60 and fabulous, That’s me! And why not? Why shouldn’t women of a certain age be fabulous! In todays society, all the magazines, fashion houses and fashion runways, make up all focus on the young and beautiful! There are more of us. Ok its starting to go our way but still there’s the stigma, that youth sells and “mature” women (not sure if I like that title) are not featured more in magazines etc. Mind you lately its turning things around. The more mature actresses, like Helen Miren who is 70, Jane Fonda who is 76, are really putting the younsters to shame!!! Remember 60 is the new 40!! Women are looking better and better with age. We are being more and more celebrated because we do look good and we should show it. We don’t have to shut down our outer beauty because we are getting older. It doesn’t mean bcause Im 61 , I hve to slow down and sit in a rocking chair, knitting. No way! We have one thing the yount don’t have, experience and more knowl;edge, ok two things. As the saying goes, wine is better with age., the older the better. Im 61, but sometimes, I don’t look it and I don’t act it either. Why because om of a certain age, I should act more conservation, demure, matronly, motherly? Don’t think so, I remember my dad saying to me when I was in my late forties, you will never grow up! I don’t think he meant it in a bad way, at least I hope he didn’t. I don’t see age, ok when I look in the mirror, I see age. But inside I don’t a number to the way that I feel. Older women today don’t look and don’t act like my mother’s time. They were of a totally different culture and time. There concern was the home and family. Today not only home and family, but work outside the home, social events, going out with girlsfriends, being an independent individual. The emphisis these tdays is on ourselves. We take care of our selves. Whether it in inwardly or outwardly. Woman take care of themselves no matter what age. I’ll be the first to admit, i colour my hair, I take care of my face, with waxing facial hair to skin care products, to even a bit of botox. I like to have nice clothes that fir nicely and look good. I feel good inside when I look good outside. I notice my friends take care of themselves too and when I look at them and myself, I don’t think we look our age!! And that makes us feel good too, it lifts our spirits and thats healthy.
So Im on instagram, going my serious and my fun self and I don’t feel embarrassed putting myself out there and sometimes acting silly. That’s me not my age!!!
I say 60 and fabulous because Im grateful to have reached this far in life and i will live life to the fullest. Im proud of every line and wrinkle, (ok the botox is for work, haha) Im happy with my curves.