SHE’S GOT STYLE ~ The Global Fashion Series for the Mature Woman
It all began with a burning curiosity; are the hottest trends in New York desired by women from Denmark to South Africa? I had no idea, but was determined to find the answers.
So we packed our virtual bags as a tribe, and set off on world-wide style and fashion adventures, meeting new fashionistas at each fabulous destination along the way. Each stylish beauty, allowed us into her closet, if you will, sharing insider ideas on everything from dressing for your body type, to creating your very own signature style. It’s been a fascinating ride, to say the least!
We’ve introduced you to successful international models, Hollywood insiders, certified fashion stylists and popular midlife fashion bloggers.
Without further ado, here are but a few of our She’s Got Style fashionistas.
INSIDER STYLE TIPS FROM HOLLYWOOD
JULIE ~ OVER 50 IN HOLLYWOOD
Today’s She’s Got Style global fashionista embodies the true meaning of the term girl boss, succeeding in a big way in Hollywood, traditionally thought of as a man’s domain.
Julie has been a major player in Hollywood for over 25 years and was kind enough to share a few of the styling tips she’s learned from stars like Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, and Reese Witherspoon in our interview.
Monochromatic looks good on everyone, but my favorite casual chic Hollywood styling trick is the “Column of Color”. I’ll wear a dark colored top and pant, then a light contrasting-colored blazer over, creating a column of color, making me look tall, lean, and commanding. Julie Bee
A Hollywood Insider Shares Her Style Secrets
MARIANA ~ MARIMODE9
ARGENTINA & U.S.
This Argentine beauty is now more than a decade into her “dream career” as a fashion stylist in the United States. Mariana works with clients ranging from high-profile celebrities to soccer moms!
Fashion must-haves; a great fitting black dress, great fitting jeans and statement jewelry but if I had to narrow it down to my one fashion staple that can be found year round in my closet it at least one high quality blazer/jacket. Mariana
A Celebrity Fashion Stylist Dishes On Fashion, Beauty & Health
FASHION STYLIST ADVICE
ELENA ~ LENA LINA 55
Elena is one bright, stylish cookie with not one, but two masters degrees (Engineering and Economics)! This sharp-dressed beauty later went on to earn a Fashion Stylist degree too. Talk about brains and beauty!
I definitely become more brave in choosing the clothes and accessories for my looks as I get older. Now I wear everything that fit me, in my opinion. I don’t pay attention what other people say about my looks. I stopped being afraid of fashion experiments and trying something new. Elena
Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist
JEANNE ~ STYLED BY JEANNE
Jeanne has a passion for fashion and for making her clients look and feel their best. We love her fabulous style and philosophy that the right clothes can give a woman self confidence.
My advice is to spend more money on great accessories and classic pieces that you will have forever. I still have my first post college purchase…a beautiful scarf from Saks. Jeanne
An American Fashion Stylist Tells All | She’s Got Style
MODELING STYLE TIPS & CAREER ADVICE
PETRA VAN BEMEN
NETHERLANDS & GERMANY
The dazzling 5′ 9″ (or 1.77 m) Petra, a fashion model since the age of 17, can be spotted strutting the catwalks from Europe to New York, dripping in famous fashion designer apparel and Chopard Diamonds.
Petra, a philanthropist with a heart of gold, has also become style inspiration featured in magazines such as Vogue Magazine, Germany.
I strongly believe in my natural self and embrace growing older. Petra
She’s Got Style | The Model Who Embraces Her Grey Hair & Rocks the Runway
ROXANNE ~ ROXMOD
Roxanne, a stunner who has worked with fashion designers like the fabulous Christian Siriano (fitting Rox in one of his designer gowns above) finds herself booking more modeling gigs than ever.
She’s graced the cover of Vogue Magazine Paris and now divides her time between modeling, a self-esteem coaching business and her own all natural beauty line!
She shares tons of style and beauty tips with us in our interview, as well as advice on becoming a model… yes, at any age.
