Month: September 2015

The Fab 40s In Fringe

Watchers are claiming that the fringe is moving and shaking its way into becoming a fashion trend for Fall. I say it’s already there. That it’s been a firm fave since even before Spring. Have we forgotten the likes of Josephine Baker and the flapper girl? Hello. Stylemeisters, glamourettes and fashion enthusiasts alike have all been intrigued (read: besotted for some of us) by that decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips (insert deep breath) for a while now. What is it about fringes which have captured our attention? Is it their fun, flirt factor? Or could it be that the way they move is a gloriously unapologetic dance of rebellion meets form and function? No matter that there is no discernible rhyme or reason to their appeal, fringe is fabulous, fringe is here to stay. Fringes slapped on clothes or accessories have the magic power of looking trendy, and in-your-face- without being gaudy and, most importantly in my books, versatile. With a shimmy and a shake, they canĀ  go from music-festival-style …

I Love My Eyes, I Really Do

I worry about my eyes. All the time.   For several reasons. One, the steroids I take on a daily basis to keep my skin disorders at bay only serve to exacerbate my chronic dry eye syndrome (oh the joys of being a woman in the state of menopause). In addition, being on Plaquenil for SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) increases my risk for ocular toxicity namely retinopathy, making me even more paranoid conscientious when it comes to the health and well-being of my eyes. As you can imagine, the green element plays a vital role in determining the types of eye products I invest in, particularly when it comes to cleansing. In the past, I was oblivious to how many products contained harmful ingredients and couldn’t fathom, for instance, why my eyes were red, burning even after being cleansed with a leading luxury (but non organic) brand product. I simply chalked it down to having let slip some of the lotion/cleanser/liquid into my eyes, causing the stinging, and made mental notes to be extra diligent …