On my usual journey into work yesterday, I picked up a copy of the metro, only to be faced with a different angle to the usual beauty story, and a rather refreshing angle at that. In the age of the constant search for the secret of youthfulness, as well as the ever growing demands on society to live up to a ‘beauty ideal’, Madrid Fashion Week saw one designer break away from the norm. Spanish designer Duyos was unapologetic about using older women instead of the usual teenage waifs.
Of course in the bigger picture of world news – it’s all quite superficial, but nonetheless it’s worth noting that there is a potential positive impact that this designer’s decision could have on societal ‘norms of beauty’ inflicted on ordinary teenage boys and girls. Let’s hope this change in ‘the norm’, becomes the next big beauty trend!
There is a beauty in all that God creates – and in my opinion, a special kind of beauty resides in the faces of those who have truly lived, the elderly who live amongst us.
Peace. One love.