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Anti-Aging SHE-RO # 3

January 5, 2010

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.      ~Woody Allen

Well, if I have to die, I better look fabulous on my way out. If I were Iman, this would be a given, being that her name alone is synonymous with grace, elegance, style, and  striking beauty. I personally believe her name should be written in Webster’s Dictionary as a noun interchangeable with  Goddess.  When I was younger the best compliment, regardless of if it holds water, I ever received was someone saying I reminded them of Iman. Years later, I had the opportunity to see her in person, and the sight of her took my breath away. Literally, I stood there, dumbfounded. The most beautiful thing about her is that slightly intangible something, call it self-confidence or  self acceptance,  that lies within and radiates from her.  In a 2005  interview on The Paul Gordon show titled The Politics of Beauty, She said in reference to her makeup line: “This country has really moved on to a more multicultural way of thinking… I just want to celebrate the women. Sure this is all about makeup, but it’s also about some other things that are more deeply rooted. I just want to open a dialogue where we can talk about these things, where we can define our own beauty and approve of ourselves. We have to approve of ourselves before anyone else will. Women need to celebrate their God-given beauty instead of always trying to be something else.”

Amen to that.  She continues on: “It’s time for grown ups to act like adults.  Stop obsessing over what you don’t like about the body you have. Start paying attention to things that really matter. Get educated. Find out what’s going on in the world. Teach your children empathy for the poor instead of feeding them the latest fashion frenzy…And stop blaming the fashion industry for what you don’t like about the false values and over-sexed outfits confusing little and not-so-little girls and boys. Consumers hold the power in the world of fashion, she says, not the advertisers or magazine editors. Use that power.”

Iman defines the true meaning of the label,  supermodel,  is CEO of IMAN Cosmetics, Fragrances & Skincare, and just recently launched the IMAN GLOBAL CHIC Collection, an affordable accessories line done exclusively for HSN. Author of The Beauty of Color and I am Iman, Iman’s meteoric rise to the top echelon of the fashion world began in 1975 when she left university in Nairobi for New York City.  There she began her remarkable 14 year modeling career. In 1994, she launched her business, the IMAN brand now sold around the world. Actively involved in Children’s Defense Fund, For All Kids Foundation, and Action Against Hunger, she has received numerous awards for her humanitarian work.  Somalian by birth, Iman is the mother of two and married to musician David Bowie. http://imancosmetics.com/

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2 comments

  1. I LOVE Iman, but I’m not sure if it’s fair to admire her for her amazing aging abilities. I’m not sure if you remember Iman was in a terrible car accident that almost took her life some years ago.I remember reading she was in a taxi or something and she immediately covered her face upon impact, however she broke nearly every bone in her face. Anyway, I believe she was still modeling at the time and surgeons were able to completely reconstruct her face. Admittedly everything beneath her skin is wire and steel construction. Hence, she will never age! I LOVE Iman though!!! she’s beautiful!!


    • I heard the top secret inside scoop on this story, was crazy! I can’t say what I know, but yes your right, she did have some restructuring work! She’s still gorgeous, and forever IMAN. Even if she didnt, I doubt shed age like a mere mortal. Xoxo Raw Girl



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