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Weatherproof your Wardrobe: Margaret Howell for Barbour

Weatherproof your Wardrobe: Margaret Howell for Barbour

British summertime is back – cue the familiar grey drizzle and welcome return of denim into my life. Much as I enjoyed the glorious weather, by the end of the heatwave I’d exhausted all my wardrob...

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About

It’s not about age, it’s about style. And this is for every woman who refuses to be invisible. Alyson Walsh.

I’m a freelance journalist, former magazine fashion editor and author. That’s Not My Age began in 2008, when I noticed a space online to celebrate women (and men) of all ages.
I write for the FT’s How To Spend It, The Pool and the Guardian websites.

Not-So-Basic Basics

Confidence comes from finding clothes and accessories that work hard, and work in real life. Not just on catwalks, in glossy magazines or ‘Today I’m Wearing’ Instagram posts.

These reliable, figure-flattering essentials are what I like to call  Not-So-Basic-Basics. If our younger years are all about experimenting and identity-finding (throwing everything on and hoping for the best), midlife-and-beyond is all about streamlining and refining. Cutting the crap.

Know Your Style – Latest Book

KNOW YOUR STYLE: Mix it, Match it, Love it is a beautifully illustrated handbook offering expert style advice and interviews with some of the world’s most inspirational women, including Lucinda Chambers, Caroline Issa, Linda Rodin and Lyn Slater.

With over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, including 10 years as fashion editor for a leading lifestyle magazine, Alyson Walsh has the answer to any fashion dilemma.

Drift sea glass jewellery: perfect for beach-lovers

Drift sea glass jewellery: perfect for beach-lovers

There’s a vintage jar in the bathroom at That’s Not My Age Mansions that is full of small shells, fragments of sea glass and teeny-tiny polished pebbles. This beach treasure is a memento o...

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Madonna: Like an Icon – at 60

Madonna: Like an Icon – at 60

The music industry has never been kind to the older woman, says Lucy O’Brien. Female artists are expected to disappear gracefully, but Madonna, as ever, continues to buck trends.

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A beautiful city break: 48-hours in Bordeaux

A beautiful city break: 48-hours in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a beautiful city in a picturesque setting on the River Garonne. It’s like a more laid back version of Paris with equally handsome limestone buildings that, given the right light, emanate...

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The best beauty travel bag

The best beauty travel bag

On holiday, the low-maintenance beauty regime slips even lower. No make-up, hair tied back, sun screen (either Avene or Ultra Sun; for my sensitive skin), plenty of shower gel and a decent moisturiser...

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The heatwave continues – bring on the Super Shirt

The heatwave continues – bring on the Super Shirt

In typical British style, we’re all a bit ‘over’ the heatwave. One of the warmest summers on record and we’ve had enough of it.

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