Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford has been making waves at recent Fashion Week events in Paris and New York.
After a decade primarily focused on parenting away from the limelight, the Melrose Place actress is back on the scene, gracing red carpets and embracing her return to television with the French comedy Escort Boys.
During an interview with PEOPLE, she shared her secrets to maintaining an effortlessly elegant style and youthful appearance.
She attributes her radiant look to a combination of healthy living and good genetics inherited from her mother.
“I think the secret is just not to think about it too much and to enjoy your life and find your peace and your happiness somehow. I think it's also my lifestyle. I eat healthy. And also, my mom looks really young for her age, so maybe it's genetics,” she said.
Emphasizing the importance of ignoring age-related stereotypes, Rutherford encourages individuals to embrace their age with gratitude and live life to the fullest.
She advocates for tuning out negativity and focusing on enjoying each day, regardless of age.
The actress shared, “I think just tuning that out and enjoying your day and enjoying your life and enjoying your age, whatever age you are, and being really in gratitude for your health and wellbeing is key, It's all a blessing at the end of the day.”
Rutherford's love for fashion dates back to her childhood, where she enjoyed creating vision boards and immersing herself in the dreaminess of design and architecture.
Even before her fame as a style icon on Gossip Girl, she was drawn to the creativity and beauty of the fashion world.
“I used to make vision boards. I loved creating lives and creating worlds from the time I was very young. Not just fashion, but I've also always loved design and architecture. I love beauty, I love cities,” she shared.