This elegant model is combatting ‘ageism’ one photoshoot at a time.
“This is a woman who radiates health and vitality,” Corcia said. “She’s confident, she’s a visual artist, she takes care of herself. [This line is] all about being a person who’s well-lived and well-traveled and has intelligence and confidence, and letting that shine through.”
In recent months, a number of activists have proven that just because one is growing older doesn’t mean they need to kiss their good looks, happiness, and vibrancy goodbye. From “China’s Hottest Grandfather” to mature swimsuit model Yazemeenah Rossi, these folks are proving that age is but a number, and that good dietary and lifestyle habits will serve one even into their later years.
Rossi, especially, has captured worldwide attention because she’s not like most swimsuit models in the fact that her portraits are not hyper-sexualized. In fact, this is what the Malibu, California, resident was intending when she collaborated with online shop The Dreslyn and a lingerie house called Land of Women for the collection.
The 61-year-old is the epitome of grace and beauty, and Dreslyn founder Brooke Taylor Corcia had similar to say about the model. According to Huffington Post, the entrepreneur wanted the simple yet raw collection to draw focus to women and their identities, rather than objectify their bodies.
To appear as healthy as she does at her age, Rossi reportedly eats high-quality foods that aren’t sprayed with pesticides. She once told The Sunday Times:
“There is no big secret. All I have ever done is eat organic food – long before it became trendy.”
“I take oil and use it on my skin. I put rapeseed oil on my hair. I scrub my skin once a week with olive oil and fine sugar, and I eat an avocado a day and organic meat and fish,” she added.
The following images are part of the Land of Women x The Dreslyn swimwear collection which is currently available online.