Look up


while walking, if i look up, i am less likely to hit a wall. similarly, if i look up (age-wise, to those ahead of me) for my muses, i won't hit a wall of foolishness. the media loves youth - it sells shampoo, perfume and wrinkle cream so well. with so many young wannabes aping maturity with their chanel bags and coifed hair, i personally enjoy the role model the olsen twins provide to the tweens and teens. that's their audience. they're doing a decent job of promoting experimental style, individuality and literally zero sex appeal. that's fine. i don't understand why 30 year olds roll their eyes at them. they aren't meant for them. as a grownup, i like to keep my eyes trained on women.



are the women/men who inspire you older or younger (than you)? does it matter?

8 comments:

Iheartfashion said...

Hmmmm...I can admire a look on the Olsens or Nicole Ritchie, but I wouldn't try to emulate it, so I guess my style icons are mostly my age (mid-30s) or older. I LOVE to see much older women with extreme style; it's so inspiring because it's harder to do well.

editor said...

i really agree on that one. when someone older looks amazing, it really makes a strong impression on me.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! This explains why I've been having some trouble in the "muse" department...

Who is that beauty in the first picture? How old is she?

Candid Cool said...

That first picture is amazing!

I tend to go for older, but age doesn't matter. I especially root for the chic & fabulous mammas, dont know why.

Kate Moss is tops. Yasmin Sewell, Emmanuelle Alt, Angelina Jolie, Olsens, Charlotte & Lou, Queen Rania, Penelope Cruz, Victoria Beckham circa 2003-2005, Keira Knightley, Vanessa Paradis on red carpet, & a pinch of Kimora Lee Simmons. (& i wish Maggie Q & Monica Bellucci)

La Primavera said...

It doesn't matter that much, dignity is what I look for. However, I do look up mostly for a lot older women... well, to be honest I am just a girl, not a woman, so there's a huge age gap. I look up (stylewise) to people like Charlotte Rampling, Catherine Deneuve etc... from the younger crop there are Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sofia Coppola. So I would say my "fashion icons" if I have any (to be honest I don't follow anyone's style, but I do think there are people who wear clothes well) are at least twenty years older than I am... whether that is a good thing or not, I do not know.

GenX Theorist said...

I like all the same people as La Primavera. :) As a generations theorist I'm always interested in fashion as one of the defining characteristics of gen expression. I also like using that as a tool to find 'the classics' - looks and style that transcends generations. But as I only seem to get older, on a personal level I'm always trying to create something to look forward to - so I worship older women's fabulousness.

editor said...

^^okay, minus the part about being a genx theorist ('cause i'm not), what she said up above is what i meant to say in my post. it's all good, but that's exactly right, keeping an eye on something to look forward to.

editor said...

oh, sorry, and the top pic is the beautiful model/muse/actress amira casar.