Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Bright Coating for Fall

In a previous post (“My LittleWhite Jacket”) I expressed some mild surprise at the Pantone color choices this fall.  For me, they just didn’t seem to evoke the essence of the season.  Fall is all about cozy warmth and bright, burnished colors. 

This is more of what I had in mind for fall.

The deep, vibrant colors of autumn are the colors of the warm flush of romance and long walks with that special someone in a park ablaze with flame-colored trees.  Make the most of the experience by wrapping yourself in a bright fall coat. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Very Special Honor!

Courtesy of Success for Solopreneurs
At the risk of tooting my own horn – TOOT!  TOOT! – I just had to share something really special with all of you. 

Cindy Swanson, creator of the brilliant Blog “Notes in the Key of Life” (I'm a regular reader!) recently took on quite a challenge.  This busy voice-over artist, radio personality, wife, mother and grandmother took up the Blogger “31 days” challenge to publish a post every day, on one topic, for 31 days.  Not as easy as it sounds! 

Cindy chose a subject near and dear to my heart – “Gracefully Aging.” 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Would You Ask This Woman Out on a Date?

While surfing the web, the other day, I ran across a very interesting article on E Harmony (an online dating service) by Dating and Relationship Coach, Bobbi Palmer.  It was obvious to me that the points she made in her article, “Five Big Online Dating Profile Mistakes Made by Women over 40,” were applicable to any woman of any age looking for that special someone on the internet. 

In a nut shell, Palmer tells us that your Profile is your calling card, so make it count.  Avoid a boring laundry list of likes and dislikes; sell your qualities and what you can bring to the table; don’t be too needy (“I want to be totally devoted...”); don’t be too independent (“I really don’t need a man in my life to be happy, but…”); and don’t be negative or too serious.  Keep your profile fun and light with a dash of humor. 

But, what really caught my attention, was the picture that E Harmony chose to illustrate the article. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

What’s in My Make-Up Compact?

In a previous post, “Put Your Best Face Forward for Spring,” I recommended the Laura Mercier 6-well Customizable Compact ($10).  Just pop in six of your favorite blush and eye shadow shades, and you are good to go.  No more hunting through your makeup drawer.   I never travel without it. 

Would you like to know what colors are in mine? 

What's in My Customizable Compact?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Scam Alert – Are You the Target?

Today, we’re going to take a little detour on the road to style, so that I can alert you to an updated version of an oldie but goodie in the ever-expanding world of computer scams.

Last week, I got an e-mail from someone named Dave Wayne.  Mr. Wayne requested information on my image consulting services for his 17-year-old daughter, Anna.  He was in the real estate/construction business in the UK, but his daughter would be staying with his sister in the US. 

Something seemed a bit “off” with the language.  For someone with such an obviously Anglo-Saxon name, it was obvious to me that English was not Mr. Wayne’s native language.  Still, it’s not unusual for me to get inquiries from people from other parts of the US and abroad, who want to book my services while they are in the area, so, I returned his e-mail and referred him to the “Services” page of my website. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wardrobe Got the Blahs? Let The Power of “3” Work Its Magic!

In the fall of 1998, a new television series aired about three pretty sisters in their mid-twenties who lived in a mansion in San Francisco.  Aside from their obvious good looks, cutting-edge fashion sense and the whole living-in-a-mansion thing, the Halliwell sisters seemed otherwise quite ordinary.  I mean, they had trouble finding and keeping jobs and boyfriends.  What young lady can’t relate to that?  In fact, they were anything but ordinary; in fact, they were the Charmed Ones, good witches who fought and vanquished evil every episode.  Each sister had special powers, but it was together that they and “The Power of ‘3’ ” were unbeatable.  By the following year, every teen-aged girl I knew had fallen under the spell of the Charmed Ones and The Power of “3.” 

The Halliwell sisters’ ability to triumph over evil is just an updated version of the mystical power of the number “3,” the modern incarnation of an all powerful holy trinity in designer duds who comes to the aid of man in his eternal struggle to keep the bad within him and around him at bay.  

But it may surprise you to know just how magical and powerful the number “3” is in the decidedly non-mystical world of our daily lives. 

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