Over-40 Stars Dominate September Issues

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By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2010 11:00 AM CDT
Actress Halle Berry attends the 4th annual DKMS "Linked Against Leukemia" gala at Cipriani's 42nd Street on Thursday, April 29, 2010 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – The September issues—typically the biggest of the year for fashion magazines—are out soon, and many of them showcase a trend: Hot over-40 women. Vogue has Halle Berry, 44 on Saturday; Harper’s Bazaar features Jennifer Aniston, 41; and Elle has Julia Roberts, 42. “I love that they've grown into their style. One of the things about getting older is you do grow into your sense of self. You don't look victim-y anymore,” a Harper’s honcho tells the Hollywood Reporter.

Not to mention, adds another magazine editor, “Who is there with any kind of real style or longevity in their 30s or 20s right now? Britney Spears? Kim Kardashian? These are flashes in the pan. Many are shallow reality stars like Snooki. Style icon? Um, talk to me in a year. Lindsay Lohan? What's to look up to?” Sales figures back up the argument that "older" stars can still sell magazines—and movies—while 20something starlets like Megan Fox struggle. Click here for highlights from Julia Roberts' Elle interview.

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