Grey hair, oh yeah

At 45, Stella Tennant is the latest supermodel to vow to ditch the dye. ‘I’ve stopped dyeing my hair and I’m much greyer than I’d realised,’ she said in ES Magazine last month. ‘I’ve decided I’m going to go grey…I don’t want to pretend to be something I’m not.’ Good on her. It’s too soonRead more

Why I’m loving (and acting) my age this week

‘“Ageless” is a key word that identifies the women of today,’ says Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani, ‘Together they compose the mosaic of the new femininity, a way of being beyond appearances. Women who are strong, sure of themselves, talented, enterprising. On their faces, the glow of youth is replaced by the splendour of maturity,Read more

How your makeup bag changes with age

‘I believe as one gets older, less makeup looks much better,’ beauty entrepreneur and model Linda Rodin told me recently. This was also the consensus I found when writing my book – which came as good news to a lifelong cosmetics coward with a low-maintenance beauty regime. I’m pleased that in my sixth decade, theRead more

What’s wrong with wrinkles?

    I got quite excited about a feature in today’s Sunday Times Style magazine celebrating wrinkles and ‘the rise of the over-60s beauties’. Helen Mirren, Charlotte Rampling and Jessica Lange are all mentioned; as well as Joan Didion for Céline and the Dolce & Gabanna’s nonnas . But ‘Read Between The Lines’ made for disappointing reading. It’s great that the fashion andRead more

Quote of the week: Caroline de Maigret

  Have to be honest and say I’m not a huge fan of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, I find it all a bit obvious but maybe I’m a bit jaded after the book writing/editing frenzy – or perhaps the French style guide loses something in translation (?) Model, music producer and best-sellingRead more

Ines de la Fressange on the Christmas cover of French Vogue

  So chic. And then, so photoshopped… But I like what French Vogue editor Emmanuelle Alt has to say: ‘I’m often asked about the Parisienne. What does she look like? How does she dress? Then I bump into Ines de la Fressange and it’s all there: the silhouette as slim as the stroke of RenéRead more