Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

4 Cool Women Making 40 Fantastic

  1. Begin Slideshow

    1.4K

    SHARES

    0 comments
    See All Slides

    UPDATE: Judd Apatow's This Is 40 officially makes its debut today, and in honor of the movie we're pretty very excited about, we're revisiting our own homage to the new 40. These four women — as well as the movie's lead, Leslie Mann — are loyal friends, enterprising businesswomen, cool moms, and — yep! — all over 40. This story was originally published on May 8, 2011.

    There's no question, getting older can be a little disconcerting. We all remember turning 18, turning 26, turning 30 and feeling super excited, but also kind of freaked out about not only how far we'd come, but also how much more we needed to accomplish in our lives. Milestones are major moments for reflection, and turning 40 is probably one of the biggies in a woman's life. But these days, the 40-year-old woman sure doesn't look like she used to. Inspired by my best-friend Eden, who's in her mid-40s and seriously eternally ravishing, I began to pay closer attention to what 40 looks like of late. Having recently turned that big corner myself, we decided to go in search of other cool 40-something women to find out what amazing style really means as you get older, how it changes, and, ultimately, how it comes to define you. So, even if you've got a LONG way to go before you reach this pretty awesome precipice, read on to get a look at all the coolness you have to look forward to. Because when it comes to amazing, audacious style, age is nothing but a number.


    Introduction by ; Interviews by ; Photography by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Movies & TV

Meet The Actress You'll Be Watching All Fall

Hollywood isn't easy to break into. Most actors wait for decades to have that right-place-right-time moment, and it never comes. Which is exactly what makes Karla Souza so unique. After moving from Mexico City to Los Angeles a few months ago, it took her a matter of weeks to book a major role on a pilot. And, this wasn't read

Shopping

30 Faux Leather Jackets That Look Like The Real Deal

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, and you must be one of the faux leather jackets on the market right now. The badass artificial toppers in stores these days are giving us a major case of confusion; some are so good, we can’t even tell 'em apart from their authentic counterparts. And, that's a good thing. We read