Maye Musk, Elon’s mother on the cover of Swimsuit at age 74. From Rossi to Apfel, old age is not scary

The last icon in chronological order is her, Maye Musk: platinum hair, slim body, model and canadian-south african dietitian, today she is 74 years old and has been an image woman for 50 years, She appears on the covers of magazines, including a health issue of Time magazine, Women’s Day, international editions of Vogue, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issuea. Now back to Sports Illustrated, stealing the show with the cover of the famous edition “Swimsuit”. The model, mother of Elon Musk, Mrs. Musk also has a message for all women. “When they go to the beach,” he said, “they’re a little shy with their bodies.” But men walk around looking awful and don’t care. I don’t think we need to worry so much. “


Maye Musk began modeling at age 15 when she was still in South Africa and in 1969 she reached the Miss South Africa final. In 2011 she posed nude for the “Health” edition of Time, while at the age of 69 she became the oldest witness of “CoverGirl”, a cosmetics brand. She also appeared in Beyoncé’s “Haunted” music video. Along with Maye Musk, the other women on the cover of the 2022 Swinsuit edition are Kim Kardashian, Ciara and Yumi Nu. It’s no small feat for a woman of image who at 74 is not afraid to show off and that it has somehow become a “model” to follow for all that it means, especially in the psychological realm.

Age does not equate to beauty and beauty is not synonymous with security in the context of sociability. This is the message that comes with its latest appearance.

And so immediately come to mind other names of women who, with their behavior and the certainty of being free from prejudice and hypocrisy, have continued and continue to work thanks to their own image.

This is the case, for example, of Yasmina Rossi, an actress born in Corsica 66 years ago. His career began at the age of almost thirty, when most of the “tops” are already in a declining phase. When she turned 45, the turning point was positive, working with companies such as MasterCard, AT&T and Macy, from the US multinationals that chose her for their advertising campaigns. In addition to a hit that defining “amazing” is an understatement, Rossi’s beauty is completely natural, with wrinkles, white hair and other features that age highlights in all people. She said, “I like the way I look 20 years ago. My body is prettier and I feel happier than when I was 20.”

The beauty secrets she revealed in an interview with the Sunday Times are very simple: eat organic food, exercise, a weekly scrub with sugar and olive oil, rapeseed oil in her hair and, strictly speaking, an avocado a day.

Whatever the secret of her beauty, the main part seems to be the new happiness gained more than personal gain. Rossi represents a new era of fashionable beauty. Although the fashion industry has a long way to go to improve different types of women, but Yasmina has shown everyone the right way. In addition to consuming organic products and using creams that she makes herself, Yasmina also does regular physical activity and spends a few minutes of her day meditating to achieve emotional balance. The actress says that her hair started to turn gray when she was only 12 years old and when she was 20 she was almost completely white.. Her modeling career began after the age of 20 as a model for brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Hermès and Jil Sander. He later moved to New York, where there was more demand for older models, and here he had the opportunity to work for brands such as Macy’s and Mastercard.

Today, after traveling around the world, Rossi lives in Malibu and continues to work in the fashion world, as well as taking photographs, pottery and keeping in touch with nature.

And in the collection of women-images of more than 60 years, she, the centenarian, can’t miss it. Iris Barrel-Apfel, an eccentric style icon and often out of the logic of the international market. The American businessman and interior designer married Carl Apfel on February 22, 1948, with whom he also started an artistic and labor association, christening his textile industry, Old Wild Weavers, started in 1950 and closed. 1992, the year of his retirement from work.

In the meantime, Iris Apfel she also worked as an interior designer and textile designer, also designing interiors for the White House, especially during the presidencies of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton. The couple’s success knows no bounds and is not limited to the presidential environment: they will also be in charge of the style choices of the star architects, such as the architect Greta Garbo, Estée Lauder and Montgomery Clift. Iris has always been passionate about art and fashion and has collected fashion items and accessories from around the world, which are sometimes found in flea markets in Italy and Europe. During his career he was considered in the American press a fashion icon; in 2005, The Costume Institute organized an exhibition dedicated to her looks entitled “Rare Avis: The Irriverent Iris Apfel”, presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and later traveling and also proposed at the Norton Museum Art in West Palm Beach . , also at the Nassau County Museum of Art in New York and the Peaboy Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Albert Maysles made a documentary dedicated to his life entitled “Iris”, presented at the New York Film Festival in 2014 and also dedicated a Barbie to him. Apfel also obtained a chair at the University of Austin, Texas, where he taught fashion for years.

100 years ago, she continues to attend events dedicated to the world of fashion and talk about her appearance and her amazing fitness in relation to her age. In 2016, it was made known to the general public internationally by the announcement of the DS3 car, from the French car manufacturer Citroën, which saw it as the protagonist. He has also become an icon of thought, known for his nonconformism, his intelligence, and his voice always out of the heart; in 2019 he published an autobiography entitled: “Icon by chance. Reflections of a star of the third age ”, which immediately became an international best seller thanks to its strong ironic and light vein. Then, on February 1, 2019, he announced that he had signed with the well-known American modeling agency IMG Models to take care of his image and future appearances as a witness and model. Highly active, even on social media, Iris Apfel manages a Twitter profile, a Facebook page, and an Instagram account followed by more than 2 million users.

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