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What a beauty editor keeps when Marie Kondo’ing her makeup bag

What a beauty editor keeps when Marie Kondo’ing her makeup bag

There’s nothing like moving house to kick start a serious dumping drive. What starts with the knick-knacks (do you really need that 18th century warming pan in your centrally-heated life?

by Vicci Bentley — 22 comments

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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 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, wardrobe 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.

What Jenna Lyons did next…

What Jenna Lyons did next…

I’ve missed Jenna Lyons. The former J.

by Alyson Walsh15 comments

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The Joy Of Missing Out (JOMO) in 2020

The Joy Of Missing Out (JOMO) in 2020

Happiness Experts (yes, this is a real job) are talking about JOMO – the Joy of Missing Out. As a full-time carer, I am always on a quest to find morsels of joy.

by Alexia Economou — 7 comments

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Snazzy boots, a new style column and the business of blogging

Snazzy boots, a new style column and the business of blogging

Brightening up the winter bleakness with some good news. Double good news: a new gig and new showbiz boots.

by Alyson Walsh36 comments

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Dressed for War: the story of British Vogue editor Audrey Withers

Dressed for War: the story of British Vogue editor Audrey Withers

Audrey Withers was not just any editor, she was the courageous woman who braved the Blitz to mastermind British Vogue (known affectionately as brogue by the Condé Nast founders) throughout the turb...

by Angela Kennedy — 9 comments

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There’s nothing wrong with comfy clothes

There’s nothing wrong with comfy clothes

Comfy shouldn’t be a dirty word. But in fashion it can be viewed as a bit of a put-down, a derogatory label.

by Alyson Walsh40 comments

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