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The brilliant Frank Bowling exhibition at Tate Britain

The brilliant Frank Bowling exhibition at Tate Britain

Frank Bowling is 85, he now paints sitting down with the help of assistants. ‘I can see more of what’s happening and use these nimble people, my new painting tools, to do more of what I want to ha...

by Alyson Walsh9 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 (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.

Why we should be ageful (not ageless)

Why we should be ageful (not ageless)

Even though we live in an ageing society, old age is treated like a problem. We are living longer, and yet, ageist attitudes prevail.

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How to pull off pyjama dressing in public

How to pull off pyjama dressing in public

    Easy to wear and decadent, pyjama dressing has been wafting around for some time, now. As someone who has never felt comfortable in formal attire, I find this low-key glamour hugely appe...

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The joy of reading aloud, at all ages

The joy of reading aloud, at all ages

  Since the weather has gotten warmer, I have started taking my mother to our local park. She can no longer see well enough to read, and we have exhausted our conversation reservoir, so I have be...

by Alexia Economou — 18 comments

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Five easy pieces to make a summer holiday more stylish

Five easy pieces to make a summer holiday more stylish

Anatomy of a holiday outfit, part one. All these old favourites (details below) have been washed and returned to my Holiday Box till next year.

by Alyson Walsh34 comments

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A weekend in Le Marais: where to shop, eat and drink

A weekend in Le Marais: where to shop, eat and drink

Watching World Cup football over the last month on mainstream TV has been one of my highlights of summer, so far. Having played football every Sunday for many years (in the Greater London Women’s Fo...

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