why animal prints are our idea of a sexy, youthful wardrobe “neutral.”  They’re our generation’s plaid. Back in the 60′s, Ann Bancroft seduced a preppy Dustin Hoffman in leopard in “The Graduate,” Bond-girl Ursula Andress wore a leopard coat and boots, and Dylan …