Hi Everyone, welcome to this month’s Ageless Style Feature. Each month the Contessa and I feature someone over 50 that we think has great style. Every few months I like to feature someone in the public eye that I personally admire. I have been dying to feature Andie MacDowell. The more I read about her the more I love her. Let’s get her accolades and stats over with. Andie MacDowell is a 64-year-old model, actress, and mother of three. She signed a modeling contract with Elite Model Management in New York City in 1978. She has modeled for Vogue and appeared in ad campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Vassarette, Armani perfume, Anne Klein, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, and many others. She made her film debut in 1984’s Greystoke, the Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. She received critical acclaim for Sex Lies, and Videotapes, golden globe nominations for Green Card, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. So let’s get on with it. Raise your hand if you love Andie MacDowell’s, Silver Locks.
Most recently, she has focused her talents on television and Independent films. Since 1986, MacDowell has been a spokesperson for Loreal. How about that? That is 36 years. Most recently she acted alongside her daughter on Netflix The Maid (a favorite of mine). Image courtesy of Netflix.
Why do we love her so much? Perhaps because she seems “real” and approachable. Rachel Zoe said this of Andie MacDowell (when accidentally arriving late for her wonderful interview here)”Many celebrities would have been long gone, but I find MacDowell waiting.” Image from the Zoe Report
Apparently, during lockdown like many others, Andie ( after years of toying with the idea) let her hair go “au naturel”. Her daughters encouraged her to embrace it (mine did too). She rolled with it and championed her age in general. I think you will love this article via People Magazine.
Apparently, her managers advised her against it (shocker) Via Vogue “My managers had actually said to me”, “It’s not time.” Don’t you love this quote….
She said, “I think you’re wrong, and I’m going to be more powerful if I embrace where I am right now. It’s time because in two years I’m going to be 65. If I don’t do it now, I won’t have the chance to be salt and pepper. I always wanted to be salt and pepper!”
I find it fascinating that when Annie decided to go gray she received inspiration from real women on Instagram. She said she had a hard time finding celebrities or famous people with gray hair.
How does Andie care for her gray hair? While her new salt and pepper look doesn’t require as many salon visits (as I stated in my gray hair care post going gray, the good the bad and the ugly here) She says it does require a bit of maintenance. Andie shares that she “dumps buckets of conditioner on her hair” and often opts for conditioner over shampoo. She sometimes leaves it in her hair all night (interesting concept). She relies on purple-toned shampoos and conditioners to counteract the brassiness. You can read my post Gray Hair Products that Work for me here.)
“I think women are tired of the idea that you can’t get old and be beautiful,” Men get old and we keep loving them…I want to be like a man”
Andie has three grown children from her first marriage and is living happily in Marina Del Rey, California. If you want to learn more about the charming Andie MacDowell please read the articles below.
Thank you so much for reading Raise Your Hand if you Love Andie MacDowell’s, Silver Locks. I love everything about her. You can follow Andie MacDowell on Instagram here.
Now pop over and visit the Contessa and see who she is featuring this month.