O.K. I am about to confess a guilty pleasure of mine, a mani-pedi. I am not fussy about where it is done or who does it. I am happy at a professional nail salon or at home having a spa day with my teenage daughters. I feel more put together, large and in charge, when my fingers and toes are looking good. 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 19:09

It’s In Your Jeans

According to the style and fashion magazine website, WHOWHATWEAR.com, the mom jean is coming back. For many of us (sadly) the mom jean never left! The new mom jean features, “a loose, straight leg style that sits at your waist and comes in varying lengths.”

Cupid and chemo might seem like strange bedfellows but nothing could be further from the truth. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pamper your sweetheart whose undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.

Show her that you understand how she feels and how treatment affects her by choosing a thoughtful gift that she will appreciate. It might take a little thinking outside of the box, in this case, that’s the Russell Stover heart-shaped candy box.

Monday, 06 January 2014 14:47

Winter Outerwear: The Bare Necessities

Winter is in full force and the thought of going outside sends chills down my spine. If I could, I would hibernate like a bear and wake up with the first warm breeze of spring. Sadly, since this is not an option, I try to dress for winter success.  For me that means staying warm, comfortable, and mobile enough to dodge a few low flying snowballs. And as the outdoor aficionados suggest, the best way to do that is to dress in layers.

Monday, 07 October 2013 17:08

Fashionable Radiation

We have found that many of the best recovery products and solutions have been created and produced by people who experienced cancer first-hand. Struggling to find the products they needed or wanted; they went on to create their own. We call these products, “Survivor Inspired.” This guest blog by Maria Lucas, The Co-Founder of Radiant Wrap is the first in our “Survivor Inspired” series which celebrates the ingenuity of these inventors and their desire to help others recover in comfort, dignity and style. 

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 18:01

CBG’s Designer Favorites- Diane Von Furstenburg

One of the undisputed darlings of the fashion industry is a cancer survivor herself, Diane Von Furstenberg. Von Furstenberg’s mantra is, “Be the woman you want to be.” That’s not always easy when it comes to coping with treatment side effects like weight gain or loss. But personal style like fashion is constantly being re-interpreted. This season, we recommend taking a page from Diane Von Furstenberg’s stylebook.

Monday, 26 August 2013 19:20

“Effortless Chic”

“Effortless Chic,” is a phrase that I never heard bantered about during my cancer recovery. While coping with fatigue from surgery or treatment—walking from the bed to the bathroom, or even reaching for that all-important remote, was effort enough!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:39

Sun Protection--To Go

Protecting yourself from the harsh rays of the sun is even more challenging if you have skin made ultra-sun sensitive from radiation or chemotherapy. I finished my chemotherapy just as summer was heating up. Determined to head outdoors, I discovered Coolibar, a fantastic company whose clothing and products have sun protection (and style!) built right -in. Coolibar clothing and accessories are a staple of my wardrobe in Pittsburgh and as you can read in my guest blog for them,  as far away as the African plains.  
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 14:14

In Honor of Ellen

Early June marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of my dear friend, Ellen Weiss Kander. Ellen was the other co-founder of CBG and the one who put the “glam” in Cancer Be Glammed. She was a beautiful person inside and out.

Monday, 29 April 2013 02:35

Mom's Got Glam!

moms got glam

Mom’s Got Glam! And we want to hear about it. Moms we want to find out your tips, style secrets, and personal advice, on how to look and feel better following cancer surgery and treatment.

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