There’s a new model agency in town: Mrs Robinson Management. And as the name aptly suggests it represents models of a certain vintage, including lovely Jean Woods from Fabulous Fashionistas.

 

Alongside other gorgeous grey-haired beauties, including Tanya Drouginska and Pia Gronning.

 

I’ve written an article about older models for the latest issue of Saga magazine – I keep meaning to tell you that I now write a monthly style column for Saga, but it’s subscription only and the fashion content is not online at the moment. I’m hoping it will be soon, when the company drags itself into the 21st century. Anyhow. My latest article came about when I met Rebi Merilion, one of the founders of Mrs Robinson, for coffee. We realised that we’d worked together in the olden days when I was a fashion editor and Rebi a model. The 47-year-old is still modelling today and looks better than ever, if you ask me.

Rebi Merrilion

Rebi set up Mrs Robinson with business partner and model booker Fleur Brady, when I asked her how she felt about Botox and the industry pressure to stay looking young she told me, ‘I feel quite strongly about Botox, I would never go there. It can’t stop the ageing process – we’ll all be old eventually – and I’d rather not be panicking about my wrinkles every three months!’

Here’s to you Mrs Robinson.

28 thoughts on “Older models: Mrs Robinson Management

  1. Lovely women, how vital and gorgeous they look! I hope there's a good demand for these "certain age" models. I sure enjoy seeing women of all ages. (Now, if we can just get a little more size and ethnic diversity…)

  2. What a wonderful idea.
    I watched a certain TV show here this week with a certain ex newscaster ( don't want to name her) and was shocked by her immobile forehead – there may be no lines but it is such an unattractive waxy look and why would anyone want to be devoid of expression.

  3. What a wonderful idea.
    I watched a certain TV show here this week with a certain ex newscaster ( don't want to name her) and was shocked by her immobile forehead – there may be no lines but it is such an unattractive waxy look and why would anyone want to be devoid of expression.

  4. I love to see women ageing gracefully like this and still maintaining a great sense of style. I also have a thing about grey hair – I absolutely love it!! I stopped dyeing my hair a couple of years ago. I think I have lots of silver hairs but not enough! lol I know, some people think I'm weird considering I'm only 38! 🙂
    Fabulous post!

    Suzy Turner, Fiction Dreams

  5. And what beauties they are – and love the name Mrs Robinson Model Management – genius! Inspiring as always and growing old with grace becomes more appealing than ever!

  6. It's about time that botox got a bad name and ageing gracefully became acceptable again. Some of the women I most admire for their style and pure joie de vivre, Marianne Faithfull, Jane Birkin, Lauren Hutton, would never be pre occupied with such a futile pastime as trying to hold back the years. Be proud of the stripes you've earned, like these women, that's my new mantra now i've just turned 50! Good luck with the column for Saga, dare I say, I look forward to reading it 🙂 X

  7. I believe I modelled with some of these women for the Beauty Project at Selfridges when we took the store over for a catwalk/performance wearing vintage fashion on May 3rd. It's great to see more older models, it sends a positive message to all women of a certain age

  8. Bravo Mrs Robinson Management! It's about time we saw older women modelling – beauty does not belong only to the young! I am 51 years old and would love to model to represent the older woman. I also have grey hair which I love – I even created a blog about it called 'Grey is OK!'. I have sent you an e-mail with photos for your consideration. Thanks!

  9. Cool! Can't wait to see more of them – and very hopefully, more middle aged beauties as well.
    That's where I see a glaring dearth, that I'd like filled so I can relate more.

    Funny as it's the middle aged bracket with the most spending power as well…

  10. So many women look even more fabulous as they age (more so than many men in my opinion). I was watching the BBC4 programme about Carole King the other night and she has improved so much with age. I love that!

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