Une Femme d’Un Certain Age

On Facebook the other day, a childhood friend posted that she was excited to see The Spinners in concert. Now, if you don’t know who The Spinners are you may not be Une Femme d’Un Certain Age.  But, if you love the song Rubber Band Man by The Spinners, nine times out of ten you are an UFDCA.  What I love about Michelle’s FB post is that she owned it – she put it right out there and said, “Indication that I’ve reached the phase of my life where I’m probably considered une femme d’un certain age— I’m SOOOO excited to see The Spinners in concert tonight!”

There’s been soooo much talk lately about 50 being the new 30 and 40 is the new 20 – it was just nice to see someone joyously state that she’s not 28 and she’s perfectly happy about her stage in life.  For those of you who are 28, ENJOY it!  There are things about being 28 that I miss dearly, but I love where I am right now. Yes, like Michelle, I am probably at the age where some consider me to be une femme d’un certain age.  I like to think that like her, I wear it well . . . but I do have moments in the dressing room where I have to ask myself if a particular outfit is appropriate for someone my age – ladies, just because you can rock it doesn’t mean you should …… Depending on how you look at it, living in New York can either make it easy to forget your age or be a constant reminder of it. I live in the world of the former (foolish though it may be) and truly believe that age is just a number; it’s all about your mindset.  Some of the hottest women on the planet are women of a certain age . . . Halle Berry, Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Anniston . . . um, need I say more? What say you?



[image courtesy of MakingThingsHappen]

4 Responses to “Une Femme d’Un Certain Age”


  • Right on KJC! We saw Sade in concert Friday night and she is KILLING it at 52. Ironically, the most skin she showed was cleavage in an evening gown and bare feet yet she was sexy because you can tell how comfortable she is in her own skin. And I agree, my 20s were fun but my 30s are fantastico on all levels!

  • Guess I’m a UFDCA b/c my first concert ever was to see The Spinners!

  • If going to see Frankie Beverly and Maze this Saturday means I’m a UFDCA, then by all means count me in!

  • I’m very much a UFDCA–will be 60 next year and proud of it! My girls and I went to see The Delfonics last year and had a ball!

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