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

Now trending: grey hair, khaki and comfy shoes

‘Seeing older models with modern hair and make–up, looking cool, is amazing,’ Caroline Baker enthused at 50+ Fashion Week. Caroline was fashion editor on the groundbreaking 1960s magazine Nova where she pioneered many looks we take for granted today. This image of model Yasmina Rossi reminds me of her use of army surplus long before seventies hippies andRead more

Grey-Haired Heroines

Ten days maybe a long time in politics but it’s nothing when you’re transitioning. Just ask Caitlyn Jenner. The toner used by Charles Worthington to give my hair more of a silvery sheen was only temporary, and so now I’m back to Gronde (grey-blonde). Though I’m still happy with the overall, more natural effect andRead more

Going Grey for the Guardian

  This is what real #grannyhair looks like at 7.30pm on a grey Friday evening, after a long week at work. With no makeup and no daylight. The ironic hashtag used by young celebs and models isn’t the same when you’re over-50 and contemplating the change (of hair colour). And I thought my new passportRead more

Grey models

Hooray for Grey. The model agency, not the book. First came Mrs Robinson Management , now there’s Grey Model Agency, representing ‘the beautifully ageing mature model,’ like 61-year-old Meg McNaughton (above) who started modelling in 2010, and Sara Stockbridge the almost-50-year-old former Vivienne Westwood model and Grey Ambassador: Founded by former photographic agent Rebecca Valentine, earlier this year, the fashion world is gladRead more

Age: a state of mind

  Let’s hear it for Sonic Youth bass player/artist/producer Kim Gordon, who according to Opening Ceremony’s Facebook page was ‘killing it’ at Chloe Sevigny’s New York Fashion Week presentation, yesterday. Kim rocks and is 60 this April. Kim Killing It.   Perhaps that sign should say ‘The agony of hot pants’. One of the mainRead more

Glad to be grey

Grey hair had a bit of a fashion moment earlier this year when the likes of Tavi, Pixie Geldof and Kate Moss joined the blue rinse brigade . Actually, word on the blogosphere was that Kate Moss had been over doing it with the dry shampoo but that’s another story. And now the fad for young whippersnappers toRead more