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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

Work: How to Be Your Own Best Publicist and Get the Job You Want

“Today, 80 percent of senior jobs are acquired through personal relationships and, as a 40licious woman, you likely have a large group of friends and family that you can tap to unearth professional opportunities. Your network is your net worth, so start reaching out to people even before you want or need something.” – Jessica Kleiman and Meryl Weinsaft Cooper, …

Vanessa McGradyWork: How to Be Your Own Best Publicist and Get the Job You Want
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Money: Shoe Shopping and You – Where Do You Rank?

A new poll in the April 2011 edition of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, found that: Women own an average of 17 pairs of shoes (down from 19 four years ago) yet only typically wear three of those pairs on a regular basis.  Over half of women (51 percent) own more than 10 pairs and 13 percent …

Vanessa McGradyMoney: Shoe Shopping and You – Where Do You Rank?
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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

40licious Style: Faux Fur

Today’s contribution comes from the smart folks over at The Thread via Yahoo!’s Shine site. They say that women in their 40s should go for an elegant, classic fur look. I’m thinking about those Blackgama ads on bus shelters that used to captivate me as a child in New York. It’s all the fun without the cruelty. Sophia Loren, 1982 …

Vanessa McGrady40licious Style: Faux Fur