With a red hat, which doesn't go and doesn't suit me. Jenny Joseph's poem "Warning" has been a subversive call to arms for the propriety-buckers of the world for decades. It was even voted Britain's best loved poem which feels like a bit of an insult to the likes of Alfred Lord Tennyson, but if the Brits can live with that, so can we.
I just saw a recent picture of comedienne Joan Rivers that made me want to throw up. Her face is now stretched tighter than a piano string; her mouth and snout bear more than a passing resemblance to that grotesque "cat-woman," Jocelyn Wildenstein. Ironically, she's become the industry's worst poster child.
Once I reached the "over 50" mark, I knew it was time to embrace the idea of aging gracefully. I like to share beauty and health tips. More women are discovering that allowing their hair to grow into natural gray is liberating.
Although usually considered to be a youngster look, the undercut side part can perfectly suit a man over 50 as well. The beard is just an extra touch that will offer you more of a Bohemian look. You can either proudly show off those silver locks, or you can go the Bruce Willis way and shave off your head.
Just because your mother had helmet hair in her later years doesn't mean you have to. These days, the beauty rules are different. You can wear your hair to your shoulders if you want and you can dye it any color you choose.
This summer's hairstyle trends have been all about pastel colors and experimentation, and one major source of HairGoals for those inclined to dye their locks has seemingly been granny hair. Women of all ages are embracing the silver-gray hue that hair tends to turn as we age, and often doing it well before the hair is actually at that point. If you're currently graying, though, then you've arguably never been more on-trend than now.
So we asked experts Janet Muggivan Founder of Beauty Dossier and make-up artist Liz Kelsh to reveal their top lipstick tips, especially for older ladies. As you age, your lips can lose fullness and form a thinner appearance. To keep them in good condition, Janet recommends using a hydrating lip balm liberally.
If your hair has you feeling more like Rumpelstiltskin than Rapunzel these days, it may not be your imagination. Turning gray is just one of the many changes your hair goes through as you age. Changes in your hair's thickness, texture and where it grows—too little in some places, too much in others—occur over time.
MY mother hates it. My sister worries about it. A concerned friend suggests that it undermines my professional credibility.