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I’m very much in the group that prefers comfortable and tidy (well, somewhat tidy!). I’ve never been all that interested in being “stylish”, just looking my best when in public. I prefer long, flowing-type dresses. On the other hand, having been a farm girl turned, now, mountain woman, I like hay in my hair!
I don’t look to role models; I just look in the mirror. Am I really that unique?
I agree with you about age appropriate fashion. Madonna’s legs look great in a mini but when you look at her face there is a disconnect. It just doesn’t look right together, but if that’s how she want’s to represent herself that’s up to her. Honestly, I appreciate when a man puts a shirt on when he should and I think the same should go for women. But I supose if they are comfortable with tons of wrinkles on their legs and arms and wear short shorts and halter tops that’s up to them.
LOL…love ya Yakkity!!
Excellent point! And I didnt mean to suggest that Meryl was dowdy!! Not at all!! But I would say she is more conservative then Madonna..and most likely will not be wearing her skirts as short as the new season is showing…Madonna very well might wear her skirts up to there..(which isnt bad…just noting). My mom (who is 84) actually started this whole thing by commenting to me that..”years ago there were rules for every age”…and I started thinking about that statement…
As far as dressing, Eileen Fisher works for me.
More Magazine presents fashions for women 40+, but it sounds as though you’ve found answers to your style questions. Before you know it, your neighbors will be looking to you for fashion advice.
I’m 62. Believe me, 50 is NOT old.
Same here, I threw Sophia Loren in because that woman looks great for her age. Margaret Thatcher would be a good one for some to emulate, she wasn’t the prettiest of people, but she always looked pulled together, dressed to fit her body and status.
I want to be a little bit of both, maybe a bit of Sophia Loren thrown in for good measure.
I agree with you totally, there is no one out there I would care to change places with and Helen Gurley Brown is a great lady. There are many great ladies out there and they walk among us. The one in the mirror is the one that has the “key” to all potentialty.
Be your own role model!
Angela Bassett, Ms. Diane Carroll, Maya Angelo, Oprah, just to name a few. How about the woman in the mirror!? Thanks Yakity.
If anything, it’s our turn to be role models. There is no woman with whom I would care to change places or to emulate, being old enough to have learned we never truly “know” our public figures and their demons.
When I need a role model, I look to that ever growing work-in-progress in the mirror and ponder how I can live up to her potential.
Okay, that said, I’ll lighten up and play–I think Helen Gurley Brown is a hell of a gal. It’s sad that she is now a widow, having lost her beloved David several weeks ago.
i strive to be the best person I can be, but some days it’s reeaalllllly hard. I’m trying to let go of a critical attitude-thanks mom-but do think role models can be very helpful…. I would choose Meryl Streep hands down-one of my favorites. Although if I could be Meryl and add a little of that Madonna music expertise, that may be nice.
I agree with Dallas that Hillary Clinton is one of the shining stars of our generation. I also admire Michelle Obama and as I’ve mentioned many times before-Coco Chanel.
Isnt Gloria the one who said “This is what 50 looks like”…..!
Love her too!
Gloria Steinem. I loved the way she turned 50; the way she chose her own path.
Both. Either. Neither. PLenty to choose from.
You get my point……it isn’t either / or. There are tons of women to emulate, learn from. Diverse women. WOmen who approach life differently, each on their own terms.
But hey–between the 2 you mentioned, yeah I’ll take Meryl as a role model.
Your mileage may vary.
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