Forever gorgeous ’80s/’90s-era supermodel Paulina Porizkova posted a makeup-free selfie on Instagram (below), saying “grief is no beauty maker” in reference to the death of her ex-husband, Ric Ocasek. She then wrote:
“At first glance, I think – ew. I look so old…. My eyelids are starting to droop. The jowly bits next to my mouth don’t only make me look older but also somehow bitter. The gray in my hair is an easy fix, although, honestly, I’d love to just grow it out and stop coloring.”
She went on to rail against ageist beauty standards:
There was a quote by @pink to her little daughter, about how it was not for them to fix themselves to fit the standards of beauty, but rather to help other people discover their beauty. Now, that is something to strive for. Not change yourself to fit in the box, but to blow up the fucking box. I’d like to end this post with a rousing “ let’s blow up the fucking box, ladies”, but although I really want to, and will try my best, the truth is that I am a mid-fifties woman, I’m vain and insecure, and next week I could decide to have surgical help to fit the comfortable and warm and familiar box instead of crusading to blow it up
Yes, blow that shit up, Paulina! we love you and look INCREDIBLE! Read the entire post below.