#THEFIERCE 50- GIGI SCHILLING OF SO AGELESS
Today is a big day in the life of women bloggers over the age of 50! I am part of a campaign/movement to create awareness for our age group. We are coming together to honor one another in a collaborative community to show the world that, at 50, we are just beginning! You might start to see #THEFIERCE50 on social media and hopefully in the news. Why is it, that society deems us unimportant after we hit this milestone. Magazines, commercials, and brands, focus on the younger demographic (unless we are talking Depends!) to promote their products and stories. Well, we are here to say WAKE THE “YOU KNOW WHAT” UP!!! Just because we are over 50 does not mean we are dead! We are just hitting our stride and have much wisdom to share!
I have the honor of partnering up and introducing you to the beautiful and incredibly sweet, Gigi Schilling, of SO AGELESS. Gigi is 58 (I know…it’s shocking!) and is from Brazil. She has spent the last 30 years living somewhat like a nomad; Miami, New York, Brazil and Argentina. She is married with one son. She speaks three languages and uses them every day in her home. I am so amazed by her kind and generous heart! She doesn’t promote herself on her blog, but promotes women who are over 50. She started the blog as a means to inspire women over 50 to embrace life and live it to the fullest. Gigi credits her looks to her “Kind Mirror”. I love what she says…”When I look in the mirror, I concentrate on my face and see a big smile. I believe that when people zoom in on you, they will see your smile and your zest for life. They don’t pay attention to your wrinkles. For me, my “Kind Mirror” is everything, especially as I get older. It keeps me ageless, and when you are able to make peace with age, that’s when you can truly start to find gratitude and joy. Instead of trying so hard to be someone else, I believe a woman should give herself the right to step into herself and discover her magic”. When I look at these pictures of Gigi, I see an incredibly beautiful self confident woman who looks like she is 40. It’s the joy you can see in her eyes and she is magic!
I thought it would be fun to ask her some questions to get to know her better:
1. What’s the best thing about being over 50? For me, to age is a privilege, because it means that I am alive, so I am grateful, and truly celebrate life regardless of aging.
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Thank you for reading and supporting! xoxo
February 19, 2017 @ 1:18 pm
This is so great and such and inspiration. I loved reading about Gigi and her take on aging. She is so full of life and confidence. So are you!!!
February 20, 2017 @ 9:12 am
Thank you, sweet Debby! Gigi is really an amazing woman. Not only is she beautiful on the outside, but her heart seems to be more beautiful! I can’t wait to meet her in person! And…speaking of hearts and beauty…you exemplify all of the above! Love you!!!
February 19, 2017 @ 1:37 pm
I LOVE this! Just turned 60 and I may as well have turned invisible…keep up the good work!
February 20, 2017 @ 9:15 am
Teri…No, you are not invisible!!! You can begin and do anything you want now! I would encourage you to do just do it, and be fierce!!! Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Gigi is amazing and I love her “kind” mirror! Let’s give those younger girls something to aspire to! xoxo
February 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
I love the interview style of your post. And Gigi is a knock out! I am 56 and every year I think this could be my last good year and then I see beautiful and kind women like Gigi and you and I am inspired! Peace! Cheryl
February 19, 2017 @ 7:45 pm
I’ve been following Gigi for a while –what a treat to learn more about this beautiful woman! Thanks for sharing her 🙂
By the way, I’m switching to Cetaphil! XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com
February 20, 2017 @ 8:20 am
My dear Cathy, I don’t have words to express my “heartfelt and joyous thank YOU” for the kind words you chose to describe me, and introduce me!!! You Cathy are now a dear and fierce friend. xoxogg
February 20, 2017 @ 9:03 am
My goodness Gigi is stunning inside and out! #thefierce50
February 20, 2017 @ 9:38 am
Gigi is a sweet generous woman. She’s been a great supporter of 1010ParkPlace and I’m grateful. Thanks for sharing more about this beautiful woman of the world. Brenda
February 20, 2017 @ 10:43 am
Cathy, the #Fierce50 is such a great initiative, for all of us bloggers over 50 to empower each other. Gigi is amazing¡
February 20, 2017 @ 1:59 pm
Sweet GiGi! And fabulous interview style post!
February 21, 2017 @ 8:06 am
Great interview! Loved getting to know Gigi
March 4, 2017 @ 11:09 pm
You are both completely ageless and inspirational to all of us. A beautiful post on a beautiful woman by a beautiful woman. What can be better
March 5, 2017 @ 4:07 pm
You are such a sweet cheerleader! I am so in awe of Gigi! It was such a pleasure to get to know her! xoxo