Vera Hiker Frye boot

A WINTER’S BOOT

BY LINDA LE BROCK I live in Ojai where an alarming number of women wear sandals with socks in the winter. There are no words to describe my feelings about this footwear choice. Truly, new expletives need to be created, to follow the words, “What the (fill in the blank) are on your feet?!?!?” My [...]

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Kate Bush black and white

COLD COMFORT

BY LINDA LE BROCK Kate Bush, 53, has a new album, “50 Words for Snow.” I feel like I’ve grown up with Kate Bush and I am delighted that her ability to enchant has only grown. The tracks are a sensuous, mystical and hauntingly beautiful homage to winter. You can listen to the entire album on NPR.org. http://www.npr.org/2011/11/13/142133269/first-listen-kate-bush-50-words-for-snow  

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Leg Makeup

DARE TO BARE: MIX UP A LEGTINI

BY JOYCE BAKER Since our “Hairtini” recipe–three hair products for fantastic curls—was so successful, I headed back to the lab and created a new recipe—for the legs!  After a certain age,  legs are far from perfect. Varicose veins are the worst—sometimes it looks like I’m bruised!  So if you aren’t wearing cute nude fishnets or [...]

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Fishnet tights by Ann Taylor

BARE TRUTH

BY JACKIE SUMMERS We all know that nude pantyhose are akin to roller sets–so 1950s. BUT the reality is that after a certain age, while the legs often remain shapely, the skin? Not so flawless. Plus bare legs get cold in the winter! I think I’ve found a solution. I picked up a pair of [...]

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BOOTIE CALL

BY JOYCE BAKER I love these booties for Fall and Winter. I prefer the lower cut bootie as it is more flattering to the leg. Wear with black tights, pencil skirt and cardigan and you are classy but professional with just enough trend. I am obsessed with black and red right now. Check out this [...]

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HAIRTINI

HAIRTINI

BY JOYCE BAKER In Flirtini style, I have come up with a Hair-tini. Why not right? It’s a cocktail for your hair. Use after styling for shiny bouncy hair. Follow my recipe or come up with your own using your favorite styling products……… Hairtini 2 pumps of hair gloss…. try Framesi Slush Gloss 1 pump [...]

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THE HAIR THING

THE HAIR THING

BY LINDA LE BROCK I have long eyelashes and Soviet (er, Russian) leader eyebrows, so I skip past the Revitalash ads in magazines. But yesterday while getting my hair done, as usual I was complaining to my hairdresser that my locks aren’t exactly luscious anymore. My hair seems so much thinner than it used to [...]

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NATURAL OR GLAMOROUS?

NATURAL OR GLAMOROUS?

BY LINDA LE BROCK Women of a Certain Age hit the red carpet with differing style approaches. At 46, Marissa Tomei and Catherine Keener, 52 on the red carpet both with light makeup and low-key hair. Or there’s Rene Russo at 57 and Robin Roberts at 50, both going more glam. What do you think? [...]

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MY OBESSION

MY OBESSION

BY LINDA LE BROCK You may have noticed I’m a little ‘red’ focused lately. Like a bull to a matador’s cape I am obsessively drawn to anything red right now. Apparently by the feedback on my Diane von Furstenberg post (note her fabulous red frock,) I am not alone. My dear friend and style goddess, Annie, commented [...]

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DVF ROCKS THE LRD

DVF ROCKS THE LRD

BY LINDA LE BROCK Diane von Furstenberg has been my heroine ever since my mother gave me her beauty book when I graduated high school. The book title: Diane von Furstenberg’s Book of Beauty: How to Become a More Attractive, Confident and Sensual Woman. How cool was DVF to write that book and how extra [...]

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