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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fashion Fixation: 40+ Women


Good God, I am obsessed with the beauty and the style of "Socks." 

Just look at the mug above: she is at once gorgeous, glammy and tarty, and you just know she'd be fun to hang with. I never tire of her style, which is anything but "age appropriate", but simply, all-ages inspiring. Looks like the apple doesn't fall far from the glamour tree, as her latest post indicates; her baby girl has award winning style as well. Inspiring? As Desiree would say: Feck yeah!

Advanced Awesome. (Photo Credit: Ari Seth Cohen)

Seems like I'm not the only one who's become fixated on +40 women who love fashion. Ari recently organized an Advanced Style flash Fashion Show, with many of my favorites modelling on the streets of New York City. I can just see "Socks" parading among them!



To keep me from blathering on and on about how great Desiree is (because you should just really head over to her blog and see for yourself) I'm going to share with you some other fixating and fabulous women over forty who know how to flirt with fashion.  The list keeps growing and expect to see more posts about some of my "top tier" takes on the creme-de-la-fucking cremes of fabulousness over forty.

FABULOUS OVER FORTY:

Butane Anvil. High-octane awesomeness. Fluevog wearer. Pattern mixer. Sweetheart.

Food Fashion + Flow. The woman is the traffic-stops, jaws drops kind of gorgeous, but that doesn't keep her away from the hot wings. This is a Food/Fashion hybrid blog, not my usual sort of read, but LV keeps life looking delicious.

Gracefully 50
. Fabulous as well as graceful.  And she's a fox at fifty.

Over 50 Feeling 40
. Pam just keeps getting better and better. She is an essential read for all +40 women seeking their own journey to style.

Style Higher
. A new blog from the artist/farmer/business tycoon formerly known as The Style Mentor. This +40 eco-friendly entrepreneur loves shopping vintage and pre-loved designer duds. Focusing her finesse on classic, quality pieces with timeless appeal, Rachel  hardly looks the organic farmer I know her to be. (Disclosure: Rachel is one of my blog sponsors.)

The Style Confessions.
Doll designer, consignment lover, Heather is a So-Cal girl and she rocks. 'Nuff said. (Disclosure: Heather is also one of my blog sponsors)

The Dutch Lady of Fashion. Doubling up on fabulous, Gigi has been as obsessed with shine as I have. And she also knows how to create killer outfits for night and day.

Wendy Brandes Jewelry Blog. Wendy B is smart, sexy, savvy and cool. And did I mention she's a bad-ass jewelry designer? Creator of the original F@#! rings.  And hands down, one of the best culture/fashion writers around these parts. She's the Geoffrey Chaucer of the bloggersphere. So read her already.

 

There are loads of new blogs listed on the +40 Blog Roll, so head on over and explore more fabulous +40 fashion-ables. 

If YOU have a blog and are over forty, and would like to be added to the list, please leave your name and blog url in the comments. 

If you're on the blog roll, it would be swell if you'd put a blog roll widget on the side bar. Thanks!


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37 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You are the best Bella...thanks for the kind words! Both of the women you featured are so fabulous! I really want some BIG glasses....have a wonderful day!

señora Allnut said...

so much fabulousness make me squee!
gorgeous & inspiring ladies!
besos & 40+

menopauselsupermodel said...

Bella-- thanks for supporting 40+ bloggers!! I'd much rather see what REAL women are wearing then look at some 15 year old 95 lb 6 foot tall kid.

Desiree is a GODDESS!!! If I could get away with dress like her, Vix or Helga at work without getting carted off to the loony bin....

Une Femme said...

Thank you for continuing to keep these fabulous blogs on the radar! Now adding a couple of new blogs to my reading list.

Heather Fonseca said...

Aw thanks Bella! So sweet of you to mention me along with socks and all the other fabulous over 40 gals that love fashion too!

Lynne DeVenny said...

I cannot wait to check out the fabulous, ageless bloggers who are new to me.

Desiree's posts always make my day better.

Lynne DeVenny said...

P.S. I will get that widget posted :)

Anupriya DG said...

OMG!! All these fabulous women are such inspirations!!! Sigh!

Lisa said...

Bella.....oh how I love that you embrace and spotlight women at all phases of the style spectrum.

c... said...

