They say that like wine, women get better as they age, and that couldn't be more true for the world’s oldest working model, Daphne Selfe who still looks great at 83 years young!
Daphne recently sat down with the Daily Mail and had a lot to say about her career, aging, and what she thinks about today's models!
Here are some HIGHlights:
On the lack of effort young models put in appearance:
"They don’t look in the mirror, do they? I do think women are too sloppy these days. No matter where I was going, I had a hat, and matching bags and shoes. Like all girls in those days I made the most of my own clothes. Not like models today, who seem to wear skinny jeans between shows. I always wore a roll-on corset. Never leggings! Just dreadful!"
On getting older:
"It’s going to happen, so why worry? My generation got on with it. I do find people are always complaining these days. I try to remain cheerful, not grumpy. I’ve developed glaucoma, but the drops I have to put in my eyes have made my lashes grow! So there is always a plus side"
On getting more work now than in her youth:
"I’m doing more high fashion now than I did as a young woman, I think because at last I’ve lost the puppy fat! You can see the bones in my face. I’ve worked with Mario Testino, he was so kind, and Rankin — I knew his parents, both dead now — and Dolce & Gabbana.
On younger models:
"They are so lovely to me. They tell me they want to look like me when they get older. But they are babies."
On how she manages to stay so youthful:
"I think it’s partly down to good genes. My mother was a livewire, she lived until she was 95. I’ve never really bothered with skin cream or anything like that, although I might use a bit of Boots. I hate anything you can’t take the top off and dig around for what’s left in the bottom."
Incredible! She is absolutely an inspiration to every woman, at every age!
Check out some of her amazing work both past and present in the gallery (below)!!
[Images courtesy of Daily Mail UK.]