I am Fabulous over 40! In fact, I’m actually closer to 50. I bet you didn’t realize that?
I don’t readily advertise my age, but it’s not something I hide under a rock either. If you ask, I don’t mind sharing. And I usually find that people are a little surprised when they discover I’m not as young as they think I am which, to be honest, makes me feel really happy.
But despite that fact, I’ve always been hesitant to be the model or the face behind my jewelry line.
My daughter, the blonde model on my website, told me early on that I should model my jewelry. But I dismissed her suggestion. I wanted her young, smooth skin as the cover images. And the brunette on my website is my neighbor’s daughter and she’s like another daughter to me. I wanted her as well.
The suggestion of me being the model, because who doesn’t want to be a model, kept nagging at the back of my mind; never really fading away into the night. So here I am modeling the latest addition to my online store, the boho style chandelier drop earrings…
So what made me change my mind?
A lot of things actually. I personally love seeing the faces behind businesses. I want to connect to them, see what they look like, and get a better feel for them. I wanna see if they look like me or anyone related to me. A lot of times you have to click through to people’s About pages to see them and the images are limited to just one or two. Sometimes these images haven’t been updated in a while.
I want you to be able to connect with me. You should feel like you know me, right?
I post silly selfies on my Instagram stories all the time and sometimes even as the main image of my Instagram or Facebook accounts. The only difference with jewelry is that sometimes we have to get a little closer.
And I decided we can be real and up close. I want it to be cozy around here.
And finally, I do feel fabulous!
I really do. I don’t know if it’s the confidence you find after 40 or all the tennis or just all the stars in alignment in my favor. Haha! *wink, wink* But you’ll be seeing more of me front and center.