This elegant model is combatting ‘ageism’ one photoshoot at a time.
Rossi, especially, has captured worldwide attention because she’s not like most swimsuit models in the fact that her portraits are not hyper-sexualized. In fact, this is what the Malibu, California, resident was intending when she collaborated with online shop The Dreslyn and a lingerie house called Land of Women for the collection.
The 61-year-old is the epitome of grace and beauty, and Dreslyn founder Brooke Taylor Corcia had similar to say about the model. According to Huffington Post, the entrepreneur wanted the simple yet raw collection to draw focus to women and their identities, rather than objectify their bodies.
“This is a woman who radiates health and vitality,” Corcia said. “She’s confident, she’s a visual artist, she takes care of herself. [This line is] all about being a person who’s well-lived and well-traveled and has intelligence and confidence, and letting that shine through.”
To appear as healthy as she does at her age, Rossi reportedly eats high-quality foods that aren’t sprayed with pesticides. She once told The Sunday Times:
“There is no big secret. All I have ever done is eat organic food – long before it became trendy.”
“I take oil and use it on my skin. I put rapeseed oil on my hair. I scrub my skin once a week with olive oil and fine sugar, and I eat an avocado a day and organic meat and fish,” she added.