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At age 69, model Maye Musk is CoverGirl testimonial

It is these days the news that the 69-year-old model Maye Musk will be the new testimonial of the beauty brand CoverGirl. I learned the news with great satisfaction because, as you well know, I exalt women’s beauty at any age, and this is the confirmation that even cosmetic brands are moving in the right direction, do you recall the demand made to companies in post The …

The charge of the over fifty models

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When I decided to start my blog, one of the reasons was to say that we women over forty, over fifty, over sixty, etc. we exist. The magazines were, and partly are still, full of very young models, as if maturity was something to hide. We women still want to feel beautiful and to play with fashion: it is precisely the maturity that makes us very …

Forbidden to say anti ageing

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A few days ago, Allure, the women’s beauty and cosmetics monthly magazine, banned the anti-aging  term from their pages. The magazine’s director, Michelle Lee, says: “Whether we know it or not, the term anti-age has a negative connotation: it means something we have to battle,  but growing older is a wonderful thing because it means that we get a chance, every day, to live a full, …

Over 50 beautiful and sensual

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If until a few years ago they were considered “old”, now over 50 are not going to be put in the corner. Women are active protagonists in their lives, strong and dynamic, ready to be physically fit as well, because no one wants to give up their sex_appeal. I am confident that the multitude of actresses over 50 are still making generations of men get …

Advanced Style: the ladies of style

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Do you remember Ari Seth Cohen, the street photographer, who first immortalized the fashion and style of sixty-year-old women? Strongly influenced by his grandmother, a style icon, to appreciate beauty, Cohen decided, after her death, to take the camera and look for the beauty of women over sixty in the streets of New York. Ari was amazed at the fact that media and magazine were …

Bikini: the most beloved by women swimsuit

Summer, all to the sea. Most women wearing bikini: the small two piece that allow us to suntan almost entirely. But how many of us know the story of this bath suit  and know how long it took to become the best-selling and beloved beach garment? A bit of history: the bikini was born in 1946, presented in Paris by Louis Réard automobile engineer and clothes …

How to increase self-esteem with goodnight stories

Come accrescere la propria autostima Rita Palazzi

Good night stories for rebel girls On March 8,  Women’s Day, the book Good night stories for rebel girls arrived to Italy. This book, written by two Italian women resident in the United States, has become the literary case of the year. The two writers used crowdfunding, collective funding to support a project , for the creation of their book of fairy tales. Elena Favilli and …

Curvy women and happiness: impossible binomial?

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Vanessa Incontrada and Rihanna: too much pounds and happiness It is  in these days the controversy over the weight of Spanish actress Vanessa Incontrada and singer Rihanna. Web insults were heavy for both women to have gained a few pounds. Given that extremes, obese and anorexic, are pathologies and dangerous to health, the  range of weight that is between these two extremes should be accepted by all of us. But not …

Diane von Furstenberg teaches you about designing fashion and your life

Diane von Furstenberg teaches you about designing fashion and your life, Masterclass, Not Only Twenty

Diane von Furstenberg – Courtesy of Masterclass Diane von Furstenberg sharing knowledge and experience via MasterClass   One positive aspect of aging is that you can share your knowledge and experience, don’t you think that? Well, I’m glad that Diane von Furstenberg, the 70-year-old iconic fashion designer, does it. It was announced that this legendary designer and philanthropist woman will offer an online class exclusively with MasterClass. What …

Top models too thin out of the catwalk

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Not too thin top models in France France rebelled at the “too lean” on the catwalk. It is a few days since the approval of the law confirming that top models will need a  medical certificate that  declares they don’t suffer from food disturbances. The certificate will take into account the Body Mass Index (BMI) that correlates body mass with height. According to the World …

Susan Sarandon’s beauty, the only star at Cannes

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  Susan Sarandon has just stolen the spotlight from the young models. The 70-year-old Oscar-winner, known for her left-wing political activism, stunned everyone with her beauty and her outfit. Forget that age gap, several decades, with the models who attended the event; she was the one who shone at Cannes Opening Gala of Cannes Film Festival, resplendent in a green velvet gown by Alberta Ferretti. …

The elegant dignity of the elderly drag queens “Golden Gays”

The elegant dignity of the elderly drag queens “Golden Gays”

Photos by Geloy  Concepcion Aging is not easy, but what if you are a gay person, with not enough money to survive in Manila, he national capital of the Philippines? Vice met some very fascinating ladies, the Manila’s Golden Gays, a group of elegant elderly drag queen. “We call ourselves lolas in Tagalog, and that’s equivalent to ‘grandma’ in English,” said Ramon Busa, the group organizer for the Golden Gays. “Many …