For those of you who follow me regularly you know that I am a promoter of the New Face of Beauty™ and so, would like to address the subject of aging, it doesn’t look like it used to!
Meet Jean, of the duo Jean and Valerie who write the blog IDIOSYNCRATIC FASHIONISTAS, Growing Old with Verve. Here’s what they say:
‘Growing old gracefully’ is an outdated concept. We prefer ‘growing old with verve’. We embrace our gray hair, while sharing the playground nicely with our younger siblings. Bette Davis was right when she said ‘growing old is not for sissies’, but it’s also not one of Dante’s circles of hell. Idiosyncratic Fashionistas explores what’s out there for Women of a Certain Age”
Bravo Ladies! I agree, don’t you? Personally, as I travel through the second half of my 50’s, I hope I develop a style suited to me with as much verve as some of these ladies.
And, meet Linda Rodin, she say’s:
“If I could live anywhere it would be in Rome, or on a quiet beach. Flooded with beautiful seashells, of course.” Elle Magazine
And, Sue…Sue first became famous as the ‘Queen of Low Fat Cooking’. Now in her 70s she has reinvented herself as an outsider artist and curator. She wears some of her art, and says that her distinctive look releases her ‘from the tyranny of fashion’
‘I don’t want to be too … over-the-top’
She say’s, but she looks fabulous, don’t you think?
And I could go on and on! There are so many fabulous women all aging with “verve”. I’ll leave you with this young lady I met in my local grocery store, here in Sebastopol…when I asked her if she had any words of advice she said…
“Don’t wait until you are 86 to dye your hair pink!”
Check out the video below for an uplifting look at the Fabulous Fashionistas…and tell me, don’t you think that getting older is a New Face of Beauty™?
And follow my New Face of Beauty™ board on Pinterest for an uplifting look at beauty today! See you there…