The best way to wear a neck scarf

Linda Wright

Summer’s neckerchief trend has come at the perfect moment. My neck is the latest in a long line of body parts that has started to sag. But rather than feel bad about it I’ve decided to tie a scarf, rather than myself, up in knots. Having never owned a silk scarf before, I’ve gone fromRead more

Jane Fonda: W magazine cover

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I know, I know, more work than Crossrail but Jane Fonda does look amazing on the cover of W magazine. In the accompanying interview, the 77-year-old discusses her career, men, fashion, having a facelift and how she feels about it today. Growing old in the public eye cannot be easy. ‘I wanted to give aRead more

All hail, the essential sweatshirt

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The humble sweatshirt has moved on since the days of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren but, as this lovely photo shows, sometimes a simple item can make the most impact. My mum always says, ‘Ne’er cast a clout till May is out,’ and so I’ve been working through my extensive collection of transitional/trans-seasonal sweatshirts likeRead more

M&S loves Lulu Kennedy

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I like Lulu Kennedy. A lot. And think that M&S are clever to collaborate with her. After standing in a field with Emma Thompson, Annie Lennox and all the other Leading Ladies, the founder of Fashion East has come indoors to create a range for M&S’ Indigo Collection.¬†Kennedy has an MBE for services to BritishRead more

The cult of Baddie Winkle

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This photo of 87-year-old Baddie Winkle is going straight on my ‘Age Is All The Rage’ Pinterest board. The great grandma from Kentucky is big on social media (943k followers on Instagram, 229k on Twitter), where pictures of senior citizens popping pills or flicking peace signs, in trashy hip hop t-shirts go viral. The CultRead more

Sonia Delaunay at the Tate

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Sonia Delaunay saved my jumper. Having seen the retrospective at Tate Modern a couple of weeks ago, I was mid-decluttering today when in a ‘What would Sonia do?’ moment, the orange and navy hounds tooth sweater jettisoned onto the charity pile, earlier, bounced its way back into my moth-proof box. More colour and pattern required.Read more

The essential summer tunic

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  These lovely cotton tunics designed by textile artist John Robshaw are only ¬£19.90 from Uniqlo. Great with jeans and sandals around town, and the perfect beach cover-up. I’m going to buy a couple.    

Don’t forget your sunglasses

Martin Parr, granny

These fantastic photos by Martin Parr are from the May issue of InStyle magazine. We’ve already seen the Advanced Style effect in ad campaigns, now it’s seeping into mainstream media. There is a power in this increased visibility of older women – and here, three 80-year-old women tell us what they’ve learned about style. WhatRead more

Style Forever Launch

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Hello and welcome to the new grown-up That’s Not My Age. While I’m settling in and figuring out how to put my pictures up, let’s get the party started. Talking of partying, these photos are from the Style Forever launch at Duke Street Emporium. A very big thank you to Team Jigsaw for organising suchRead more

Getting married over 40

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Not 40 yet but definitely a future FABster, Solange Knowles. Photo: People.com I’m still here, awaiting the move. In the meantime, I’ve written a piece for the Guardian on the modern, fuss-free bride – and getting married over-40. Here’s the LINK. And here are some inspirational brides: Kate Moss in Thea Porter at her weddingRead more