MEL BRADY

 

EMBRACE AGE

"A shift in thinking can make
all the difference to your life!"

Five years ago my silver hair led me from behind the scenes as a stylist to being in front of the camera.  Early on I was asked to strip down and rock a bikini along with 5 women less than half my age, at 53 I'd been conditioned to think I was too old, it took a complete shift in my thinking to own it that day.  To my surprise the image went viral turning into one of those “Look who’s wearing a Bikini” moments…what made it into one of those moments?  

Simple, It struck a cord, a woman in her fifties having fun looking youthful and confident in her skin.  Not something we were used to seeing in the world of advertising.

From that moment I realised my mission was “To be what I wanted to see in the world” to show my peers that we weren't invisible past  ‘a certain age'.  I wanted to show that women my age are a new breed, confident and comfortable in our skins, with little time or inclination to worry about others opinions of us

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The past few years I’ve dug deep, standing in front of the mirror and the camera to acknowledge what I love about who I am and how I look.  I've really gone under the bonnet to fine-tune myself, by overhauling my skincare routine, my wardrobe, my diet and my attitude. I’m streamlined now and more confident than I have ever been!   AND it feels good!!

I've spent the past few years writing, researching and discovering how other women have done the same.

It's led me to wonder how I could go about empowering those who don’t share the same confidence some of us possess.   I am sure that if we raise an army of older self possessed women we would be showing our sisters and daughters there is nothing to fear from ageing but much to look forward to.  

 
 

December 30, 2018

I couldn’t be prouder to present my last Embrace Age interview Episode 8 with the wonderful, witty & wise
Annelise Magee, 
I chat with her about how she studied one thing and became another and how she developed confidence as a teenager..her take no bullshit attitude a...

December 20, 2018

In this latest episode I chat to Psychotherapist Anne Serry about how and why she become a Therapist a little later in life.  As you can imagine this interview gets pretty deep, we talk about happiness and how its an inside job..so many goosebumps, her insight into gri...

December 7, 2018

Good Morning lovelies!

This week I had some time to film a few new facebook live tutorials.

How I dry and style my long naturally silver hair and my everyday makeup routine.

I hope they give you some inspo as to how I get out the door with confidence.

x

Mel

December 7, 2018

In this latest episode I chat to artist, publicist and mother Catherine Swan about the power of example, taking control of your life and having self acceptance.  She's funny, smart and extremely insightful. I hope you take away as much from her thoughts on ageing as I...

December 2, 2018

Irene Patsalides, Chemist and founder of Mirenesse Cosmetics the creator of one of the world's leading mascaras..Secret Weapon. A successful business woman, cosmetics visionary, mother, mentor and most importantly she is a woman who just won't take no for an answer.  Y...

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