In Praise of Older Women
|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 of my favourite, natural "older women"
Diane Keaton 68 Love her quirky style.
Linda Rodin 65 If you have to wear glasses, make them bold.
Claire Chazal 57 reporter for TFI French national TV station
Daphne Self 83 still working as a mode.....respect!
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Ines De La Fresange 57 former Chanel model, Karl Lagerfeld muse.
Francoise Hardy 70 French singer & actress
I have left my favourite, Charlotte Rampling, until last.
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|
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!
|Just love this look!|
There is something about these gorgeous women; they are well-groomed, have poise, good posture and they are all slim.