The essential jumpsuit: perfect for travel

Winston Churchill had a pinstriped jumpsuit, who knew? During the Second World war, for comfort and practicality, the prime minister had several bespoke boiler suits made, including a bottle green velvet number, by Turnbull & Asser . Nice one, Winnie. I learned all about Siren Suits at the Fashion on the Ration exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (until 31 August 2015). The wartimeRead more

Win £200 to spend at East

Bohemian fashion brand East is offering one lucky That’s Not My Age reader the chance to win a voucher worth £200 to spend. I know, I’m spoiling you. Thank me later. I popped into East’s Covent Garden store on a recce yesterday and there are loads of lovely things. Hand embroidered cottons and silks, kaftans, kimonos, dresses,Read more

Scarf tutorial: four ways to get knotted

How about that for scarf action? I’m stupidly excited about this GIF, simple things and all that. Fenwick asked me to run through my four favourite scarf styles for summer, you can see the others HERE.

How to wear flares (the grown-up way)

  We need to talk about flares. Every since I posted the photograph (below) of yours truly in old Levi’s and a tunic dress, it’s been on my list of things to do. But now that list has it’s own list, talking about trousers has taken some time. Anyhow. Enough of my work-life-blogging balance; at the Paris showsRead more

The best women’s tuxedo jackets

I’ve been waiting for the perfect excuse to invest in a beautiful tuxedo jacket and (no prizes for guessing) have just found it.What to wear to your own book launch might sound like the ultimate in gratuitous self-promotion but it is my current fashion conundrum. Fortunately, I’ve done the research having just written a pieceRead 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

What to wear in January

  Who doesn’t want a roll neck now that they’ve seen the St Joan of Céline ad ? This navy cotton version is from Winser London , a great one-stop online shop for basics. My latest post for the Guardian discusses what to wear right now in order to stay chic, cosy and cheerful. For me, that means Casual Glamour: modern uniform dressing with aRead more

The Christmas Cardigan

  Once in an editorial meeting, to prove a point about year-round style, I layered my autumn clothes over a more summery outfit. When it came to discussing what I had in mind for the spring fashion pages (the meeting was around this time of year), I simply unwrapped myself and swapped knee boots forRead more

Statement Earrings: J.Crew and Lulu Frost

Did you see the photo of Kate Middleton  meeting Jenna Lyons? Er, that’s exactly how I felt . And I’m nearly as excited about jewellery designer Lulu Frost’s collaboration with J.Crew. That’s two of my favourite vintage-inspired accessories suppliers, in one place. Good, eh? Lulu Frost for J.Crew Crescent earring, £120, available HERE . Lulu Frost for J.Crew Nova earring, £97, available HERE .Read more

Chic summer shoes and sandals and not a Birkenstock in sight

Ancient Greek Sandals, available HERE   Looking for chic summer shoes and sandals without that familiar orthopaedic vibe? I’ve written a feature on Summer Flats with Flair for the FT’s How To Spend It site.   Penelope Chilvers Cresta sandal.   Ancient Greek Sandals.