Dianna on Ageing
PS: So someone on our staff wrote an essay about why she’s happy to be pale as f*ck in the Summer. Do you support skipping a tan in the Summer?
DA: I personally never want to be tan for the sake of not protecting [my] skin. I agree with that [writer]. It’s also interesting because in high school, we were the girls who lay out with the butter, oil, or whatever. We were like, “we need to be tan, need to be tan.” I think it’s so much sexier to be pale and to be health conscious.
PS: Finish the sentence: "I feel most beautiful when . . ."
DA: I feel most beautiful these days, period. The older I get, the more sexy I feel and the more I know myself. Next year I’ll be 30, and I can’t wait. I just feel like I know myself more than I’ve ever known myself and that is expediently better year by year.
PS: I just turned 30 this year, it’s not terrible.
DA: It’s not terrible at all! I feel like we look so young, you know? I hate the phrase, “you look great for your age.” I hate it because there is no norm anymore. My mom will be 60 in January and she looks like a baby, young thing who is in her 40s. You take care of yourself, you’re happy and you’re beautiful [because] you love life and all these things in it. We don’t need to be defined by age so much anymore. Age is kind of a gift. You know more, you’ve travelled more, and you’ve done more things.