Shoes… with Style!

Many of you ladies are in that stage in life where it is almost impossible to find the right kind of shoe. The shoes this day and time are either 6 inches high or flat and frumpy.

We often have issues with our feet whether it is swelling or arch problems and shopping for shoes is the last thing we enjoy next to weighing ourselves!

Well it is time to change that. I have spent time studying shoes and the woman’s feet and found out many things that I was unaware of before.

Many of us do not know the type of shoe we should be buying at our age and this is often why we have foot pain later in life.
Women 40+ have to find a shoe with arch support yet sturdy on the sides to support the ENTIRE FOOT. So here are some styles that I love:

Below is a pair of leopard kitten heels. These are very sensible if you are going to work or out to dinner and they give you just enough height to have a sexy leg without feeling like you are going to break your ankle.

If, on the other hand, you are just going shopping or out with girlfriends or even if you prefer a lower flat shoe, these Tory Burch flats are HEAVEN (below). They have a built in arch support with a cushion that sits behind the heel so you won’t have that painful blister occur like some flats tend to create!

Remember ladies, not all flats have to be frumpy and look like something our ancestors created!  Keep your style in mind and find something that says YOU!

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Tips for Looking Younger #4: Thicker Eyebrows

We all remember having some sort of eyebrow crisis in our lives.

Whether it was over plucking or having half of our eyebrow waxed off, we have all been there. But one way to really look younger is to keep your eyebrows a big thicker. Now I am not saying look like a caveman, but leave a little bit more on the arch and ends of your eyebrow. This will give your face a more dominant look and focus the attention on your eyes and avoid those fine lines and wrinkles.

Now I know some of you have the sparse eyebrows but there is a simple fix to that. You can fill in those spaces by using a brow pencil or a dark eye shadow that matches your eyebrow color. Now if you are unsure how to create a thicker, younger eyebrow visit a makeup artist to show you how to create this look. Remember that you are going for a natural look here so use short natural strokes and avoid overarching because this will only make you look older! THINK ELIZABETH TAYLOR! Complete this look and you are one young hot momma!

SLOW DOWN the Aging Process with these tips

Wouldn’t we ALL love it if we could stay young forever?!  Well, nobody lives forever, but these tips can help you slow down the aging process and retain a more youthful look. Enjoy the video – and please leave a comment if you like it!

Tips for Looking Younger #3: Bright Eyes

As we get older we start to get less and less sleep. The first thing people see when they look at us is our eyes. For as long as I can remember I have had to wear some type of concealer.

My favorite product right now for under eye circles Dior’s SkinFlash Radiance Booster Pen. This is the Mecca of all under eye products. This helps bring out the collagen and allows the natural light to reflect off of your skin in a way that allows those dark circles to be invisible.

 

Another great product is the Teamine Eye Cream. It is also another product I swear by that really puts the focus on your eyes and not the bags or dark circles underneath. After using both of these products I noticed an all around skin difference and had many compliments on my new refreshed look!

 

Resort Style for 40-plus

So I know many of you like me enjoy following fashion and the newest styles out there. Some of them are a little “out there” and daring for my taste, but some of them are very sleek and sexy.

The latest style and fashion season that we are in right now is called Resort Style. This is the transitional season between fall and spring that is often when we, as consumers, are shifting into our traveling stage of the year and need outfits to fit those activities.

Resort style is very free flowing, long linen lines. The resort style is very simple to create. With bright colors and linen pants you will easily pull this look off. Remember, think cruise and jet-setty.

The key to this look is finding bright colored tops and pairing them with white bottoms and a simple flat and VIOLA! Resort style chic!

Tips for Looking Younger #2: Wear Blush

Such a simple yet essential part of the makeup process as WEARING BLUSH can make our skin and overall look go from drab to fab in seconds.

Applying the right shade of blush is key to looking younger. I love the NARS “Orgasm” shade because it works for EVERY SKIN TONE! Despite the name, this shade is ideal for the older woman because it goes on very sheer and you can determine how light or dark you would like to wear it. This shade is very versatile and can change your whole look with just a few strokes of a brush. So remember ladies, BLUSH IS BEST!

 

The Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit – YAY!

Jean Paul Gaultier is a noted fashion designer who designs raunchy, sexy, rare pieces of clothing, but Jean Paul does not consider his work to be art. Jean Paul Gaultier often leads the revolving trend, debuting his corset-style dresses in 1983, designing Madonna’s Blond Ambition World Tour costumes in 1990, and since then designing hundreds of corset-inspired pieces, including evening gowns, crocodile and leather wear, and my favorite, a black stone skeleton piece worn by Dita Von Teese.  JeanPaul is giving Dallas, TX the chance to see his designs and hear about the inspiration behind them for the first time ever. Here is what I saw and felt throughout the exhibit:

There are 6 rooms when you enter the exhibit that displays 6 different themes: The Odyssey, The Boudoir, Skin Deep, Punk Cancan, Urban Jungle, and Metropolis.

The Odyssey Room

The Odyssey: This room was my one of my favorites because it featured a very religious, controversial side of JeanPaul that many have not seen. The designs feature Sirens, Sailors, and Virgins and each one of the designs are placed on a faceless mannequin with a screen projected face that talks to you about what they are wearing. This was the most amazing projection I have seen in a long time. The faces look so real it is almost frightening.  The pieces featured in this room have such a beautiful glow about them with many gold materials and mother of pearl shells. It is almost as if the Sistine Chapel was put into fashion form.

The Boudoir Room

The Boudoir: This room is setup like a 1940’s powder room. The walls are baby pink padded with gorgeous drapery all over. The room displays many of Madonna’s old corsets and even some of JeanPaul’s earlier corset designs. This room is what I consider to be the start of JeanPaul’s climb to fame and really where he drew inspiration from.

Skin Deep Room

Skin Deep: Before you can even leave The Boudoir Room your eyes are pulled toward these 3 avante gard pieces in the middle of the Skin Deep room that are adorned in gorgeous crystals and gemstones. The room is decorated in red neon lights and almost has a very “red light district” feel and an “after dark” approach on the designs. These pieces are the heart of JeanPaul. They were designed at a time in his life where he was pushing the limit when it came to fashion and you can see the visible difference in each room displaying that. These designs are very daring, with missing breast pieces and lots of whips and leather. By far my favorite room.

Punk Cancan Room

Punk Cancan: Punk Cancan is exactly what it is titled. The designs are very British Punk with a few Spanish influenced designs as well. The models have mohawks and speak in a British accent about their designs and tell you about some of their favorite features. This room is not my style but you can always find something amazing in every design.

The Gaultier Exhibit

Urban Jungle: Urban Jungle is the most inspirational room. This room to me shows a lot of JeanPaul’s creativity. He has designs made from rolls of photography film, scuba gear, and even a coiled hot pink cocktail dress to die for! These designs were absolutely his most innovative and creative.

The Corset

Metropolis: This room had designs that I could see women in New York wearing. The styles portrayed a city woman who is very fashion forward and loves to be the center of attention. The room featured thigh high ostrich feather boots and a lace shawl hat that was out of this world. Every style in this room had a European touch to it that I hope one day American Designers will start to draw inspiration from.

We are so lucky to have gotten the chance to see JeanPaul’s exhibits up close and personal like this! We are one of two places in the United States that gets to view these designs. If you are in the Dallas area and get the chance to go you will not regret it. The way the exhibit is set up you feel as if you are having a private interview with JeanPaul himself about these designs. Don’t miss it!