“A woman’s closet can foster strong relations by serving as a reminder to ones nostalgic roots and past, communicating an authenticity of its own,” says Rich In Love Fashion Blogger, Spokesmodel, Author and fabulous Diabetes Advocate, Doris Hobbs who joins us tonight on February’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast with music by George Michael at 6 PM, EST.
What does your wardrobe say about you?
We hope it says, ‘GO RED!” since February 3 marks National Wear Red Day, a holiday to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease in women. It’s also the start of American Heart Month. The holiday was created by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in 2003.
Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?
Type 2 diabetes independently increases the risk of heart disease in pre-menopausal women and those in the first years of menopause, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013.
“What’s most alarming is that many women don’t realize that heart disease can be prevented. In fact, 90 percent of women under the age of 50 who have heart attacks have at least one risk factor that they can control, like smoking or being overweight,” Laura Bush said in 2005. “When it comes to heart disease, education and prevention can save lives. Studies show that by eating well, exercising, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and visiting their doctor, women can reduce their risk for heart disease by as much as 85 percent. But surprisingly, only about three percent of American women actually do all of these things.”
“To reduce the risk of heart attacks, we recommend screening women with type 2 diabetes at younger ages, even if they don’t have other known risk for heart disease,” says Nestor Garcia, M.D., Ph.D, investigator from Blossom DMO, Cordoba, Argentina and CONICET, an Argentine government agency in Buenos Aires.
Did you know research has shown that wearing red clothes can make women more attractive to men?
Doris Hobbs shares her fabulous Vintage fashion sensibility to encourage you to ‘Go Red’ with a classic, timeless look! “For those of you who contemplate how you might recreate the same ensemble, the trick is to garnish yourself with one piece of leopard rather than a head-to-toe; I personally find an accessory such as a hat or handbag to be ideal. A fine example is in the 1963 film “Charade,” where Audrey Hepburn who exudes elegance in a pointed leopard hat, pearl earrings and red coat,” says Doris Hobbs.
Here’s information on Doris Hobbs’ head-to-toe Vintage look for Valentine’s Day: Doris Cobb is pictured in a’Conversation Starter Dress’ from Bitter Root Vintage. “I removed the red bow to expose the the black beaded button, to play off of the beaded earrings,” says Doris. Doris’ Hat is by Judy Bentinck, the award winning London-based couture milliner. “The hat is called, “Estella” and I love how the baby cheetah print provides a playful yet elegance vibe for such a romantic evening.” All of Doris’ accessories pictured are vintage and can be easily found at department stores everywhere.
Play along tonight when we challenge Doris Hobbs to play our ‘BUY, BORROW, BURN!’ Fashion Game from 3 looks featured on the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards’ Red Carpet. Our three looks are: Michelle Dockery in Elie Saab, Claire Foy in a Valentino, a Jimmy Choo bag and shoes, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. and Nicole Kidman in Gucci. Choose which one of the three dresses you would ‘BUY’ for yourself, which one you would ‘BORROW’ for a friend, and which one you would ‘BURN!’ with a match (Nicole Kidman’s shoulder parrots – we’re looking at you!)
Don’t miss Diabetes Late Nite inspired by George Michael on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6-7 PM, EST. Enjoy our first-ever Valentine’s Day Party featuring Chef Ward Alper aka ‘The Decadent Diabetic’, ‘Rich In Love’ fashion blogger Doris Hobbs, the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach, Poet Lorraine Brooks and Laura Laria. This podcast is part of Diabetes Podcast Week in support of the ‘Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign’.
“I’m thrilled to support such a worthwhile cause by participating in Diabetes Podcast Week again this year, ” says Max ‘Mr. Divabetic’ Szadek.
The “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” campaign encourages people to buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that flower to children with diabetes. Donations go to Life for a Child, an International Diabetes Federation program which provides life-saving diabetes supplies, medication, and education that children in developing countries need to stay alive.