January 12, 2011
It seems lately that community folk are taking a much-deserved winter snooze after the full-speed-ahead pace of the holidays. Things have been pretty quiet around here, which is quite alright with me. I always savor the full 12 days of Christmas, so it was with great reluctance that I dismantled my tree last week and once again carefully wrapped each treasured ornament in tissue paper to store them all away for another year. It is always a little bit sad for me to fulfill this task because each ornament has loving memories attached to it. The ornaments have been gathered from all over the world where my family has traveled, so if they could talk, each one would have a fascinating story to tell.
September 29, 2010
Part Two: I'm continuing this week with ideas and tricks to make your cosmetic application easier. Smoother lips: Lip pencils can redefine the lips and prevent lipstick from bleeding into the finer lip lines. First, use a camouflage lip liner around the outside edge of the lips; next use a lip pencil to cover the entire lips to make the lipstick last longer. Then touch the bottom middle lip (only) with lip balm or lip gloss. The bottom lip should visually look 1/3 larger than the top lip. Another boost for the wrinkles above the lips could be the use of a mattifying gel with silicone above and below the lip. All Rights Mattifying Gel can be found at Kohl's.
June 10, 2010
Part 2 T his week and next I'll wrap up an interview a graduate student, Ivan Iannoli, held with me recently. Iannoli is completing his master of fine arts degree in photography at UCLA and posed several questions to me. Last week I printed the first portion of the interview. Q. If I'm surrounded by the "right" colors, that is, the colors that best suit me, how might my life be different than if I were surrounded by the wrong, or inappropriate colors? The right colors are supportive, not dominant, and highlight a person's eyes, skin, hair, bone structure and energy intensity.
April 22, 2010
If you are under 50, stop reading this column. Honest. It will bore you. It will scare you. It will make you rush to the mirror to check your roots. Like many of you, I was shocked to learn that on March 26, Nancy Pelosi celebrated her 70th birthday. Does she look 70 to you? I don’t think so. Not the suits. Not the stride. Not the face. But the subject that interests inquiring La Cañadans is not Nancy Pelosi’s age. We need to know more about Nancy Pelosi’s hair.
April 15, 2010
Part 1 ? As women enter the wonderful stage of ?mature youth,? which is over 50, they will find that their skin, lips, hair, eyebrows and lashes will thin. Goodness, you say! But the choice is to fight the aging gracefully or just let it happen naturally. There are consequences to letting ourselves go. Our body is a gift, and I feel that there is a responsibility to look and feel the best we can. If you look good, you will feel good and more confident. You will then be more inclined to do good.
September 17, 2009
Part 2 Everyone is unique in their own personality and their connection to an authentic image in their clothing selection. Create a powerful presence through personal self-discovery. Consider your bone structure, coloring, and personality. Here are some more descriptions to help with this self-discovery. Feminine Romantics , Yin, often blonds or with soft brown hair, are dreamy in appearance, graceful and look wonderful in smooth softly-draped fabrics that are accented in ruffles and lace.
April 9, 2009
American Girl shows drew crowds Fifty Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital members, 56 local girls who modeled, and over 1,700 guests flocked to Brookside Country Club in Pasadena on a recent weekend to stage and enjoy seven fabulous American Girl Fashion Shows. Besides stellar entertainment and food, the girls were delighted by two beauty salons that were new this year. As a donation to this fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Salon Aguayo, located in Pasadena, sent several hair stylists to coif girls’ hair both before and after the performances.