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3.06  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Turning forty, fifty, or sixty is not about getting older, it's about becoming ageless . . .

Renowned style expert and fashion consultant Christine Schwab sees aging as an opportunity to revitalize your style and enliven your attitude. In her frank, opinionated, and provocative style, she writes the book that defies many of the fashion and beauty industry philosophies.

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by William Morrow
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Jul 30, 2013 Phyllis rated it it was ok
There needs to be a new word that succinctly describes the common phenomenon in the publishing world where someone who is super neurotic and has really strange, backward ideas about body image and aging scores a book deal and gets to share her diseased attitudes with the world. There's some legit advice on timeless style in here, but Christine Schwab torpedoes it with a barrage of snide comments about women over 40 who dare to expose their disgusting, sagging elbows and knees in public (THE NERV ...more
Jan 05, 2011 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fashion
This is the best book EVER if you want to stay fashionable in your forties and beyond.

I was skeptical at first -- throw out my miniskirts and shorts? Banish my concert tees?

I'd recently lost a lot of weight and turned 40, and I wanted to rebuild my closet with appropriate clothes. I decided I'd follow the advice in this book for a week...then another...then another. I felt and looked fantastic! She's right -- no matter how fit you are, a 40+ looks better in a slim capri than shorts. A tissue tee
MB (What she read)
This writer is very opinionated and blunt, and while I usually agreed with her, this book is not for you if you can't take the bluntness.

Of the three fashion books I read this weekend, this was the one I liked best. She has a lot of good information and a ton of photos and graphics that really reinforce her points.

I recommend this (if you can handle the tell-it-like-it is subject matter).
Miss Mouse
Dec 14, 2011 Miss Mouse rated it really liked it
First off, I was disappointed when I first read this book a few years ago to find that Christine Schwab is NOT the model on the cover (go see the Christopher & Banks website and you'll see this model...), especially when I looked up Ms. Schwab's pictures on Google images. I've seen some more recent pictures and they're vastly better than what I saw previously. That said, I really enjoyed this book. I've been a conservative dresser all my life, even in my tweens, preferring classic to faddish ...more
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Feb 26, 2008 Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym) rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Though I'm not the target demographic yet (age 40+), I enjoyed and learned a lot from this book, which is about how to look "ageless" instead of trying to look younger than your age. A great style manual for anyone who needs the occasional reality check and reminder of what works.

*disclaimer*: Christine is one of my consulting clients.
Apr 28, 2008 Victoria rated it it was amazing
Great book for girls over 40. Could be subtitled, "How to dress well and not make an ass out of yourself." I borrowed this from the library, but think I am going to purchase a copy. Just good fashion advice.
Oct 15, 2008 Allanna rated it it was ok
Geared more for gals in their forties and up.

Not bad. I skimmed it. Practical advice on looking good and not dressing younger than your daughters.
Anthrodiva Stommen
I do not agree with everything she says, but if you want to look like her, she clearly points out the way.
Denise O neill mcglynn
I loved this book. Plain simple advice and not difficult to follow up on!
Apr 12, 2008 Tricia rated it did not like it
Completely mindless and a complete waste of time.
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