I Should Wear More Red. You, Too?

I almost always wear black. It dresses up inexpensive basics, and it makes otherwise-edgy leather leggings and over-the-knee boots come off as classics. But now, having watched Viola Davis (below), Jane Fonda, Allison Janney and Christine Baranski sporting high-voltage reds at the Golden Globes, I’m suddenly feeling kind of drab. Red really does send an instant message, especially at 50. “I’ve got confidence and attitude,” it says, “so pay attention!” Make resolutions with staying power! Sign up for our free …

The Sexy Goddess

Rita Hayworth was a dazzler.  Women wanted to be her; men wanted to be with her. She was a graceful and electric dancer.  Her mother was in the Ziegfeld Follies, but wanted her daughter to act; her father, a renowned dancer, wanted her to dance.  They both got their way. Margarita Carmen Cansino was born in Brooklyn in 1918.  In 1937, feeling that her name typecast her, she dyed her brown tresses a blazing red and became Rita Hayworth.  She …