Fashion/Design, Hipstercrite Life

85 Year-Old Fashion

My grandmother is the most fashionable lady I know. To this day, through all the aches and pains, she still makes sure to be completely polished and presentable. She owned a woman’s clothing store for 35 years so she is no stranger to women’s fashion. Her closet and basement is filled with wonderful articles from the past the six decades. Her house is equally stylized, almost museum-like. While I was home I took the liberty to shoot some photos of her home and of her. She will be 85 years old at the end of November. She speaks about how she is disgusted with herself: how she could let her body get old? She feels ugly. I wish I could make her not feel this way. How can she not see how beautiful she is? If only we could all look this good at 85. As for her secret? This woman eats like a bird, worries so much she barely sleeps and smoked for many years. She uses cold cream to remove her foundation and Vaseline to remove her eye make-up. I’m guessing it’s just good Eastern European genes.

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  • Reply Chelsea November 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I always love hearing about your grandmother! She is such a doll.

    • Reply hipstercrite November 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      Awww…thanks Chelsea! I adore her!

  • Reply Brittany November 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    She is beautiful. You’re lucky to have such inspiration and love at your fingertips!

    • Reply hipstercrite November 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks, Brittany. She definitely is inspirational- when she’s not being a negative boob.

  • Reply Avy November 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Everything has NOT changed for the better.

  • Reply Doug November 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I agree your grandmother is beautiful. Who is the painting of in the living room?

    • Reply hipstercrite November 7, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks, Doug! Ha. That portrait is supposed to be of her when she was younger, though it does not look like her. Her second husband commissioned the painting. It’s kind of comical.

  • Reply Kellyn D November 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    You both are so beautiful. I love these pictures.

    • Reply hipstercrite November 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much!!!

  • Reply carrie @plums in the icebox November 8, 2011 at 3:02 am

    ummmm, i want your grandmother’s living room. and the buddha and that floral wallpaper!

    • Reply hipstercrite November 8, 2011 at 4:54 am

      me too!

  • Reply KeLLy Ann November 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I love hearing about your Grandmother too!
    I miss mine so terribly much.

    • Reply hipstercrite November 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks, Kelly. I miss seeing my Grandma. I hope she’s around for a long time. It makes me sad to see her have back pain.

  • Reply Cathy Benavides November 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    How stunning is she?? Have you heard of the blog Advanced Style? She should totally be on it!!

    • Reply hipstercrite November 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      Awww thanks, Cathy! I didn’t until you just told me. LOVE IT! What a great site! I actually submitted G-ma. Let’s see what happens… Thanks for showing me! You truly know fashion!

  • Reply Ashlyn Watts May 1, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    She does NOT look 85 whatsoever. 65 at the most. It makes me glad I use cold cream at 20! 😉

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