I am a big believer that no matter what stage of life you are in, you can wear whatever you want, just as long as it looks good on you. There are no rules that say you have to wear specific styles to suit your generation. Never before has it been cooler to age staying true to yourself, to your personality, your style. If you look at the iconic women in our society, they have not done a 180 on their style habits as they move into their 40s, 50s, or over. If anything, we should embrace and show off our style with pride. Afterall we have evolved it over many years.
However, as I have moved from one stage of age to another, I have adapted my fashion buying process but not my style. In my 20s and 30s, I loved shopping all the high- street shops, picking up the trend pieces. My aesthetics very much influenced by Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Helmut Lang, Christopher Kane, Alexandar McQueen, Versace, Dolce&Gabbana, and the iconic Vivienne Westwood. As I hit my 40s and now 50s, I started to invest in edgy designer pieces while incorporating color and trend from the high street. I still continue to rock my style while adopting more sophistication.
I continue to stalk and engage and be inspired by contemporary cutting edge designers like Alexandar Wang, Balenciaga, Bottega Venetta, Giambattista Valli, and Off-White. Their constant innovation and relevant design concepts play into my own creativity. My background in fashion (I owned ‘Whistles’ in Dublin, Ireland, where we sourced innovative, emerging designers.) was the catalyst from which my love of art first and then writing flourished. We cannot underestimate the creative power of fashion. In particular, our relationship with style, how we wear it, what it projects about us, and how it subtly stimulates us. We all have what it takes to rock our style, find our inner-goddess, and play a role through our fashion style.
Do you have a favorite clothing item that makes you feel like a million dollars? Which Icon woman can you see yourself emulating?
Which movie star do you think makes fashion for older women look effortless?