The Two Christines September 5, 2011 by Tish Jett More than two decades separate them and two distinct styles define them. Still, one can easily ask the question: “What’s age got to do with it?” Nothing that I can see. Meet the two Christines. Share this:FacebookGooglePinterestEmail « Next Week Or La Semaine Prochaine“To be wealthy, not rich. . .” »Comments Looking Fab in your forties says September 5, 2011 at 13:22 Anon is obviously one of those people who doesn’t suffer from middle aged spread. Some of us do, we can’t help it, its out of our control and a change in bodyshape at a certain age, doesn’t not always mean you are stuffing your face with Cake. LuxeBytes says September 5, 2011 at 14:47 Both very lovely. Is Christine your pharmacist? I really like her style. xoxox Anonymous says September 5, 2011 at 13:16 I agree, it’s not age that determines how you look or what you wear.I think the key is to stay slim, or, not get overweight. Both women look healthy, vibrant and are not overweight. déjà pseu says September 5, 2011 at 14:11 They both are beautifully stylish, vibrant and look “current” without being trendy at all. I think the key is finding a silhouette that works for your body type (I surmise from the pictures that blonde Christine is more petite, and might look swamped in some of the sweaters that brunette Christine wears). They both look authentic, and as if they can get about nicely in what they’re wearing. Agree with Looking Fab, sometimes the middle-age avoirdupois just doesn’t budge, no matter what we do. Best thing is to figure out the styles that work on our bodies. Murphy says September 5, 2011 at 14:38 Both Christines are beautiful and stylish – they look so relaxed and comfortable in their skin. And you are right – the individual pieces could be worn by any age. Lovely! BigLittleWolf says September 5, 2011 at 16:55 Love the little red shoes… LPC says September 6, 2011 at 01:13 Those women look great. And most of all what they don’t look is uncomfortable, embarrassed, or ashamed. Bourbon&Pearls says September 6, 2011 at 06:32 Oh goodness, I was planning to pork up when I turn 50 in two years, but I agree with the others it seems that staying slim is the fountain of youth. Bourbon&Pearls says September 6, 2011 at 06:34 Sorry I agree with Anon – though I see she has ruffled feathers. But after a 45lb weight loss, I see both sides of the argument believe me. Lorrie says September 6, 2011 at 15:21 Both Christines are lovely and your question is apropos. Age has nothing to do with looking chic. Being “bien dans sa peau” is what really matters. These women look engaged with life, healthy and energetic. laurieann says September 9, 2011 at 15:01 Both women are understatedly elegant, comfortable and confident. Having recently returned from my first trip to Paris I really can say that French women do take better care of themselves and dress in a more chic way than most of us do in the U.S. I loved seeing so many a-line, or gentle flounce silhouettes on skirts in France as opposed to the sharp pencil cut so popular in the U.S. In general I find that American women work too hard to try to achieve an advertisers version of ‘sexy’ at the expense of elegance. I also thoroughly enjoyed watching French women, men and families out food shopping. It is an art form and entertainment all it’s own. Driving a half-mile to a giant supermarket for lackluster fare is a very poor substitute. Perhaps this has something to contribute to the middle-age spread so prevalent in the U.S. (of which I am also a victim.) Menu Home Bonjour Categories Cherie Daily Reads Press Contact Let’s Connect BloglovinFacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterest Bienvenue All my career -- on both sides of the Atlantic -- I've been a life and style writer and editor for news- papers, magazines and books. I moved to France for a job and stayed for love. Talk to me Name(required) Email(required) Comment(required) Send to Email Address Your Name Your Email Address Cancel Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Email check failed, please try again Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.