Margot Spalding first came across our radar here at Broad because of her bold style, and #funwithfashion ethos for women over 50. But as the title of her Australian Story segment rightly suggests, Margot is a force of nature. Despite being dealt the cruellest of blows at 15 when she lost both her parents, and then again at 17 when she lost her sister, Margot has in the words of her daughter Georgia ‘thrown herself at life’ — dedicating herself to supporting others and standing up for those without a voice.
Some young girls are really into pink. Others insist on dressing up – princess for a day is a popular theme. And others prefer to step out in a dropped waist dress, carrying mother’s handbag and sporting a mini-bouffant. And that’s just to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Even at age three, a sense of timeless styling had Elizabeth Kingston in its grip.
There are conflicting opinions on whether women of a certain age should wear bright lip shades, but you would be hard-pressed to find a woman more qualified to challenge this ideal than stylist turned beauty entrepreneur Linda Rodin. One glance at the 69-year-old style icon shatters all preconceptions of what mature women can or cannot wear. It’s obvious Linda is a fan of the bold lip. And she always pulls it off.
Dorrie Jacobson shot to internet stardom with the creation of her blog Senior Style Bible. The 83-year-old retired Playboy Bunny, model and make-up artist fed up with the portrayal of mature women in the media and fashion magazines, and wanting to create a platform that celebrated older women and offered a more modern approach to fashion and ageing stylishly.
Bali has long drawn visitors and expats in with its endearing chaos and exotic, tropical vibe. But for Ginette Pearson, it was the vivid local textiles that prompted her return visits, ahead of a more permanent one, armed with only a single suitcase and a sewing machine.
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