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  1. Stylish over 50:How style a little black dress a look for cool evenings

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    Video by Ceri Wheeldon     Another way to get more wear out of those clothes we have accumulates in out wardrobes by the time we hit our 50s. Once again a way to take that sleeveless black dress to create a look for a winter dinner party – or restaurant meal when you need to add a little extra warmth.   For this simple look I’ve added a set of mesh sleeves ‘under’ and a faux fur gilet ‘over’. I love my costume jewellery – I’ve added one of my craft fair finds – a chunky leaf on a long chain. The effect of the long chain creates a strong ‘v’ , drawing the eye down and creating the illusion of a longer neck – helpful to those of us who might be developing an extra chin as we get older! The dress I’ve used in the video series is...
  2. What is Silhouette Soft: the lunchtime facelift explained

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    Interview with Dr Aamer Khan Cosmetic Doctor and Lesley Reynolds Anti Ageing Specialist. This anti-ageing treatment Silhouette Soft otherwise known as the Lunch Time Face Lift   has the ability to ‘lift’ facial features. It has been featured in the press recently with East Enders Actress Gillian Taylforth singing its praises. I asked cosmetic doctor Dr Aamer Khan and anti-ageing specialist Lesley Reynolds to explain the procedure in more detail as part of our expert interview series in conjunction with the Anti-Ageing Show (see below for reader ticket offer) What is a Silhouette Soft Face Lift? A minimally invasive treatment using dissolvable sutures to give a lift. Effective for jowls, cheeks, brow and chin/neck. Not only does the treatment help give the effects of a face lift, but as...
  3. Jill Shaw Ruddock talks about The Second Half of Your Life – the book.

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I read and the reviewed the first edition of  The Second Half of Your Life shortly after launching the Fab after Fifty website. Well, Jill has now updated the book to provide women over over 50 with more inspiration and information to make the second half of life the best half! In this video interview Jill shares her motivation for writing the book. She explains that it was essentially a springboard to open a dialogue about life after the menopause, and how the changes to the female brain due to hormones help to empower midlife women to be confident and successful in the second half of life.   Jill believes in the philosophy of ‘5 a Day’...
  4. A YouTube Channel for Women Over 50.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It’s  hard to believe that the Fab after Fifty  website was launched ( in a very low key and modest way with a couple of tweets) nearly 5 years ago. Over those 5 years I have had the privilege of meeting some fabulous women who inspire, and have met all sorts of experts who can really add value to many aspects of our lives – from how we look. how we manage our health, and ideas for travel and lifestyle. Sometimes it’s hard to get the full message across in a written post on the website, which is why I will now be looking to share more video content. We will be embedding the videos on the site itself – but you can also go straight to YouTube to watch all the videos together. Videos posted so far include: Beauty product reviews...
  5. Daytime look for Little Black Dress – add a scarf with a difference! Video feature

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   So here we are again, another in our video series about how to wear one very simple, sleeveless black dress in many different ways.   As you can see here, what I’ve done is I’ve taken that black dress (from Ceme London which is sleeveless. We’ve added some sleeves underneath, as you’ve seen in a previous video, But sometimes we don’t always want to wear our dresses dressed up for evening or special occasions. We want more versatility to get more wear out of the clothes we have and create a more casual look  for the little black dress as well.   What I’ve done here is I’ve quite simply added a scarf. As you can see by the scarf I’ve selected , scarves don’t always have to be...
  6. Midlife Divorce: Stage 3 How to Rebuild Your Life

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    Article and Interview by Ceri Wheeldon The fourth and final interview in our video series with divorce mentor Liz Copeland as she looks at how to rebuild your life as the divorce process nears its completion.   Issues addressed in this video include: Rebuilding Your Life post Divorce  Self esteem/confidence may be at a low – how do you rebuild it and how important is it at this stage? When negotiating what you want in divorce proceedings how do you ensure that you have the strength to stand up for what you want? How do you do this without coming across as deranged or too aggressive? How do you handle how your soon to be ex husband’s behaviour through this?   The other videos in this series on divorce include: Video 1 outlines the 3  Stages of...
  7. Midlife Divorce: Stage 2 How to handle the practical and legal aspects

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    Article and interview by Ceri Wheeldon In this third video in our midlife divorce interview series with divorce mentor Liz Copeland, Liz discusses the practical and legal issues that need to be addressed as the divorce process progresses. Stage 2 Practical and legal What should somebody going through a divorce be doing at this stage? What is required in terms of financial information, lawyers, communicating with ex, entering negotiations etc. The other videos in our divorce interview series are: Video 1 outlines the 3  Stages of a Divorce – and the role a divorce mentor can play Video 2 covers Stage One of a Divorce – Coming to terms with the emotional aspects ...
  8. Midlife Divorce: Coming to terms with the emotional aspects

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    In this second of our video interviews discussing midlife divorce with divorce mentor Liz Copeland , Liz offers her tips on coping with the first stage of divorce – coming to terms with the emotional aspects and the changes that a divorce will bring to your life. These are just some of the questions Liz will address in this video interview. Stage One  of Divorce At the beginning – irrespective of who made the decision, there is a huge shift in life and mindset – what are the key issues people need to address at this stage? How much should you look to friends/family for support? Many women are used to being self sufficient – and don’t like to ask for help- what you advise them to do?   Other videos in our divorce interview series: ...
  9. Midlife Divorce: The 3 Stages of a Divorce and how a Divorce Mentor can Help – with video

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    Article and interview by Ceri Wheeldon With divorce rates increasing for the over 50s, the process can be overwhelming, irrespective of who within the couple decided to end the marriage and why. Here, divorce mentor Liz Copeland talks about the three main stages of divorce – the early decision and emotional aspects, the practical and planning aspects, and finally moving on with your new life. Liz also talks about the role of a divorce mentor and the benefits that they can bring to the party. What is a divorce mentor? What benefits can a divorce mentor bring to a woman going through a divorce? At what stage of a divorce should you engage with a divorce mentor? Over what period of time and how often? What are the key stages of a divorce? This is the first of a series of interviews on midlife divorce. ...
  10. Tricia Cusden, setting up Look Fabulous Forever MakeUp for Older Women in her 60s

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to interview inspirational women over 50. I had the opportunity to meet Tricia Cusden, founder of Look Fabulous Forever makeup. Tricia founded her makeup brand in her 60s, when she realised that there must be many older women, like her, who were finding it difficult to find makeup that suited mature women. In our video interview Tricia shares the story behind her makeup business, the challenges and highs and lows of setting up her business. In our interview I ask: What prompted you to start a makeup range for older women? What were you doing previously? Which of your skills – or previous experience were you best able to use in your new venture? What have been the greatest challenges? What surprises...
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