|Iris Apfel, 91|
The Guardian have published their guide to the 50 best-dressed people over 50.
I'm closer to 50 than 40, so was pleased to see a feature on people on the more mature end of the spectrum. As the accompanying articles says 'The very concept of a level playing field is anathema to fashion. This is unfair, politically incorrect, and makes People Like Us very cross. But it is what it is: if you are young, beautiful and slim, you have a head start when it comes to looking fabulous, before we even start on finances.'
As I get older, I find older people far more elegant and interesting to look at than some of the scantily-clad whipper-snappers in the public eye. Smooth-faced perfection has its place, but I prefer a bit of character and cragginess in a face.
I'm certain that many of the people featured in this article have succumbed to some cosmetics enhancements, but I naively hope that not all of them have. I really think that we should be embracing ageing as a wonderful and beautiful thing, rather than desperately trying to cling to our youth. No enhancements for me as I age. I'll be allowing nature to mess with my face rather than a surgeon.
What do you think? Is ageing beautiful or will you fight it?
|Helen Mirren, 67|
|Carine Roitfeld, 58|
|Bill Nighy, 63|
|Tilda Swinton, 52|
|Lucinda Chambers, 53|
|Aung San Suu Kyi, 67|