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SCARLETT VESPA, 55, shares on LOOK FORWARD

13-08-2018

What are you working on at the moment?

 

Right now, I am working on a project that I am very excited about which is empowering women.

 

What are you inspired by?

 

I have always been inspired by helping people, even when I was little, and something triggered a couple of years ago where I realised there wasn’t anything for women over 40, they’re not talked about. So I started a website called Miss V Society to join in this conversation.

 

How should older women be perceived?

 

When you look in places like Europe, there is a real embracing of older women, she’s still sexy, smart and over 40. I’d love to see that happen more here.

 

How do we change perceptions?

 

I think the change happens within the women. It’s about us actually embracing ourselves. And hence lot of what I do is working with women to find their own confidence

 

Tell us about creativity and self-expression.                

 

I’m an artist and I believe we’re all artists, we just need to be given the right tools, because the wonderful thing about being an artist is that we don’t have to get it right

 

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What are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of being a mum and my son. Being a mother is the most creative process you could actually go through

What is the best thing about being over 50?

I love being over 50 because I feel more confident than ever and really knowing my value. The older I get the more excited I get, the more passionate I am, innovative I am and my confidence actually allows me to be a better creator.

How old do you feel?

I feel 20 inside. I feel like a bursting school kid with so much to do.

Who are your female role models? 

I love Diane Keaton! I love her because she's vulnerable and honest, quirky and real! The other one is Meryl Street. I think she's amazing.

Whats your favourite beauty advice? 

My favourite advice for skincare is to smile, it’s the most natural face lift. I love that one.