Courtesy of GettyAlexandra Owens, Allure magazine
The publishing world has been speculating about what the redesigned T magazine would look like-and its first cover, featuring 79-year-old Lee Radziwill, was well worth the wait. Everyone is buzzing about Radziwill's years, but the best part of the Kennedy-connected socialite's image isn't just her age-it's that she actually looks it. Posing assertively in an elegant black dress, she appears confident, beautiful, and every bit the way I would sell my soul to look when I approach 80. There's nothing shy or apologetic about this picture.
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It reminded me that last year, Allure asked three gorgeous women at different ages how they feel about growing older. Here's a bit more inspiration-and words of wisdom on aging right.
Carolyn Murphy, 38, told us, "I do mindful meditation with my daughter. It takes ten minutes. I think reducing stress plays a big part in anti-aging."
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Cindy Crawford, 48, said, "I don't feel young anymore. There are great things that come with being older: You feel more comfortable in your own skin.... I'm more accepting."
Christie Brinkley, 59, talked about turning 50. "I was like, Cut me some slack. From here on out, if I feel like eating it, I'm eating it. Of course, now that I'm 50-hmhm [intentionally muffled number], I realize that I just feel better if I eat right. I do it for me, and not to fit into a sample size."
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