Quote of the week: Dries Van Noten

  Dries Van Noten  is a designer that grown women dream of. By that I mean me, obviously. One. Day. But I know I’m not alone. His lust-worthy designs in luxurious fabrics and rich colour combinations ooze timelessness and individuality. There’s a brilliant feature on the the 58-year-old Belgian designer in the FT’s How To Spend It , where Van Noten talks businessRead more

How to wear monochrome

What’s black and white and worn all over? The grown-up, transitional wardrobe. Whether monochrome comes with a modern bohemian twist a la Linda Fargo , is more urban avant garde as Lyn from Accidental Icon consistently demonstrates, or goes classic Costanza Pascolato; this harmonious combination looks contemporary and chic. Life in black and white, is simple, striking and perennially stylish. OverRead more

Style Forever: Yasmin le Bon for Winser London

I like that Yasmin le Bon continues to be the face of Winser London. I like that the British brand produces core style staples season after season. Or as Kim Winsers points out during our interview, ‘Not silly clothes, not fashion. This is proper investment dressing in every sense.’ When it comes to grownup style, KimRead more

Thank You!

The best thing about writing a book has been the lovely feedback I’ve received from the readers and followers of this site. Do excuse my tardiness, I’ve been meaning to say this for a while: thank you. Emails, tweets, online comments, proper handwritten fan mail – one of my friends even tells me her 86-year-oldRead more

Grey models

Hooray for Grey. The model agency, not the book. First came Mrs Robinson Management , now there’s Grey Model Agency, representing ‘the beautifully ageing mature model,’ like 61-year-old Meg McNaughton (above) who started modelling in 2010, and Sara Stockbridge the almost-50-year-old former Vivienne Westwood model and Grey Ambassador: Founded by former photographic agent Rebecca Valentine, earlier this year, the fashion world is gladRead more

Style Forever Launch

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 such a lovely eventRead more

Inspirational Women: Kristin Scott Thomas

Kristin Scott Thomas has quit the silver screen for the stage. As a fan of her French films –  I’ve Loved You So Long and Leaving (not to mention earlier blockbusters like Four Weddings and The English Patient), I’m not sure how I feel about that. But Hollywood’s loss is London’s gain, and I haveRead more

Ines de la Fressange x Uniqlo: Part Deux

As I completely missed out last season, I’ve been keeping my eye on the Ines de la Fressange x Uniqlo autumn collection. Et voila! A new delivery of fabulous patterned shirts and tweed jackets est arriveé. The tweed jackets are very reasonable, and very Ines. I think I prefer the dark green tweed jacket –Read more

Quote of the week: Frances McDormand

  In a fantastic interview with the New York Times, 57-year-old Frances McDormand talks about the new HBO series Olive Kitteridge and her fight-back against the age-old problem: ‘ We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seen asRead more

Gorgeous dresses with sleeves by Allium B

Every time I see Mary from Allium B she’s wearing another gorgeous grown-up dress. One of the perks of running your own fashion label is that you get to wear the product – and model it for That’s Not My Age. Here’s Mary wearing her current favourite, the Helena dress (above), which comes in viscoseRead more