style after 50

3 Ways To Fix Your Fashion Failures

Posted on 12/20/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionWe are always looking out for the next ‘new thing’’–that one diet that will help us drop the pounds, or the skin cream with the latest anti-aging ingredient that promises to erase every wrinkle—instead of just taking some good, simple advice about what really works (and what doesn’t). And this is especially true of one of the easiest things to fix: what we wear. No matter how many magazine articles or books we read about how to look (and feel) …

Ten Pounds Til’ Spring Jeans!

Posted on 04/10/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhere did those extra pounds come from? This is the question of the month as millions of women 50+ shop for new jeans. Goodbye camouflaging layers, cozy carbs, festive cocktails, holiday desserts and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Hello muffin tops, flab and a belly that wasn’t there last time we checked. Common sense (and the daily media surge of diet and exercise warnings) says get your booty to the gym and start eating  healthy again because the warm weather won’t …

News Flash: Save Money by Having Someone Shop for You!

Posted on 03/7/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhen I interviewed Diane von Furstenberg for my book, The Best of Everything After 50, one of the best pieces of advice she gave me was this: don’t waste time and money by shopping for clothes on your own. Get help! Make a terrific ‘personal shopper’ your new best friend. Since I would rather empty the dishwasher than go shopping, I was intrigued by the idea. Although I’ve lived in one of the shopping capitals of the world for over …

The #1 Secret to Style After 50

Posted on 02/28/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI learned something new recently: we’re born with a certain shape. Sure, we can go up and down in size, but the basic silhouette seems to stick. Somewhere along the line, some clever soul decided that those of us with a little more in the middle could be compared with an “apple” or those with a bottom that’s, shall we say, overly endowed, a “pear.” For sure we want to try to maintain a healthy weight, especially as we get …

Not For Cougars Only

Posted on 12/20/2012 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionHow do you balance looking hot but sophisticated? Ageless and yet age appropriate? Edgy but not easy? We do like to blur the boundaries but we also like a dose of taste and tact too. This is why animal prints are our idea of a sexy, youthful wardrobe “neutral.”  They’re our generation’s plaid. Back in the 60′s, Ann Bancroft seduced a preppy Dustin Hoffman in leopard in “The Graduate,” Bond-girl Ursula Andress wore a leopard coat and boots, and Dylan …

Behind the Seams: Hot in Cleveland’s Costume Designer Lori Eskowitz

Posted on 12/14/2012 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionWednesday nights are hotter and even more stylish. TVLand’s Hot in Cleveland is back for a fourth season with its cast even more sizzling than before. Enter Lori Eskowitz, the costume wizard behind the great wardrobes worn by the sitcom’s leading ladies, pictured above —Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and AARP ambassador Betty White. I recently had the delight of chatting with Lori about her work with these funny ladies. How did you get started in this profession? Having …