The best way to accessorize

There’s a lovely feature over on Advanced Style at the minute. Writer and artist Sandy Badash is talking about confidence and body image, concluding with *spoiler alert* ‘Hey, I’ve come a long way, and I realize I’m not a perfect being and while I put myself out there clothing-wise, and certainly don’t mind being seen,Read more

Advanced Style: Older & Wiser an interview with Ari Seth Cohen

There are two reasons I started blogging, in 2008. The first was that not long after I’d left a job as fashion editor on a glossy magazine, the internet became A Thing. When most of my freelance work shifted online, I realised there was an opportunity to create an independent space where I could talkRead more

A fabulously fashionable new range of greetings cards

Fashion illustrator Niki Groom who goes under the name of Miss Magpie Fashion Spy has recently launched a set of greetings cards. ‘My Mum was very involved with the Senior Moments card,’ Niki told me, ‘ We brainstormed for ages to get the right wording so she’d be happy to send it to all herRead more

The Iris Apfel documentary

Everyone loves Iris. And so do I. In the late Albert Maysles film, designers, editors and fashion executives are falling all over themselves to orbit the ‘geriatric starlet’. If you love life and style, you’ll love this heartwarming documentary ( out in the UK, today ; Fri 25 July 2015). Iris was one of the ‘Inspirational Women’ I interviewed forRead more

Inspirational Women: Linda Rodin

Linda Rodin is a homebody who loves fashion and culture and taking her dog Winky for a good, long walk. This is one of my favourite illustrations from Style Forever and talking to Linda on the phone was an absolute joy. She shared some good advice: ‘Forget about the wrinkles and focus on the silhouette.’ I hope to meetRead more

The best fashion blogs for grown-ups

  Linda Rodin photo: Telegraph Whoa, it’s busy online this week. Grown-up style is getting loads of attention. First Buzzfeed posted a feature on the 15 Amazing Senior Style Instagrammers You Should Follow Right Now , lots of inspirational women including Linda Rodin, Judith from Style Crone and several other wonderful Advanced Stylistas. Then before you could say ‘Old Lady Revolution’, I was up thereRead more

The Saga Stylistas

  Meet a couple of Saga Stylistas. Saga magazine’s very own version of the Fabulous Fashionistas . Having put a call out for readers who ‘dressed with attitude’, earlier in the year, a selection of successful respondents are featured in the magazine’s December issue. These are just a sample of the scores of women over-50, who loveRead more

Iris Apfel for &otherstories

  Some collaborations are just so right; like Ari Seth Cohen’s photos of Iris Apfel for Danish brand &otherstories . I clocked the fantastic, geometric patterned coat in-store this week, before I’d seen the campaign, and now I know it’s got the Apfel seal of approval I’ll be going back for a second glance. Iris, the Albert Maysles documentaryRead more

Linda Rodin for Matchesfashion.com

Shirt, Alexander McQueen, available HERE . Skirt, Peter Pilotto, available HERE. Shoes, Oscar de la Renta, available HERE . There’s a fabulous Linda Rodin shoot in the latest issue of Matchesfashion.com magazine. Ruth Chapman (the co-founder of Matchesfashion.com) told me about it when I interviewed her recently. We’d never met before but got on like a house on fire,Read more

Quote of the week: Lynn Dell

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen for Karen Walker ‘People are living longer and we’re not going to hide in the bushes.’ On the eve of the Advanced Style UK film launch , there’s a great feature on ‘the fashion blog that’s putting older women first’ in today’s Observer magazine.