YOU’VE ALWAYS HAD A WONDERFULLY CONFIDENT APPRECIATION OF YOUR OWN BEAUTY. HOW HAS THAT PERSPECTIVE CHANGED IN YOUR 40S AS COMPARED WITH WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?
“I feel very beautiful in my 40s and I’m very comfortable with myself – much more than when I was in my 20s. The beautiful thing about being in your 40s is that you really know who you are and what you like. Today I don’t even need to try a dress on because I know which silhouettes work for me as soon as I see them.”
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