Do you wish you were ageless? I don’t think I do – cause I might still be in diapers.
If you could become ageless – what age would you be? Would you want to choose the age?
I always think it’s fun to discuss questions like this with friends, especially with a glass of wine in hand.
But recently I came across a CBC post that caught my attention. It’s about a lingerie model’s photoshoot that’s changing ideas about aging and beauty.
Her name is Mercy Brewer. She is a 56 year old former supermodel from Scotland. Photographs of her, for the New Zealand intimates label Lonely Lingerie‘s Fall 2017 campaign are making big news.
Lonely Longerie’s founder Helene Morris says that they want to “challenge what we see in our media with a more authentic reflection of beauty and hope to grow people’s visual vocabulary.”
The photographs are stunning and revolutionary for this industry. Click on the photo below or here:
“The beauty and fashion industries are so obsessed with youth, but the reality is we are all aging, and there are so many wonderful things about growing older,” Morris said. “So often the primary message around age is intervention, which is a frustrating response to such a natural, inevitable process.”
Lonely’s founder Helene Morris adds that they want to “challenge what we see in our media with a more authentic reflection of beauty and hope to grow people’s visual vocabulary.”
Mercy Brewer, the model commented “”I believe we are in a moment in time where older women’s beauty has been a startling revelation. If we don’t recognize it, we, every one of us, deny ourselves a future to look forward to.”
“Perceptions of beauty have and always will change, therefore I think we can conclude its standard is not set in stone, and new beauty is always waiting to be discovered,” she said.
I’m thrilled that women are becoming more confident and ‘real’ about the aging process. I admire all the celebrities who embrace aging with the beauty of truth. I also met a beautiful, dynamic and aging woman in the supermarket last week. I don’t even know her name – but she is a stunner!
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