Hello intelligent ‘zillas, welcome to another week of insightful chit-chat! If you’re new to TheFabZilla, weekly chit-chat is where you and I temporarily depart from makeup reviews and whatnot. In here, we speak our minds, no holds-barred, utterly devoid of pretense. It’s like talking to your girlfriend over a cup of cappuccino or bowl of pho.
So let’s talk about outfit and makeup amongst people past their prime. First, waddafuq is past their prime? Generally speaking, when you are in your 20s to 30s, people say that you are at your prime. It’s when you graduate from college, land a decent job, purchase a car or home, or start a family. In short, it’s when great things happen. But isn’t that bull-of-a-shit stereotyping? You can be in your late 60s and still at your prime or it could be the opposite- you can be in your 20s but haven’t reached prime. Look! I am few months shy from the big 4-0, you mean I’m going downhill?
You know I love me some bold bright lippies, does it mean I can no longer wear fuchsia, burgundy, fiery red and all that jazz?
Laid-back glam. When I’m out and about, chances are, you will see me wearing shorts, maxis, wedges, or anything a twenty or thirty-something-year-old woman would normally wear. Does it mean I should start dressing conservatively to fit in the “older” crowd? Tell me, am I too old to be even instagramming my #OOTD?
Hollywood glitz. Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry. These women redefined 40s. Truth: I watch American Idol primarily to see J Lo’s outfit and makeup. I admire Halle Berry’s uber fit bod. I drool over Jennifer Aniston’s chic style. Our first Lady Michelle O just turned 50, gosh! those biceps are prime! But see they are celebrities, of course they can afford to look fab past their prime.
I beg to disagree. I know some women in their 70s who still enjoy makeup and dressing up. One time I complimented a woman in her 80s with great-looking nail art and another one in her late 60s with very cute hot pink highlights. It’s not clinging to bygone youth or desperately seeking attention. Honestly, age is just a number fellas. Feel young, look young. Feel fab, look fab. It’s all in the attitude. Grow old but don’t wilt.
Embracing wrinkles and weak knees. Much as I march to my own drumbeat, I know in time my makeup and outfit preference will change, but not because society dictates it. Let’s be real, moi can’t be wearing 4-inch wedges with a cane in tow or rocking metallic eyeshadow to my colonoscopy procedure or sashaying in shorts with full view of my varicosities. But even then, who cares?!
You heard (read) me loud and clear. It’s your turn. Are there rules in makeup or outfit for women in every stage and age?