I’ve had two European agents within the last month approach me asking if I wanted to be represented by them So, if some of your readers are considering a career in modeling, now is the time to give it a try. Roxanne
Fashion, Beauty and Modeling Tips from an International Expert
CURVALIOUS GIRL STYLE TIPS
PAULA ~ DIMPLES ON MY WHAT?
If you’ve not had the opportunity to “meet” Paula, please allow us to introduce you. This lovely blogger embraces her curves, going grey and adding candles to the cake with humor, sass and style.
We loved the tips she shared in our interview, and hope you will too.
I keep thinking that the more we see imperfect, un-retouched bathing beauties in swimsuits we would realistically wear, the more that becomes the vision of accepted beauty in our own minds eye. Paula
The 50+ Bathing Beauty In All Her Fabulous Glory
EUGENIA ~ THE AGE OF GRACE
PENSYLVANIA ~ U.S.
Next up, our kind and elegant fashionista, Eugenia who manages to set the bar pretty high for business wear and getting gussied up. I’d ask Eugenia to put together a look for me any day, darling!
I follow a few universal themes:
Know and dress according to your body type
Dressing in one color elongates you but don’t be matchy matchy with shoes and accessories
V-neck looks great on everyone
Unless a midi/maxi style wearing dresses length to middle of knee is flattering
Pointy-toe heel elongates the leg. Eugenia
Classic & Chic Styling Tips For The Midlife Woman
ANGIE ~ THE AGELESS REBELLION
GERMANY & U.S.
Our final and fabulous She’s Got Style Global Fashionista of the series, is the exuberant, joyful, free-spirited Angie. She’s a stylish published author, originally from Germany who now resides in sunny California.
Her zest for all things art and fashion is sprinkled throughout her irresistible playful looks and her contagious love of all things fashion is absolutely contagious.
Angie not only shared her recipe for creating your own personal style in our interview, she reminds us to live life and style to the fullest.
We don’t grow old, we grow – exponentially. Angie
Fashion, Attitude & Creating Your Own Signature Style
GOSIA ~ APRIL STYLE FASHION
Our bold fashionista from Poland, Gosia, loves to combine strong color accent and interesting textures of materials. The color adds energy and definitely rejuvenates, so I would advise all the women at a mature age not to be afraid of strong contrasts.
In addition to fashionable, interesting shoes, every season I buy one black pair of shoes and a new black bag in modern forms, as they are an irreplaceable complement to many outfits. Gosia
Accessorizing Tips From a Polish Fashionista
CHIC & ELEGANT FASHIONISTAS
RENIA ~ VEN’S WIFE
Our fashionista Renia, from merry ole’ England, believes fashion is limitless, and regardless of our age we should have as much fun with fashion as we want. We agree and are thankful that Renia shared with us her styling tips in our interview.
Choose one item of clothing, or accessory, something that you love and add it to all of your outfits – this is how I create my signature looks. Renia
Why Fashion Is A Universal Obsession | She’s Got Style
MARTINA ~ LADY 50 PLUS
German Image consultant, Martina, likes to make her outfit choices depending upon her mood and where she’s headed. Sometimes classic elegance, maybe tomorrow a little casual chic and tonight, something rather extravagant! A woman reserves the right to change her mind, right?
Martina gives style and image seminars and considers her primary job to remind women just how beautiful they truly are at any age!
In my seminars it comes to optimizing the existing beauty. Because every woman is beautiful! Martina
She’s Got Style | How Classic Elegance is Done in Germany
BOHO CHIC STYLE
SHARRYN ~ THE STYLISH WOMAN
Sharryn is a firm believer in making fashion an adventure and encourages both herself and others to explore new fashion styles.
Wide-legged pants, head scarves, fabulous sunnies and everything in between all have starring roles in Sharryn’s closet. She embraces growing older and sprinkles playfulness and something unexpected over every unforgettable look.
I want to be bold and I ‘dare to be different’ every day. Sharryn
She’s Got Style | Boho Chic Meets Sophistication in Australia
DAYLE ~ ARTFUL CITY STYLE
NEW YORK, U.S.
