CHAPTER 1: SAME OLD CLOTHES...GET MORE OUT OF THEM. 10x the fashion power and less worry about body issues- honest. CHAPTER 2: MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING...style for less though you might yearn for more. How to downsize without losing your fashion mojo. CHAPTER 3: I WANNA BE ME... stick with your own look but get fresher, hipper, hotter. CHAPTER 4: AGELESS VS. ADULT style choices for tricky times... what's too young, too dumb, too bare, too boring, too mumsy. Why body language is crucial after 40 and how to dress when dating again after divorce or widowhood, public speaking, going to court CHAPTER 5: TO WORK OR NOT TO WORK...like it or not, it's a younger, dress casual world. how to dress when your boss and colleagues are half your age, you go from commuting to working "invisibly" at home, when you're interviewing for jobs and the competition is 32? CHAPTER 6: SO WHAT NOW? Special situations after 40 require pro advice. You're getting married at 45? Married again at 50? You're mother-of-the bride and don't want to look like one, you're moving to Arizona and hate your hot weather clothes. CHAPTER 7: FASHIONABLY FURIOUS...the style taboos and clothes dilemma we're dying to talk about CHAPTER 8: CRACKING THE FASHION CODE...how to shop smarter after 40. Women say they have spent thousands on clothes they can't wear or wish they never bought. Lois explains why clothes look different in magazines and on retail sites than in real life ( and how not to get fooled ), the reason why some trends keep cycling back and why they're never really the same(so don't save for a come-back), why some items are just for show
As a top fashion and beauty editor, Lois Joy Johnson has spent 30+ years working with average women, models, and celebrities to redefine how women dress. She was one of the founding editors of MORE magazine and its beauty and fashion director from 1998 to 2008. Before that she was the beauty and fashion director of Ladies' Home Journal. In these roles she interviewed and photographed hundreds of women who changed forever the way women 40+ dress, shop, and think about clothes. The list includes trend-setting designers, top news achors, iconic models, and stylish celebs, among them Norma Kamali, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, and Ann Curry. Lois lives in New York City.
"With the help of some extraordinary women, Lois shows us that elegance is truly a discipline of life" --Oscar de la Renta Praise for author's previous book, The Makeup Wakeup: "Lois and Sandy will get you out of your beauty rut, boost your confidence, and show you that age is just a number." -- Bobbi Brown "In a youth-obsessed culture, aging can be difficult. But celebrity makeup artists Johnson and Linter provide an age-defying beauty guide that enables women to minimize flaws and maximize their beauty. Unlike most beauty books, this resource focuses on the concerns of women entering middle age and beyond, such as sun damage, hormonal acne, sagging skin, fine lines, and thinning hair. Readers are given step-by-step makeup techniques and advice on how to deal with the inevitable changes and look their best. Celebrities and models also speak candidly about their beauty secrets and regimes. Included are color photos of actress Sigourney Weaver, singer Debbie Harry, and models Veronica Webb, Carol Alt, and Cheryl Tiegs, among others. The shots of models with and without makeup illustrate the differences correct techniques can make. For those considering cosmetic procedures, a team of medical experts discuss pros, cons, and alternatives.