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Beyond The Playground: Ageing Beauty

Beyond The Playground: Ageing Beauty | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Ageing Beauty. I've been thinking about aging lately. I find myself celebrating more fiftieth birthdays than fortieth, my teenagers are growing up fast, the years seem to be accelerating and I wonder how I will age.
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Aging Well, Looking Good
Exploring the history and current state of style options for mature women.
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The rise of twee - BBC News

The rise of twee - BBC News | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“The rise of twee BBC News Wearing this kind of fashion does “takes a lot of confidence,” the designer tells BBC Culture, but, he argues, “the more mature a person is, the younger, more colourful, more free the person can be.”
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Miami Fashion Film Festival's Advanced Style Presents Older Women at Their ... - Miami New Times (blog)

Miami Fashion Film Festival's Advanced Style Presents Older Women at Their ... - Miami New Times (blog) | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Miami Fashion Film Festival's Advanced Style Presents Older Women at Their ... Miami New Times (blog) Setting that minor fault aside, Advanced Style is the kind of documentary about women in their later years that we need.”
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Secrets To Aging Gracefully (From Real Women) - Huffington Post

“Secrets To Aging Gracefully (From Real Women) Huffington Post Why do some women get more vibrant with time? It's an attitude, not a cream (though a good dermatologist doesn't hurt). Meet four women whose look and spirit we admire.”
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Men No Longer Think I Am Attractive (& That's OK) - The Stir

Men No Longer Think I Am Attractive (& That's OK) - The Stir | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, before I'd had any kids and back when I was still in my mid 20s, I went to dinner with a friend who was in her 40s.”
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'Eartox' Is The Latest Craze In Anti-Aging - Styelist CA

'Eartox' Is The Latest Craze In Anti-Aging - Styelist CA | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
'Eartox' Is The Latest Craze In Anti-Aging ...”
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Sagging ears is the epitome of a first world problem.
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Women Aging Gracefully in Front of the Camera - Yahoo Canada Shine On

Women Aging Gracefully in Front of the Camera - Yahoo Canada Shine On | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Rampling has starred in high fashion campaigns—Missoni, Marc Jacobs—but this is her first beauty contract, and the latest in a string of images featuring markedly older women.
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Pharrell's "Come Get It Bae" Video Features Beauty at Every Age — Sort Of - Bustle

It's bouncy; it's joyful; it features a lovely range of women from all racial backgrounds.

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Who’s Buying J. Crew’s New XXXS Clothes? - The New Yorker

Who’s Buying J. Crew’s New XXXS Clothes? - The New Yorker | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
At first, the new clothing sizes that J. Crew established in May—000 and XXXS—seem to send an outrageous message to women. Pants in this size fit a twenty-three-inch waist; the average American woman measures thirty-seven-and-a-half inches. The shopping blog Racked described the triple zero as “a whole new level of crazy.” The celebrity chef Rachael Ray called it “the silliest, most asinine thing I’ve ever heard in my life.” A Facebook commenter wrote, “Finally, something I can wear. On my arm.”
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Chin Up! It's Time We Felt Good about Our Necks - AARP News (blog)

Chin Up! It's Time We Felt Good about Our Necks - AARP News (blog) | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Now, after years of neglect — no sunscreen, only occasional swipes of moisturizer — “she” appears to be responding well to treatment.
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Should we revive the art of dressmaking? - The Guardian (blog)

Should we revive the art of dressmaking? - The Guardian (blog) | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
As the V&A's The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition shows, dressmakers once adapted the latest couture for 'unfashionable' body shapes. The size-zero era needs something similar.
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Awesome News About Aging and Body Image - Health.com

Awesome News About Aging and Body Image - Health.com | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
The survey found, somewhat unsurprisingly, that men are more likely than women to feel good about their appearance at nearly every age level.
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Older Americans Feel More Attractive and Confident About Themselves- Survey - International Business Times AU

Everybody frets about wrinkles and the other ageing signs on their face, but the recent Gallup Polls reveal that older...
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Side Street Style: Is 60 the New 40? How to Age Gracefully

Side Street Style: Is 60 the New 40? How to Age Gracefully | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
According to psychologists, the key to ageing gracefully is to accept the fact that life doesn't stay the same and that yes, ageing can change the way we live our lives.
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Lancôme study finds women feel five years younger, until 45 - CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Lancôme study finds women feel five years younger, until 45 - CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com Lancôme study finds women feel five years younger, until 45 CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com The new Lancôme study confirms the huge potential of the category, with 50% of the women stating they have inhibitions about their...”
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Why your age is no longer a barrier to youthful fashion: Helen Mirren and ... - Daily Mail

Why your age is no longer a barrier to youthful fashion: Helen Mirren and ... - Daily Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
"Now Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep have been credited with inspiring older women to embrace more youthful fashion.”
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Would Most Women Rather Look Young Or Thin? Survey Says…. - Yahoo News

Would Most Women Rather Look Young Or Thin? Survey Says…. - Yahoo News | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Yahoo News Would Most Women Rather Look Young Or Thin? Survey Says….”
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Clothes for older women are 'frumpy, bland and colourless' - Telegraph.co.uk

Clothes for older women are 'frumpy, bland and colourless' - Telegraph.co.uk | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
She told The Daily Telegraph: “Just look at the ranges that are offered to the 'mature woman'.”
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50-plus supermodels still at work, proving beauty is ageless - Today.com

50-plus supermodels still at work, proving beauty is ageless - Today.com | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Just ask models in an industry where 24 is considered older.
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Gina Barreca: I won't take growing old sitting down - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)

Gina Barreca: I won't take growing old sitting down - Tallahassee Democrat (blog) | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it

But “growing old gracefully” is one of those phrases we've heard so often we've internalized the concept without examining it.

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A Florida blogger reconsiders the old saw about aging gracefully.

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'And So It Goes' shows its age gracefully - Chron.com

'And So It Goes' shows its age gracefully - Chron.com | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Could you imagine what a movie about people of this age might have been like in 1940, or 1960, or even 1980? It would be either condescending or tragic.
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The Bathing Suit Lam: I've just received an e-vite to a pool - HamletHub

The Bathing Suit Lam: I've just received an e-vite to a pool - HamletHub | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Unlike the folks at chains like Chico's and Talbots where the "more mature" woman is clothed in easy-to-wear yet modern-while-not-overly-youthful styles, the swim suit industry...
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Barreca: I don't want to grow old gracefully - Newsday

Barreca: I don't want to grow old gracefully - Newsday | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Why on earth would I want to grow old gracefully? Why would I want to be "Whistler's Mother" when my whole life what I've wanted to be is Mae West?
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Young Mae West or old Mae West?
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Golden Girls: Mature couture - Times LIVE

Golden Girls: Mature couture - Times LIVE | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Ageing is not the death of style. This is the message conveyed by 'Advanced Style', the fashion documentary that follows four gracefully ageing women in New York, written and directed by Ari Seth Cohen.
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Esquire: 42-year-old women are still sexy - BBC News

Esquire: 42-year-old women are still sexy - BBC News | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
In the past when women left their 30s, Junod says, they could break out the funeral pyre for both their looks and their entire sense of womanhood.
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Low-carb diet fan Sharon Stone calls Jane Fonda her workout inspiration - Examiner.com

Low-carb diet fan Sharon Stone calls Jane Fonda her workout inspiration - Examiner.com | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Stone said she gradually resolved to age gracefully rather than fight the process, and feels more at peace with herself and her looks.
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