THURSDAY 1 MAY 2014, 7PM | SELFRIDGES BEAUTY SALON
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Children born today are predicted to live till well over 100. Can we still look and feel attractive well into old age? Craggy older men like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery are still seen as heartthrobs, but the story is more complicated for women. There’s a broad perception that female beauty and glamour have a sell-by date – but does that have to be the case?
In this lively discussion we’re bringing together a panel of women (and a man) who will show that ‘getting on’ doesn’t have to mean ‘getting dowdy’. Far from becoming ‘invisible’ as they often fear, older women can continue to turn heads with their style and originality. Come and find out the secrets of looking hot for as long as you’ve got.
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Ari Seth Cohen is a fashion photographer and the creator of Advanced Style, a blog devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” His documentary, also called ‘Advanced Style, is released in the UK on 9th May www.advancedstylefilm.com
Writer, sociologist and award-winning journalist. Her latest book is ‘How to Age’, which argues that we need to change our narrative on ageing and asserts that it can be an actively enriching time of immense growth
Pam Lucas joined the Ugly Models agency in 1999, at the age of 51. Now 65, she has appeared in Vogue, Sunday Times Style, The Guardian and in campaigns for Marks & Spencer and Ministry of Sound. She has also worked for Katy Perry, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Mika and Emma Bunton and appeared on the side of buses for Brent Cross shopping centre
Inge Theron is a spa designer and writer. She heads up a studio where she and her team design spas for The Bulgari in London and The Faena Group in Miami, working with Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas and Baz Luhrmann
76-year-old grandmother. Known for her cropped fringe and love of Doc Martin boots, she says her fashion sense has been liberated and strengthened as she’s got older, and she is now much braver in her style choices
English dancer, writer, and broadcaster and former Creative Director of the Royal Opera House. She is currently Director, Cultural Partnerships at King’s College London
All speakers are subject to change.