Date Archives June 2011

More Wisdom From a 99 Year Old Lady

A while back I shared 98 year old Rose’s top ten ways to look stylish and great at 98. A year later, Rose is wiser and more beautiful than ever. Here are the latest lifestyle tips from an amazing 99 year old woman.
1. Stay Organized “If you take a toothpick out,or a pair of pantyhose, or a hundred dollar bill,always put it back where you found it,because if you add up the the time you spent looking for it later, that’s a waste of time.”
2.”Always tell the truth because if you don’t you’ll have to think of another lie.”
3.”Be More, appear Less.”
4.”Always take the phone off the hook when you’re in the bath.”
5.”Make friends with the maitre de'”
6.”Never loan, Never borrow.”
7.”Never keep anyone waiting. Always be 15 minutes early.”
8.”Never look back. always look forward.”
9.”Don’t be afraid to tell your age, that’s silly. Be proud of your age.”
10.”Don’t frequent a restaurant where they don’t crumb the table.”

Here are Rose’s top ten beauty and lifestyle secrets on how to look and feel great at 98
  1. Find your perfect perfume, people will remember you by your scent. Rose is known for her Pauline Trigere fragrance.She tells her granddaughter “I’ll give you anything in the world, but I won’t give you my perfume.”
  2. Belts and Beads. Rose believes that a belt or unique strand of beads can really make an outfit and they don’t have to cost a fortune.
  3. Take care of your feet and wear good shoes, but when you are going out for a night on the town “Fashion comes before comfort” At 98, Rose goes out every single night!
  4. “Walking is a must, its better than doctors or medicine”
  5. No need to use expensive moisturizers, Rose swears by Oil of Olay which she has been using for decades.
  6. “Inexspensive lipstick is as good as expensive, only better!” Rose has tried every brand from Chanel to Lauder and has recently been turned on to Revlon.
  7. Be Unique: “If Everyone is wearing it, then its not for me”
  8. “Be smart enough to know what you don’t know”
  9. If you have trouble reading the dinner menu, Lorgnettes are a fashionable and elegant alternative to reading glasses(see example above)
  10. “Be Happy, enjoy what you have at every moment!”

90 Year Old Fashionista Edith Drake

90 year old Edith Drake is one of the most fashionable women I know. She is elegant, fun, and always has a great pair of heels on. 90 never looked so good!
Check out the video below to see Edith with her equally amazing husband songwriter Ervin Drake.

Life and Style Advice From a 100 Year Old Lady

At 100 years old Ruth knows the secret to living a long, beautiful life. She lifts weights, does her exercises and practices pilates at least once a week(an activity she started 8 years ago). When I came to visit Ruth in her lovely apartment the first thing she told me was to excuse the mess, but she had been doing stretches on her mat before I arrived. I asked Ruth about her life and style secrets and the key to staying vital and youthful at an older age .Check out Ruth’s tips and for more of her wonderful life lessons check out the video above.
Ruth’s Life and Style Advice
1.”I make myself go out everyday, even if its only to walk around the block. The Key to staying young is to keep moving.”
2.”Invest in Quality pieces, they never go out of style.”
3.”Don’t look at the calendar just keep celebrating everyday.”
4.”I dress up everyday and I don’t wear blue jeans.”
5.Take care of your skin. Make sure and moisturize, inspired by Elizabeth Arden, “If you want to look like this when you are 40 start when you are 20.”