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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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Louise Van Der Velde says 'women over forty need surgery to stop men cheating' - Daily Mail

Louise Van Der Velde says 'women over forty need surgery to stop men cheating' - Daily Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Louise Van Der Velde, 41, runs a relationship therapy centre in London. She believes women only have themselves to blame if their man cheats and that ladies should get plastic surgery to stay desirable.”
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Fashion for seniors need not be dull - Independent Online

Fashion for seniors need not be dull - Independent Online | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Independent Online Fashion for seniors need not be dull Independent Online One reason may be that elderly people feel the need to wear what they think is appropriate clothing that won't draw attention.”
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50 and fab Bondshell - The Asian Age

50 and fab Bondshell - The Asian Age | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“At 50, Monica Bellucci is the oldest Bond girl a hooray moment for beautiful and stunning women ...”
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Style never retires - The Hindu (blog)

Style never retires - The Hindu (blog) | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Ari Seth Cohen's blog features older women who aren't afraid to flaunt their chic wardrobes”
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Advanced Style - Huffington Post

Advanced Style - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“These are women don't own jeans or sneakers. They have never seen the inside of a Chico's. And they only rarely follow the conventional rules of fashion. Each creates her own path and takes joy in every step....”
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Sydney grandmother becomes designer over lack of stylish, age-appropriate ... - The Daily Telegraph

Sydney grandmother becomes designer over lack of stylish, age-appropriate ... - The Daily Telegraph | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“A FRUSTRATING search for stylish, age-appropriate clothing has prompted a 50-year-old Sydney grandmother to enrol in design school.”
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Intimate photos of Coco Chanel show the designer aging gracefully at 79 - Daily Mail

Intimate photos of Coco Chanel show the designer aging gracefully at 79 - Daily Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Famed photographer Douglas Kirkland has released a limited-edition book of his pictures of Coco Chanel, all taken over 21 days in Paris during July and August 1962.”
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Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Aging: "I'd Rather Die Than Study My Face" - Us Magazine

Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Aging: "I'd Rather Die Than Study My Face" - Us Magazine | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Gwyneth Paltrow is embracing her wrinkles and all the signs of getting older as told in a new interview with UK's Stylist magazine; find out her low-maintenance beauty routine”
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Ageless Beauty - Huffington Post

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Ageless Beauty - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“We all know the saying: "beauty is from within." We are told that it is a woman's persona, not her face or her age, which makes her beautiful. It is her personality, the mix of charm and warmth that makes her shine.”
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Fashion world uninterested in clothes for 'older' women - Statesman Journal

Fashion world uninterested in clothes for 'older' women - Statesman Journal | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“The fashion world seems uninterested in attracting mature women's clothing dollars.”
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Building on their lucky streak, Boomers can see digital health as their destiny - VentureBeat

Building on their lucky streak, Boomers can see digital health as their destiny - VentureBeat | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“The generation that practically invented Youth ™ will be able to effortlessly track -- and possibly better manage than anyone in history -- our getting old.”
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Society still blames women for aging - The State Press

“Fox News Latino Society still blames women for aging The State Press It is hard enough for people to accept the ramifications of aging, let alone to do so in the public eye.”
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Grey could be the new black as beauty industry increasingly turns to glam ... - Scottish Daily Record

Grey could be the new black as beauty industry increasingly turns to glam ... - Scottish Daily Record | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“DAME Helen Mirren is the latest mature model, having been unveiled as the new face of L’Oreal Paris – at the age of 69.”
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Growing old (dis)gracefully - BBC News

Growing old (dis)gracefully - BBC News | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Older women are more prominent in fashion now than ever before. But how do you age with style? Lindsay Baker takes a look.”
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Why older women are sexier on screen - Telegraph.co.uk

Why older women are sexier on screen - Telegraph.co.uk | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“As Monica Bellucci makes history as the oldest Bond girl ever cast, Hannah Betts celebrates the allure of the mature”
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Heidi Klum's bikini photo sparks debate - New York Daily News

Heidi Klum's bikini photo sparks debate - New York Daily News | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Should Heidi Klum say “auf wiedersehen” to showing skin?”
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Interesting that some of the strongest criticism has more to do with her being a "mom" than her age.
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10 Best Lessons I've Learned From My Middle-Aged Body - Huffington Post

10 Best Lessons I've Learned From My Middle-Aged Body - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Last month, I turned 58. As in 'years old.' Fifty. Eight. I don't care who you are, 58 is no longer "young." Body parts have shifted downwards. Skin has lost its memory yarn. Thighs ripple when we're standing still.”
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Classic doesn't have to be dull, says Biggs trustee - The News Journal

Classic doesn't have to be dull, says Biggs trustee - The News Journal | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“'I don't know what a 70-year-old looks like anymore.'”
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The invisible women: Two thirds of middle-aged women feel forgotten by ... - Daily Mail

The invisible women: Two thirds of middle-aged women feel forgotten by ... - Daily Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Only one in five of the over fifties feel well catered for on the High Street, even though they are the nation's most powerful consumer group.”
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5 Reasons To Enjoy Being An Older 'Invisible' Woman - Huffington Post

5 Reasons To Enjoy Being An Older 'Invisible' Woman - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kristine Holmgren (This article previously appeared on kristineholmgren.com) Once upon a time, I was a show-stopping "looker," a major babe. Young, lovely, blonde and adorable, people (especially men)...”
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Growing old (dis)gracefully - BBC News

Growing old (dis)gracefully - BBC News | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Older women are more prominent in fashion now than ever before. But how do you age with style? Lindsay Baker takes a look.”
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The new grey power: Why older women are hot in fashion and beauty now - The Globe and Mail

The new grey power: Why older women are hot in fashion and beauty now - The Globe and Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Suddenly, models aged 65 and older are appearing in fashion and beauty ads with the frequency of, well, teenagers. Why the rise in representation?”
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We're Getting Some Mixed Messages About Beauty - Allure Magazine (blog)

We're Getting Some Mixed Messages About Beauty - Allure Magazine (blog) | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
My head is swimming from the mixed messages about beauty I’ve gotten this past week—in print and by example—from Amy, Renée, and Helena. (Forgive me if I use their first names, but these women have taken up so much...
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Everyone old is new again as style passes the wrinkle test - Vancouver Sun

Everyone old is new again as style passes the wrinkle test - Vancouver Sun | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Now that eight-year-olds wear thongs and one-year-olds are allocated their own front-row seats at fashion shows, it’s easy to miss that it’s not all going youth’s way.”
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