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5 Fashion Rules Worth Breaking – Over 40 Style

Ever thought about breaking fashion rules? Many women, especially as we age, are tired of hearing the plethora of Dos and Don’ts of fashion.  That’s why I create style “guides” instead of style “rules” for my clients.  The word NEVER is avoided, and I even shy away from the word “should” these days. Below is my […]

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How To Wear Print Stockings : Style Tips for Modern Over-40 Women

In the 1990s, I swore I swore off stockings as a result of my employer’s dress code that required women to wear stockings, pantyhose, tights, etc. if wearing a skirt. When it’s 90 degrees, 80% humidity, and you walk 4 blocks from the Metro, this conservative accessory became a torture device. And we didn’t have cool print stockings back […]

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Office Holiday Party LBD: Day To Night Style Tips

How do you transform your workplace LBD (little black dress) to your office holiday party LBD? Many of us feel like we’ve recycled style tips too many times and aren’t in the market to buy a cocktail dress that collects dust in the closet.  We’ve also witnessed the backlash of trying “hot” editorial trends that come off as too risqué […]

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Instant Facelift: 5 Style Tips for Women Over 40

Is an instant facelift possible? The thought of getting a real facelift (or botox or fillers) scares the daylights out of this over-40 woman. Perhaps it’s from binge-watching too many episodes of Botched. I would surely be the person who has an adverse, disfiguring reaction to any anti-aging procedure, landing me on Dr. Nassif and Dr. DuBrow’s surgical […]

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Greece Packing Tips & Lookbooks – Over 40 Style

Yours truly just got back from Greece– three days in Athens and a 7-day cruise through the islands with two stops in Turkey.  Here are some Greece packing tips and lookbooks to shop for your trip/cruise. ATHENS Thieves are attracted to tourists like bees to honey in Athens. Three of the five adults in my party were victims […]

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The Other F Word: Web Series Tackles Midlife Crisis

    Any post-puberty age starting with the letter “F” is categorically treated like a dirty word (the other F word) when it comes to women in Hollywood.  Over-40 women get fewer roles, have fewer scripted lines, and are often bypassed for a younger actress when casting a love interest for a middle-aged actor. Behind […]

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How Women Over 40 Can Help Fix The Fashion Industry’s Rep

  We’re the generation that grew up on MTV, raised ourselves as latchkey kids in an era of Material Girl consumption, and turned our disaffected reputation into one of entrepreneurship and the strongest work ethic since World War II. In fact, sociologist Mike Males dubbed us “The True ‘Great Generation’” for surviving and reversing negative […]

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SHESPARK August Issue is LIVE!

Every issue of SheSpark touches on topics that concern women over 40.  And sex appeal is no exception.  We all want to look and feel desirable to our mates, partners, dates, sometimes even strangers. What’s a middle-aged woman to do? SheSpark’s August issue offers straight talk from a starlet, a scholar, and a stripper (all […]

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MOTTO Fashion Designer Talks Sex Appeal & Aging

Australian fashion designer Faye Brown started her clothing line MOTTO in 1985 and has styled thousands of women over the years. As part of the SheSpark August 2016 interview series on sex appeal and aging, Faye answered our questions as not only an industry veteran, but also a breast cancer survivor.  Here’s what she had […]

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Interview: An Exotic Dancer’s Lessons On Sex Appeal

As part of the interview series for SheSpark’s August issue #KeepingItHot, I talked with author and speaker Susan Bremer O’Neill.  At age 35, she left her career as a scientist and started stripping.  The experience changed her life for the better and gave her a unique perspective on sex appeal at any age.  Here is the full […]

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