Miscellaneous Wednesday on Friday

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Images : Gucci Ad /Plane Window by Ianception/ Lara Bingle/Nobody’s Hero/“The Art Of Beauty” : Frida Aasen for V #79 Fall 2012/Ocean/A note from Gianni Versace/ Tom Ford Forever Love Vogue Paris December 2010

My favorite image of this week’s belated Miscellaneous is the last one from Vogue Paris, featuring Tom Ford’s jewelry collection . The one thing I possibly like more than the images of this editorial is this quote form Tom Ford :

“I am tired of the cult of youth. The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. I am fascinated by Diana Vreeland, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, women who have let time embrace them without ever cheating. Society today condems this, me, I celebrate it. For this session of fine jewellery, I imagined a man and a woman who had been together for a long time, faithful to each other and always incandescent with desire.”

Women are all beautiful , no matter what age , confidence is the best thing a woman could wear.

On that note , it’s Friday go do something fun.

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2 Comments

  1. Loved the quote, BTW, but I have a genuine question for you I am hoping you will answer, because although it may seem obvious to you, the answer is not at all obvious to me. Well actually I have a few questions:

    What I, as an almost-50-year-old woman who enjoys fashion and wears ‘impossibly high heels’ on occasion — though not often with a short dress (I’d be more likely to wear combat boots or pointy flats with that) — don’t understand is why you think that this means I am trying to look half my age. Why the hell shouldn’t a woman of 50 still enjoy fashion? What exactly do you mean when you say that a woman of 50 should look like she’s 50? What exactly do you think we should be wearing? And WHY? Why should we dress to fit the cultural stereotype of a 50 year old? (I don’t even know what you think I ought to be wearing? So-called timeless classics? What if I’m not a timeless classics sort of person? Age trumps personality? WHY? What about dressing in a way that feels YOU? What if you would be bored out of your mind and feel ridiculous wearing whatever boring outfit it is Kelly Osbourne or whomever thinks a 50 year old should be wearing? At what age do you think a woman should lose her personality and any interest in (wearing) fashion? WHY? What is your argument? Because we look bad to you? I’d rather look good to myself and those who give a sh*t about me than worry about what you or Kelly Osbourne think. I reject the notion that a 50-year-old woman should shut the f* up and dress like her grandmother did and sit by the fire knitting. Not everyone has lost the will to live at 50! Times have changed. Personally, I have yet to hear a good argument for why exactly women my age should no longer have fun with fashion/wear boring so-called timeless classics (yawn)/shut the f* up and become invisible. Do you have one?

    And BTW, although I do not myself feel the need to try to look young, it seems to me that that is by no means an irrational thing to do. As the quote said, we are in a culture that worships youth, so what do you expect?! And given that people like you tell older women that they should give up wearing ‘impossibly high heels’ etc, why on earth wouldn’t someone want to look young, to free themselves from these rigid prescriptions and proscriptions you and others want to foist on us? What is your argument? I’m not seeing one. Perhaps I missed it. Must be my age.

    • You are absolutely right , women should be dressing exactly how they want to,high heels and all.I think confidence is the best thing a woman could wear at any age. I am very sorry if my post offended you in any way, I don’t think I expressed my opinion correctly.
      Thank you for your comment

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