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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Dear Michael: You're only as old as you feel

  • I am a woman in my 60s, and I have been noticing more and more women with “fashion” colors in their hair. I love all the fun colors, ranging from pink to green to blue! My question is, as a mother to adult children and a grandmother, am I too old to pull off these colors? I’m not looking to do a full head of pink, but maybe a highlight here and there. What do you think?

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  • Dear Michael,
    I am a woman in my 60s, and I have been noticing more and more women with “fashion” colors in their hair. I love all the fun colors, ranging from pink to green to blue! My question is, as a mother to adult children and a grandmother, am I too old to pull off these colors? I’m not looking to do a full head of pink, but maybe a highlight here and there. What do you think?
    Sincerely,
    Fashion Granny
     
    Dear Miss Fashion,
    You’re only as old as you feel (and what age you admit to being!), and it sounds like you are a spring chicken. I think you can definitely pull it off. I have the feeling you have the attitude to match the fashion colors. I agree with you about the highlights too; a little streak of pink is probably better than a full head. In any case, I say go for it. Life is for the living, after all!
    Love,
    Your Diva Michael
     
    Dear Michael,
    My daughter is going to her prom. She has been making clothes for a long time, and she’s very talented with sewing. She made her prom dress, and it’s very nice, but it’s not traditional. Don’t get me wrong, it’s appropriate for her to wear, but when I think prom, I think long, flowing gowns. Her vision was a little shorter and a little less regal. I don’t want her to think that I’m not supportive of her creative endeavors, but I also don’t want her to regret wearing the wrong thing. Should I tell her that I think a gown would be better?
    Sincerely,
    Prom Mom
     
    Dear Miss Mom,
    Oh, come on, girlfriend. How many people really look back at their prom pictures and don’t feel a little regret? Fashion changes and what looks good one year can look downright silly the next. I also think your ideas of proms are a little antiquated; while I’m sure some girls still wear the long gowns, I know for a fact that a range of dresses can be seen at the proms. Every color, fabric and length of dress can be found. I say let her wear the dress she made. It is so cool that she can make her own clothing, and I think she’ll be proud to look back and she herself in the dress that she made.
    Love,
    Your Diva Michael
     
    Dear Michael,
    I am going down to Cape Cod for vacation this summer and I was contemplating wearing a Speedo. Hear me out on this one. I recently traveled to Europe and all the guys were wearing this style of bathing suit, and I don’t know why it couldn’t be popular here. After working out all winter, I feel I have the physique to pull this off for the first time in my life. Do you think that I will be able to do this without offending anyone at the beach?
    Page 2 of 2 - Sincerely,
    Beach Body
     
    Dear Mr. Sexy,
    Honey, if you have that great of a body, you should share it. If you’re going to go the Speedo route, I would suggest some manscaping. You don’t have to go crazy, but if you’re showing that much skin, you probably don’t want it to get lost in body hair. The Speedo is definitely a commitment. There is nothing offensive about the bathing suit, so I wouldn’t worry about upsetting anyone’s delicate sensibilities, and if you do, that’s really their problem, not yours. I have an idea; why don’t you stop by some time in your new bathing suit and let me be the judge? I never met a Speedo I didn’t like!
    Love,
    Your Diva Michael
     
    Michael Serode is the owner/operator of Salon Serode in Pembroke, Mass., and your divine advice columnist. Send questions to salonserode@gmail.com.

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