The Grace Jones documentary

I’ve always admired Grace Jones. The strong image, the theatricality, the iconic Nightclubbing album that I still love to play. At 69, Jones is a woman with trend-defying, singular style who does her own thing regardless. Her fierce glamour hasn’t changed much since the Studio 54 days – and I appreciate this decade-defying look, andRead more

It’s the 50th anniversary of Emma Peel

Emma Peel in The Avengers was my very first style icon. The leather catsuits, the bouncy hair, the kung fu kicks. She could look after herself and had a Jean Varon wardrobe (designed by John Bates). Now in her seventies, actress Diana Rigg is still working (she was in season four of Game of Thrones), and there’sRead more

Sofia Coppola’s perfect summer style

The Guardian asked a series of fashion journalists to each write about their perfect summer style template. I nominated Sofia Coppola. The award-winning director has a confidence and quiet understated elegance that I admire, she doesn’t need shouty clothes and selfies to make an impression – everything is intelligent, unassuming and just right. Cool, calmRead more

Sofia Coppola at Cannes 2014

Photo: Vanity Fair Cropped black pants and an oversized cotton shirt  – such an easy summer outfit. Sofia Coppola does elegant tomboy-style so well.

Casual Glamour: Ellen von Unwerth

  One woman whose talent and style I’m a big fan of is the photographer Ellen von Unwerth.  The just-turned-60-year-old has worked with the best magazines and models in the world, and thoroughly understands the concept of Casual Glamour . Always a statement jacket with a pair of jeans or black cigarette pants and signature jewellery. Always a smileRead more

Carine Roitfeld’s guide to looking good at any age

To celebrate Paris Fashion Week, That’s Not My Age looks to the 55-year-old French Vogue editor for tips on ageless style: 1. Show off your best bits ‘When you are a woman you have to know what you have good, non? And you have to take advantage. I have two good things. Good legs andRead more