My dear reader, I have a revelation to share with you today. I am old.
And how do I know this? Because the colour lavender is kind to me.
You know, lavender. The old lady colour.
As in the film Ladies in Lavender. A film about old ladies. And I am one.
I'm scratching my head trying to work out when I actually became "old".
I think it must have been the day I rummaged around in the sales rack at M&S and spotted this top. And thought "Oh that's a nice colour, that would suit me".
Lavender is kind to an aging skin colour. It's kind to grey hair. The colour softens the aging effect.
I should give The Photographer lavender-tinted glasses through which he can look at me!
My mum used to look gorgeous in lavender as she got older. I used to compliment her when she wore it. OK I used to compliment her a lot when she didn't wear it too.
She had beautiful skin and with that and her kind and fun spirit, she appeared younger than some women 20-30 years her junior.
I must have stored that image. Because when I see this lavender top, I think "Hmnn, must look out for more in this colour now".
It has been recently announced that the new "old" is from the age of 75 years onwards, according to the health experts. That makes me "middle-aged". But throw metabolic age and a leaning towards lavender into the equation and you have one very confused Pout.
But no matter where you are in life's cycle, I suggest you go out and discover lavender and it's flattering effect. And then let me know how it worked for you, please, via your blog or in the comments box below. Enjoy!
A la perchoine.