BEAUTY AT EVERY AGE
Gorgeous on the inside and out, these mother-daughter duos share their definitions of beauty and the lessons they’ve learnt from each other. By Joyce Cheo and Dana Koh.
Three mother-daughter duos discuss the changing notions of beauty
The definition of beauty is ever-changing—be it Cleopatra of ancient Egypt,Yang Guifei of the Tang Dynasty, or Marilyn Monroe of ’60s Hollywood, these women were considered the epitome of beauty in the era they belonged to. Fast forward to present day and, thanks to the increasingly inclusive representation of beauty, icons now span all ages, shapes and ethnicities, empowering women across the world. But before these inspirational visions, a girl’s first beauty icon is often her mother: From the earliest memories of watching her mother getting primped and prepped, to stealing a swipe of lipstick or a spritz of perfume off the vanity, these are the moments that set the foundation for the beauty rituals that she cultivates through her life. For many, it marks the start of the myriad life lessons a daughter learns from her mother. Harper’s BAZAAR delves into the precious bonds that reinforce what it means to be truly beautiful through the decades. And remember, mummy always knows best.