style after 50

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 …

Finding Fab Clothes for Post 50 Fashionistas Just Got Easier

Posted on 08/14/2012 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe older I get, the more I have embraced these two key concepts: “less is more” and “the simpler the better.” This is especially true when it comes to fashion after 50. When I turned 50 a few years ago, I was so confused about what I should or shouldn’t wear that I preferred unloading the dishwasher — my least favorite household chore — to looking for clothes. Shopping, for me, was intimidating and time-consuming. I usually got hungry, tired, …