I know why this is considered beautiful all over the world…. I feel the same way, hands down! -Gorgeous, attractive, interesting, magnetic, enigmatic, … and so many positive adjectives more.
And who could argue about this man’s beauty and sex appeal?! Nobody, I know. Not me. I really feel like I am dreaming looking at him…. ok, not really, but you get the point. (Model: Aiden Shaw)
This man probably never had to considered a nose job to feel attractive, captivating, gorgeous and confident. He never had to fight to attain an impossible stereotype of what beauty is or should be. His wrinkles only added to his natural rugged beauty, his nose gave him character, made him more interesting. All his irregularities made him even better, manly, unattainable, unique. Absolutely. I agree. (In the picture: Andrew Lucchesi.)
We loved them even more when they started wearing pink! -How daring, masculine, confident, awesome they looked… – It takes a real man to wear pink! That is what we all said…
But….. What happens when it comes to WOMEN? Why is there such a difference between men and women regarding age and beauty? To me is all a matter of habit and perception. A very bad habit due to the crap we have been fed forever. We are so used to have men portrayed as handsome and interesting regardless of their age, grey hair or wrinkles. What I call, natural wear and tear, and that is fine, the way it should be. We are what we are inside, it reflects on the outside. A leather sofa or jacket for instance, they become more beautiful and valuable with time, when they start looking aged and weathered. It gives them character like it happens with men.
Women, on the other hand, we have always been portrayed as beautiful only when we are really, REALLY young and with almost ridiculous standards of beauty, so hard to attain and maintain. We have a very short expiration date! We are expected to look like plastic. The less pores and lines we have, the better… Is this a joke? Really, have we gone insane? I see more and more women going for extreme treatments to make any lines or blemishes disappear. Their faces look like plastic and unreal. Expressionless. All this while, mostly men collect their money for the services they perform on them…
Lauren Hutton at 70 years old. She loves her expression lines and so do I.
Even worse, the sickness of some designers and most of the media turned teenagers and pre-teens, with an androgenic look, -which is perfectly normal and natural for their age and the changes they are going through- into an ideal of beauty. They wanted to turn them into sex symbols and objects of desire. They wanted to perpetuate the look forever, they tried to force us to feel guilty for not looking like a malnourished teenager. Women started taking pills, even their kids pills, like adderall – another crazy subject- to stop being hungry. How sick and disgusting is that?! And our children bought into that. MEN bought into that. WOMEN bought into that. Who is and was so afraid of women, that wanted to perform a media lobotomy on us?! – In the picture: Model Lauren Hutton, Gorgeous, vibrant, interesting, fascinating, intelligent, challenging.
It is not that easy to attract the interest and keep the attention of these accomplished, attractive and independent women, a total challenge. It is very hard to control somebody who knows her value and own strengths. (In the picture: Linda Fargo)
Who could argue her beauty, even more so with grey hair? There is nothing more attractive than self confidence and self worth, knowing who you are and of course your talent. (In the picture: Writer Annika Von Holdt.)
I think he is extremely attractive and 30 years ago I would had felt the same way.
Elle MacPherson, 51 years old. I know she is a supermodel and stuff but this is what 51 is looking like, more and more, now that we women stopped believing the crap we were fed before!
Lauren Ezersky. What a gorgeous woman! When you have the power inside, you can wear and do whatever you want, the way you want it. Grey is not only beautiful but awesome, so gorgeous!
Aiden Shaw, I love his style, those shoes are to die for! Love the grey everywhere, people love grey … only not on women’s heads.
Why? ! Many people start turning grey even early in their 30’s. How can that be perceived as old age when we are suppose to live more than 80 years?!!!! Does it make any sense? It would be like believing High School was the best and most important part of your life!
Gorgeous! Come on people! Could she had looked any better if she had dyed her hair?! I have nothing against colouring your hair, my two sisters colour their hair, my mother colours her hair, most of my friends colour their hair. They look great. What I am against is the perception of grey being ugly in women, the perception of grey meaning you are old, done and approaching your grave. And only for women! What the bloody hell.
Dang he looks amazing! -When I met my husband, one of the things I found myself more attracted to, was his hair, very dark and with some brushes of white and grey above the ears. So elegant and distinguished … That was my perception! …do you think he would have felt the same way about me if I had the same thing going on!? Hahaha! We all know too well the answer to that….
Sarah Harris, authenticity and style.
She is really cool.
Elle MacPherson, the new 50s. She is fantastic. Perfect is an expression I use probably too often. But she is. Healthy, strong and confident. I don’t care if she colors her hair or not. That is not the point. The point is that she can do whatever she wants and still look young and sexy, she has the option. Nothing to do with the models Karl Lagerfeld, a disturbed excuse of a man, uses in his work. There is something so creepy about him. He gives me the chills, he says he hates ugly people and I am like… Hello! Look in the freaking mirror without your stupid glasses! I don’t know how he can be Channel’s and Fendi’s head designer…
This is criminal in my opinion. Wait, this is plain criminal. Not just in my opinion. I don’t think for a second Coco Chanel would had agreed with his insanity and sickness. He must hate women. That’s why he wants them to look like that.
