Suzanne has been one of my long-time readers and I always appreciate the thoughtful comments she leaves on my blog. And sometimes she sends me something special like this quote from Miuccia Prada:

Women always try to tame themselves as they get older but the ones who look the best are often a bit wilder. Thinking about age all the time is the biggest prison women can make for themselves.”

Miuccia Prada

Suzanne writes: “I feel that this is what you teach us with the bright colors and different shapes of your clothes”.

Older but having fun quote

I could not be happier to read that. That is exactly the message I like the give with this blog.

  • Have fun as you age.
  • Have fun with fashion.
  • Wear more colour.
  • Explore new choices.
  • Celebrate your unique style.

Inspiration from the beautiful women of Advanced Style

I fully intend to get wilder, crazier, more colorful and more daring with my clothes as I get older.

Old and beautiful

  • I want to embrace hats and gloves like the Style Crone.
  • I want to wear crazy glasses in all kinds of colours like Iris Apfel and Rita Ellis

colorful older women

  • I want to dye my hair in a crazy colour and have as much fun as Ilona Royce-Smithkin
  • I want to wear make-up like Beatrice Ost.
  • I want to wear colours like Lynn Dell. “try something new” is what she tells everybody in the video below. Another quote I love from her: “accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative”.

All above images and video by Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style

Reality check

It’s true that I’m not doing all these things yet, and maybe I never will.

But I sat in a room full of older people yesterday. Most of them looking somber and wearing shapeless clothes.

They must have thought I was a bit crazy, wearing my bright green pants and red top with yellow shoes. I stood out for sure.

But I’m sure I also put a few smiles on people’s faces as they saw me brightening up the room. Bright colors or clothes that are just a little bit different always get comments and smiles and they do put you and others in a better mood.

I’m taking baby steps now, and perhaps I will be as colorful and charismatic as any of the ladies above when I’m 90!

 Let’s spread a few manifestos into the world!

When you are old quote

I took inspiration from all the quotes of the women mentioned before and created a few manifestos for us older women.

Share them with everyone to spread the word about the positives of aging! Tweet them, share them Facebook, pin them! Thanks!

Also can you think of a few more good ones? I’d like to create some more! And tell me, do you intend to get wilder as you age?


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