50 And Fabulous

The ‘real’ women in this fashion spread are in their fifties and unanimously, they all concur that their lives have never been better. The consensus during this fun-filled fashion shoot was that they are more confident in expressing themselves and standing up for themselves. They worry less and less about what others think and more about how they feel. Taking care of their physical and emotional health while juggling big careers and families is a priority for each of them, and it shows. Each of them also said they are having more fun now than they ever have. For these fabulous women of Savannah in their 50s, the best is yet to come!

Jenny Gentry

Occupation: Market President, SVP Wells Fargo Bank

On embracing her age: “I try hard not to take myself as seriously as I did when I was in my thirties.”

Maggie Keenan

Occupation: Brand Strategy & Brand Philanthropy for Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle Brands

On her career: “I’ve learned to only take on clients that are fun, positive, and have good energy. If I am going to work, it might as well be enjoyable.”

Linda Sayler

Occupation: Stay-at-home Mom

Advice to younger women about aging: “Embrace yourself at every age and be the best version of yourself you can be- not someone else’s version.”

Tina Tyus-Shaw

Occupation: News Anchor at WTOC

On style and fashion: “Sometimes I like to walk on the wild side. It’s all about enjoying myself tastefully. I know how to turn it on and turn it off.”

Jeanne Paddison

Occupation: Wants to create a Wildlife Rescue Center

Advice to younger women: “The most important thing in life is to be passionate, follow your dreams, and be kind and helpful to others.”

Carolence Strachan Kelley

Occupation: Retail Specialist, Anthropologie

On beauty: “Less is more and moisturizer is my best friend.”

Robin Greco

Occupation: Philanthropist, Grandmother, Tennis Star

On cosmetic surgery: I think if I could pick ONE procedure that I could not live without, it would be Botox! You can get injected, have it work right away and no one can tell you have had anything done, and you can look years younger in about a week! For the full article pick up a copy of the June/July issue of South magazine.

Edited by Elizabeth Danos

Photography by Aaron Bernstein