|These are the collection of shots from the article on Lauren Hutton in French Elle underscoring the theme of the issue: “Ces Femmes qui Donnent Envie de Vieillier” (Women Who Make Us Want to Get Older).|
Now, before you start thinking or taping your keyboard cautioning me not to be naive. Don’t worry. I’m not. I realize we’re a major, often disposable income blessed demographic and there are truckloads of products out there waiting for us to slap down our credit cards in the hopes that some of the claims on the labels might just be half true. I know all of this and frankly I don’t care.
Maybe the fashion press is catching on to what we have always known. We plan to look good, take good care of ourselves and get on with a good life no matter how we may define it.
Here is my thinking on the subject: Pictures send subliminal messages into our brains. The more we see and absorb the idea that beauty has infinite possibilities from age to quirky traits that are just a little “off” from what we’ve been told is “classical beauty”. . . well, then I think we’re on the right path.
It seems to me the French have always celebrated the differences that make us unique, special.
The Elle with Lauren Hutton on the cover was the last issue in March and it was the magazine’s second one on aging this year. The first featured Ines de la Fressange.