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Dress to Look Slimmer, part 2

Published on April 26, 2013 By Susan Tolles

Three weeks ago we started the discussion of how to avoid wearing clothes that add width and make you look heavier than you are. You can review those first five tips here. Now that you’ve had a chance to experiment with those ideas, let’s continue on with the next five: 6. Pockets can ruin a good more »

It fits, but is does it fit ME?

Published on January 15, 2013 By Susan Tolles

Epiphany in the closet! Some people get their best ideas in the shower, some taking a run or a walk. For me, it’s the closet.  Here’s my latest: I was looking at a beautiful sweater that I own(ed). I have worn it a few times and it’s a great color for me. I even get more »

How Not to Look Old: Show Some Leg!

Published on August 4, 2012 By Susan Tolles

If you’re a woman over 50, don’t forget about your legs! What you put on them (or don’t) can play an integral part in how stylish you look at any age.

7 Biggest Beauty Blunders by Post-50 Women

Published on July 5, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Even smart, stylish women over 50 can make common beauty mistakes. Here are the most common blunders, and the simple tips to help you correct them.

To Gray or Not to Gray?

Published on June 13, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Deciding how to handle gray hair can be a frustrating, and even scary, dilemma. Here, Barbara Grufferman wittily discusses hair color and the 3 main options that modern graying women have.

Mother of the Bride (or Groom) Style

Published on May 3, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Mother of the bride or groom fashion needs to be stylish and elegant, because all eyes will be on you, too! Keep your outfit classic and chic, this UK designer says.

Hair Over 50: Age is a Number, NOT a Hairstyle

Published on May 2, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Take years off your look by using hair color and getting a sharp hairstyle that flatters your face shape. Don’t be afraid to try a change. Sometimes a slight variation in a style or how you care for your style is all you need!

Transform Grandma’s Jewelry into Pieces You’ll Love

Published on April 10, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Dear Gila Leah, My grandmother passed away (quite some time ago) – and I inherited some of her fine jewelry. I’d love to be able to say that I enjoy wearing her jewelry and that I fondly remember Grandma when I do so; but the truth is, I don’t. Meaning, I don’t wear the jewelry. more »

“Skin Rules” for Women, with Dr. Debra Jaliman

Published on April 9, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Read about my interview with a NYC dermatologist, as we discuss important “skin rules” for women over 50. Learn about some new advances in the field, as well!

Naked! Caught without my makeup

Published on February 24, 2012 By Susan Tolles

This week, I recorded a series of videos about skin care and makeup with my good friend Leslie Roan. Because we were going to start at the very beginning, I had to arrive with NO MAKEUP! Yikes! I had to stop by my daughter’s house on the way, and tried not to look her husband. more »

How to Select Great Vacation Jewelry

Published on February 23, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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.

Charla Krupp: Beloved Style Maven & Trusted Advisor

Published on January 27, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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

Published on January 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Spring 2012 Fashion Colors: Lively & Upbeat

Published on January 19, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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

Selecting Earrings to Flatter

Published on December 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Once Upon a Time, There Was a Little Black Dress

Published on October 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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

Published on September 29, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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!

Celebrity Diets: Fads or Foolproof Weight Loss?

Published on September 23, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Sure, the Jennifer Lopezes of the world have entire teams of makeup artists, fashion designers, trainers and personal chefs working together to make every snapshot look beautiful, but Hollywood stars are also turning to natural health for their fresh, beautiful looks.

The Heat is On: Summer Rashes, Part II

Published on September 21, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Your Style Questions Answered by Liana Chaouli, Image Therapist

Published on September 11, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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

Published on September 2, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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?

Published on August 22, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Do’s and don’ts for style over 50

Published on February 17, 2011 By Susan Tolles

One of the most interesting things about fashion is what happens when you watch movies or look through old fashion magazines and discover what made a particular look move from a Trend to a Classic. It’s a funny thing that they are so easy to spot in retrospect and when you are in the middle more »