This week, Geri of Fab Over 50 is hosting Fashion Flash. Her second Beauty Bash event will be on September 29 at the Metropolitan Pavillion in NYC. One of my favorite make-up artists Sandy Linter will be back and I look forward to getting a new evening look. The fun and info will continue in New Jersey and New York for an entire Beauty Bash week. Check out Fab Over 50 website to read about the experts you will meet at Beauty Bash and the events for the continuing fabulous week. Use the code NYPost to get $30 off the $75 ticket.
Just published, Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible is my new favorite fashion guide. But rather than just another make-over book, it is an entertaining exploration of what we wore though history. I have to admit that I am a history wonk. I’ve even been busted reading a book on the history of salt. Traditional history in school books deal with wars, kings and politicians and are written by the winners. I believe that we can get a much more honest picture of what actually happened by looking at how people lived– what they ate, how they furnished their homes and especially what they wore. For example, Gunn points out that the Romans shortened the Greek toga because the streets of room were so dirty. Another Fashion factoid from Mr Gunn? Blue jeans became popular in the 1849 California Gold Rush when men needed pants rugged enough to work in a mine. My favorite tidbit– The raglan sleeve was created for Lord Raglan who lost an arm at the battle of Waterloo and needed a jacket that was easier to pull on. ( I love this stuff)
This beautifully illustrated book is more than just a history book. It relates fashion history to current styles and offers Gunn’s advice is always on point. The book is peppered with his never boring and often hilarious personal anecdotes.