One of my favorite blogs, 5th at 58th, the Bergdorf Goodman blog, recently posted an interview with one of the sexiest men alive, creative mastermind and top designer, Tom Ford. Besides discussing fashion (obvi) he also spoke about the extension of his beauty and skincare line and how he stays so damn hot. "I don’t look in the mirror and say, “Wow, I look great.” I look in the mirror and see all the things that need to be corrected, all the latest developments of aging," Ford comments. "Whether you’re a man or a woman, you have to take care of yourself."
By taking care of himself, Ford admits to never drinking alcohol, smoking and steering clear of all sweeteners. He's also maintained the same weight since he was in his 30's. Living on water and being somewhat of a health nut, has certainly paid off. Looking at his lifestyle from an outside perspective, it's a little extreme (hey, we have to live), but why not look out for ourselves and strive to be our healthiest now and later? I feel way too many people let themselves go after a certain age and comfort level in their lives.
The interviewer, long time friend and photographer, Lisa Eisner, discusses with him the fact that men typically age well. I completely agree. George Clooney anyone? I think men age much better than woman, but are faced with the same societal pressures. I really Ford's outlook on cosmetic surgery.
"Having cosmetic surgery doesn’t necessarily make you look younger or better. It does trim off that little piece of extra skin hanging around, so if that bothers you, fine. But I don’t think it tricks anyone into thinking you’re younger or in better shape or health."
To read more of the interview visit 5th at 58th.