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Beauty and the Double Standard of Aging | Adios Barbie

I wrote a post called The Cougar Effect on my blog discussing this ever increasing pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks as their primary form of power. It completely defeats the beauty of aging and the ...
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Exploring the history and current state of style options for mature women.
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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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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, July 14, 11:43 AM

Some great advice for aging and feeling young anyway! http://free-alzheimers-support.com

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Americans Feel Hotter the Older They Get, So Here's Your Reason to Aspire to ... - Bustle

But hey, in the meantime, it's nice to know that even if we start to feel kind of “eh” as we get older, there will come a point where we'll feel awesome again.
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Wedding Dresses For Mature Brides Photos - Best Fashion Ideas

Wedding Dresses For Mature Brides Photos - Best Fashion Ideas | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Photos is what most fashionistas do as of late and yes, they are prepared to do nearly something with a view to achieve that kind of goal.
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Old is the new young - Independent Online

Old is the new young - Independent Online | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Many of the older women I meet dress far more fashionably (and immaculately) than I do. And while I'm at home on the weekends ...
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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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Older Americans are Feeling Sexier and more Attractive - Counsel & Heal

Older Americans are Feeling Sexier and more Attractive - Counsel & Heal | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
"In an image-conscious society where beautiful men and women flood the screens and pages of Americans' various mediums, it isn't surprising that many are left...
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The hard truth about getting old

The hard truth about getting old | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Sixty isn't the new 40, and 80 isn't the new 60. I know it. You know it. So why do we buy into it?
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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, July 11, 10:48 AM

Don't burst my bubble.....maybe I do "buy it," just a little :)

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Interview with a Mature Fashion Model who redefines beauty

Interview with a Mature Fashion Model who redefines beauty | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Sandra Sayner is the new “it' girl in the senior model category.
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