CoverGirl hires 69-year-old model for new campaign

Beauty knows no age, and Maye Musk is here to prove it.

According to Fashionista, Musk — a 69-year-old dietician/nutritionist and model — has just been recruited by CoverGirl as its latest ambassador, joining the brand’s other recent hires, Insecure‘s Issa Rae and author/chef Ayesha Curry.

But this isn’t Musk’s first time in the spotlight. Fashionista reports that Musk has been modeling since the age of 15 and was signed by IMG in 2016; appeared in campaigns for Target and Clinique; featured in magazines like New York magazine, Elle Canada, Vogue Italia, Vogue Korea and Vanity Fair; and appeared in the music video for Beyoncé’s “Haunted” in 2013. Oh, and she is also the mother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

With this newfound place at the fore of a major beauty campaign, Musk told The New York Times that she hopes her presence in CoverGirl’s latest initiative will inspire women everywhere.

“I just love that CoverGirl wants to do diversity,” she said. “They haven’t had a model this old in their campaigns. I’m turning 70 in April of next year. I think that women will be really inspired to see that even at 69 you can get a beauty campaign.”

Amen to that!

Beauty beyond age

Beauty comes in all forms, and a recent Calvin Klein underwear ad is proving this to be true.

According to The Cut, 73-year-old model Lauren Hutton is starring in brand-new ads for the famous underwear’s spring 2017 campaign alongside a host of others that were hand-selected by the campaign’s photographer, Sofia Coppola.

With ads showcasing the likes of ” Kirsten Dunst, Nathalie Love, Laura Harrier, Rashida Jones, Maya Hawke (daughter of Ethan), and Chase Sui Wonders (niece of Anna),” The Cut says this isn’t the first time Hutton has strut her stuff with some big names. Just last year, The Cut reports that Hutton walked the runway arm-in-arm with Gigi Hadid for the Bottega Veneta show.

To see Hutton’s Calvin Klein debut, click here.

 

‘Accidental Icon’ influences style and beauty standards

Lyn Slater is a professor and a social worker, but the Huffington Post says the 63-year-old is much more — she’s also a style icon.

After being mistaken by paparazzi for a celebrity while meeting a friend outside of a fashion show two year years ago, the Huffington Post says Slater decided to use that fashionable fluke to her advantage, creating a blog called “Accidental Icon.”

Replete with photos of her ultra-modern style, HuffPost says her site also includes “fashion finds and personal essays,” and “offers a welcome dose of emotional maturity in a world overrun with twenty-something fashion bloggers.”

A fashion “influencer,” Slater’s photos are minimally edited which allow her natural beauty to shine through, according to HuffPost, something that the accidental icon herself is far from concerned about.

“Age is not a variable I consider when I am dressing,” she told HuffPost. “I think it is quite wonderful that the boundaries in fashion are loosening.”

Visit Accidental Icon here.