my lovely friend michele who lives in new york pointed me towards this website, advanced style – a celebration of older folks with amazing and unique style – seeing that there will be more people over 50 in the world than under 50, it should be something we treat with seriousness – life after 50 does not mean that we dont like clothes, style or to be noticed, nor do we want to look young and thin- we just want to be ourselves and be able to express our new found confidence! when i look back at photos of myself young, i certainly didn’t realise how young and fresh and pretty i was, i was too caught up in all my insecurities – worrying what other people thought. i wish i had the confidence then that i seem to have collected through experience and years.
another beautiful project to follow is ‘this is 50’ by the very inspiring photographer Kristin Perers – Kristin and I were stylists around the same time and coincidentally both turned to photography at a similar time too – i can only aspire to take as many beautiful photographs as her.
here is a picture that i took of my mother recently – she is the lady standing up – she is nearly 80 years old – and the lovely smiling lady sitting down is her friend, a few years younger, but she and her husband walk a couple of miles to go and visit her – aren’t they beautiful, a far cry form the new york ladies!