BUT do you think there is more you can do to get people to accept their wrinkles? I always enjoyed fashion role models when I was younger. I am a sucker for Madison Avenue as they used to call it. But I really can’t buy the products as advertized – you see familiar old super models airbrushed to death or worse (and sadder) yet, former starlets botoxed and collagened. I also noticed one of your featured women who at first glance was a very cute – but upon closer inspection, looked ghastly – all her character lines were airbrushed out and it didn’t look at ALL like she was proud of her 45 plus years. She would have been SOO much cuter if you could see her eye and cheek crinkles. It also would help to see how make up really looks on her in reality.
We NEED to see the wrinkles so we know how to work with what we have. I hate that air-brushing, botox, collagen, and invasive surgery are the clear solutions advocated (action speaks louder than words). We need a magazine like More to give these women the ability to accept who they are!
Julia Ormond comes to mind as a pretty, yet wrinkled actress who still looks great. Models look better than the normal human and get the airbrush fixes - but it doesn’t effect their essence. Getting rid of the wrinkles changes the expression to something unrecognizable as a middle aged person.
Some older women age better than others. I don’t object to the preternaturally beautiful as long as it’s REAL. Don’t try to clean up familiar faces with unnatural techniques. It crushes any chance we have of developing a sense of beauty as a middle aged woman and eliminates any positive attainable role models.
Thanks for reading and doing what you can! I do appreciate your work as is!
Women have a life after 60 and would you believe 70 and 80 and 90???
May I suggest you need more life experience.........and older friends.....Have you ever heard of Barbara Walters for instance???
I read the article in your February 2012 Issue on “Scent of three women” and it really hit home. When my mom past away 15 years ago, I was cleaning out her house and threw out her scent “Aprodesia by Faberge”. In the past few years I am trying to find it to no avail. Is there any way you can help me? I went on e-bay many years ago, but did not think it was really the correct fragrance. I now tell anyone who has a death of a loved one, and they had a signature fragrance to keep it, or stock up because someday they may want a whiff and cannot find it.
Can you please help me? I really would like to smell my mom again.
Thanks for everything.
I read your editorial on the above w/ a sense of amusement, as I myself am ambidexterous.
I wanted to share a couple of things w/ you so you can have a laugh and relate to . I am a nurse, and when we were learning to give injections, I didn't know which hand to use. I can remember clearly transferring the syringe from hand to hand, trying to decide which hand to use. I decided on the left one, and, as I've come to realize, I do better with my left hand doing the things that require more dexterity.
I also read a column in Anne Landers years ago on same subject, and she referred to it as "directional dyslexic".
I have used it a lot when I'm in a directional crisis! It usually brings a laugh and I always credited Anne w/ the term.
Long live GPS.
First let me say I've been a More reader for many years. In the February 2012 issue page 31 there were a pair of Converse gold sequin sneakers in your "How to look Fab on weekends" article Stylebook. I contacted Converse and they told me the sneakers were produced before the holidays and are no longer available. I am really bummed! I think they would look great with jeans (as you said).