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 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.