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How to Survive a Summer Wedding

Posted on 06/24/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionAn outdoor wedding — on a beach, in a garden — sounds tantalizing when we first RSVP. But then we recall the likely gate-crashers: Steamy weather. Sweat. Hot flashes. Hormonal bloat. Relax and sip a glass of ice water with lemon, for we’ve devised a three-step survival plan: Panic-proof with primers. Like Spanx for your face, a primer smooths out flaws and holds your makeup in place, letting you say goodbye to those hot-mess days. Face primer follows moisturizer; eye …

Is Going Gray for You? 5 Ways to Tell

Posted on 05/28/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionEvery woman age 50-plus who colors her hair is thinking about going gray. Maybe it’s all the parade of steely icons like Jamie Lee Curtis, Helen Mirren, Christine Lagarde and Glenn Close. Maybe it’s those annoying online slideshows of fabulous mature women gone gray. Either way, they’re seriously psyching us up. But let’s get real. The former are rich, famous and polished to perfection by beauty pros and designer duds. The latter are either black-and-white photos (with Photoshop help), creative …

Diane Keaton Has 7 Ways to Age With Attitude

Posted on 05/15/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionDiane Keaton’s new memoir, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty (Random House), is like reading your best friend’s diary. Provided your BFF is a famously funny actress, of course. Up close, I found out when I interviewed the 68-year-old star in New York City last week, Keaton, a L’Oreal Paris spokesmodel, is attractive, scarily smart and a complex mix of confident and quirky. I scrambled to keep pace as she covered all sorts of fashion and beauty topics related to …

This Week in Boomer History: Kent State … ‘Hair’ … Spam … Amtrak

Posted on 04/27/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe Soviets bring down a CIA U-2 spy plane on May 1, 1960, intensifying the Cold War. Captured in Russia, pilot Francis Gary Powers is interrogated for more than a hundred days and imprisoned for nearly two years. The first Target discount store opens in Roseville, Minn., on May 1, 1962, growing into an enterprise that generates about $3 billion of net income in 2013. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius when the musical Hair opens on Broadway …

5 Beauty Tools We Just Can’t Live Without

Posted on 04/17/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionThere are a few basic tools every woman should have in her beauty bag to look cool, confident and fabulous . . . every day. Here are my top five “must have” beauty bag staples . . . and why: Eyelash Curler: Many women experience thinning hair after 50, even with their eyebrows and eyelashes. Skimpy lashes are a big beauty challenge for a lot of us, but luckily there’s a simple, inexpensive trick to making them look more alluring. …

Age-Proof Your Hair: Here’s How

Posted on 03/21/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionDidier Malige may not be a household name, but to top fashion designers, editors, models and celebs, he’s king. (Or should I say Le Roi of Hair?) The charming Frenchman is also the live-in amour of Grace Coddington, Vogue’s flame-maned, gutsy creative director. Grace’s wild red cloud of hair accents her chic black wardrobe with wit and a pop of color. But what about everyday grownup babes who shop Target not couture? Didier has some unexpected tips for us, too. …