Its a hole new world of fab bloggers and fab ladys since I found you and the 40 + blog Roll !! I just love it !!! We all have different styles and nothing is gonna stop us !
Age appropriate - that is a very very bad word...

Melanie said...

Bella - you are a pillar of style and a galvanizing force for +40 style bloggers. Thanks for this focus. Desiree scared me with her fearless awesomeness - now I just enjoy the ride. She is a global inspiration. I love how your list keeps growing!! - always something new to discover.

MarieStella said...

I really want to be so stylish when I get older! I absolutely adore these women and your blog! You are awesome Bella!
mychoicesaremystyle.blogspot.com

The Style Crone said...

Such a great review of Desiree and other fabulous over 40 beauties. Some of my favorite reads too. Loving it!

Helga! said...

I'm pretty sure you already know how much I want to dry hump Desiree!
I just discovered Butane Anvil-I am wondering why she changed it from the original Butane Evil? She's rather awesome!
I reckon, like wine, we just keep getting better and better! No wonder the 40+ Blogroll keeps growing!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WendyB said...

I love Socks -- and all these other ladies -- too. Thanks for including me in such great company.

Poochie said...

Just turned 40. Can I be included???

: )

Poochie
ShoeDaydreams.com

The Closet Shopper said...

This is so great. I was feeling old and gross today and now I just feel fabulous and over forty!

xoxo,
Tracy

The Closet Shopper said...

This is so great. I was feeling old and gross today and now I just feel fabulous and over forty!

xoxo,
Tracy

Patti said...

I heart this list so much. So inspiring and I love that these bloggers come from all over the world.

Shybiker said...

You're performing a real public service with this list. Mature women are often overlooked and yet deserve the attention you're giving us.

gracefully50.com said...

Hello Bella!
Thank you so much for your sweet words! I'm truly honored. You're the best! <3

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Oh, Bella! I am thrilled to be included among such fabulous company! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this and for everything you do to highlight all the amazing 40+ bloggers.

You are top tier, and a total doll besides.

lasophia said...

Awww Desiree is so rad. I have recently started communicating with her. Love her tone in her posts. I hope my baby girl becomes my own version of "the stylist" one day. And you better add me to your list when I turn 40 or else....

Thrifted Shift said...

I just saw a link from Humans of New York about the fashion flash mob and came over to share the link with you, but you'd seen it already, of course. I could totally see Desiree strutting her stuff there!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oi!! I just saw me mug on the ole blog roll - bloody hell I am honoured, thank you SO much lovely Bella!!! I have a lotta love for 40+ bloggers and LOVE to discover newbies:)) xxoo

SACRAMENTO said...

Fabulous, fabulousness, my gorgeous.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

edie pop said...

Thank you for this wonderful review! Age is countless when it comes to style and I'm a big supporter of all those women that don't give up wearing boring outfits just because society says that is better for a 40 plus lady...Desiree and all these stunning bloggers are true fashion icons!
xxxx

Lynn Dylan said...

Fabulous! Fashion over 40 rocks!

xoxo
Lynn

A BRIT GREEK said...

What a corker of a lady! Such a bold beauty! Fabukous doesn't even cover it!
Thanks for sharing Bells. Hope you have a lovely weekend/
x.o.x.o

Style Agent 909 said...

Thanks Bella, you're a voice for all of us 40+ gals. Have you ever thought of running for office?

Liesl said...

I truly think women are getting more and more beautiful with age and embracing all the life that comes with it...women in their 40's are fabulous! :)

kaffesoester said...

Your +40 list is the best! It's growing, and thriving, thanks to your efforts, and we all benefit from it - Thank you!

Tami Von Zalez said...

My blog is a bit of this and that - I do a Friday's Frock on occasion. Hope I can be added to the group ~

thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

Kristina said...

I love when you do these posts as I discover so many cool over 40 blogs through them. I added quite a few ladies on my reading list thanks to your blog. :)

tam-ta-dam said...

Hello Bella!
I really wish in my country were more colorful as a wonderful bird and self - confident women!
Marta

señora Allnut said...

dear lady, you're one of my nominees to go on with Liebster Awards, if you wish!
besos & freedom

Please may I? said...

What an amazing bunch of women Bella. All amazingly glamorous and far from past it as people would try to make you believe.

X x

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