Let’s challenge the concept that beauty and self expression are reserved for the young. Let’s tell the story of brave, bright colors and over the top elegance. Silver hair, well-earned wrinkles and fabulous fashion. Women who embody that particular brand of gorgeous that only comes with the years passing.
Photos by Graham Yelton
“I have always loved fashion. God gave me a creative soul like my mother and dad. I love to sew quilts, knit and paint. Around my mid-forties when I started working at several clothing boutiques, I discovered I loved picking out clothes for other people and putting the whole look together. I later worked putting fun fabrics together for purses and quilt kits and in a knitting shop. I loved making clients feel beautiful and experiment with colors and fashion. Being around creative people, we feed off each other. I have a wonderful loving and artistic family. I married another redhead and we have three red-headed girls and seven adorable grandchildren, aged 19 through 4 weeks. All of us share the love of fashion, decorating and expressing our artistic talents in various ways.
“The fashion shoot was so much fun. I was lucky to share the exciting experience with one of my best friends. We loved doing it. We felt young, inspired and fearless. I have always felt younger than my years, and it is an honor to have our age and individuality celebrated. I have always loved Iris Apfel and her friends. They dress with such elegance and an eccentric edge. Like them, I love mixing patterns and colors and being different from anyone else in the crowd. I shop regularly at B. Prince because they carry unique styles and always let me know when unusual pieces come in. Mixing bold colors and prints can feel like a fashion risk at first until you feel the joy it brings to yourself and others. You are only this age once; have fun living it!