Posts tagged "aging"

Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number: Women At Every Age

Wellllll okay. We don’t have women at every age, but we do have women from 20 to 41 — in an attempt to show the variety of ways that women age. I’ve always been terrible at guessing how old people really are, and I’m betting I’m not the only one. Twenty-five can look totally different…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2012

Why I Got Botox In My 20’s

You know that muscle in the middle of your forehead, right between your brows? The scowling muscle? Maybe you don’t. Maybe some people are blissfully unaware of their weird, clenchy forehead muscle.

Mine has always been overactive.

As a teenager, I always had this deep cleft of worry and contempt etched…

By: Anonymous / January 17, 2012

“About Face” Asks Supermodels To Consider Aging

Perhaps it’s models who feel the tyranny of aging more than anyone. At least that’s the hypothesis put forth by Timothy Greenfield-Sunders, maker of the new documentary “About Face,” which explores the ways that women who’ve made a living off of being beautiful feel about aging. Greenfield-Sunders interviews current and former models, including Jerry Hall,…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 15, 2011

W Magazine Ages Amber Valetta 120 Years

Models are typically considered ready to be shipped off to the model glue factory before they even hit 25, but in an editorial for the September issue of W magazine, 37-year-old model Amber Valetta was aged a remarkable 120 years. Shot by photographer Steven Klein, Valetta channeled the timelessness of an age-defying Madonna (it can’t…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2011

11 Reasons I’ll Never Get Botox Again

I thought Botox would change my life. I admired the shiny, perfect foreheads of my elders on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (or New York, New Jersey, D.C. and Miami, for that matter) and wished that I too could include myself in the natural-but-not club. I’m 28 and definitely the only one in my…

By: Kamilah Black / June 22, 2011

A Supermodel Then … And Now

We should all be so lucky to age as gracefully as Carmen Dell’Orefice. Dell’Orefice started her modeling career when she covered Vogue in 1947. At 80, she’s still walking the runways. Most recently, she’s walked for John Galliano, Hermes and Alberta Ferretti. Dear Universe, this is how I want my life to play out. [HP]…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 5, 2011

Janice Dickinson Had A Fake Teeth Fiasco At A Hamptons Restaurant

“It was the most incredulous moment that you’d never want to happen … I couldn’t find [my teeth]! Did they fall into the soup? These things are so expensive they could feed a small village. I was like Lucille Ball on crack, diving under the table like a porpoise … Age sucks. And thank God…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 19, 2011

Girl Talk: I’m Stressed Out About Wrinkles

I’m 25, going on 26, and I am very proud to call myself a feminist. I think the standard of beauty in this country is bulls**t. I like to question authority and talk about the meaning of life and also I’m really stressed out about fine lines that are starting to show up around my…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 7, 2011

Susan Sarandon Hates Hearing Young Women Body Snark Themselves

“I wouldn’t want to be 20 now. I know so much more, and I’m much more comfortable in my skin, saggy as it is. … When I hear young girls complaining about superficial things … You’re at the peak of your physical beauty right now! Just enjoy it and stop worrying about your thighs being…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 21, 2010

Cher Sometimes Calls Her Son Chaz Bono “Her”

“If I woke up tomorrow in a guy’s body, I would just kick and scream and cry and f**king rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am — a girl. I would not take it as well as Chaz has. I couldn’t imagine it. … She’s a very smart…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2010

Paulina Porizkova Says Aging Is The Revenge Of The Ugly

“Nothing ages as poorly as a beautiful woman’s ego… Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it’s also the only gift that does NOT keep on giving. It usually blossoms at an age where you’re least equipped to handle…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 22, 2010

Anne Hathaway Knows That Good Fashion Comes To Those Who Wait

Do you resist dressing a certain way because of being younger? In Vogue’s profile of Anne Hathaway, the actress admits: “I’ve never seen a Kelly bag or a Birkin bag in person … and at my age, it’s about time.” Anne is of course talking about two of the most famous handbag styles from Hermès.

By: Leonora Epstein / October 21, 2010

Do A Lot, Don’t Talk: How French Women Stay Hot When They’re Old

When I arrived in Paris at 19 years old to study at the Sorbonne for a year, I also arrived with an enormous zit on my forehead. It was the hugest pimple I’d ever gotten in my life—the cystic kind that hurts deep down and forms an obvious red mountain at the surface. It wa…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 15, 2010

Wrinkle, Schminkle: The Upside To Aging

Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait to get older? Whether it was a driver’s license, an ID that let you drink legally, or your own grown-up apartment, being older just seemed so much more glamorous. So mature.

Then at some point all the good parts about aging start to fall…

By: Judy McGuire / April 9, 2010

Quotable: SJP Thinks She’s Too Old To Play Carrie

“I’ve told my agent I’m just too old to play the part again.”Sarah Jessica Parker stated for the record back in 2006. Today, sources are reporting plans to film a third “Sex and the City” film back-to-back with the second (currently in the works) due to concerns over the characters’ aging. Geriatrics or not, really?

By: Erin Flaherty / January 27, 2010

Plastic Surgery Makes The Olds Look Young

The always ingenious Copyranter points us to a couple of super-creepy ads from Canadian plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne R. Perron. In the future, you may need a walker, but, don’t worry, your face will be forever freakishly young. After the jump, check out what weirdness is in store for the dudes.

By: Susannah Breslin / January 5, 2010

10 Things You Can Do Instead Of Worrying About Aging

A recent study in the U.K. has shown that women constantly — on average, 252 times a week — worry about their appearance and aging. One hundred women, ages 35 to 69, were asked to carry a clicker over a seven-day period. Each time they had a negative thought or felt anxiety about their appearance…

By: Annika Harris / November 23, 2009

Scientists’ Study Of Twins Confirms What We Already Knew About Looking Younger Longer

Science reveals common sense to be fact! A study conducted by Dr. Bahman Guyuron and published in The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal researched the appearance of aging twins to determine why one half of the pair would be protected by time while the other would become wrinkled. While the side-by-side slide shows can be…

By: Erica Maxwell / November 1, 2009

Ageism Campaign Wants You To Embrace Wrinkles

Being wrinkly makes you interesting? And here we’ve been obsessing about wrinkle creams and anti-aging beauty products, thinking that getting old is a big downer. This ad campaign, called “See The Person, Not The Age,” recently launched in Scotland and aims to fight ageism through wrinkled-up billboards that display slogans like these: “This is proof…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 26, 2009

Sperm: The Newest Anti-Aging Serum?!

I have this theory that there is a covert organization out there, run by men, that is devoted to finding scientific “evidence” that women should give blow jobs and, preferably, swallow. Their latest discovery? Human sperm may slow the aging process! That’s right, Botox addicts: According to the Telegraph, “spermidine, a compound that is found…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2009