|Images: Mert & Marcus for Vogue|
|I love, love love those shoes!|
I think (most) women really do look their most beautiful in their 30s and 40s. They look more confident and in control. I think the life and love experience shows, so they look more refined and elegant and stylish.
If I could choose to stay at any age, I think it would be 30. Young enough to take chances, but mature enough to know what you want.
I don't consider myself particularly vain, but saying that I hate the idea of looking mumsy, middle aged and boring. Everyone deserves to look and feel good about themselves. Why are some women content to let themselves go?
But it's the 50s I fear. By 50, no matter how good you look and feel, the brutal fact is you can't avoid looking your age. You're just not 'young' anymore... It's a scary thought. I'm guilty of looking at a women and thinking, I bet she was gorgeous when she was younger, or, on the odd occasion, just not even registering a person, or their opinion just because of their age.
The funny thing is, often, when I meet someone new, male or female, I usually think they are older than me, or around the same age. Then I have to hide the shock when I find out they are so much younger, sometimes ten years younger!
I guess all we can do, is make the most of what we have, for as long as we have it... but having lots of money, for gorgeous clothes, shoes, handbags, personal chefs, personal trainers, etc, would certainly help!
|US Vogue April 2012|