Sunday, 10 February 2013

Age: a state of mind

Kim Gordon: Tumblr

Let's hear it for Sonic Youth bass player/artist/producer Kim Gordon, who according to Opening Ceremony's Facebook page was 'killing it' at Chloe Sevigny's New York Fashion Week presentation, yesterday.

Kim Killing It.

Perhaps that sign should say 'The agony of hot pants'. Here's another closer-up photo of Gordon (60 this April) in action. She rocks.



One of the main aims of That's Not My Age is to feature inspirational people over the age of 40 and beyond. To look forward not back. Young hipsters get enough attention, anyway. So. It's been a good week for older women. Did you see Ari Seth Cohen's Advanced Style ladies in the latest ad campaign for Karen Walker sunglasses? Fantastic. My favourite images are of 64-year-old stylist and Pinterest pin-up, Linda Rodin.




And the other day, the New York Times featured Vicki Topaz's beautiful photographs of grey-haired women, currently on display at the Buck Institute, Marin County. And on her blog Silver: a State of Mind. Read all about the project here.

Meet 63-year-old artist and writer Grace Lehman, ' I never dyed my gray hair. I never associated it with age. I always associated it with the art of being.'






Old is the new young, people.


22 comments:

Veshoevius said...

Old is the new young! I like it!
This is a very inspirational set of images and I must check out the Silver project.

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Linda Rodin is the best walking advertisement for her skin oils!

anna said...

In the Telegraph this the founder of Net a Porter said that 47 is the new teenager!
Suits me
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Patti said...

Thanks - I needed this today, feeling a little frumpy at breakfast! Linda Rodin is simple beautiful. I am in need of bright lipstick : >

L.P. said...

You've chosen wonderful examples-- Kim Gordon is fabulous. I love it all.

Val Sparkle said...

I'm in need of new funky glasses! I already got the gray hair (and I love it) so I'm right "on trend" for that.

Lady of Style said...

Thank you so much for this amazing selection of women! Hope there will be more.

Annette
Lady of Style

Lucys Lounge said...

thanks you for introducing me to linda rodin.lucyx

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Gorgeous ladies. My 60th birthday is about a month away and I'm looking forward to it. As I recall, I had much more resistance to turning 50. Now I'm older and wiser, thank God. Sites like yours and Advanced Style have made a big difference for many of us, I think. Thank you!

The Style Crone said...

Inspiring images all! I'll go for "old is the new young." So much more fun than invisibility and angst.

Chicatanyage said...

Love the ads for the sunglasses. Makes me want to go out and buy a pair

MyStyle said...

Hi there!! Loving these pictures especially of Linda Rodin, she looks totally amazing xx

mette said...

The first lady looks her age.
Sorry, but I don´t like the sunglasses at all on the gray lady.
In general, feeling a bit bothered about this march of the older women.
Why can´t we all live the way we wish to?

Grace Black said...

They all look great because each knows what works for them. You can’t buy ‘self knowledge’, it’s priceless.

Sarah said...

Happy to hear this and see your images too. Loved the Karen Walker campaign - it really appealed and made me sit up and take notice... Come on other retailers - this one is a 'no brainer' as they say....

Angele Style said...

I do not like dark glasses on anyone in a photo. Eyes are the "window of the soul" and when I look at someone I like to see the inner beauty as well not just what sits on top.

vicki archer said...

These women... are so stylish, chic and 'rocking' it ...
I love your line... 'old is the new young'... Yes... I think you are right...:) xv

Sacramento Amate said...

I think Ari has put us all in the big picture, and also have made people realised that growing older is part of life. Your style grows with you.
Brilliant post, my dear friend.
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Preston Davis said...

Oh Kim Gordon, I only hope that I am as cool as she is at her age...

Kate Brown said...

Old is the new young is music to my ears! Feel so much better after reading this, thanks Katie B @ Minerva Collection – UK Handbags & Jewellery

Monique Low said...

These women look totally amazing - I have decided not to dye my hair and almost wish it would just go grey like that - it looks so great.