Sage Suggestions for a Sexy Summer!...

It’s summer, so to look and feel sexy at any age during warmer weather, especially for women over 50, I conducted  a survey of a combination of experts and women over 50 to learn their sexy summer secrets. And for most of us women over 50, they all ring true – gone are the days when we ran barefoot in bikinis 24/7 with no make-up, flawless, sun-kissed bodies and undone hair flowing in the wind. Gag me. The last time I experienced that  I was 18. Maybe 15. But we still can look summer-fresh, by following some sage advice I uncovered this week: Stylist to the stars Colin Megaro – West Hollywood: “Ladies, just because it’s warm out doesn’t mean you can go bra-less. Keep those puppies propped!” No sht. Not a good look. And make sure you get a bra that fits; there should be no back fat, straps hanging or flesh pouring out. Designer Nancy Gale – Marina del Rey: “Don’t skip the Spanx, just because you’re in shape. Spanx make everyone look a little smoother, especially in light, summer clothes.” Great suggestion , Nancy – I went out and bought the bra, the panties and the body suit and looked so much better in my summer outfits. I can’t breathe, but I look good! Sue Elsner, 54 – Boca Raton Florida: “Before you hit the beach, ask yourself, should I really be wearing this bikini?” There’s a lot of sexy one-pieces that are even sexier than a bikini. In fact, there’s a place in Santa Monica on Montana will make a custom-made suit to fit your body perfectly. Cowabunga! I’m so there! Cyndi Cunningham, 53 – Chandler, Arizona: “Keep up with weekly pedicures, especially in the summer. No one wants to...

Bring Out the Best in Your Boobs!...

Welcome to our world! Hot Flash Universe is the go-to source for women over 40 looking for insight into the hottest, most current trends, products and issues. Topics are approached with candor, intellect and a healthy dose of humor. We search for the best Los Angeles has to offer for women of any age to be sexy, smart and savvy. Check out this week’s Hot Flash! In our 20s they were perky.  In our 30s they still looked pretty darned good.  In our 40s, they started to sag – a little.  Now in our 50s, we could use some help.  Not to worry, ladies.  If you don’t have the money, time and pain threshold to endure a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation, one simple way to feel immediately sexier, shapelier and thinner is to wear a properly fitted bra. Far too many women are walking around with cups that are too small or too big, and some even reveal  BACK FAT! EEEWWW. This week, I did a little research on the topic and found several sources in LA that are masters at making your boobs look their best.  First, here’s how to tell if your bra doesn’t fit.  I found out mine does not. The damn thing rides up in the back. You have deep red marks in your shoulders from the straps. (check.) Your underwire digs into your boobs at the side. (check.) Your boobs “spill out” at the top. (check.) Your cup needs to be stuffed. You want to rip it off at the end of the day, or sooner. (check.) For busty gals exclusively, there’s a place called Jenette Bras.  Their motto is “The Alphabet Starts with a ‘D.'” As the web site says:  “Let’s face it – we...

Comfortable FMPs!

Welcome to our world! Hot Flash Universe is the go-to source for women over 40 looking for insight into the hottest, most current trends, products and issues.  Topics are approached with candor, intellect and a healthy dose of humor. We search for the best Los Angeles has to offer for women of any age to be sexy, smart and savvy.   Check out this week’s Hot Flash! Come-fck-me-pumps (or CFMP’s), as they were called when I was in my 20s, (those super-high-heels that we all squeezed our feet into and then hobbled across the dance floor to attract cute guys) were and still are a must-have staple for women in their 20s and 30s.  But after the endless blisters, bruised toes and achy feet,  I personally know that now we most likely would choose flip flops for comfort, instead of being sexy and in pain.  But, we can have both! This past weekend,  Hot Flash Universe headed for Montana Avenue in Santa Monica to seeks out the hottest, sexiest, “Comfortable FMPs” on the planet. Our first stop was Souliers (www.shopsouliers.com).  In business for more than 20 years, they carry a brand called Arche, created in 1968 in France’s Loire Valley, famous for its vineyards and world-class wines.  Oo-la-la! Just that they were created in the French wine region, is pretty sexy already. We conducted a cursory view of the selection.  Not much to see, but then — wait!  There was a cute pair of black shoes with cut outs, a pair of dressy black shoes with gold trim, a sophisticated snakeskin pump.  A few things to try on! Once we tried them on, our view of a sexy shoe was transformed.  Not only were they comfortable, they looked really hot on our feet!  We took...