How could he ever compete with this? Natural, fresh beauty of Cindy Crawford.
With this?!!! How can we even compare the madness… Karl Lagerfeld’s girls….
Gianni Versace’s Girls…. look at the smiles
This is beauty, the world has since gone insane.
Mario’s Girls! Beauty and class.
And now, back to Grey!
Sarah Harris started going grey in her early teens and decided to keep her natural colour. It takes personality and guts to dare going against the current, specially in the world of fashion where she spends her life as the fashion director for Vogue Magazine UK. She is a fashion icon now.
Curly, natural, grey hair. So pretty!
Richard Gere, he made us dream as an officer and a gentleman and continue to do so now. That hair of his… don’t you want to run your fingers through it? 😉
Statuesque beauty, her hair makes her look even more gorgeous.
Sarah Harris (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images) Personality and style.
The one and only Meryl Streep ! She can make any hair color work, because it is she who is the star, everything else follows.
George, famous for being handsome. Pretty much. I still love him. Again it comes to self confidence, he carries himself with such ease and charm that most of us melt. He looks even more handsome since he turned grey.
Many women start turning grey at 30, that means they “have” to colour their hair for the next 50 or 60 years.?! … If you want to do so, that is great, but not because we are so used to the images of grey haired women we’ve been fed forever. Those images of old ladies ready to kick the bucket, retired, bored, sad, waiting for nothing and hopeless. That is a lie. It is not the way it is. This can be and often is, the best time of our lives, when we know who we are, we know what we want and we have the time and the means to do it, to start a new path in life. Now I am going through a phase. I can’t wait for my hair to be all grey, white or whatever it is going to be. It doesn’t mean I won’t color it at some point in the future if I feel like it, it means it is what I want NOW. I find it so attractive and interesting, I feel excited about it like if I was a teenager again.
Oh my gosh …. you see, this is my point exactly. They don’t feel old at all. They didn’t stop taking care of themselves and dressing like they were in the prime of their lives because they got grey. I believe they have never felt this confident and attractive in their lives. And THAT is what I want us WOMEN to understand and to have. Regardless of the hair colour we choose to keep or to get. It goes well beyond that.
Sting!!! He’s definitely gotten better with age. If that is possible. It is possible, we see the proof over and over again. I’m surprised he allowed the photographer to photoshop him. Where are his awesome expression lines?
Yasmina Rossi, no comments necessary. Fifty Nine years old.
This is 59 years old, grandmother and model, Yasmina Rossi. Could she be more stunning?
Greys are the natural highlights God gave us to look more radiant!
Sir Sean Connery! I want to scream at him: Stop it already! not fair being so good looking for so long! I’ve been needing to give you a hug since I was a little girl….
Another young and gorgeous woman rocking her silver locks!
Any length, any age, any type.
So attractive and grey. The shoes are the perfect touch of colour.
Carmen Dell’Orefice. Iconic beauty. Too made up to my taste, but who cares?! 😉
Pia Gronning, that is the way I would like to look as I get older.
You are so welcome!
She is stunning and with a great sense of style! I love it.
and so is he! (Aiden Shaw)
Wow! Amazing. Lovely hair, gorgeous eyes, perfect outfit.
Pia Gronning, class act.
Omg! I’m running out of comments already! Love the man, love the fashion, thank you God. That’s it.
Do you see any “old” and “dated” here? Should she go home and knit?…. I think most people are afraid of women in their prime. We are a force to be reckon with.
Danish writer, Annika Von Holdt.
Silver on silver
She looks classy and sexy at the same time.
Her freckles look even cuter with silver hair.
Classy and sexy lady
Yes please, I’ll take one.
The right amount of color.
I’m very happy that in Europe they don’t have people older than 30 doing only viagra or insurance commercials. They are actually the ones who can afford most of the things they advertise and the ones who look best on them.
59 year old lawyer Jenny Hirschowitz. Spectacular!
All these exquisite women exude confidence, intelligence and poise.
I wish I knew who she is…. flawless beauty and style
Jasmina, what a photography of strength and beauty!
What can I say in the face of reality?!
I think I don’t need to argue my point anymore. The pictures talk by themselves.
What a cool guy!
Since I have some Elle Macpherson pictures in this post, I found only fair to include this guy as well!
Jodee Anello, 54
I love her.
Wow! those eyes and that hair!
The beautiful Pia Gronning
Grandma Yasmina Rossi.
Beauty at it’s best.
This is life.
Carmen Dell’Orefice. Unbelievable! 84 years old….
And last, but not least, last pictures and a question about insanity.
You sicko! Who are you catering to? Child predators? Are you trying to make her look like she is a baby and about to be baptised? How old is she? Is this legal? When did this become better …
Than this again?! Never.
This long labour day weekend, I hope you have fun, enjoy life and accept yourself the way you are. I am sure you are more than beautiful for many people around you, now be beautiful for yourself! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Behold your own.
And this would be me, trying to find my own! It’s in the process, it’s going to be a year since I started growing it. The picture is a month and a half old, and so far I am the only one who loves it in the family! Oh well, we’ll see! xx