Style Inspiration: Walking with Peter Lindbergh

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Big coats, flat shoes and beautiful black and white photography. Finally got my hands on a copy of the latest issue of Italian Vogue and am trying to Fika things up today; plenty of coffee and this gorgeous Peter Lindbergh photoshoot should help (you can also see this story on Peter Lindbergh’s website HERE ). In theRead more

The brogue is always in vogue

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Miss Marples, lady golfer or Gentlewoman Style? To me, the brogue is always in vogue. Church’s fancy, tasseled Derby shoe is currently shouting my name (available HERE) . I wore orthotics for a while but eventually gave up trying to wedge them into shoes and boots, and decided to spend more on decent shoes instead. My feet have been absolutely fine andRead more

Perfect weather for a neckerchief

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  Like a cowboy (or Garance Doré) I’m partial to wearing a scarf neckerchief-style. Having the point at the front and the knot at the back is a neat way to get round the windchill factor. And knitwear designer  Jo Gordon’s  woolly neckerchief is my new favourite thing; here it is ‘boy scout’ style… And featured in Italian VogueRead more

Ageless Style: Daphne Selfe for Me+Em

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Daphne Selfe is a darling. Whenever we meet she’s warm, charming and full of life. Oh and busy. Did I mention that? What with a book to promote , and all. As a model, Daphne has been more successful in her ninth decade, than ever before. No wonder Me +Em have signed her up to showcase their autumn knitwearRead more

Creative women at work: designer Charlene Mullen

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Textile and home accessories designer Charlene Mullen has a shop in Shoreditch and a new ceramics collection for Royal Doulton to go with her beautiful hand-embroidered cushions (we have a couple bought at sample sales, at That’s Not My Age Mansions). After training in illustration and print at Middlesex and the Royal College of Art and spendingRead more

Grace Coddington is cool in her Calvins

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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

Time to wave goodbye to Arm Paranoia

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My triceps are saggy, I loathe the gym and the strappy vest tops were ditched about a decade ago. But when it’s hot (and I’m feeling even hotter), why should I feel uncomfortable and unhappy because I’m deemed ‘too old’ to go sleeveless? Why the Arm Paranoia? In a feature written for the Telegraph, I spoke to Dr CarolynRead more

Moving on from the ubiquitous skinny jean – and some new denim brands to look out for

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After more than a decade of the ubiquitous skinny jean, the shift to a relaxed silhouette is more than welcome. Quite frankly, the, er, new status quo has a much more interesting aesthetic – think frayed, hand-painted, high-waisted, patchwork denim. This sartorial swing has had me wearing my old Levi’s 501s again and engaging inRead more

Sophie Fontanel a new French Style Heroine and over-40 Instagrammers in Vogue

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Women over-40 on Instagram, it’s ‘a thing’. First I get a mention in the Telegraph’s The grown-up Instagram style stars you need to know , then the Ageless Style issue of British Vogue (July 2016) runs a feature called Second Post, on creative women in their 40s and 50s (including the wonderful photographer Kristin Perers ) and now 9 Steps to superstardom by a 54-year-old French Instagram Sensation. Sophie Fontanel is a French fashion journalist and author who lovesRead more

Missoni stripes and a lovely exhibition

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Zig-a-zag-ah, there’s a lovely Missoni retrospective on at the Fashion & Textiles Museum in London. Missoni Art Colour is quite small but neatly combines 20th century artwork from the Italian family’s collection  – paintings by Sonia Delaunay, Lucio Fontana and Gino Severini  – with a wonderful display of the signature zigzag crochet knits. I’m a sucker for aRead more