It is a very sad fact that when you flip through pages of any fashion magazine is very unlikely to see models above 40.
61-year-old model Yazemeenah Rossi is determined to change that. A few months ago she appeared in a campaign for a swimsuit collaboration between online shop The Dreslyn and lingerie brand Land of Women, created to steer away from the ‘hyper-sexualised imagery’ we usually see promoting swimwear and underwear. The brand chose Yazemeenah because she ‘radiates health and vitality.’
‘She’s confident, she’s a visual artist, she takes care of herself.’ And she looks simply breathtaking!
‘It took me some times to realise that my body didn’t have the same energy and couldn’t be pushed so much after the menopause,’ Yazemeenah told the Telegraph.
‘I don’t like the physical side of ageing – I wonder if anybody likes that part? It’s not fun to see your skin going down and becoming less toned but the nice, fascinating side of ageing gives you a strong feeling of inner power totally unknown before. It seems that 60 arrived all the sudden and made me realise that I was not fully living before this last decade. Some years ago I realised the benefits of letting go. In my logic, I am living what billions of humans have lived before me and all I can do is just follow the flow of time.’