The Wardrobe Wakeup: Your Guide to Looking Fabulous at Any Age

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In a fashion world that constantly speaks to youth, The Wardrobe Wakeup, is an essential look book for every woman 40+. Leading fashion and beauty editor Lois Joy Johnson shares style-boosting, closet reviving, money-saving fashion tricks she's learned over thirty years working with A-list models, celebrities, and real women.

The Wardrobe Wakeup is packed with solutions to fashion dilemmas specific to women 40+, like: changes in skin that make baring legs, arms, and chest an uncomfortable experience; working with colleagues half your age or a boss twenty years younger; going on job interviews where the competition is thirty years old. Lois also addresses fashion problems surrounding lifestyle changes including the horrors of dating again, what's sexy vs. sleazy, and rethinking spending on clothes if living on investments or 401(k)s.

Featured in photos throughout are glam women 40+ in the fashion and beauty business. Each woman provides inspiration through interviews about their own style and fashion solutions at this time of life. In Lois's engaging point of view and straightforward approach, she teaches women to maximize their wardrobe
and feel fabulous at any age.

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As a top fashion and beauty editor, Lois Joy Johnson has spent 30+ years working with average women, models, and celebrities to redefine how women dress. She was one of the founding editors of MORE magazine and its beauty and fashion director from 1998 to 2008. Before that she was the beauty and fashion director of Ladies' Home Journal. In these roles she interviewed and photographed hundreds of women who changed forever the way women 40+ dress, shop, and think about clothes. The list includes trend-setting designers, top news achors, iconic models, and stylish celebs, among them Norma Kamali, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, and Ann Curry. Lois lives in New York City.
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Running Press Adult
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Published on
Dec 25, 2012
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780762446926
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Language
English
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Genres
Crafts & Hobbies / Fashion
Design / Fashion & Accessories
Health & Fitness / Beauty & Grooming
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