As my 58th birthday approaches, is it shallow that I look for style inspiration to the women just a bit ahead of me in life? I can appreciate the exquisite beauty of January Jones and Jessica Chastain, but they don’t always inspire me, style-wise. Young colts!
Of course women of all ages inspire me with their wit, humor, deep thinking, accomplishments, and smarts. I have learned about poetry and philosophy from Megan Mae, who’s in her early 20’s. Sandra Fluke is one of my heroes at age 31. But for that vulnerable area of appearance, I find comfort in looking up the age chart.
My latest swoon is former model, former fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, stylist, and skin-care guru Linda Rodin. She’s 64, and lives in my dream city, New York (tweet me, Linda! We’ll do coffee). She rocks fabulous silvery hair, long and pony-tailed. She dresses in simple, chic pieces and wears really great lipstick. (She says it’s the only makeup she wears: “My eyeglasses are now my mascara”).
I like her style, her confidence, and her comfort-in-her-skin:
|Fabulous in a denim dress and flats. Source.|
|The glasses, the pony tail, the lipstick – all suit her beautifully. Source.|
|Monochromatic is a chic, classic look. With totally modern rolled jeans, of course. Source.|
Do you like Linda’s style? (Lots of great pictures here). Do you look up the age ladder for inspiration, or is that not an issue for you?
Have a glorious Thursday and be well,