Ageless beauty: 72-year-old Loulou Van Damme

I’m not one for experimenting with/wearing much make-up but I do like these photos of 72-year-old Loulou Van Damme. ‘You’re never too old to try daring beauty trends’ is a feature for ELLE India . Born in India of Belgium parentage, designer/stylist Van Damme spent time in London and Brussels before moving back to India for good at theRead 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

Older models: Maye Musk for James Perse

This is just perfect. Ace Californian t-shirt brand James Perse has used 68-year-old model Maye Musk in its autumn 2016 campaign.  A stunning silver haired model dressed in lovely clothes on a beautiful country ranch. Bring it on. Brand photographer Noah Stone confirms that James Perse has been aiming to increase versatility and diversity for a while,Read more

Older models: Jan de Villeneuve

Bingo, beer and crisps, looks like the perfect night out. 70-year-old model Jan de Villeneuve appeared in this week’s Stylist magazine, in a fashion shoot celebrating summer’s maximalist vibe. A qualified teacher, Ohio-born de Villeneuve started modelling in the 1960s when she was discovered on a trip to New York (full story HERE ); retiring afterRead more

The Queen on the cover of Vanity Fair

To celebrate her 90th birthday, the Queen is on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine . Photographed by Annie Liebowitz, Her Majesty appears with her favourite corgis and dorgis (no, me neither – it’s a cross between dachshund and a corgi). Wearing Gucci loafers . There’s been talk of a Sloane Ranger revival with pie crust collars, navy blazers andRead more

The grown-up style tribes

I’ve always been fascinated by Style Tribes; from the punks of my teenage years to the women of Advanced Style. I do think it’s human nature to identify with others – with people who dress alike, appreciate the same things and have similar attitudes and beliefs – whatever your age. ‘The Grown-up Style Tribes’ isRead more

50-plus fashion week

When the invite for the first 50+ fashion show pings into my inbox, I feel perplexed. Having championed mature models and grown-up style for many years, there’s something about this kind of labelling that irks. I don’t want to be segregated because of my age. I want nice clothes and I want to see womenRead more

Perennially fresh – Jo Malone’s Herb Garden collection

  For a while now, I’ve been in a bit of a conundrum about what’s next for That’s Not My Age. One of the things I’ve really wanted to do is to add a regular beauty post. The best person for the job is ace beauty journalist, perfume expert and dear friend Vicci Bentley. VicciRead more

Sixties-inspired sportswear by Peggy Moffitt

Sporty, sporty Peggy Moffitt. Famous for her Vidal Sassoon five-point cut, heavy eye makeup and appearance in Qui étes-vous Polly Maggoo , the mod-tastic sixties model has launched her own sportswear label . I can’t bring myself to call it athleisure, that’s just about the clumsiest portmanteau, ever. Inspired by the Rudi Gernreich outfits Moffitt modelled in the 1960s, the rangeRead more

Fashion for grown ups

I was thinking recently that it had all gone quiet on the older models front, then up popped The Supers at Balmain and now Giorgio Armani’s New Normal campaign features four models over-40. From left to right: Eva Herzagova,(42), Stella Tennant (45), Yasmin le Bon (51) and Nadja Auermann (44). Oh go on, let’s have another picture of Stella:Read more