Style & Beauty

How to Select Great Vacation Jewelry

Posted by on February 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Your cruise jewelry will be bolder and more colorful and have bits of shells and other natural materials in it. Turquoise, yellow and hot pink are the primary colors in this palette.


Female Hair Loss: The Causes and Solutions

Posted by on February 15, 2012 at 9:42 am

Whatever the cause of your hair loss, it is important to know that you are not alone, and that there are solutions that can help you restore your confidence.


“Age Appropriate” Doesn’t Mean Matronly

Posted by on February 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

Times have changed. Women, now in their 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s and 70’s can find fashionable outfits that are age-appropriate.

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Charla Krupp: Beloved Style Maven & Trusted Advisor

Posted by on January 27, 2012 at 9:18 am

Thanks to Charla Krupp, I now am more conscious of wearing lighter lipstick shades, I have gotten rid of all my longer skirts, and I cut bangs a couple of years ago. When I dress for an event, i think of her “three bling rule,” and I’ve accepted Spanx® as a necessary part of my wardrobe.


How not to look old: Unmatch your wardrobe

Posted by on January 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

Style over 50—it is one of the greatest challenges we have as we age.  It is like finding buried treasure when we actually find a pair of jeans that fit right, or an outfit that doesn’t make us look frumpy. We are caught in the middle of looking like a teenager and looking like our more »

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Spring 2012 Fashion Colors: Lively & Upbeat

Posted by on January 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm

The Spring 2012 palette is brilliantly diverse, including vivid and playful tones, those more soft and breezy, and contemporary takes on classics.

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Choosing the Right Bracelet for You

Posted by on January 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Women have varying wrist lengths. Most are 7 ¼”. Some are smaller, some larger. If you are purchasing a new bracelet or refurbishing a loved piece, here’s how to determine your bracelet size.

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Selecting Earrings to Flatter

Posted by on December 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm

What do you think is the most important part of your jewelry wardrobe? Earrings, of course! Earrings do more than just adorn your ears. Well chosen earrings can dangle seductively. They can communicate playfulness. Or they can convey authority, as do these coin shaped onyx stones paired with natural freshwater pearl earrings. They can complete more »


Filler up!

Posted by on December 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

In my practice, I have many patients who come in for cosmetic consultation because they would like to look younger or less tired. They have heard about Botox and collagen and lasers, but can’t exactly put their finger on what it is that bothers them or what they really want. In many cases, the problem more »


Life After 50: Do You Feel Pretty?

Posted by on November 20, 2011 at 7:25 pm

There have been quite a few articles published recently about how people, especially women, “deal with” getting older. I thought some of the articles, and some comments, were a tad too critical of women who want to look attractive as they age. News flash: there’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel pretty. Nothing, no matter more »


Update Your Fall Wardrobe with Great Jewelry

Posted by on October 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Dear Gila Leah, This awful economy is draining all the joy out of my fall shopping! How can I update my wardrobe, stay in my budget and still have fun doing it? Sincerely,  Girl (I just wanna have fun!) Dear Girl, Fall has definitely arrived. The weather is cooler, and sweaters and boots are making more »


Short Hair Styles for Women Over 50

Posted by on October 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Being over 50 doesn’t mean your hairstyle has to suffer. Hairstyles for women over 50 are fashionable, chic, and sexy – so there’s no reason you have to sacrifice your personal style once you turn the big 5-0. From sassy, fun and flirty cuts to slicked back styles and shoulder-length cuts that match today’s modern more »

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Once Upon a Time, There Was a Little Black Dress

Posted by on October 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Unlike as with pure Blind Black, discovering & wearing your Authentic Black compliments your skin tone, is kinder to your face & gives you a healthier, more vibrant appearance. Read how to determine your own Authentic Black.

How to Select the Right Jewelry

Posted by on September 29, 2011 at 10:25 pm

By considering her scale, shape, coloring, and personality when selecting the jewelry she wears, a woman will look particularly well put together, even causing people to ask if she got a haircut or changed her makeup!

The Heat is On: Summer Rashes, Part II

Posted by on September 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

In last month’s article, I discussed some of the common skin rashes we see in the summer.  Here are three more: Tinea Versicolor:  This is a common superficial fungal infection of the skin that is actually caused by a yeast organism called Malassezia.  The infection is more common in warm tropical environments.  It presents as more »

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Your Style Questions Answered by Liana Chaouli, Image Therapist

Posted by on September 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Liana Chaouli, international image therapist, has taught personal style and image to leading CEO’s, political figures, and celebrities throughout the world. Here, she shares some excellent tips on how to discover and thrive in your own personal style, so that you can look and feel your best every day.

Fall 2011 Fashion Colors: Painterly & Romantic

Posted by on September 2, 2011 at 12:37 am

When you shop around this fall, you’ll notice major color trends. Why does this happen, and what can we expect this year?

Your Jewelry: Flirty, Fashionable, AND Age-Appropriate?

Posted by on August 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Dear Gila Leah, I’m over 50 and feeling flirtier than ever! However, I’m really uncomfortable with the label of “cougar”.  I’ve more than earned my life experience – and don’t want to cheapen it. How do I look classy, not trashy? Is there jewelry that is more appropriate for my age and yet fashionable? Sincerely, more »

Your Jewelry Wardrobe!

Posted by on July 31, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Take a look at your Jewelry stash, or what I like to call your jewelry wardrobe. Chances are that you don’t wear half of what you have. Either it’s worn, out of style, hopelessly tangled with another piece or broken. Some jewelry wardrobe maintenance may be in order here. Women should review their jewelry wardrobe more »

What Diane Von Furstenberg Can Teach Us About Starting Over

Posted by on July 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

When I was in college in the mid 70s, Diane von Furstenberg was on top of her game. Designer, successful businesswoman, and style icon, Diane was my generation’s “It Girl.” By the time she was 28, she had invented the famous wrap dress, had hundreds of people working for her, and was featured on the more »

How Often Should You Replace Your Mascara?

Posted by on June 15, 2011 at 11:36 pm

  The general consensus is to change your mascara out every 3-6 months. However, I highly recommend replacing every 2 to 3 months, depending on how much and how often it is used.   I have found that if I hang onto my mascara for too long, my eyelashes do not look their absolute best.   We’ve all more »

The Angry Face

Posted by on June 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Rosacea, a facial inflammatory disorder, is a common dermatologic problem and can have a significant negative impact on quality of life of women over 50.  The condition affects men and women and usually makes its first appearance in midlife.  It is more common in fair skinned individuals, but can occur in darker skin types as more »

Seeing spots? Fight back!

Posted by on May 11, 2011 at 8:00 am

If there is one thing my patients hate more than wrinkles, it would have to be dyspigmentation.  Dyspigmentation is a fancy term for uneven skin color.  Hyperpigmentation is a condition of having too much pigment, and includes such problems as freckles, brown spots, melasma (“mask of pregnancy”,) and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (those pesky brown spots that more »

You Can Love Your Face Again – Exercise It

Posted by on May 5, 2011 at 10:00 am

Let me set the scene:  Looking in the mirror can either be a painful experience if you are dissatisfied with your slightly misshapen, droopy face or it can be a joy as you witness subtle changes occurring daily when you choose exercise over doing nothing … or doing something radical that you might regret later. more »

Tips for buying accessories that you will love forever

Posted by on April 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Personal style items are jackets, scarves, shoes, boots, jewelry and purses that are anything but basic. They add flavor and individuality to a wardrobe like spices help foods be more flavorful. Some people like lots of such items and collect them. If you do, you probably love to shop and find your treasures anywhere from more »

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