Cameron Diaz rocks The Body!

Cameron Diaz  - Photo credit: Vantagenews.co.uk

Cameron Diaz – Photo credit: Vantagenews.co.uk

Cameron Diaz didn’t always love her body. Say WHAAAT? I saw Cameron Diaz recently on The Rachael Ray Show, talking about her new book, The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, The Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body, and how our body image plays tricks on us. Cameron said that she was always tall and skinny when what she really wanted to be was curvacious. You see, we spend so much time focusing on what we want to change about ourselves that we are not addressing the beautiful mechanism that is our body and why we should love and care for it. In fact, the point of the book is to love the body you have and be kind enough to yourself to take care of you for the long run and be your personal best. “I’m a science nerd. I like science. This book is about a conversation … ” says Cameron. In it, she explains the importance of understanding your body from a cellular level and how to make the right choices for nutrition, exercise and movement and disciplining your mind.

I am reading it now and I am learning so much about myself. Go get this book! Not so that you can be Cameron Diaz but so that you can be your own best you.

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Celebrating Cindy Joseph, an inspiring woman of style

Cindy Joseph

Cindy Joseph

Women take on a unique beauty every chapter of their lives.There is a shift that occurs as we age. One kind of beauty is replaced with another as time goes by. When we stop hiding and start celebrating and wearing our age proudly, others recognize our beauty as well.” ~ Cindy Joseph, CEO and Founder of BOOM! by Cindy Joseph

Happy New Year to all! On this first day of January, 2014, I look back to one of the most inspiring women I met in 2013, Cindy Joseph. Cindy has a terrific story: She had decided to stop coloring her hair. On the very day she cut off the last bit of dye, she was spotted on a street corner in New York City and asked to be part of a world-wide Dolce & Gabbana campaign. She has been modeling now for 14 years, and is empowering women as she began to spearhead what she calls, the Pro-Age Revolution and founded Boom! by Cindy Joseph, the first pro-age cosmetic line for women of every generation.

I am a better person and a better woman for meeting Cindy. I celebrate her this New Year’s Day.

(weekly Wednesday series, “I’m Not Buying That!” returns next week)

 

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Bland is boring when you’re talking about food but good when you’re talking about skin …

See? No more brown spot!

No more brown spot!

Last week Chaz Dean talked about the two most important things when it comes to our self-image, self-esteem and confidence: our hair and our skin. Hair may be our crowning glory but our skin is the mirror to what’s going on inside. Neither should be overlooked and both need to be protected. The winter months can be especially hard on our skin and the elements create dryness and chapping that needs extra tending.

Aging and growing older shines a new light on caring for our skin. A few years ago I had a rude awakening. I began to notice a large brown spot on my cheek that wouldn’t go away; in fact, it got darker and more noticeable with time. What was it? A large freckle? An age spot? Whatever it was I didn’t want it and it began to bother me, to the point where, when I looked at myself in the mirror, it was all I could see. Through a recommendation, I met a lovely woman, Dr. Lisa Breslauer, Board Certified Dermatologist. After performing a series of laser treatments Dr. Breslauer removed that stubborn brown spot and I was able to see myself again! Continue reading

My secret to full eyebrows

My secret to full eyebrows? Rosana and color tinting

My secret to full eyebrows? Rosana and color tinting.

I have a secret to keeping my eyebrows full: Rosana. Rosana and color tinting. Growing up I always had dark, full eyebrows. I have Colombian blood and I inherited my dark, Latin brows. I had them through my 20s and into my early 30s but at some point I allowed someone to talk me into waxing them and that was a big mistake. What I didn’t know is that as you age, your eyebrows thin and the hair doesn’t always grow back. My eyebrows were shapely but had lost their fullness and I was convinced that I wouldn’t get that back. Continue reading

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No midriffs for me

Rodarte Spring 2014 Photography by Peter Stigter

NY Fashion Week – Rodarte Spring 2014
Photography by Peter Stigter

One of the big trends we saw for Spring 2014 at NY Fashion Week was exposed midriffs and crop tops. It’s nice in theory, but trending for me? I don’t think so.

One of the strangest things about aging is the realization that your body is morphing; sometimes the change is gradual and sometimes it completely shocks you to your core taking you by surprise. Continue reading

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Age-appropriate dressing

More Magazine, March 2013, with Connie Britton (What to wear at 30, 40, 50)

More Magazine, March 2013, with Connie Britton (What to wear at 30, 40, 50)

Dressing appropriate to our age is an ever-present battle. It is something we think about or perhaps we should think about more often. I’m at an age when the things I used to wear may no longer work for me but that doesn’t mean that I’ve lost all sense of style or the need to look relevant and fun. And what about others – all age groups – teens, 20s, 30s, and beyond? It would be great if there were a guide book to help us. As it is, we have our inner guide and our friends to help us navigate. And there is More … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Joan Rivers!

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” ~ Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers turned 80 years old last Saturday and boy is she alive! Tonight her show “Fashion Police” on the E Channel is throwing her a birthday bash at 10:00 p.m. (EDT). Joan Rivers has remarkable energy for 80, or any age. She doesn’t stop moving. She is an entrepreneur and a survivor and re-inventor and frequent flier. I found the 2010 documentary, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” to be incredibly honest and touching. She makes it appealing to love to work and work to love.

 

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Cindy Joseph!

Cindy Joseph - a guest on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family

Cindy Joseph on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Show (here with hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare)

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see Cindy Joseph (featured here on Speaking of Fashion) on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Show, highlighting her fascinating story and inspiring mature women everywhere!

Lovely to see you, Cindy!

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Fabulous at every age

Harper's Bazaar - Fabulous at Every Age with Drew Barrymore

Harper’s Bazaar – Fabulous at Every Age with Drew Barrymore

Fabulous is a big word, full of imagination, evoking big dreams for all of us. The key here is all of us. Fashion magazines tend to make us feel less-than, like we may never measure up to the people in the photos. In general, we often feel like we need to change something about ourselves in our quest for perfection — even our age. But we are who we are and we are meant to let our age shine and not hide from it or try to look younger.

There is a bright spot: Harper’s Bazaar has a Fabulous at Every Age section, highlighting ages 20 through 70. There is an acknowledgment that we are beautiful at every age.

Just one question from my fashionable and chic 80-year old friend, Jean: Why doesn’t Fabulous at Every Age extend to 80 – and beyond?

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Cindy’s BOOM! Revolution!

Cindy Joseph

Cindy Joseph

Women take on a unique beauty every chapter of their lives.There is a shift that occurs as we age. One kind of beauty is replaced with another as time goes by. When we stop hiding and start celebrating and wearing our age proudly, others recognize our beauty as well.” ~ Cindy Joseph, CEO and Founder of BOOM! by Cindy Joseph, makeup artist turned supermodel, introduces the first pro-age cosmetic line for women of every generation

At a time when many women are confronting the negative messages they have heard about aging, Cindy is guiding them to a new path by sharing how she has come to embrace and celebrate her own age at 62!  Cindy says, “Some say I have an ageless beauty, however, I am not a blank ageless slate. I believe the beauty they see is age-full.” Continue reading

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