Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Your Faces Through the Ages

Catherine Robinson
"Cashmere Lover "
Today's decade, the 50s, that strange age when all is going beautifully or life is in total turmoil.

The nest clears out, job-hunting, which some of you confided is not the least bit fun, may be part of your day, and relationships may breakdown or become stronger than ever. Some of you are in the throes of a new romance. The 50s, you tell me, is a decade of the fabulous, the good, the bad and the complicated.

Thank you not only for being such good sports about sending in your pictures, but also for sharing your concerns, joys and fears in the e-mails that accompanied them. Some of you admitted you didn't particularly like the idea of going public with your photographs. Believe me, I feel your pain, but let me assure you, I must have the best looking readers in all the blogosphere.

Now, why doesn't that surprise me?

Susan Athanasakou
Pam Lutrell
"Over 50 Feeling 40" 
Kathy Allison
Jennifer Douheret
I can assure you this is a series that has a serious life span. If others of you hesitated, you have plenty of time to reconsider and send your picture to me at tishjett@yahoo.com.

Kathy Peck Leeds
Ann Marie
Tracey White
Mary Wendell
Finally, we're not the only ones liking this series. Please visit Women's Voices for Change and you'll see what they think about us. Although I've written for this intelligent, stylish site before, thanks to Stacey, creator of the chicly sophisticated blog, Quintessence, and contributing editor to the site, I've been invited to write a monthly column. Very exciting.

A demain for more about you.


Spiral Style said...

I love my 50's. I fell about 36. I'm more fit than ever and I love that my kids are grown and I can devote more time to hubby and us as a couple.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I am so honored to be seen here with so many beautiful women!! They are fabulous! I am having more fun in my 50s than I think I ever have...it is exhilarating!!

BigLittleWolf said...


And thank you for mentioning that the 50s are such an interesting time - filled with many glorious possibilities, but also, real challenges in terms of looking for work, facing empty nest, changing relationships...

And you do have a great group of readers!

Looking forward to reading you at Voices for Change.


déjà pseu said...

Despite all of the challenges, I think my 50's have been my best decade ever (so far). So wonderful to see all of these lovely 50-something faces!!

helen tilston said...

Every year is a true blessing and one in which we learn, modify, delete, edit and add.

All these women are beautiful and also look to be very interesting and I have no doubt they all have brilliant stories to tell. I would love to read a little of each one, just something short, perhaps 140 words

Thank you Tish.

Helen xx

Cindy at enclos*ure said...

Thanks so much for all the faces here and on Monday's post. Since I entered "a certain age," I've sometimes had a hard time figuring out what I actually look like or should/could look like, since women over 45 seem to make only token appearances in fashion magazines and other media. And I don't know why that kind of visual "feedback" is important to my physical sense of self, but it seems to be. Your blog is a real enjoyment.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Just wondering if you are going to go back to showing "Women on the street." I started reading your blog because I loved the idea of seeing what "real" French women were wearing. Post after post of celebrity pictures...not so much.

hopflower said...

How wonderful, and beauties every one. I particularly enjoyed the French fashion charm of the last lady Mary Wendell; with that scarf so ingeniously and elegantly tied and the French style haircut. The look is inspiring.

Cheers for each of them.

Susan Tiner said...

Lovely faces all. What a nice way to start the morning!

kathy peck said...

Thanks for the wonderful job you're doing. I can only speak for myself, but this whole series has given me a new sense of confidence and adventure at the age of 59. All of the women are beautiful, in this post and others. They've lived, and what a layer of beauty that experience adds to their faces, and now, I feel it about mine. No more looking in a magnifying mirror and criticizing my lines. So thank you. I'll check out that other site later and congratulations again.

LPC said...

Everyone looks just gorgeous. I mean beautiful. As beautiful as models in fashion magazines. What a revelation. Thank you Tish, thank you everyone who sent in a photo.

Catherine Robinson said...

Lovely post, Tish...I'm proud to be with so many fabulous fifty something women...life just gets better and when you've reached 50 you wonder what all the fuss was about :)

susan athanasakou said...

What a bunch of beauties,we are certainly up there with the famous!!and without all their private hairdressers and make up artists!!!
really enjoyed this today ,thanks!
rock on Tish!!!!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Wonderful to see real, and beautiful, 50+ faces! Thank you for this, it is very inspirational.

vicki archer said...

Lovely gorgeous faces and beautiful women....xv

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Tish, another wonderful post! These women are all beautiful and look vital,and at the peak of life! Again, thank you for covering this inspiring topic!

BigLittleWolf said...

Like "Anonymous," I love your Women on the street photos.

However, unlike Anonymous, I find this recent series of faces to be inspiring - and also important.

If we are to feel less pressured to nip and tuck, to feel better about ourselves as we age (and not insist on buying into the "Anti-Aging" propaganda / industry, if we are to view the breadth of women of every age group and our diversity of beauty - then we need more exposure of women in the media.

Without the photoshopping, without the overdone procedures, and with the sort of normalcy and grace that used to be part of growing older.

Now I'm all for picking and choosing what makes us feel good about ourselves as women. But the non-stop comparisons to unrealistic images (sizes, lifestyles) does no one any good.

So hear, hear to this series and that of the celebrity women. I know you'll find us more elegant françaises in the street soon enough, and in the meantime, Bravo for a glorious series.

(If I may, would you mind terribly if I offered this? http://dailyplateofcrazy.com/2011/09/12/anti-anti-aging-pro-great-glow/)

TK Kerouac said...

50's can still be the sexy years, different from our parents generation. Of course, age isn't just what you see, it how you feel and whats going on between your ears.

I love these posts!

Great Blog!

TK Kerouac said...

P.S. you go first for the mini neck lift and I'll follow suit.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I came here via Sande and Stacey is a bloggy friend and favorite! Beautiful women, each and every one.

quintessence said...

Thank you for the mention Tish. All of us associated with Women's Voices are thrilled you will be adding your intelligent and entertaining thoughts over there as well!! I may just have to send you a picture!!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Whenever I come to visit, I feel motivated, uplifted and glad to be sharing this 50s+ journey with so many beautiful women!

Carol said...

You are all so beautiful It is inspiring to see not only how stylish and attractive everyone is but again, how much joy and life is in each and every face !

Karena said...

All great women Tish. You can also see happiness on their faces and a joy for life! Truly inspiring!


Art by Karena

ida said...

Agree beautiful,positive,vital looking women and like the natural unmade up look. Ida

Coastalharp said...

Wonderful, wonderful series! So inspirational and motivational ....makes me want to get off my butt and start living! Thank you Tish!

sacramento said...

I am so glad to see dear Pam, here.
You have a lovely blog.

Ann said...

Lovely. I'm still in my twenties but I've been blessed to be surrounded by women who choose to age naturally and beautifully. Much to look forward to yet!

The Style Crone said...

Beautiful women! Thank you for this post. I'm 68, so well past my 50's. Life is interesting as I flirt with 70.

Splenderosa said...

Isn't Catherine simply gorgeous !!
My grandmother taught me never to think of age, only of personality, charm and wit. I love this series, Vicki. And, IF I knew what age I am I would send you a pic.

Cheryl M. said...

I am loving this series...the faces are all so beautiful! I turned 50 a few months ago. Thankfully, I still feel 32!

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