The latest supermodel to grace the cover of New You magazine is beautiful, graceful-- and 83 years old. Cover star Carmen Dell'Orefice is known as "the world's oldest working super model."
Dell'Orefice began her storied career modeling for surrealist painter Salvador Dali at age 13 in a session at New York's St. Regis Hotel. With a 70 year modelling career to date, Dell'Orefice continues to embody the beauty ideal desired by so many New York women: she is sophisticated, classic, elegant, and understated. She looks youthful, but age appropriate. She has a smooth complexion, a strong jawline, and defined cheekbones-- but she does not look overly pulled, lifted, or fake.
As one ages, a focus on natural and understated plastic surgery-- a look that whispers, not a look that screams-- is essential. Be true to yourself and your own standards of beauty. Focus on the looks that work best for you. Choose flattering shades and cuts in your clothing and jewelry. Use makeup that is neutral. And if you seek plastic surgery, go to a surgeon who emphasizes natural results.