Oprah better werk that purple dress!
Proving that age ain’t nothin’ but a number, 60-year-old Lady O looks stunning on the May 2014 issue of O Magazine, which carries the theme “How To Love The Skin You’re In” this month. For the cover, she posed in a royal purple Vicky Tiel of Carms Couture Designs dress, while proving that being beautiful and sexy doesn’t expire just because you get older.
Inside, Oprah encourages readers to embrace getting older, while revealing what she has found to be the most difficult part about aging:
I’m not one to get hung up on numbers but if you want to say 60 is the new 40, I’ll take that. You can be and do whatever you want, thanks to exercise and hair color. Hair color. The greatest invention of all time for women. Thank you, Miss Clairol.
On The Best and Worst Part About Growing Older
The absolute best part about aging is being free and able to do whatever you want. There’s nothing better than that. The hardest part is really recognizing the time that you’ve wasted and the things that you worried about that really didn’t matter. You regret the time that was wasted.’
Last year, after turning 59, she dished this message to women who fear getting older and lie about their age:
People get all screwed up and afraid of aging when, in fact, every year should be a celebration. You should be celebrating every year that you are given. I don’t understand women lying about their age and everybody dreading getting older. It means you’re still here! To deny your age is to deny your life. I stand here 59 years old and so happy to claim every single part of the journey of those 59 years.
All of death reminds us that aging and moving forward is so important.