Style inspiration from New York

Now seems like a good time to post more lovely photos from the Style Forever New York launch party. Taken by Denton Taylor, the pictures show some of New York’s finest and I’m delighted they could attend. At the top, interiors stylist and author Hilary Robertson who helped make the party happen by introducing me to Michele Varian and her amazing store. IRead more

Creative women at work: knitwear designer Jo Gordon

The best part of writing Style Forever was interviewing all the industry experts and Inspirational Women. And for a while now I’ve been thinking I should continue this series on That’s Not My Age. Here’s the first in what I hope (time permitting) will become a regular feature: Knitwear designer Jo Gordon is about toRead more

Style Forever New York Party

Don’t be fooled by this photograph of me and Accidental Icon Lyn Slater stylin’ it out in black and white, the New York launch party was a FABulously colourful affair. Lots of wonderful guests turned up to celebrate Style Forever , it was lovely to see Carol and Richard Markel again; Richard was dapper-as-ever in emerald green and blueRead more

How to avoid looking like a hot menopausal mess

“It’s too mild, I’m menopausal … you just want a cold wind up you,” said the divine Kathy Burke on Have I Got News For You , last week. We had the hottest October on record and Burke was voicing what every woman over the age of 50 has been thinking for the past four weeks. When oestrogen has left theRead more

Fashion for women over50…

It’s not about age, it’s about style, as I say in the sidebar. And, this is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. Now that high street fashion brands have finally recognised that women over-50 still exist, do we like being specifically marketed to? Does the ‘you’re over-50 wear this’ approach work with GenerationRead more

The Accidental Icon

If ever you need to give your eyes a rest from the usual, look-at-me, street style fashion fandango, click over to Accidental Icon . Lyn Slater is an academic who writes eloquently about creativity and style and lives her life in monochrome. Her cool aesthetic and unerring sense of style are a tonic for anyone with aRead more

The Iris Apfel documentary

Everyone loves Iris. And so do I. In the late Albert Maysles film, designers, editors and fashion executives are falling all over themselves to orbit the ‘geriatric starlet’. If you love life and style, you’ll love this heartwarming documentary ( out in the UK, today ; Fri 25 July 2015). Iris was one of the ‘Inspirational Women’ I interviewed forRead more

Don’t call me a gran bod

I was hoping if I ignored the term ‘gran bod’ it might go away. But no. The dad bod bandwagon-jumping label keeps pinging into my inbox. This weekend: The Top 10 Gran Bods starring Helen Mirren, Madonna and Elle (The Gran Body) Macpherson. Basically, a list of women over-50, rated on how they look in swimwear. HowRead more

Finding the perfect pair of jeans

Not too skinny, not too baggy-saggy-boyfriend-style, with a comfy mid-rise and a slightly cropped leg – I think I’ve found the perfect pair of summer jeans. As J Brand are one of the top everyday denim brands listed in my book Style Forever , I was pleased to discover the Ellis Crop. On sale (now half priceRead more

How to dress in a heat wave

Jeez, it’s hot. Steamy, sweltering, stinking hot, and I’m feeling slouchy. And a bit sweaty. Must find my Nan Fan . Over the last couple of days the women I’ve spotted in London looking chic in the heat are those loosening up and staying super natural. Wide leg linen trousers and a silk shell top, jersey haremRead more