11 Fashion And Beauty Blogs By And For Stylish Post 50s [Fashion]5/13/2013 5:47:06 AM
11 Fashion And Beauty Blogs By And For Stylish Post 50s Midlife can pose unique fashion dilemmas -- especially when skirt hemlines hit 21 inches, low-rise jeans abound and orange is the hot hue. (It reminds us of the line in the film "Legally Blond" when Reese Witherspoon's character Elle Woods meets with a client wearing a prison jumpsuit: "You look so . orange." Really, does anyone look good in orange?) Never fear -- post 50 men and women in search of a little fashion inspiration should look no further than their computers -- the blogosphere offers a solid sampling of fashion over 50 bloggers who are chronicling their adventures in shopping and self-expression for the rest of us. From former Lucky editor Kim France's ode to shopping and pop culture, Girls of a Certain Age, to the Grey Fox and his chronicling of bold looks for the "generally smartly dressed and stylish, but not necessarily conventionally good-looking" older man, we've rounded up 11 of our favorite fashion over 50 blogs. Please add yours in the comments! Chic At Any Age"I started this blog in 2009 as I see no reason why we should not continue to enjoy fashion whatever age we are," writes Josephine of Chic at Any Age. She hopes her blog will be "a useful resource on what works from underwear to special occasion dressing for more mature women." Mis PapelicosMis Papelicos is all about Sacramento, an English professor and a nutrition and diet expert in Andalucía, Spain (hence the bilingual captions). Her bi-weekly posts feature the funky and elegant ensembles she puts together, as well as other images that inspire her style. Grey FoxGrey Fox adds a male perspective to the post 50 fashion and style blog community. The site is dedicated to "a man's search for style in middle age." Recent posts include tips on "[keeping] the costs of style in control" and a roundup of stylish bald "grey foxes" in popular culture. Style CroneDon't be deterred by the name -- Style Crone is a blog "dedicated to the older woman, in her most creative, outrageous, authentic, powerful, adventurous, funny, and proud era." Far from a crone, Judith writes, "choosing my outfits, which always included a hat, was a way to express myself creatively and as a form of meditation as I approached my day." Along with snapping pics of her outfits for her blog, she also owns a hat shop, sells vintage clothing and designs hats for chemotherapy patients. Une Femme D'Un Certain AgeUne Femme D'Un Certain Age is a blog focused on "living a stylish, adventurous, balanced [and] delicious life after 50" -- with a francophile twist. Recent posts include a review of flattering skinny jeans for post 50s by Not Your Daughter's Jeans, and a reflection on being "the boss of what our age means" style-wise (spoiler: Une Femme believes it's important not to confuse trying to pretend you're 25 with looking "current"). Flattering 50Blogger Susan documents her quest to find fashion post 50 in Flattering 50. "I'm doing my thinking publicly in my blog . in the hopes that others might join in the conversation," she writes. With posts such as "Top 10 Dress Styles for Women Over 50" and "Swimsuits over 50: Where to Shop," it's hard not to chime in. Walking Colors"Hip past 50 doesn't have to refer to surgery," blogger Joni quips on her blog, Walking Colors. Though pressured by society to recede gracefully, I prefer to burst out with a love of fashion and style. We are not dead yet, so let's enjoy every sandwich and gild the lilies." That pretty much sums up the aim of Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Her blog also features a weekly "Visible Monday," where readers are invited to share an image of themselves sporting an "outfit, accessory, piece of jewelry, cosmetic or other adornment" that makes them feel alive and confident. Fashion After 50Fashion After 50 features fashion advice by category (bohemian, travel clothes, fabrics you love), a "fashion archetype quiz," dos and don'ts for fashion after 50 and opportunities to buy some of the blog's featured items. Idiosyncratic Fashionistas"'Growing old gracefully' is an outdated concept. We prefer 'growing old with verve.' This blog documents our efforts to live up to that motto, in photos and essays," the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas write. Sample post: an ode to fashion journalist and muse Anna Piaggi, who recently passed away at the age of 81, featuring photos of some of her memorable ensembles.

Only a mug could love it [Buy]5/10/2013 6:07:41 AM
Only a mug could love it Since the day Archer allegedly walked all the way from Nowra to the winning post at Flemington, our Cup has produced extraordinary stories of Australian culture: equine and otherwise. Framed by brightly coloured silks and flowers as they canter back to the enclosure, horse and rider salute the masses and carve another unique signature on the tree of life. Racing, by nature, has layers of relationships. If it's not the two animals who combine so poetically to run the distance, it will be the trainer, the strapper or the owner/s. Sometimes it's all of the above. They just made a movie about Damien Oliver's win on Media Puzzle. There's a hundred more screenplays in the records, if you care to look. What defines this race is not it's grandeur, but it's egalitarianism. Make no mistake. A long tradition of plodders and one-trick ponies have saluted, far more often than champions. Some cup winners have never won another race. The Melbourne Cup has never been for champions. It's a staying handicap and it reflects the national feeling as much as it stimulates it: mugs and millionaires stand side by side in a herd of hopefuls on the first Tuesday in November. We have seen belligerent jockeys urging one-paced stayers around the track while other jockeys try to connive and manouvre the brilliant horses through the least line of resistance, hoping they can save enough petrol for the dash to the post. Phar Lap and Carbine succeeded. Makybe Diva did it three times. Kingston Town and Super Impose just failed. Dulcify died trying. On and on the stories go, 151 years of them. This year, however, was the defining result of a new era. Gai Waterhouse saw it before they even jumped. The VRC, in it's obsession with international recognition, has now officially sold the farm. Like the puzzled cocky watching foreign mining company touts drill his land for coal seam gas, Australian racing fans watch a host of foreign horses, riders, trainers and owners plundering a cultural icon. Like the farmer, we know the intruders have been invited by powers greater than ourselves. Like the farmer, we know the visitors probably mean well. If we shared a cup of tea we might even enjoy their company. That doesn't make it any easier to take. When 10 of the first 11 horses are not regulars on the Australian circuit; when 4 of the last 6 winners are visitors; when even local owners and trainers are buying purpose-built stayers from Europe to race locally, you know the Cup has irrevocably changed. It's been reported the Cup was the only race on Tuesday that showed a decrease in betting interest from last year. That tells you the punters, at least, are finding it increasingly difficult to work out the form or generate any enthusiasm for names that they are not familiar with. It's a little better now that some of the raiders are having a run or two out here before they contest the Cup. Dunaden did. Red Cadeaux did not. Gai Waterhouse says the answer is to boost the prizemoney and frequency of our local staying races and start breeding horses to run longer distances. De-value the lucky dip sprints for babies like the Golden Slipper and give us a contest for real horses for a at least a couple of minutes' entertinment. For the lairs who are into nothing more than celebrity, fashion and grog all this means nothing. But those mugs will come and go with the Kardashians. For those of us who value the race as a part of Australian culture, where layers of society are brought together in a shared appreciation of the horse and it's relationship to man, Australian racing needs tweaking to make the Melbourne Cup more relevant to us. Now we've spent all that time and money luring them here, we can't just tell the foreigners to nick off. We're stuck with them. We can, however, do what one of our greatest trainers suggests: gear up and compete. Give the locals a hero they can back to win.

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