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Older models: Daphne Selfe

— by Alyson Walsh

How beautiful does Daphne Selfe look in this photograph? It’s so good to see an older woman portrayed in a glamorous way. The 83-year-old model has been in the news this week, ‘I’ve never had anything done to my face,” she told the Daily Mail. ‘Not that poison, not a face-lift. I think it’s a waste of money.
Anyway, I couldn’t afford it!’ Selfe has taken part in the Oxfam Big Bra Hunt campaign. Apparently the average woman
owns nine bras, three of which they never wear and Oxfam is asking for donations. Helen Mirren’s given some of her old undies and
I’ve sorted out my three bras – which aren’t all grey and skanky – and
plan to drop them off later this afternoon.

Anyway, the purpose of this post isn’t to give you three-day-old news but to take advantage of a trumpet-blowing opportunity. Blogger’s good for that, haven’t you noticed?  During my magazine days, when I actually mixed with glamorous people and wore heels to work, I organised and styled a shoot with Daphne Selfe (and another model, whose name I’ve forgotten. That Is My Age!) She was in her seventies at the time, but an absolute dream to work with. Charming, smart and full of vitality. Here are a couple of the images. These are copies, sadly I can’t find the originals – and sorry, my scanner has cropped them – but as you can see, I’ve long been a champion of timeless style and diversity in fashion:

I’ll give myself a pat on the back, shall I?

If you have any fashion queries or are looking for style advice, please feel free to drop me an email at [email protected]

Have a lovely weekend.

First Daphne Selfe photo pic: Nick Ballon

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How beautiful does Daphne Selfe look in this photograph? It’s so good to see an older woman portrayed in a glamorous way.