Move over millennials and make way for a wave of motivational females making their mark on social media and guess what? They’re over 50.
Navigating the ins and outs of Instagram can be a challenge as can keeping up with the high fashion, jet setting lifestyles of some of the young stars who flood their pages with their epic antics.
So it’s refreshing to know that there’s an ever increasing number of women of all ages who are gathering thousands of followers with their wit, their wonderful photos and their positive outlook on life.
Carmen Dell’orefice – @carmendellorefice_official
We can’t believe Carmen is 86!!! Yep you heard us right. This fashion model graced the cover of Vogue magazine at just 15-years-old and she’s still going strong.
Isabella Rossellini @isabellarossellini
Living on an organic farm suits 65-year-old Isabella Rosselini, who is back on the books of Lancome 22-years after they fired her for being too old!
Tamara Beardsley @tamarabeardsley
If diamonds, tiaras and fur coats are your thing then this fashion blogger is for you. She recently celebrated turning 59-years-old and in Tamara’s own words she vows to “own all of my years with pride and gratitude!”
Mercedes von Thun-Hohenstein @mvthun21
This multi-talented 60-year-old model gives her followers a glimpse into her life as a catwalk queen and all round mature muse. She’s got the art of a mirror selfie down to a T and her outlook on beauty as we age is inspiring. Mercedes insists: “It’s possible to be beautiful, vivacious, healthy and active at any age”.
Iris Apfel @iris.apfel
To be a fashion icon and interior designer at 96 is no easy feat, but quirky Iris Apfel makes it look easy and she’s definitely not afraid of the camera – or a close up.
Dorrie Jacobson @seniorstylebible
What happens in Las Vegas doesn’t stay Las Vegas for fashion blogger Dorrie Jacobson who shares her life in Sin City on Instagram.
The 83-year-old former Playboy Bunny loads her account ‘Senior Style Bible’ with fun and fashionable posts. She doesn’t believe women’s sexuality has a sell-by date and proves it by sometimes even posing in her infamous Playboy Bunny attire – ears an all!
We also love MenoandMe which is fitness trainer Jane Dowling’s personal account of going through menopause. Nobody can match Trinny Woodhall for beauty and style advice and masses of fun and laughter. Lucy Blenkinsopp is flying the flag for women over 50 who are having a mid-life re-invention, with jokes, plus advice on yoga, meditation and life in general.
Louise Proddow is a blogger who goes by the name Rejuvage, and is charting her adventures across the globe, whether that’s climbing mountains in Nepal, or horse riding in Morocco. And, we love Emma Forbes and Meg Matthews who are looking and feeling better than ever since ringing in their fiftieth birthdays.
And we have taken a closer look at style icons over 50 to follow on Instagram.