In Praise of Women of a Certain Age

A woman of a certain age
A woman of a certain age

  We seem to be in a phase of "The older woman" 
    The older woman, who has not succumbed to plastic surgery, botox, fillers and other such procedures.

How refreshing that magazines are now featuring older women, not for their aches and pains, not for telling them how to claim their pension, but for their beauty, their natural beauty.

                     These women know that beauty comes from within, it can't be bought over the counter in the form of lotions and potions, it can't be found under a surgeon's scalpel, it can't be acquired by wearing clothes meant for someone twenty years younger or forcing themselves into their daughter's jeans.

                      These women know that beauty comes from confidence, the confidence to not follow the latest "trends", the confidence to be different, to be themselves,the confidence to let their hair go grey, the confidence to not give a damn!

No "surprised" botox looks or the puffy-cheeked hamster look of fillers for them.

Nor the "trout pout" of lips filled to bursting with silicon, they know that all this would only make them look deformed not transformed!

  Here are a few fabulous, natural "older women"


  Diane Keaton 68 -  Love her quirky style.


Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton

 Linda Rodin 65 -  If you have to wear glasses, make them bold.


Linda Rodin
Linda Rodin

Linda Rodin and her dog Winks
Linda Rodin and her dog Winks

Linda Rodin
Linda Rodin

Claire Chazal 57 - reporter for TFI French national TV station


Claire Chazal
Claire Chazal


Claire Chazal
Claire Chazal

Claire Chazal
Claire Chazal

         Daphne Self 83 - still working as a mode.....respect!  

Daphne Selfe
Daphne Selfe

Daphne Selfe
Daphne Selfe

Daphne Selfe
Daphne Selfe

Ines de la Fressange 57 - former Chanel model, Karl Lagerfeld muse


Ines de la Fressange
Ines de la Fressange

Ines de la Fressange
Ines de la Fressange

Ines de la Fressange
Ines de la Fressange

Francoise Hardy 70 - French singer & actress


Francoise Hardy
Francoise Hardy

Francoise Hardy
Francoise Hardy

Francoise Hardy
Francoise Hardy


 Charlotte Rampling 68 - Actress

I've left the best until last, in my opinion anyway!


The niche cosmetic company Nars has just used her as their "face" for 2014.

I was thrilled when I learnt this, couldn't wait to see the adverts and when I did I was disappointed.

Charlotte Rampling is a beautiful, elegant woman, such a strong character, she has a presence that mesmerizes (I have seen her on stage in Athens), in the adverts she was hardly recognizable.

I had expected to see her as we always see her in magazines, films and on tv, I was shocked, and then I looked again, and again, gradually it began to grow on me, now I love it!



Charlotte Rampling for Nars
Charlotte Rampling for Nars

Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling



Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling

       Here are a couple of  pictures of people on the street, I don't know who they are, I just came across them on the internet and loved them for their diversity!


Style
Style!

Love this look
Just love this look!

There is something about these gorgeous women; they are well-groomed, have poise, good posture and they are all slim.

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