Dee started AndBloom to shine a light on the beauty of aging women and the stories behind it. While looking in the mirror can be challenging as she ages, all around her she sees beauty in older women. She shares with us her experience of acceptance and finding beauty in the imperfections.
IN CONVERSATION WITH
DeniseWho I am and who I'll be
I started to really change around 35, so in those last years in my 30s I would look in the mirror and think ‘Okay, you are changing, you are really losing your youth’, and I’d see that in the mirror, and it was really scary at first
After turning 40, Dee started to miss inspiring websites with a cool, authentic, and modern approach to aging, so she decide to start her own. With a background working as a fashion photographer, Dee started AndBloom to share her take on aging, life and style.
Follow Dee at @and.bloom and explore her stories, interviews and photography on andbloom.amsterdam
Photo via @and.bloom
Aging should be done as you wish, so without pressure. I am not anti-Botox or fillers or filters. I think everybody has the right to whatever they want with their own body and own face.
Photos by Denise Boomkens for And Bloom. Makeup: Esther van Maanen, Hair: Mark van Westerop, Model: Rosalie
WHO I AM AND WHO I'LL BE.