Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beauty

I love this editorial. Isn't she fascinating? So much character and fierceness. Compare her to the women who have tried to hold on to their youth in vain. How many times have we been shocked by someone passing by with a paralyzed face and skin so thin from dermabrassion that it looks plastic? This is how one wants to do old age, with dignity, make up and an attitude!

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ~Author Unknown

photography: julia pogodina (www.nymfea.com)
jewelry: kate cusack (www.katecusack.com)
style: dina yassin
make-up: aldys minaya
hair: jamal hodges for creative management NYC
model: candace woodward

12 comments:

paris parfait said...

I agree with you. That botox look with too-thin skin is horrid. In Europe, women age with grace; they don't try to pretend they're 25 when they're 70.

blisschick said...

I have spent so much time since turning 40 thinking about what "aging gracefully" really means, and what it means for ME.

My partner would say I am already doing it, but she is just sweet.

I fear my own vanity, that's all. I would never be interested in physical changes (surgery,etc.), but how far am I willing to go in terms of make-up (which I've never really worn, thanks to good skin), obsessive exercise (which I HAVE done in the past), over-dressing (hello, Audrey Hepburn as the ultimate style icon)...

Like with many issues, I always come to this conclusion: more yoga and water! :)

MotherMotherOcean said...

My mother wears her hair very silver with some black streaks in it. The hair looks so much more appropriate on her than anything else she has worn. I love these pictures.

willow said...

Yes, fierce and gorgeous! I need to come to grips with aging. Only I'm not quite ready to stop coloring my hair. These pics are tempting me, though.

Relyn said...

She is an amazingly gorgeous woman. My own mother is beautiful, and she has chosen to allow her grey to show. She has virgin hair. It's silver and gorgeous. I'm going grey now - early I might add - and I don't know if I have her grace. I think it is probably easier if you have a fierce beauty. What do you think?

Yoli said...

Oh I can't let go of my bottle of dye! I have had white hair since I was 15, it is hereditary. So my hair has been for years a glorious red. However, what I love about this particular model, aside from her beautiful hair, is that she has her wrinkles and wears them with defiance, unapologetically. That is what I want to do when the time comes. Many, many years from now of course...ahem.

From This Moment to That said...

Oh! Thank you for posting these photos of this beautiful woman! I've only just decided to stop dying my hair. After years and years of so doing I've finally made the jump... taking a little getting used to tho', I get a shock each time I pass a mirror!
I like your new header picture! I've been lax catching up on my blog reading, just off to read the rest of your posts now...

OH MY #6 said...

Oh but my hairdresser would miss me and my money! LOL!

But, I do agree with blisschick, "more yoga and water"!

Lea
xo

dutchbaby said...

Mother Nature does know the best hair color for your skin. I miss seeing gray hair; so very few women go natural.

Vivian M said...

Hubby won't let me show off my gray, but I don't do any of the anti-aging stuff. I am proud of my wrinkles!

Susie of Arabia said...

She is a beautiful woman - but I would love to see her smile...

trishiekoh said...

She looks really good. I really believe in aging gracefully, even if it means wrinkles and all