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Designer Catherine Malandrino Turned 50!

Posted on 04/23/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionNew 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 …

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 …

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. …