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Yoko Ono collection channels Lennon’s “Hot Bod”

Posted on 11/23/2012 by |Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionYoko Ono, the widow of musician and Beatles icon John Lennon, has embarked on a new career after 79 years of making her mark in art, music, filmmaking and publishing. Ono has entered the world of fashion by launching a menswear collection. She decided to turn her 1969 sketches titled “Fashions for Men,” which had been a wedding gift to Lennon, into a book and collection with retail partner Opening Ceremony. The drawings, loosely annotated in the book, were inspired …

Postal worker doubles as Hermès scarf illustrator

Posted on 11/16/2012 by |Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionA 69-year-old post office worker who renders paintings for silk scarves that retail for over $300? Yep. Recently I stumbled across a Texas Monthly article that profiled Kermit Oliver, “one of the most important living African-American painters” and the “only American artist to design a scarf for Hermès,” an ultra-luxury French brand. The introverted Oliver, who still works the graveyard shift at his local Waco, Texas, post office, was first offered the gig in 1980.  The president of Hermès’ U.S. operations …

Modeling After 50, Pacemaker And All

Posted on 10/9/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s “Your Life Calling TODAY” with Jane Pauley. Earlier this year, both Jane Pauley and our colleagues at TODAY suggested we profile a 50+ model as part of our series. It sounded like an interesting idea to me. However, we could never seem to find someone who had reinvented their life to become a professional model and who also had a substantive story. That was, until we discovered Dawn …

Buy Pink and Support Breast Cancer Research

Posted on 10/8/2012 by |Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionOctober is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many people are supporting their family, friends and others who have encountered the disease with the purchase of products that align with the cause. With pink being the official color for the cause, many retailers are generating limited edition pieces emblazoned with tints and shades of the hue while also donating all or a portion of the sales to the initiative.  Here are a few items worth considering. Scarf  Vera Bradley – …

When Google Met von Furstenberg

Posted on 09/30/2012 by |Caregiving experts & bloggers | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | TechnologyWhen iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, 65, met Google’s Sergey Brin at a conference and learned of the Glass by Google eyewear his company designed, it was collaboration at first sight. Von Furstenberg didn’t question if a promotional partnership between a fashion brand and Internet company would work. So she inked a deal that allowed her Spring/Summer 2013 creative process to be taped via the glasses and edited into a short film called DVF Through Glass. The glasses, which …

Too old to walk the runway? Not these ladies!

Posted on 09/21/2012 by |Fashion | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | EntertainmentWhat do Carol Alt, Karen Bjornson, Alva Chinn, and Carmen Dell O’refice have in common? Besides being over 50, they are all legendary models who walked a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway a couple of weeks ago, garnering a lot of press. The woman behind this buzz-worthy moment was none other than Norisol Ferrari, a fierce designer with an impeccable eye for detail and structure. Inspired by sexy icons and powerful women this season, Ferrari sought to make a collection that spoke to both. …