Only a few months ago, I was wondering where all the fifty-something models were, and questioning why we’re still seeing such an age gap, so it’s great to see Caroline Labouchere acing The Modist’s latest magazine shoot. The luxury site dedicated to dressing modestly features 53-year-old Labouchere in gorgeous, grown-up clothes from the likes of Ellery, Joseph and Simone Rocha, set against a dramatic desert landscape. This is Gentlewoman Style meets Georgia O’Keeffe, with oversized white shirts, wafty dresses and wide-leg trousers – a summer wardrobe I can definitely get on-board with.
Caroline Labouchere’s career started a couple of years ago when she made the conscious decision to stop dying her hair, and became the first grey-haired model to be signed in the Middle East. On her decision to go natural she told The Modist, ‘I believe I’ve become better looking as I’ve got older. I feel complete now. To be grey… For some reason it just does empower you. It’s my crowning glory’
On being scouted by a photographer at a Kylie Minogue concert, Labouchere adds, ‘Why put an age limit on something? It’s never too late to reinvent yourself. I’ve learnt not to take myself too seriously, to go with the flow, and to believe in myself. I think it’s good as you get older to do something that scares you.’
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