“Stay visible! Once women pass a certain age, they don’t get looked at anymore,” says Grece Ghanem, a 53-year old personal trainer from Montreal, without so much as a sigh of self-pity. “I don’t take that into account. I still wear things in a fun way. I don’t have to disappear.” Well, I don’t think Grece will never ever disappear, she loves fashion too much and has this pure, individual style that makes her so unique. She is not “another copy of”, she is just herself.
She loves denim, big sun glasses like Anna Wintour, white hair, Balenciaga sneakers and Gucci belts. She has a huge collection of bags, love jacket and pants. But most of all she is one of us. A woman in love with colours and femininity, a woman to be inspired by, because her style is true and good enough to become our style. Nothing gets discarded; she still has pieces from back when she was a student in Beirut in the early ’80s. And nothing ever gets hashtagged.
Ghanem has gained her Instagram following because she’s so feisty and fearless about putting herself and her style out there in the world. With her fun, creative and edgy approach to fashion, the personal trainer turned fashion influencer, takes intimidating trends and makes them look timeless. See all her images, taken from her Instagram account and you will understand. And above all she makes you love fashion, in another way, let me say more true, fresh and, well, simple.
At 54 Grece is a style icon that women 50+ adore. And the unbelievable fact is that, actually, Instagram was not meant for th big ladies, just for the millennials and a few more. But, well, I guess the 50+ know how to show their power, right?
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