Reading an article about fashion and the recent place of mature women in corporate campaigns, I realized that, like them, I loved myself more today than 10 years ago. Reflecting on the passage of time has allowed me to see beauty from another point of view, and even to find myself more attractive now than when I was 20 years old.
What happens to women after they turn 40? As Care Santos says in his book Desire for Chocolate , they experience a process of concentrating their qualities. It makes them more intense, smarter, more serene and more attractive than twenty years ago. Not only on a mental level, but also on a physical level.
In fact, over time, we have learned to choose better what strengthens us physically. In addition, we learn to achieve the best complement: self-confidence. Thus, we begin to pay less attention to the wrinkles that appear, and to pay attention to our more positive aspects.
Mature models reflect on the passage of time
Today, different clothing companies such as Desigual, Mango or Zara have a fashion editorial dominated by models between 40 and 53 years old. This bet gives visibility to women who, until recently, seemed forgotten by fashion and by society.
In Zara’s Timeless editorial , the models explain what the passage of time means to them. They also share how they feel in this age group where it is difficult to achieve success in the world of fashion, as it is an industry increasingly focused on young people of 20 years.
However, as I said before, like these models, I love myself more today than ten years ago. Obviously, we would all prefer not to get old. However, if we approach this stage in the right way, our spirit will improve over the years. A paradox then arises: as we age, we also have more and more confidence in ourselves. As 40-year-old Polish model and actress Malgosia Bela, it can make you love yourself more as you age.
On the other hand, Somali Yarmin Warsame, a 41-year-old Arab model, also talks about this phenomenon. She says that her prejudices about age changed when she discovered other cultures, which she expresses with the following words: “By traveling, only by traveling. You transform, you change. That’s why I always suggest people to travel, to experience human beings in different environments and contexts, in different atmospheres and in different situations. ”
These testimonies invite us to reflect on the influence of the passage of time on women of a higher age than that which women generally have in the world of fashion.
With age, we gain confidence, that’s why I love myself more today
The confidence that we acquire over the years is a quality that leads us to love ourselves more. As we age, we begin to value beauty from other points of view. We learn to value a look, gestures and posture that convey safety. And together, these characteristics are able to create beauty.
We women can be attractive at any age. This is why the first step to take is to accept the passage of time and to let go of this intrinsic fear of aging.
With their white hair and wrinkles, the models who participate in this type of initiative are the visible faces of social change. They give visibility to a group of women who have not been, until then, properly represented by the industry. This is why this is precisely the time when we women can feel attractive without having to abuse botox or treatments to rejuvenate, but simply for our authenticity and our ability to be ourselves.
Me, I love myself more today than ten years ago, and you?