Archive for February 2010


Failure or freedom to choose? Tell us what you think?

February 28th, 2010 — 2:47pm

Seventy two year old actress, Jane Fonda, wrote on her blog after her last round of plastic surgery, “I got tired of not looking like how I feel”. She went on to admit, “I wish I’d been brave enough not to do anything.” Just a couple of years ago, Fonda had sworn off doing more plastic surgery after having several rounds earlier in her life. But clearly her resolve wore down and, as she calls it, she reentered the race toward appearing younger than she is, full speed ahead. She called it “Jowels Away!” Continue reading »

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Tip #3 for the Modern Woman

February 25th, 2010 — 12:24pm

Here is another tip we used during our modeling days that continues to be helpful to us today. We hope you find it useful too.

3. Reinvent Your Look As models we had to constantly change our ‘look.’ It taught us to be capable of adjusting our appearance to the circumstances. Instead of feeling anxious about change, have fun as you reinvent a look with each stage. Those short skirts might not work, but other styles may. Letting go of your former self-image doesn’t mean neglecting yourself. Try walking instead of jogging; take yoga, in place of spin class. Adjust your attitude as you adjust your look.

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Tip #1 for the Modern Woman

February 21st, 2010 — 6:10pm

1. Show Confidence and Pride Inside and Out

Decide one aspect of yourself that you feel is attractive and project it. Feel it on the inside and then show it on the outside. When we were modeling, we knew that models who walked into auditions with an air of confidence tended to get the jobs! It wasn’t about being the prettiest—everyone was. Or about being perfect—no one was. It was about how you carried yourself into the casting room.  Some models were known for their great legs, thick lashes, or long necks and used these assets to feel beautiful. Sometimes only a model’s hands or feet were considered model material. Instead of focusing on features you don’t like…..

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What do you do to avoid facing your aging looks? We call these ‘masks’ and want to know what yours might be.

February 20th, 2010 — 7:53pm

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Tip #2 for the Modern Woman

February 18th, 2010 — 11:45pm

Here is another tip we brought from our modeling days that you might find useful to feel and look attractive as your looks change. Tell us what you think.

2. A Radiant Smile Can Work for You

There were models we knew who were not perfectly shaped who had successful careers because of their great smiles. Think of a baby’s smile. Does anything bring more pleasure to the eyes of others than that spontaneous toothless grin? Sure, we can whiten and straighten our teeth, but regardless of how they look at any particular moment, smiling with a sparkle in our eyes goes a long way to convey beauty.

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Describe the first time you recall thinking your looks were changing, or what we call the ‘uh-oh’ moment? Tell us about yours?

February 12th, 2010 — 3:50pm

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Tips for the Modern Woman

February 12th, 2010 — 3:28pm

Today we will be adding a new feature to our blog. It’s called “Tips for the Modern Woman.” These include tips that once were useful to us as models that we have found even more so now as our looks are changing. They were designed to help all women feel more confident that beauty emanates from the inside out and if you work the six steps in our book, Face It, we are certain you will find them useful too. Remember, these are not quick fixes. They require internal change. But, unlike short-term beauty tips that instruct women on how not to look old, these can be applied throughout life and are for all women.  –Dr. Vivian

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Thicker Eyelashes. What’s Next?

February 10th, 2010 — 3:52am

Something bothers me about the new craze for ‘thicker’ eyelashes and I’m not sure why. Women are now using a drug allergen, originally intended for glaucoma, to increase the thickness of eyelashes, much the way botox is now used to relax wrinkles when it’s original use was for treatment of various medical disorders. ……. Continue reading »

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A Great Role Model

February 10th, 2010 — 3:46am

I visited my 93 year old mother-in-law today with my husband today. She lives in an assisted living facility with my 97 year old father in law. We try to see them on weekends whenever possible. It was not any special occasion, but my mother-in-law looked dressed for one. She wore a beautiful cream colored sweater and an elegant pair of pants. Her bright white, curly hair was held back by a head band so that it was easy to see her white pearl earrings. She looked beautiful. I asked her what she thought of when she looked in the mirror when she woke up in the morning and she said ” I can’t see myself that well, but what I see looks happy.” I thought that was a great answer. She sees happiness. –Dr. Vivian

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News of upcoming events one week before release of “Face It.”

February 6th, 2010 — 8:06pm

Jill, Michele and I sat having a cup of coffee this afternoon excitedly talking about the upcoming events surrounding the release of our book, Face It. March 4th is our book party for family and friends. March 11th we’ll be on the Today Show at 8 AM – look out for it! And on March 18th we’ll be doing a book signing event at the large Barnes and Nobles on 86th Street in NYC…….

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