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Diane Gilman
Fashion designer Diane Gilman has had quite the career. Ever since she was a little girl, the Los Angeles native has dreamed about a life in fashion. She admits that while girls her age were playing with dolls, she was designing their outfits. By the age of 10, she was working as a stock girl in a fashion boutique, just so she could be close to the clothing industry.

After university, Diane opened a store on Melrose Avenue and Cher walked in and walked out with an entire rack of her designs.

Diane later moved to San Francisco where she dressed 60s stalwarts Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and Jimmy Hendrix.

Deciding that she wanted to pursue fashion more professionally, Diane opted to move to New York where she managed to impress Bloomindales with her designs. The company helped to market her and sold her outfits in their stores.

Today Diane Gilman splits her time between designing and appearing on both HSN in the States , The Shopping Channel in Canada and QVC UK in the UK. She loves the interactivity that tele-shopping provides. The feedback she receives in viewer emails and phone calls help Diane in the creative process.

Blog Entries by Diane Gilman

The Swimsuit Issue

3 Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 02/13/12 12:36 PM ET

Get out your surfboards, ladies! That silver tsunami keeps building, and we should be riding high as the wave crests.

Last month, I blogged about the impact of the Meryl Streep and Madonna magazine covers. This week, Vera Wang took it up a notch, posing...

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The Material Girl's Guide to Turning Your Midlife Crisis Into a Halftime Show

27 Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 02/07/12 10:49 AM ET

"Haters gonna hate," as they say, so I wasn't at all surprised by the snarky twitter-flogging Madonna took over her halftime show. Personally, I love Madge for the fearless way she lives, loves and rocks, and I think every Baby Boomer out there could take a lesson from the way...

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It's Halftime, Baby Boomers!

12 Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 02/07/12 07:55 AM ET

I'm not usually one to weep like a baby over a car commercial, but that's what Chrysler's "Halftime in America" ad did to me.

It wasn't just the gravely voice of Clint Eastwood or that magnificently weathered, inspiring face or the moving images of an America...

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The Love You Take and the Love You Make

12 Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 12/28/11 08:31 PM ET

If the holidays are a bit lonely for you, you're not alone. Christmas dinner isn't served up on a Norman Rockwell commemorative plate for me, either. Having been widowed years ago, I'm seeing a wonderful man, but in keeping with the complex logistics of modern love, he spends holidays with...

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Finally! Sexy Baby Boomer Women Are in Vogue

Posted December 22, 2011 | 12/22/11 07:19 PM ET

Because I'm in fashion, my face is always buried in the editorial pages. As I got older and the models got younger, I felt more and more marginalized by the very culture I and my generation created. When I saw Meryl Streep on the cover of January's Vogue, I said,...

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Are You Ready for the Three-Way? (Come With Me for a Major Aha! Moment)

Posted December 2, 2011 | 12/02/11 05:24 PM ET

Thanks for the many terrific comments on my recent posts. Keep them coming! I read them all.

A few weeks ago, one of you quoted Satchel Paige: "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" Thought-provoking, right? Let me share with you...

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Say It Isn't So, Demi! (A Cougar Survival Guide)

Posted October 17, 2011 | 10/17/11 06:58 PM ET

When I heard that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher might split up, I was devastated. Now, you might ask, "Diane, why do you care so much about seeing this couple succeed?" It's simple -- I have a May-December romance, and whenever I had any doubts I could always fall back...

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The Last Seduction: Sex In Your Sixties

Posted October 3, 2011 | 10/03/11 01:03 AM ET

Fact or Fiction?

'Sex in your Sixties' can be the most passionate, the most intense, the most meaningful and the most deeply personal sex of your life.


How do I know? Because it's happening to me. So when a friend suggested I write a blog about sex and feeling...

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Baby Boomers: A New Life-Construct -- From "Invisible to Invincible!"

Posted August 23, 2011 | 08/23/11 12:14 PM ET

Have you ever had a pivotal moment in your life? A piece of news delivered in a split second... just a heartbeat... that will stick in your psyche forever? You'll always remember where you were and what you were doing when the news was delivered. One of these significant "moments...

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How I Transformed My Life After 50

Posted June 13, 2011 | 06/13/11 10:00 AM ET

"Fascinating!" said a group of TV executives on a flight from New York who recognized me as the "Queen of Jeans" with over one million loyal "Boomer Consumers" on HSN. For the next few hours we volleyed around the idea of my own reality show about the unique advantages of...

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