Trending: Mint Colors

Remember the pistachio Samsonite luggage you had in the ’70s or the refrigerator you owned in mint green? Well, the hue is back in fresh new ways. Retailers across the country have embraced the trend and are now saturating the market with the icy color. From shoes to clutches, I’ve selected a handful of seafoam accessories that can accompany you when lunching with friends or kicking back at the beach. 1 | Cutting Garden Perfume ($15; Royal Apothic) 2 | …

Bright and Accessible Spring Rainwear

Everyone knows April is a rainy month, hence the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” But who said your look has to be boring and drab? To spruce up your outdoor jaunts this spring, I’ve pulled together some rainwear and accessories that not only make a bold statement but won’t cost you hundreds of dollars. 1 | Reversible, waterproof and water resistent rain wrap ($60; Rainraps.com) 2 | Stacked bangles ($10-15; GAP stores) 3 | Color-blocked envelope clutch ($32; gap.com) …

Marc Jacobs Turns 50!

It’s official: Marc Jacobs, the iconic American design darling who helms three fashion brands –  Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton  – can become an AARP member as of today. Jacobs, who made Time magazine’s “Time 100″ list in 2010, continues to add notable lines to his resume. In addition to elevating his gift of forecasting and conceptualizing trends for his clothing collections, he’s also assumed the role of Creative Director for Diet Coke (he appears topless in some …

Yoko Ono collection channels Lennon’s “Hot Bod”

Yoko 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

A 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

The 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 …