Malgosia Bela photographed by Emily Weiss
I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions. I prefer to look at January as a time to reset after holiday indulgences and chaotic schedules and get back to being myself. Exercise, eating healthy, being present for my family and friends all make me very happy. I found Malgosia Bela’s thoughts below on happiness and beauty to be spot on and inspiring words for the new year…no matter what the age.
“The older I get, the more I feel like myself. It’s like I don’t have to pretend anymore. I have a child and a family, and every year I become more comfortable with my own face, body, and character. I think that actually shows on your face. Even people who are very beautiful, but are jealous and mean, have this kind of grimace on their face all of the time, or they will say something ugly and the charm is gone. Now that I’m happy in life and in love—I’ve never been happier—there’s a kind of serenity that people respond to. There has to be some kind of bone structure change or something. [Laughs] But happiness really makes everyone look their best.”
-Malgosia Bela as told to Into The Gloss