April 3, 2012

Great-grandma chic

Back when I actually had time to read blogs, I came across this one celebrating the life and style of men and women who lived in era of true dapper style (the 30's -50's). I love that these women still take care of themselves and how they look and have aged with class and grace.

Ruth is one of the featured women. At 100 years old, she offers her tips for living with style:
  • I never go to bed with my makeup on. that is number one.At night you must let your skin breathe. 
  • I use a lipstick brush to paint on my lipstick--It stays on longer that way. I can also use a lipstick longer than anyone else because I can dig into it.
  • Every night before I got to bed I use Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour beauty cream on my lips. You must keep your lips moisturized.
  • I make myself go out everyday, even if its only to walk around the block. The key to staying young is to keep moving. You are never too old to exercise.
  • Invest in quality pieces, they never go out of style.
  • Don't look at the calendar, just keep celebrating everyday. 
  • I dress up everyday and I don't wear blue jeans. I dress up even to mail a letter, you never know who you will meet along the way. 
  • I have been active my whole life. An old Elizabeth Arden Ad said, 'If you want to look like this when you are 40 start when you are 20'. 
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