Talking about the menopause

  Is it just me, or has the menopause been in the news a lot lately? Last week after disclosing that she’d had her ovaries removed, Angelina Jolie said, ‘I am now in menopause. I will not be able to have any more children and I expect some physical changes.’ Previously on live TV, Whoopi Goldberg announced,Read more

Quote of the week: Victoria Wood

There’s nothing I really want for Christmas, I’ve got too much stuff already, but I have just asked Mr That’s Not My Age if he’ll find me the Dinner Ladies box set. The 90s comedy written by Victoria Wood is set in a factory canteen, up north  – my dad worked in a factory and my mumRead more

Quote of the week: Linda Rodin

  There’s a lovely interview on ageing with the eternally stylish and inspirational Linda Rodin, on Into the Gloss this week: “I think one does feel more liberated and independent when one gets older. More honest and open with yourself and others. But you still have insecurities—they’re different, but they don’t totally go away. But you reach aRead 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

Quote of the week: Emmanuelle Alt

We’re back from holiday and I’m grumpy. But at least it’s still shirt weather in the UK and there’s a great interview with Emmanuelle Alt in the Telegraph’s Stella magazine today (it’s not online yet, but I’ll add a link when it appears). I know, she’s beautiful, French and the editor of Vogue but theseRead more

Quote of the week: Patti Smith

It’s Patti Smith on holiday. Actually, she might not be on vacation it could be Maine, but I do like the idea of Ann Demeulemeester resort wear. And the singer taking her ‘don’t mess with me’ attitude to the seaside. Having written a lullaby for the film Noah, Smith has been in the news this week. There’sRead more

Quote of the day: Vanessa Bruno

I’d just started making notes for my talk on ageing, fashion and culture – with Ari Seth Cohen – at London College of Fashion later this month, when I saw this quote from Parisian designer Vanessa Bruno in the Telegraph : ‘Focusing on age is boring. It’s much more interesting to think about style.’ I’ve always believed that you don’tRead more