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Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Ageing With Attitude -

SHE broke down the age bar­ri­ers by be­ing the old­est woman to grace the cover of lead­ing fash­ion and style mag­a­zine Vogue, at the age of 70. Now two decades later, the 90-year-old fash­ion model Daphne Selfe, is be­ing cel­e­brated for her long con­tri­bu­tion to the in­dus­try, af­ter re­ceiv­ing the Bri­tish Em­pire Medal, which is awarded for mer­i­to­ri­ous civil or mil­i­tary ser­vice wor­thy of recog­ni­tion by the Crown. With no plans to re­tire, Selfe con­tin­ues to help chal­lenge neg­a­tive views of age­ing for oth­ers, with many older women now grac­ing the cat­walk and rep­re­sent­ing brands in a no­to­ri­ously youth-bi­ased in­dus­try. On her web­site she says: “My de­sire is to in­spire you to em­brace all stages of your life and truly be­lieve it gets bet­ter and bet­ter – it re­ally can, even though you may have been told oth­er­wise!”

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