I’ve noticed that when interesting, stylish women hit about 40, they inevitably get themselves a gimmick. Carrie Donovan, Lynn Yaeger, Anna Wintour, Vivienne Westwood, Betsey Johnson, Fran Lebowitz, Grace Coddington, et al. Distinctive spectacles, vivid hair, costumey clothing.
The message: “Guess what, pal? You might not want to fuck me anymore, BUT GODDAMNIT, YOU AIN’T GONNA FORGET ME.”