The rubric in the recent French Elle was “Phenomenon”. The headline was “Mamies Boom!” a play on the Baby Boom moniker, which uses the familiar term for grandmother, mamie.
Then, several pages underscored the intent of the article: that women of a certain age and, as my friend Anne-Françoise likes to say, “of an age certain”. . . “are happy, beautiful, dynamic and in love. . .”
Though the words in the reportage were fascinating, and as I said yesterday in Part I of this three-part series, full of celebration and joy, the pictures tell the story best of all.
I’ve scanned them so you can see for yourself.
|From the left: Jane Fonda, 75; Jacqueline Bisset, 68; and the brilliant and magnificent, Toni Morrison, 82.|
If ever we had a doubt that we can be beautiful at every age, then here is the proof to the contrary. And, you will note that although some of these women may have had a little tweak here and there they are in no way denying their age. It’s possible too, that Photoshop did the tweaking. The gorgeous Jacqueline Bisset, 68, said: “I like women who are authentic. . .”
|The ever divine, Charlotte Rampling, 67; the lovely Academy Award nominee, Emmanuelle Riva, 86 and the stunning French actress, Françoise Fabian, 80.|
The editors conclude, with the confirmation of experts, that the cocktail of experience and energy is intoxicating. After all, what’s age got to do with it?