I escaped into classic elegance earlier this month when I explored the lives of the ultimate costumer, Edith Head and one of fashion’s greatest couturiers, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Now, it is time to get back to health awareness. Let’s look at mouth matters, specifically flossing.
This month one of the greatest couturiers of the 20th century has a birthday: Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel. In honor of what would have been the designer’s 133rd birthday on August 19th, let’s look at the allure of Coco Chanel’s iconic bags.
I thought my fashion passion bucket would be overflow during the summer of 2010 when my daughter and I visited Chanel’s New York flagship store on 57th Street, to see The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag, an exhibit demonstrating the construction and history of the company’s iconic
What do the following memorable Alfred Hitchcock films, Notorious, Read Window, To Catch A Thief, Vertigo, Marnie, and The Birds’ have in common? Edith Head an accomplished costume designer for over 400 classic motion pictures.
Friday, July 29th was National Lipstick Day! One of those dubious recognition days on the calendar that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give some lip service.
By now you know that I like to go back in time to learn the history of things. Let’s dive into the history of lipstick.
Guerlain created the first bullet lipstick in 1870. It was called Ne M’oubliez Pas.
Guerlain, a French perfume and cosmetics and skincare house, among the oldest in the world, was founded in 1828 by Monsieur Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain. I plan to visit the Guerlain boutique on the Champs – Élysées in Paris when I visit in November.
Check out these three beauties from the movie, The Women, perfecting their pouts in the lady room. This movie is one of my favorite black and white comedy drama.
According to Ladies’ Home Journal, 65% of women use lipstick daily and 25% won’t leave the house without it. How about you? Is lipstick your one item you wont leave home without?
Elvis Presley couldn’t resist the opportunity to lend his name to lipstick for his teenage fans.
90% of women believe that wearing lipstick makes them feel better about themselves and don’t do it to attract men.
Coty, Yardley, Max Factor, and Helena Rubenstein were the major manufacturers of cosmetics but many are no longer producing products or were absorbed by larger corporations. Avon is still ringing up sales door to door and office to office.
As we age, our lips thin, they can become more wrinkled and lines may develop around our mouths. There is such a thing called wrinkle lip syndrome which is more evident on long time smokers and people that don’t protect their skin with SPF (sun protection factor.) Help yourself age gracefully by not smoking, getting exercise, limiting alcohol, wearing sunscreen, and keeping yourself hydrated.
There are no limitations to how you can color your lips. There are many choices and styles, crayon, lip cremes, gloss and even custom lipstick.
This post isn’t just lip service but some fun information about lipstick, I hoped you enjoyed it. Let me know your thoughts!
Don’t forget to be fabulous 💄 💋
Recently, hubby and I motored to Washington, D. C. for a dinner date with some Bison men and their wives. I call them Bison men because they all matriculated at the Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The bison is the school mascot.
I chose a fit and flare sleeveless dress to defy the heat dome that evening.
At this stage in our respective lives, it’s an excellent time for rekindling college friendships. With all four couples being empty-nesters, it’s now easier for all of us to make time on our schedules to get together.
Ladies, you know the focus of The Age of Grace is mainly about creating awareness so that women baby boomers can age gracefully (and healthy!).
That’s still the case but today, I want to show that the off the shoulder fashion trend can work for women over the age of 50.
My recent Colonoscopy follow-up appointment with my gastroenterologist (GI) revealed interesting information: I had some sneaky creatures inhabiting my stomach called H.pylori.
Before my actual Colonoscopy, the bowel preparation was worse that the actual procedure. In fact, I don’t remember the process. Anyone remember Propofol? I can see why Michael Jackson used that drug to get to sleep. You quickly nap and wake up at a moment’s notice.
Do you love cherries and are smitten with Cherries Jubilee? Did you know that it was a special dessert prepared for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebration in 1897?
Since then the dish, made with fresh cherries, liqueur and flambéed, then served over vanilla ice cream, has grown into one of America’s favorite desserts.
When i started college back in the late 70s, I wanted a new view in terms of my eyesight — I wanted a clearer focus for all of those books that needed to be read. Plus, I didn’t want to look like a high school student anymore! I was a college student.
Fast forward to 2016, at my annual eye exam, I informed my optometrist that I wear my contacts only on weekends. At this stage of my life, computer work and reading glasses, I found it easier to just wear my eyeglasses. Especially since I purchased very chic pairs of blue and purple eyeglasses.
When the optometrist questioned me about comfort and duration of wear, I told him that the lenses are uncomfortable probably because I don’t wear them everyday like I did in the past. He recommended I consider the soft contact lenses for a new view, a crisper vision. I’m happy to say I see many improvements with the clarity of soft lenses. Continue reading
Monday, June 20th is the summer solstice — the official start of summer and longest day of the year. The sun will rise early and set late. Today will be a great day for fun in the sun: some yard work, a day at the beach or a perfect time for me to get in at least 10,000 steps.
Actually, because of my commitment to health and wellness, the focus this month is Alzheimer’s disease. I am doing my part to fight Alzheimer’s by educating myself and others in my age group and participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day.