Advanced Style: the documentary

First the blog, then the book, now the movie. Advanced Style: the documentary is coming to cinemas soon – and last night I saw a preview. The film is joyous and fun, a true celebration of life and style. And I fell a little bit in love with the film’s Advanced Style starlets. Even the one with the crazyRead more

New friends in New York

One of the best things about blogging is the wonderful, like-minded people you meet. Yesterday, I had a fantastic time with some of my favourite online friends. Judith from the Style Crone who is just as beautiful and eloquent in real life, the fabulous Sue Kreitzman , so very generous and wise, and lovely, talented artists Carol Markel (JudithRead more

Fabulous Fashionistas

85-year-old Daphne Selfe. Everyone, keep next Tuesday evening free. There’s a brilliant, not-to-be-missed documentary Fabulous Fashionistas on Channel 4, starring six inspirational women whose average age is 80. Director Sue Bourne contacted me about a year ago during the research stage, we met for lunch and talked fashion, style and how to have an oldRead more

Older models rule!

It feels like there’s been a significant breakthrough on the older model front this week. I was already giddy with excitement about the Lanvin ads featuring Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style ladies – and then, just this morning, the rest of the Illamasqua Generation Q campaign popped into my inbox. The cult British beauty brand are celebrating age without limits,Read more

Cane and Able.

Countess of glamour: Lynn Dell. Now, I’m no expert on walking sticks (what my American followers call canes), though I used one once when I broke an ankle and the hospital had run out of crutches. It was about as much use as a broom handle. I wobbled about for days. So, I do appreciateRead more

Fashion Grows Up

If there’s one thing that will change the fashion industry’s obsession with youth, it’s money. I’m not talking bungs and bribes – Cash For Wrinkles, anyone? Or the super-rich. Really, who cares if Daphne Guinness would rather binge on couture than eat? No. It’s officially time for designers and retailers to wake up and smellRead more

Olay Professional Anti-Wrinkle Kit

Why do some mirrors seem to distort reality? The one in our bathroom is quite flattering (more a case of luck than some sort of beauty-related Feng Shui), I’m usually content with what I see – though I have to admit that my expectations are fairly low. But sometimes I catch a glimpse of myselfRead more

Advanced Style

Woo hoo! Last night, That’s Not My Age met Ari Seth Cohen the genius behind the Advanced Style blog. And, let me tell you I was giddy with excitement – a feature on Advanced Style in The Guardian a couple of years back, is what inspired me to start blogging in the first place, so this reallyRead more

Quote of the week: Mamy Rock

The 69-year old DJ and That’s Not My Age regular, who says, ‘I’d rather sign a contract with a record company than sign-up for a nursing home,’ is playing at my next big birthday party, alright? What do you think’s on Mamy Rock’s playlist? PS Thanks to Advanced Style for drawing my attention to the fabulous photoRead more