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More autumn coats: it’s a wrap

More autumn coats: it’s a wrap

  Could Marlene Dietrich be the ultimate belted coat icon? Her simple, androgynous wardrobe feels as fresh today as it did during Hollywood’s Golden Years.

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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.

Women empowering women: Michelle Obama

Women empowering women: Michelle Obama

The Michelle Obama, December cover of Elle magazine is glorious and uplifting. Just like the woman herself.

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Creative women at work: bag designer Mimi Berry

Creative women at work: bag designer Mimi Berry

On the wall of Mimi Berry’s showroom-cum-shop is a beautiful Moulton folding bicycle, so the first 10 minutes of our meeting are spent talking enthusiastically about bike design and cycling in L...

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Five things I’ve discovered about the menopause

Five things I’ve discovered about the menopause

I never really thought about the menopause until it happened to me, aged 50. The general lack of education, awareness and conversation surrounding menopausal symptoms, and how they affect women, meant...

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Emma Thompson wears trainers and a tuxedo to Buckingham Palace

Emma Thompson wears trainers and a tuxedo to Buckingham Palace

Only earlier this week I was eulogising over the multitalented tuxedo and trainers combo; a confidence-boosting outfit that can take the wearer anywhere. And then, HELLO Emma Thompson.

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Dress to feel your best – why you should always dress for you

Dress to feel your best – why you should always dress for you

There are certain items of clothing I know I can always rely on. When I have a book-signing event, a panel discussion or an important meeting, the ‘Once in a Lifetime’ jacket (Céline – boug...

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