No surgery facelift, say what?

Ah, the good old days.  My dear show “The Fashion Team”.  I just stumbled over this clip from my ( no cancelled) show.  This was fun to do and it’s impossible not to try it along with me.  Dare, you not too.  This nice gal Cynthia Rowland led my co host Lawrence Zarian, TV star and good sport,  Finola Hughes and myself through the magic of facial exercises.

Rosie Pope giveaway

Okay, a little break from local politics, but still, alas, LA centered event.  Pretty preg czar Rosie Pope is throwing a little mommy party and you are invited.  Rosie has her own maternity line, and some nice clothes for those of us who will not be popping…anymore.  She is a maternity concierge.  What?  Does she make you dinner reservations?  Think she helps expectant moms get their game plan together.

She is the star of the Bravo reality series “Pregnant in Heels”.  She has helped famous moms to be look chic and one of the ladies who goes to this event will be picked to get a fab make over.

So, here is the deal, if you are in Southern California next week RSVP to aaron@finnpartners.com for this event, tell them I sent you.   Only five spots open and there will be a GIFT BAG.

That will get you into the event, meet Rosie, get her book, maybe get a make over.  It’s sponsored by Scholarshare California’s 529 plan.  The event is on May 29, get it, 5/29.  Get it?  At the Grove at 3rd and Fairfax in LA.  It’s from 12 to 2.  This is not a sponsored post, but they were nice to work with last year so I want to support them.  Hey, in LA it’s not just about politics ;) Best part

Valet parking will be provided for confirmed attendees.

 

 

The

Muffinlicious

Curvy women, rounded bellies, imperfect moms unite! We don’t have to go all Paula Dean, but a little belly is ok.  Why fight that last 10 ( or 20) pounds that hang on our middle. Embrace it.  We have had kids, we are not getting any younger.  Sure if I had Madonna money I’d have Sergio come and work me out every morning followed by a “massage”.  But, let’s deal in middle class reality.

Let’s celebrate who we are!

Perhaps in song!


Moms with Scarves

From nobodies to somebodies they walk among us.

You know.

Moms.

Moms with scarves.

Are you one of them?

Maybe that’s all a modern action hero can wear!

(Note: Help from the Cool Mom players: sister Carole, neighbor Laurie, producer Michelle. Look for my bewildered child in this vid, but please don’t call child protective services!)

Rex’s Fashion Show

Best Dressed Toddler!

Fancy dress for rough toddler boys!

Style and sporty for little boys!

I keep thinking of tag lines for the cute clothes that Blume sent to Rex. I saw them online and they kindly sent him this shirt with something extra. One with a tie and one with a tie and vest. Trying to get a real tie and vest on a boy who is constantly in motion is a lot harder than just pulling the one t-shirt over … which is hard enough since Rex has a huge head.

The “little man” and the “dapper dude” are a score. They also have shirts with pocket squares. Check out the whole collection.

Check out the “catwalk” of Rex’s choosing. He struts his stuff with the best of them.

Oh, new tag line: Super Toddler Model!

Recessionista: Hair

This is the first in an occasional series here on cool mom. What is a recessionista? It’s thrown about a lot these days. I think it’s a person who is still trying to be as stylish and joyful as they were when they were fully employed, their house wasn’t underwater and they thought they had a retirement fund.

Now, sometimes, my “take aways” don’t work. But, oh, well, laughs are free.

Let me know your recessionista tip and I will try to work them into another vid.

What Becomes a Legend Most

I remember those iconic Blackgama fur ads, before fur fell out of favor. It was exciting to see which star they chose for the black and white photo, wrapped up in a fur coat. I didn’t know about fur; I just liked the glam ladies. They weren’t being trendy, they were old school. I would gaze at them with saucer eyes.

My day-to-day legend is my two-year-old Rex.  He can put something on that is boy-like or that is more usually suited for a female. He could stand naked and yell “poo poo”.  He always looks good to me. I’m just not good at judging him. Except when he bit my thigh on Saturday. I was pretty upset about that. But I digress.  Once you fall in love with a child’s sweet, open face, the airbrushed, faraway look of a star seems less intriguing.

Also, I’m so far now from having those pictures be aspirational as I truck along in my clown shoes that they have lost a lot of meaning.

Yes, I Still Wear Maternity Clothes

I have issues here, people. I need you to work them out! Am I clever or a crazy lady? Perhaps a bit of both. How long did you wear your maternity clothes?

I would write more, but my brain is meatballs. Was awoken four times last night: once by Rex at 1:30am (“You come here now, mommy!”) and three times by Vivien. She wanted to sleep in her pop-up castle.  Rex’s screams awakened her to the fact that she was darn uncomfortable.  I put her in her bed (well, Oliver’s bed, but hers when he is gone, sigh).  Then she woke me up pissed that I had taken her out of her castle.  I put her back. Then she came back because she couldn’t sleep. I don’t quite remember it, but then she ended up sandwiched between me and MP.  At 6am, when Rex started screaming again, I told the man who impregnated me to get up. That bought me about 25 minutes. Then Rex hurled books at me (see “reads”).

But, back to the issue at hand, just because Fashion Team was canceled is that any excuse for me to cling to my old clothes?

I’m Going to a Wedding!

Full disclosure: I went to this wedding already, but shot this video several weeks ago. I have to get my timing better.  But the main thrust is the same.  Mommy gets to get dolled up and go out!  I did wear the shoes I’m wearing here, but instead went for a long sleeve, grey jersey Vivienne Westwood dress, that I had gotten a while ago for a red carpet event, and put a new belt on it. I don’t like when middle aged woman wear what look like prom dresses, so I went understated (here with friends Heather and Liz).

It was not a run of the mill shindig.  It was the wedding of my old friend Jodi Applegate, a newscaster in NYC (I met Jodi years ago in one of my early broadcasting jobs at Metro Traffic, the tobacco road of broadcasting), and Michael Kay, a sports broadcaster, voice of the Yankees.  It was at the Plaza Hotel and Rudy Gulianni performed the service.  It was full of incredible food and great music, and Jodi, who hasn’t aged in 20 years, looked stunning.  Here is the write up in the Post (full of false hoods — no ice sculpture, no changing of gowns, no player jamming with band).  Here is a slide show of the wedding.  Right before the walk down the aisle there is a glimpse of me, hair up, in the second row on the right.  I was honored to be there.

I hope it doesn’t ruin our friendship.