Meet the uber stylish Dayle, who describes her personal style as both artistic and dramatic, but we would call it absolutely, over-the-top fabulously chic!
Dayle, who has a rich history in musical theater, shares in our interview that accessories are the key to fashion success.
Be fearless! Discover what lines and colors work best for you. Fashion trends come and go. Style is all about personal expression. Dayle
The American Fashionista Who’s Transformed Fashion into Art | She’s Got Style
PETITE STYLE TIPS
GRACE ~ ELEGANCE AND GRACE
CHINA & U.S.
Our Grace is a popular fashion blogger and a TV co-host in Michigan. She endured a very tough life growing up in China, but through hard work and determination, transformed her heartache into rocking the American dream.
Grace has a passion for bold colors and descries her signature style as Graceful and elegant. She certainly has a talent for pulling off looks that flatter her petite size.
No one thought of me as a beauty, including myself”. Grace
She’s Got Style | The Chic Elegant Fashionista Representing Two Countries
ZILLA ~ STYLE QUEEN ZILLA
SOUTH AFRICA & AUSTRALIA
Zilla, who is a talented personal stylist, likes to take fashion risks and has a passion for feminine dresses and heels. She keeps the accessories and her makeup to a minimum, and if we looked like Zilla, we’d let our beauty do the talking too!
This beautiful, petite power-house, always looks chic, whether she’s rocking a pair of jeans or a cocktail dress.
Over the years my style has changed from playing it safe and being afraid of what people might think of my choices in clothing to wearing whatever I believe fits me well and makes me feel good about myself. Zilla
The Petite Personal Stylist from South Africa | She’s Got Style
3 DECADES OF STYLE 50/60/70
JODIE ~ J TOUCH OF STYLE
When we asked Jodie to join our tribe of She’s Got Style global fashionistas, we actually received fashion and style tips for women in three different decades!
We not only love Jodie’s style tips, but that of her moms, who collectively represent the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s in fabulous style.
Every woman I have ever met has some sort of fabulousness about her, and yet I don’t think we always convey that in our outward appearance. Taking the time to enjoy our clothing and make it showcase our insides, has been an “aha” moment for me. Jodie
3 Decades Of Style Tips From One Fab Blogger
BARGAIN SHOPPING STYLE TIPS
MICHELE ~ SEECHELE STYLES
NEW YORK, U.S.
Michele Clark has a gift for discovering fashion treasure at vintage and thrift stores, much like a treasure hunt. When you see the deals she’s scored along her adventures, you might ask if you can join her on her next bargain shopping trip.
The great news is that Michele has been kind enough to share a few thrift store shopping tips with us, so that we might do the same!
I truly love thrifting and always thrift high-end fashion and accessories. Sometimes I find things at Target and my local Goodwill stores. It may sound crazy, but all my looks are thrifted. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to look chic. Michele
She’s Got Style | The Fashion Bargain Hunter from America
KIM ~ KANDIDLY KIM
NEW JERSEY, U.S.
Our second bargain shopping expert describes her style as a mix of classic, chic with sophistication. Kim has a knack for hunting down such fabulous pieces and accessories, no one would ever guess how much she paid or where she found them.
Bargain Fashion Tip: Try everything on – you might be a medium but in thrifted clothes you might be a small or an extra large. Kim
Fashion Bargain Shopping American Style | She’s Got Style Interview
As they say in Hollywood, that’s a wrap, on our She’s Got Style global style series.
We’d like to send our humble and profound thanks to each and every one of our She’s Got Style fashionistas. You have been kind enough to share your insight, styling and beauty tips for the mature woman, no matter where she might live in the world! What a gift. #ThankYou
To “meet” all of our fabulous She’s Got Style global fashionistas and check out their universal style, fashion and beauty tips, please click HERE.
We would also like to take this opportunity to send our thanks to the editors of the savvy midlife digital magazine, SheSpark. They have featured one of our She’s Got Style Fashionistas each month in their insightful digital magazine, and we are incredibly grateful.
We have many exciting new adventures in store for the new year. Hope you’ll stay tuned.
With much love,
Jonet & Daisy