Sherrie Mathieson, style consultant

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Fashion advice everywhere “but not a drop to drink?”

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

As I read (or try to) the plethora of diverse advice...I try to put myself in the place of the layman.

How much of the advice is similar astounds me. So much is funneled through advertising and little that's tangible, good advice.No one really stops to think about the ground-rules, the "core" . We jump to sound-bites and tips immediately.

We need to understand that style, at its core is a visual subject that is applied to ourselves.

"Style"is about aesthetics....and taste.

An arguable best.

The layman needs to understand their aesthetic roots, analize their personal taste, and be real about their current physical shape. We are all unique individuals, with different personalities and lifestyles, and concerns.The Boomers are lumped together as an age group. But take it from me, they are as diverse as other age groups. That's why writing and photographing "Forever Cool" was such a challenge.


Like your latest book, however, I hope you are not telling EVERYONE over a certain age to avoid bikini swimsuits.  I am in better shape now at 48 than I was in my 20’s and own more two piece swimsuits than I ever did. I am certain there are lots of other boomers out there too who look and feel better than when they were younger.  Look at Valerie Bertinelli in People Magazine at age 49.  She looks fantastic.

Ingrid Nickel on April 21, 2009 at 2:10 MST