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

Casual Glamour: the jumpsuit and jacket combo

The khaki  jumpsuit always reminds me of the 1970s. When mainstream fashion was shunned for second-hand clothes, military garb and DIY. When the political climate was unpredictable and civil rights, world peace and protest marches prevailed. Sound familiar? I’m not protesting here, I’m on my way to London Fashion Week. Taking a Casually Glamourous approach byRead more

Grace Coddington is cool in her Calvins

In the interest of balance, it only seems right that as well as featuring gorgeous grey-haired older models , That’s Not My Age includes women who prefer to carry on colouring. And I include myself in that category, despite on-going attempts to grow in the grey. The Calvin Klein fall 2016 campaign was released this week and 75-year-old Grace Coddington is one of theRead more

Sophie Fontanel a new French Style Heroine and over-40 Instagrammers in Vogue

Women over-40 on Instagram, it’s ‘a thing’. First I get a mention in the Telegraph’s The grown-up Instagram style stars you need to know , then the Ageless Style issue of British Vogue (July 2016) runs a feature called Second Post, on creative women in their 40s and 50s (including the wonderful photographer Kristin Perers ) and now 9 Steps to superstardom by a 54-year-old French Instagram Sensation. Sophie Fontanel is a French fashion journalist and author who lovesRead 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

Looking at Lauren Hutton

  I’ve spent months thinking (and writing) about women of style and substance; including Fashion VIP Lauren Hutton. This week she’s interviewed by Anjelica Huston on the beauty website Violet Grey and there’s a lovely photo shoot by Pamela Hanson. I’d rather look at this than Kim Kardashian’s oily bum any day of the week.   ThoughRead more

The grown-up guide to patterned trousers

Mary Katrantzou spring/summer 2012. OK, so here’s an admission. Last year, I told you about a pair of 25-year-old floral print Capri pants  I’d just rediscovered. Tried them on for the That’s Not My Age photoshoot and never wore them again. In my youth, I didn’t give a damn about having stupid hair and crazy trousers, butRead 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

Age-appropriate style

Forget tweenies in push-up bras and thongs and let’s focus on a more important issue – the Mutton/Lamb conundrum. That’s Not My Age doesn’t need Government guidelines on what’s age-appropriate – does anyone, really?! I nailed the art of bright summer trousers weeks ago, so now I’m thinking of ‘pushing the boundaries’ with a pairRead more