Fifty (Plus) and Fabulous
This was a very thoughtful piece and I would like to thank Behnaz Sanjana for taking up this topic. No one expects to see 50-plus women in a fashion magazine and there I saw something which didn’t make me feel terrible about myself. We get caught up in expensive treatments, each promising a bigger instant miracle than the other, but the truth of the matter lies in long-term care – basic but long-term. I know of a number of women who’ve been to the dermatologist for all sorts of treatments and look like their own caricatures. Debby and Shubha both look great and are so inspiring. I also echo Shubha’s thoughts on how we tend to prioritise everything except ourselves. I think somewhere society also expects a mother to be extremely selfless and devoted to her family and that’s where we lose the plot. We need to take some time that’s exclusively for us, and I am so glad someone said that out loud.
I’ve been facing a peculiar problem recently, each time I go out to shop. I’m not one to change my wardrobe every season (perhaps that’s why the problem) but, after a few years of skinny trousers, the wide-legged ones have become all the rage. And I like the idea, they seem a lot more comfortable but I honestly didn’t know how to go about putting together a look with them. So Fernanda Langhammer, thank you so very much! Your three, distinct looks are quite inspiring and I know exactly what to look for the next time I go out to shop. It even busted my belief of pairing a body-hugging top with baggy trousers, and I can see loose-fitting tops make an excellent match with them as well. My favourite look is the ‘Sophisticated Twist’ as it’s a funky match of playful and formal at the same time.
Not Your Mum, Not Your Milk
I am a mother of a two-year-old and only two weeks ago I found out that my daughter is allergic to cow’s milk. I recently introduced cow’s milk to her diet and we started seeing that within minutes of consumption she would vomit and had an upset stomach. Not many people are aware that CMA is an actual condition as the popular notion says how healthy milk is for children, and it’s shocking to know that it is the third most common allergy among kids. The article shares a lot of useful information for those who are dealing with the problem and, of course, those who didn’t know much about it. Many thanks.