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Three Things Making Me Mad & One Hilariously Sad Thing

1. This. Does this Jon Benet and the Chocolate Factory cover need any further explanation? What was Random House’s approval process on this new release of an iconic children’s classic? I betcha there wasn’t one mom or dad with a young kid on the creative team for this one. Unless Patsy Ramesy was somehow involved. 2. That a spectrum of truly …

Vanessa McGradyThree Things Making Me Mad & One Hilariously Sad Thing

Style: Mixed Chicks Tell How to Rock the Hair Your Mama Gave You

Mixed Chicks are Wendi Levy and Kim Etheredge Today we’re so happy to talk to the chicks behind Mixed Chicks, a cruelty-free and vegan natural hair care brand specially formulated for multi-textured hair. 1. What is the most important thing women in their 40s need to know about their hair?That they are stuck with what God gave them!! Actually that …

Vanessa McGradyStyle: Mixed Chicks Tell How to Rock the Hair Your Mama Gave You

Style: How to Fix a Hole in a Cashmere Sweater

While our boots straighten themselves up in the closet, anxiously awaiting to traipse and frolic in the chill of fall, our cashmere tends to come out beaten and defeated from wily critters that take a bite from the most inconvenient places. It makes me sad. Here’s a cashmere sweater I got for $1 at the thrift store. I figured I …

Vanessa McGradyStyle: How to Fix a Hole in a Cashmere Sweater
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Style: Don’t Be Invisible

If you have to be invisible, do it like Jessica Alba. My husband, Steve, and I got on the shuttle bus that took us from the LAX terminal to get our car. A woman in a pink sweatsuit got on. I looked at her. Matronly, short haircut. Of no particular color, just ashy. Maybe some makeup. Maybe some glasses. And …

Vanessa McGradyStyle: Don’t Be Invisible

Style: Sylvie Levine on How to Wear Jewelry, Day or Night, Work or Play

“I feel that a woman in her 40’s is more secure and centered in her personal style. I think she is less affected by trends and desires pieces that are more meaningful and lasting.” Jewelry designer Sylvie Levine knows a thing or two about how to rock your rocks: She was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium in the center …

Vanessa McGradyStyle: Sylvie Levine on How to Wear Jewelry, Day or Night, Work or Play
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Fashion: Fashionista’s Most Influntial List Includes Women over 40

“There are a lot of people over 40, those are the people leading the industry. They’ve been around longer and they know how it works.”  Iconic Vogue editor Anna Wintour Fashionista, a fashion news and resource website, recently revealed its Most Influential People in New York Fashion list. Among them were at least five women over 40. Vogue editor Anna …

Vanessa McGradyFashion: Fashionista’s Most Influntial List Includes Women over 40
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40licious Style: Breast in Show, or, Don’t Rock Your Boobs at Work

Breasts: Something we can all get behind on Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day. I’m very aware that we’re all in different places romantically – some of us are blissfully partnered, others are happily single, some in relationships about to implode, and still others are unsatisfied going it alone. So we’re not going to talk about love in the regular way. …

Vanessa McGrady40licious Style: Breast in Show, or, Don’t Rock Your Boobs at Work