On my flight to Miami (more about that another time!) I watched this amazing documentary about 6 incredibly inspiring women who’s average age was 80. The documentary was entitled Fabulous Fashionistas.
It may come as a surprise to you but I battle with myself about this blog of ours. I’m not shallow and I don’t judge a person by how they dress and nor do I believe that designer clothes makes you stylish.
While most of people dress for an occasion I make each day an occasion. I use my wardrobe as a armoury for everyday life to give me what I need in attitude to do whatever it is that I need to do that day.
And I think it’s my attitude to dressing that made me love this documentary so much. These women didn’t just dress for the sake of fashion, they each used their clothes to empower themselves. They had no intention of becoming invisible little old ladies in beige trench coats. I found this truly inspiring as I dread getting old and being invisible.
Other things that stood out for me was that none of the women had had Botox. Four of the five exercised every day. Of the two that didn’t; one was over 90 and the other had problems with her feet. So pretty damn excusable! They all still worked, one almost to death.
All but one of the women had sadly outlived the love of their live, but as you saw their lives unfold you understood how their strong sense of style has enabled them to develop their singleton individuality.
I cannot recommend this documentary enough. It reminded me why I love clothes and fashion, and how us women always have and always will use clothes to dress up and be the person that we want to be
Here’s a clip:
Watch the full documentary if you can.
You can get the DVD from Well Park Productions