Style Over 50: Meryl Streep

You don't have to be famous.  You just to have to make your mother and father proud of you.- Meryl Streep
Even though Meryl Streep is one of the most acclaimed actresses of all time, one of the things we most admire about her is her classic style and relaxed approach to aging.  Meryl is always a fixture on the red carpet and inevitably ends up outshining other stars half her age with her elegant choices.  And in a town where...
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Going Grey

Live your life and forget your age.- author unknown
We think that one of the chicest and most courageous things a woman of a certain age can do is to embrace going grey. In a culture that values youth above all else, it takes a lot of courage to do this. Most women continue to color their hair all of their life. We're all about doing what makes you feel best about yourself so if doing this gives you confidence, we're...
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Style Over 50: Carolina Herrera

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.- Carolina Herrera
Today's Over 50 Style Icon is famed fashion designer Carolina Herrera.  My mom and I just adore her chic and simple style.  At age 76, she is still designing amazing collections and always looks impeccable.  Her signature style usually consists of a crisp white shirt, black midi skirt and her always perfectly coiffed blonde hair (which she always wears swept off of her forehead).  She knows what works best for her and...
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The Perfect Summer Getaway: The Grand Hotel

Truly grand, for more than a century. America's original grand hotel.
No summer trip to Northern Michigan would be complete without a visit to Mackinac Island's famed Grand Hotel.  Before I get into the details about this amazing resort, I've got to tell you a bit about Mackinac Island first.  Mackinac Island is only accessible by boat and the easiest way to get there is to take Shepler's Ferry Service from Mackinac City.  The ride is especially...
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Style Over 50: Costanza Pascolato

I never felt as confident as I did the day I turned 70, it's true.- Costanza Pascolato
I know I tend to overuse the word 'chic' but it certainly applies to Vogue Brazil contributor Costanza Pascolato.  At 75, she has far more style and panache than most of the young superstar bloggers on the scene.  Costanza was literally born into the fashion world as her mother was a textile importer.  As a young girl, Costanza often accompanied her to the Parisian couture...
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Small Space, Big Style

My divine little house is a blessing.- Janet Gregg
The July/August issue of House Beautiful focuses on small spaces and is absolutely fabulous! One of my favorite homes was the Charleston cottage of jewelry designer Janet Gregg. It was built in 1740 and the exterior, with its aged brick and copper facade, exudes historic Charleston charm. The interior is anything but stuffy though. It's a beyond chic mix of eclectic styles punctuated with riots of...
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Saint Tropez Style

Keep smiling- it takes 10 years off!- Jane Birkin
If you're avid readers here at The Ladies McCann, you'll know how obsessed my mom and I are with European style. And when it comes to summer fashion, the French always get it right with their chic simplicity. Saint Tropez, in the south of France, has got to be about one of the chicest places on earth. It's always been a playground the rich and famous but we must admit that we...
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Over 50 Style Icon: Iris Apfel

Style is attitude, attitude, attitude.- Iris Apfel
Today's Over 50 Style Icon is the irreverent and always fascinating Iris Apfel. At 93, she has become something of a sensation in the fashion world since her collection of over-the-top and beyond fabulous clothing and accessories appeared in a show at the Met in 2005. Prior to that, she had pretty much been under the radar fashion wise as she had worked as a famed interior designer for many years, in Manhattan, and...
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Jackie O’s Best Summer Looks

Pearls are always appropriate.- Jackie Kennedy Onassis

When it comes to summer fashion, I am a true traditionalist at heart.  I love nothing more than a pair of white jeans, black t-shirt and Palm Beach Sandals.  And when it comes to style icons, no one epitomized the look of simplistic summer chic better than Jackie Kennedy Onassis.  In the beginning, when she first joined the Kennedy family, she favored more demure styles and often wore...

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The Perfect Summer Movie House

You can't hide from love for the rest of your life because maybe it won't work out.  That's not a way to live.- Erica Barry, Something's Gotta Give
I hope that everyone had a happy Fourth of July celebrating with friends and family! Now that summer is in full swing, I thought that it would be fun to take a look at everyone's favorite summer movie beach house from Something's Gotta Give. The film stars Diane Keaton, who is my absolute...
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