Dazzle on Date Night: Flirty Styles for Any Age

Coco Chanel famously said, “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” For sure, if you’re going on a first date – especially one where kind friends made the introduction, or you’ve only met virtually thanks to the Internet – you will no doubt …

Fashion Exhibits to See This Summer

Want to get a fashion fix without spending a ton of money?  Take a minute, play tourist and check out these cultural institutions for a little apparel and accessory therapy.  Museums across the country are open, some with adjusted summer hours and senior discounts, waiting for you – yes, you the fashionable one – to visit. ATLANTA Gogo: Nature Transformed (through Aug. 25, 2013) High Museum of Art, www.high.org – Inspired by natural and found objects (bone, shells, seaweed), Janet …

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

In a few days Father’s Day (June 16) will be here. You still may be sure what to get dear ol’ dad or you’re pondering what you’ve already selected. Because no one has ever really admitted that shopping for Pops was easy, I’ve decided to help you skip aimlessly wandering in the mall by directing you to a few fashionable and novelty gift items that I’m sure he’d love. THE DAPPER DAD 1 | Swedish Dream Sea Salt ($6; West …

Aging Differently in Good Jeans

Jeans – the iconic American clothing item found in most closets – continues to dominate the apparel world in all age categories.  From stonewashed to true indigo, ripped or creased, skinny to boot-cut, the 1873 clothing invention comes in whatever style your heart desires. You can dress it up with a blazer and a button-up woven shirt for casual Fridays and dress them down by adding a blousy top for dinner with friends.  Jeans that fit right and styled with …

Betsey Johnson: 19 Things You May Not Know

Look out dolls! Fashion designer Betsey Johnson is coming to a TV screen near you! On May 12 the Style Network will debut XOX Betsey Johnson (8 p.m. ET), a reality show/style documentary that follows the eclectic 70-year-old party girl and her 38-year-old daughter, Lulu, as they navigate their businesses, experience bankruptcy and work on their mother-daughter relationship. Viewers will get a sneak peek into the daily operations of Betsy’s clothing line and meet some of the people that support and …

Designer Catherine Malandrino Turned 50!

New York magazine nailed it when it labeled fashion designer Catherine Malandrino as the “ultimate Frenchwoman in America.” And like her peer Marc Jacobs, she, too, turned the big 5-Oh this month (April 22). Malandrino’s design concept has always been “to bring softness and refinement to an urban, feminine wardrobe and to help the woman show her character and individuality through her unique clothes.” And it has worked for her as evidenced by her successful career both in her native …