Monday, May 7, 2012
Today is “Visible Monday” over at Not Dead Yet Style. Gorgeous 50-something blogger Patti Gibbons — who blogs about “how to look authentic and beautiful in our middle years” — is the hostess with the mostest. If you’re a fashion blogger over 40, visit Not Dead Yet Style today to post, in Patti’s words, “an outfit, accessory, lipstick color, hairstyle, etc., that especially expresses our Joy of Being (Physically) Visible. ”
The idea of “Visible Monday” came out of several of Patti’s posts, including this one, about feeling like an invisible woman after a certain age. Ah, it’s so true that youth is wasted on the young! When I was in my teens and 20s, I had great skin … and a profound feeling of powerlessness.
I felt threatened by everything from sidewalk catcalls to gender-specific job titles like “chairman.” My mother said I’d grow out of the “don’t look at me” phase. She was right. Now I practically blow kisses to complimentary dudes on the street, including the toothless junkie who hangs out near my apartment building. I also prefer “chairman” to “chair,” “chairwoman,” or “chairperson.” It seems being older and wiser means I just don’t give a F@#! anymore as long as I’m having fun.
Because I’m a fan of what Patti has to say about women and age, I couldn’t deny her when she wanted to buy only the “G” ring from my OMG ring set, even though I normally don’t break up multi-ring sets.
When Patti received the ring, she emailed me, “I love it! I get a lot of compliments. I change the ‘meaning’ at whim: from my proper name, to Goddess, to Girl-power, Glam, G-spot …”
You can follow Patti on Twitter at @PattiNotDeadYet. And if your name is “Mo” or your mantra is “om,” you’re in luck — I’ve got two-thirds of an OMG ring set for you. Holla at me wbjewelry at hotmail dot com if you want to buy the O and/or M rings from Patti’s set.