Ageing is such a tricky thing -, especially amongst women. We will all inevitably age, yet some are trying everything, not to (look like they) age. At varsity, my friend Lize & I used to joke that we don’t want to look like tannies meaning that we don’t want to dress & act old before our time. We subsequently started calling each other tannie.
But ageing can be amazing & inspiring – think of your grandparents, Madiba, our wonderful Hugh Masekela & Dame Judi Dench. Luckily ageing gracefully is possible & has also become fashionable like Iris Apfel (96), Helen Mirren (72), Betty White (96) & Meryl Streep (68).
So I, for one, plan on having fun in my old age with red fingernails, purple hair & bold lips for as long as I possibly can.
I’ve also been lining up these great articles, tips & treats from around the web that I would love to share with you. Some are simply feel good. Others offer some advice for those of us that are not yet nearing our 70’s & other bits will hopefully change your view about ageing. Enjoy!
How amazing is this love story?
Words of wisdom from ‘geriatric starlet’, Iris Apfel. (If you are not an Iris fan yet, then read this article.)
If you’re wondering whether you should go & see your parents or grandparents watch this.
I love 38-year old Joanna Goddard’s words on getting older.
The Dating Game. (So sweet)
Looking for Adam.
Signs that you are ageing.
If you are on Instagram, make sure you follow the accounts of these 60+ style icons & inspirational women:
Born in 1982, Daphne Selfe is the world’s oldest working supermodel:
paulfarnham Daphne Selfe Editorial out now. Photography @Paulfarnham Model @Daphneselfe Styling by @Rosiebess Makeup by @Rachelfreemanmakeup Hair by @Dianajmoar Styling assistant @Ecmcbride Production. @bee_stewart @quintessentially #beamodel #howtobeamodel #beyourownselfe #fashionmodeltraining #howtobecomeamodel #howtobecomeamodelwithpotential #howcanibeamodel #howcanibemoreconfident #howcanibemorebeautiful #howcanibebeatiful #modeltraining #modellingtraining #modellingtrainingclass
70-year old Jenny Kee is an Australian style guru & fashion designer:
Maye Musk, has been a model for 50 years. She also happens to be the mother of Elon Musk.
#aboutlastnight @esquire @irenamedavoy Golden Globes party with the nicest, friendliest guests, including many nominees. Wishing them the best for tomorrow night. Thanks to my fabulous team #publicist @kanessat #stylist @juliaperryh #openbackdress #needtoshowit #haircut #hair @peter.savic #makeup #photo @thetonyabrewer #grandmother #model #IMG #justgettingstarted
The Advanced Style Instagram account is also worth a follow:
And finally some advice from elderly women to their younger counterparts – an older one, but worth watching again.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you are inspired to grow old with style, wisdom & grace.
Featured Iris Apfel image via.
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