Which Style Tribe are you?

One of my favourite chapters in Style Forever is the one on Grown-up Style Tribes. I’m not sure whether that’s because it’s the last chapter I wrote and I was demob happy, or because I enjoyed writing it so much. I’ve always been interested in tribes and the way people dress, and while grownup style is individual,Read more

Gentlewoman Style for autumn – the chic way to wear red

It’s on the cover of Vogue, in the Christophe Lemaire collection for Uniqlo (the former Hermes designer will be hitting the high street in October) and the colour of the J.Crew Regent blazer I’m surprisingly drawn to. Red has always been worn with pizzazz by flamboyant women like Diana Vreeland and Iris Apfel; but being more less-is-more, I prefer it GentlewomanRead more

How to wear monochrome

What’s black and white and worn all over? The grown-up, transitional wardrobe. Whether monochrome comes with a modern bohemian twist a la Linda Fargo , is more urban avant garde as Lyn from Accidental Icon consistently demonstrates, or goes classic Costanza Pascolato; this harmonious combination looks contemporary and chic. Life in black and white, is simple, striking and perennially stylish. OverRead more

Thank You!

The best thing about writing a book has been the lovely feedback I’ve received from the readers and followers of this site. Do excuse my tardiness, I’ve been meaning to say this for a while: thank you. Emails, tweets, online comments, proper handwritten fan mail – one of my friends even tells me her 86-year-oldRead more

Style Forever Launch

Hello and welcome to the new grown-up That’s Not My Age. While I’m settling in and figuring out how to put my pictures up, let’s get the party started. Talking of partying, these photos are from the Style Forever launch at Duke Street Emporium. A very big thank you to Team Jigsaw for organising such a lovely eventRead more

It’s Style Forever Day!

  Kay Montano illustration by Leo Greenfield Today is the BIG day. The day Style Forever launches in the UK, and I’m excited, at last. Exhausted, but excited too. As it says on the back cover, this book is for any woman who refuses to be invisible. Women of style and substance like Kay MontanoRead more

Inspirational Women: Linda Rodin

Linda Rodin is a homebody who loves fashion and culture and taking her dog Winky for a good, long walk. This is one of my favourite illustrations from Style Forever and talking to Linda on the phone was an absolute joy. She shared some good advice: ‘Forget about the wrinkles and focus on the silhouette.’ I hope to meetRead more

Inspirational Women: Iris Apfel

  Illustration: Leo Greenfield There’s exactly one month to go until the launch of my book Style Forever and so I thought I’d share a little something with you. Alongside all the tips and anecdotes, I’ve interviewed a series of Inspirational Women including the formidable Iris Apfel. It was a joy to chat to the New YorkRead more

Style Forever: the grown-up guide to looking fabulous

That Is My Book. Writing Style Forever was such a whirlwind last summer (polite phrase), I still can’t quite believe it happened. I’ve been asked several times recently if I’m excited, and the honest answer is, ‘No. Not at the minute’. The Waterstones website has just told me there are 36 days to publication, so maybe it’sRead more