My smile has stayed largely the same over the years — think dimples and skinny lips — but age and a bajillion cups of tea have undeniably stained and diminished the effect. Fortunately, my husband is a cosmetic dentist, and his care has improved my smile and brightened my teeth. (At breaking my caffeine addiction, however, he seems powerless.)
Didier 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.
Sorry, friends, but statement specs, sunnies and readers are not stand-ins for eye cream and concealer. Treatment, makeup and glasses need to be in sync. That's why beauty guru Bobbi Brown is launching an innovative eye wear collection with Safilo in February that includes optical frames, sunglasses and ready-made readers categorized by color and face shape. They are designed to brighten your skin tone, subtly enhance it or go for major contrast and definition- just like you do with makeup. Bobbi's glasses will be sold in department stores and Solstice boutiques. My five tips will get you through the next three months looking bright-eyed till then:
If you've turned the pages of a newspaper in public to find out what's going in the world, you may have felt just a bit out of place among all the twenty-somethings using tablets and smartphones for the same purpose.
When women 50-plus start piling on self-tanner, blush and a brighter lipstick it means one thing : your hair color is all wrong. So says New York colorist, hair stylist and beauty expert Eva Scrivo, the savior of savvy CEOS, media personalities and grownup everyday women who mob her Bond Street and Upper East Side salons. Scrivo and I shared de-aging hair color tips in an exclusive AARP interview last week. Here are five things to rethink ASAP:
If not for us, where would younger women be? We broke glass ceilings (and all the rules), burned our bras (to end gender discrimination and sexual harassment), freed our reproductive rights and reversed traditional roles (so we could have families and become millionaires without marrying or inheriting money). Thanks to us, younger babes have vintage clothing from the '60s, '70s and '80s, and a whole category of preventative de-aging solutions. Let's see how they deal with wrinkles, menopause, saggy skin and thin hair. But let's not knock them. After all, they do have style. Here are five things they do that we can benefit from, too:
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