It can be a challenge for some woman to find pictures that represent their style well. Our media is SATURATED with 18-25 year olds, which can leave the 50 year + community with slim pickings. A great way to find an "inspiration picture" for your big event is to channel your own style icon. Your icon doesn't have to be a Hollywood movie star - It should be someone who's image is admirable, someone who's age is relative to yours, and who's "beauty details" are something you'd like to replicate .
Here are a few of my favorites:
Paula Deen: Paula's hair & makeup are always flawless - She switches between heavy eyeliner (top & bottom) or heavier on top - Either way, her eyes are brightened & become the focus of the look. Which look do you like better?
Helen Mirren: Her stylish bob is never "over done." There is a tendency to "grandma-fy" bobs when a photograph isn't shown to the hairstylist first - To make sure this doesn't happen to you, take a picture of Helen to your next styling appointment and come out looking polished, not 20 years older!
Barbara Walters: Babbs wears her hair pushed back on the sides exposing her latest earrings. *Note that she doesn't wear a definite part, instead, her hair is styled towards her face with volume * She tends to wear a light, yet smoked eye at the corners , with partial liner on the bottom.
Raquel Welch: this bombshell is always glamorous! Between her wigs and "bronzey" makeup, she is a fun style icon with numerous looks and a youthful glow. Take a lead from Rachel and try bronzer instead of blush!