Pristine Nails with Natural White Tips

Ever since my first visit to Paris as a 19 year old, I have an admiration for how French women care for themselves. Looking out my hotel window the morning after I arrived, I watched Parisians walking, walking, walking, looking stunningly healthy and gorgeous. Seeing the beautiful older women, wearing scads of jewelry, high heels, coifed to perfection, I remember wishing my mother and grandmother looked so elegant and chic.

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It’s never too late to take a tip or two from the French, and as I am at the tail end of my fifties, I am looking for as many tips as possible from the ladies who do beautiful with such refinement. One such tip is for healthy, natural nails, and comes from my new guide, Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Secret for Timeless Beauty, Style and Substance, by Tish Jett: [Read more…]

Timeless, Effortless Beauty

I’ve always loved beautiful fashion – especially on everyone else. At nineteen, upon landing in Paris, I was totally enamored by the Parisian’s natural style, ease and flow of their fashionable clothing and elegance of aging beauties. Le sigh!

Yet, I am not gifted in putting together ensembles that show my appreciation for the designers I so love. It is a struggle for me focus and create cohesive outfits that show my love for fashion.

When I was busy building my career, I had a Personal Stylist who knew exactly what colors were perfect for me, and styles that accentuated my body type. I LOVED giving her a call with a request for help in dressing me for events, then being met with several racks of outfits she selected of which ALL looked fabulous! I miss her!

Then my mom years arrived, and I hung up my dresses, suits and heels. Casual comfort was the theme for each day, with babies messy eating and running after toddlers the driving force for clothing choices – and how well everything could wash! [Read more…]

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