Age and maturity do not diminish a woman’s desire to look her best. To the contrary, feeling good about the way we present ourselves to the world goes a long way to diminish the “invisible effect.” Although most of us are no longer slaves to the whims of fashion or so prone to the devastaing effects of bad hair days, we care very much about how we look.
For this reason and others, I am thrilled to introduce a new blogging partner, Debbie from 60 is the New 50.com. Her site is rich with information on a variety of topics. However, I was especially drawn to her post entitled, MAKE-UP IN 5 AND OUT THE DOOR. Check it out below… I’m sure you’ll agree that 60 is the New 50 is a site worth visiting time and time again!
On one of my visits to my folks when my mom was alive, we were watching a “how to” fashion show. She liked those morning programs and I got a kick out of doing that with her. Funny how when we’re young we crave autonomy from our moms, as we mature we appreciate every moment, then suddenly they are gone and we are left with the memories, but that is for another chapter. Back to the reality TV, Naomi Campbell appeared as a guest and she looked ravishing. She is 46 years old! She admitted that to look that way, “it takes a village”. Well girls, most of us are simply women trying to get by and most of us don’t have a village! It’s just me, just you and maybe a trick or two that we have incorporated to pull our style together and present the best picture of ourselves. During my years of being alone after my divorce, I had to depend only on myself and that feeling of empowerment wears well. Feeling confident shows on our face, in our step and follows us around like an aura. The flip side is that being frustrated and embittered by life’s challenges and failures also shows and does not wear well.
Our age group (and thereabouts), which is the target audience of this blog, has historically been ignored in favor of younger and skinnier. It’s as if one must be young and look adolescent to be in style and to be successful. I propose that one can be chic and youthful, by using certain make up tips and stylish lessons, being expertly discriminating and learning all kinds of life’s lessons from interesting and inspiring daily occurrences. The good news is that older, accomplished women are style icons today. Take Vanessa Redgrave for Gucci, Iris Apfel for Kate Spade or Joan Didion for Celine. All extraordinarily talented women who exude style.
Make-up is a huge way to improve the way we look, enhance our features and when we look more beautiful we feel better, more confident and have that winning “CAN DO” attitude. Below is my routine that paves the way for me.