MAY I INTRODUCE BONNIE TO YOU ALL!
SHE IS MY PICK FOR AGELESS STYLE THIS BEAUTIFUL MONTH OF NOVEMBER!
BONNIE is 73 and lives in the Los Angeles AREA.
Let’s read below and see what WE can learn from HER!
I hope you ENJOY her as much as I DO!
i was born in the bronx (1948) and was raised in the catskill mountains of new york – an idyllic place to be in the 50’s-60’s. had lots of family in nyc – so i was there alot.
1.HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?i don’t love the word eclectic – but that is what it tends to be. each morning, i kind of decide what the day will present and who i want to be in that day….
2.WHAT INSPIRES YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?i used to be a very ‘ralph lauren’ girl. the whole equestrian thing. it was inspired by my love of riding horses, i guess. i don’t think i have a signature style anymore. i just need to feel comfortable and be comfortable. if i don’t think i look and feel good, i am not happy.
3.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACCESSORY?my eyeglasses. they are in the middle of my face so i have to love, love, love how i look in them. i have several pairs. i also have collections of pins, necklaces, scarves, earrings, …etc. etc. kind of an entire accessory department that i go to to ‘complete’ an outfit. oh, and pocketbooks! i have way too many. and shoes, of course…are shoes accessories?
4.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR COMBINATIONS?honestly, all of them. my years in design has opened my eyes to all sorts of combinations. i am, however, finding myself in alot of blue lately. and i love tertiary combinations…but not too terribly bright.
5.DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE PIECE THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE?my jeans jacket covered with pins that all have stories and are meaningful to me. and an indian blanket ralph lauren jacket that i’ve had for probably 40 years.
6.WHAT ARE YOUR STYLE STRENGTHS?color, for sure, and knowing what looks and feels good on me. and mixing patterns. love that.
7.DO YOU HAVE A STYLE MUSE?i grew up loving audrey hepburn. but many of the fashion models from my teenage years and my ’20s when i discovered and devoured vogue magazine. (still do). lauren hutton, jean shrimpton, candice bergen, isabella rossellini.
8.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS and WHY CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT THEM?olay regenerist, estee lauder advanced night repair, chanels eyebrow pencils, maybelline age rewind eraser, nyx lip pencils. i love them because they work for me.
9.WHAT ADVISE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN OVER 50?look at yourself in all directions, and inside and out. start working out, if you don’t already. do things outdoors. take care of your skin. do things you never thought you would do.
10.DO YOU HAVE ANY STYLE RULES THAT YOU LIVE BY,OR DO YOU CHOOSE TO BREAK THE RULES?i’m sure i break rules. but comfort wins over all. i have a very broad definition of ‘age appropriate’.
11.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE AND OR BOUTIQUE SOURCES?omg. what did i do before the internet! gap and zara are my go-to’s, and johnny was. zappos. nordstrom. neimans. i’m not a boutique girl. nothing ever fits me. i’m not a small girl.
12.DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR DIET OR EXERCISE REGIME THAT YOU FOLLOW?i wish i could say i loved the gym. i force myself to go. mat pilates, weights, walking. weight watchers is my ‘diet’ of choice.
13.DO YOU HAVE ANY ANTI-AGING FOODS AND OR SUPPLEMENTS THAT ARE YOUR GO TO’S?i put collagen powder in my coffee every morning. trying to get on the turmeric bandwagon. i stay away from processed food. can’t eat wheat. don’t miss it. is champagne anti aging?