This is What 60 Looks Like

Why Swedish pop star turned jewelry designer Efva Attling sees a silver lining in the whole aging thing

As told to Nikki Ostasiewski
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Efva Attling
Photograph: Melanie Acevedo

On her surprising career route 
“At 17, I started silversmith school but dropped out to model, then join a band, X Models. We worked with Yoko Ono and ABBA and wrote a pop song that became a Swedish classic. It took me 27 years to get back to designing my own jewelry line [].”

On being a basic beauty 
“As I age, I find I wear less makeup, but I can’t live without Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation [$62;] and Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colors [$48;].”

On aging well 
“You reach a certain age and are tempted to try this and that. But it costs a fortune. So instead I focus on balance. Don’t party too much. Drink enough water. Do you feel loved? Then you look good.”

On being a nontraditional parent 
“When my two sons were kids, they wished for a more normal mom. Now they think I’m pretty cool.”

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First Published Wed, 2013-04-03 11:46

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