40 over 40: meet the women shaping the internet

Brace yourselves for some first class trumpet-blowing…I’m delighted to be named as one of ’40 women over 40′ shaping the internet, in The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine. The 40 over 40 list has sections on fashion and beauty, technology, politics and activism and media/entertainment – and there I am alongside other digitally engaged women including: Linda Rodin, SherylRead more

Shocked about Europe – and a morsel of good (book-related) news

Devastating news about the European Referendum. For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt European, part of Europe and proud – and now, everything’s changed. Everything. I was up at 4.30am this morning watching events unfold, and I’m still reeling. While I’m shocked and saddened by the result, I believe in democracy and thatRead more

Older models: Jan de Villeneuve

Bingo, beer and crisps, looks like the perfect night out. 70-year-old model Jan de Villeneuve appeared in this week’s Stylist magazine, in a fashion shoot celebrating summer’s maximalist vibe. A qualified teacher, Ohio-born de Villeneuve started modelling in the 1960s when she was discovered on a trip to New York (full story HERE ); retiring afterRead more

The Queen on the cover of Vanity Fair

To celebrate her 90th birthday, the Queen is on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine . Photographed by Annie Liebowitz, Her Majesty appears with her favourite corgis and dorgis (no, me neither – it’s a cross between dachshund and a corgi). Wearing Gucci loafers . There’s been talk of a Sloane Ranger revival with pie crust collars, navy blazers andRead 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

What’s Your Bag with Ally Capellino

Ace designer Ally Capellino asked if I’d like to be involved in her ‘What’s My Bag’ project. This basically involved Ally and the photographer Sophie Green coming round to That’s Not My Age Mansions for a cuppa and a chat – it was so relaxed, I didn’t even bother to tidy up. What’s My BagRead more

M&S get it right

Feels like M&S is finally getting its act together. The British brand surprised the fashion world this week by launching its autumn 2016 collection with an immediately available, chic capsule range ‘The Big Easy’. I had a good look at the collection yesterday: I wouldn’t buy the Alexa Chung stuff, but I would buy this.Read more

Talking Ageless Style at Bath in Fashion

The sandy colour of this gorgeous suede coat reminds me of the beautiful limestone buildings in Bath. No doubt I’ll be Instagramming the heck out of the Royal Crescent when I’m there next week. Expect a golden glow to shine across my Insta account . On Thursday, I’ll be talking about Ageless Style, running through my favourite pieces from the HobbsRead more

How to wear a bomber jacket

Carine Roitfeld wears hers with a pencil skirt, Lucinda Chambers over a floral dress, Keith Richards, on stage in Cuba. Beloved of fashion editors, street style stars and Ageless Rockers, the bomber jacket was first worn by fighter pilots in World War ll. Being more of a biker than a bomber woman, I’ve never actuallyRead more

Bring on the clip-on earrings

Once dismissed as pain-inducing lobe-squeezers, I’ve recently come round to clip-on earrings. Over Easter, we spent a few days in the Cotswolds and found a fantastic vintage store, in Cirencester, with an array of wonderful vintage earrings. I had already selected a couple of pairs, when the owner told me that a friend of Shirley Bassey’s used toRead more