Aging and changing might be inevitable, but they ain't easy. They precipitate in us a great uncertainty. The myriad dramatic disturbances of modern middle life create an overwhelming crisis of identity and purpose for each of us.
Let's all buy a thousand issues of Meryl Streep's Vogue and send a message to advertisers and editors: the biggest mistake you could make in this economy is continuing to marginalize us and judge us by our age instead of our buying power.
I want timeless pieces that suit me. I want to be comfortable. And I would rather buy one great item that I can wear forever than a bunch of things from [insert the name of any mass-produced retailer here]. And I'll bet I'm not alone.