"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


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.  


November 20, 2018

Gillian Bartlett Tv Producer, Radio Host, and founder of Silver Fox Network

very excited to share this chat with the wonderful Gillian from Silverfox so much insight into growing old disgracefully, reinvention and the work she is doing to promote, nurture and empow...

November 15, 2018

Janet Roach, Doesn't pull any punches, Mother, Real Housewife & Functional Tea Maker Raw Essentials Tea

November 11, 2018

Wendy Jackman Mace, Creative Director, Advertising Exec, Mother, Mentor and all around Superwoman!! 

November 3, 2018

Earlier this year I sat down with a dear friend of mine Dan Brophy to chat all things creative for his podcast Quit your day job.  As we chatted we talked about my modelling and how it had given birth to my side project Embrace Age and how I've been trying to show my p...

October 6, 2018

Last week I got flown to Queenstown New Zealand to play the ‘cool gran’ for Real Journeys NZ latest advertising campaign.

If you haven’t been to New Zealand, (like me) you can possibly imagine how beautiful the South island is but believe me

when you're actually there it...

July 8, 2018

Party makeup tutorial.

Getting ready to go out..this video I even attempt eyeshadow which is not my forte.  Eyelashes, the works.  

June 11, 2018

In this video I show you some of my skin care secrets and beauty hacks.  I don't follow a particular routine, I think my skin likes the change.  Some of my game changers are expensive and some inexpensive.  What I do believe in for a mature skin is refinement and clari...

June 10, 2018

In this video I'll show you how my hair looks 5 days after my blow-dry & curl tutorial.  Then I'll go about applying a natural makeup with an added twist of corner lashes to open up my eyes.


Mel x

June 5, 2018

Extend the life of your blow-dry 

I try not to wash my hair to often to allow the natural oil to some through my scalp.  I do think this leaves my hair feeling softer and shinier when I do wash.  

This is part two a week after my last tutorial, I'll show you the pro...

June 4, 2018

Hello Lovelies

I'm often asked how I blowdry and curl my own long hair.  So I thought what better way to start my live tutorials than to show you how I do it.

Follow me step by step as I show you how to section, dry and curl...I'll show you the products I use and you get...

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