The other day we noticed a woman walking in Santa Monica who was a surgery (or two) away from Jocelyn Wildenstein – the New York socialite dubbed the cat lady due to her shocking appearance from excessive plastic surgery. We wondered, in the wake of Heidi Montag’s multiple procedures, if the 23-year old wasn’t heading down the same treacherous path. Where is the line between looking good and looking crazy?
A new book by two former models turned psychotherapists deals with the emotions brought on by the role beauty plays in a woman’s life. What Women Really Feel As Their Looks Change by Vivian Diller, Ph.D, with Jill Muir-Sukenick, Ph.D. and edited by Michele Willens deals with the reality of changing looks.
At Beauty Undercover we love finding out about the latest age-defying products and procedures. However, there’s a difference between trying to look good for your age and attempting to shave off too many years. (We’ve all seen those women who don’t have a wrinkle on their face but look ten years older than their actual age.) “The younger we try to look, the less attractive we feel,” says author Vivian Diller who at the age of 16 felt the pressures of aging in the modeling business. “What you really want is to look the best you can for your age.” We totally agree. Now can someone tell that to Heidi Montag before it’s too late!