Inspirational Women: Kristin Scott Thomas

  Kristin Scott Thomas has quit the silver screen for the stage. As a fan of her French films –  I’ve Loved You So Long and Leaving (not to mention earlier blockbusters like Four Weddings and The English Patient), I’m not sure how I feel about that. But Hollywood’s loss is London’s gain, and IRead more

Ines de la Fressange x Uniqlo: Part Deux

As I completely missed out last season, I’ve been keeping my eye on the Ines de la Fressange x Uniqlo autumn collection. Et voila! A new delivery of fabulous patterned shirts and tweed jackets est arriveé. The tweed jackets are very reasonable, and very Ines. I think I prefer the dark green tweed jacket –Read more

Quote of the week: Frances McDormand

    In a fantastic interview with the New York Times, 57-year-old Frances McDormand talks about the new HBO series Olive Kitteridge and her fight-back against the age-old problem: ‘ We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seenRead more

Gorgeous dresses with sleeves by Allium B

Every time I see Mary from Allium B she’s wearing another gorgeous grown-up dress. One of the perks of running your own fashion label is that you get to wear the product – and model it for That’s Not My Age. Here’s Mary wearing her current favourite, the Helena dress (above), which comes in viscoseRead more

Quotes on age and style

When I said I’d finished the final chapter of my book, I didn’t realise how much work there was still to do. Writing the intro was excruciating, actually writing every chapter was excruciating but I knew I had to get the opening pages right. To really nail it. So much to say, such a smallRead more

Iris Apfel for &otherstories

  Some collaborations are just so right; like Ari Seth Cohen’s photos of Iris Apfel for Danish brand &otherstories . I clocked the fantastic, geometric patterned coat in-store this week, before I’d seen the campaign, and now I know it’s got the Apfel seal of approval I’ll be going back for a second glance. Iris, the Albert Maysles documentaryRead more

Let’s reclaim the word ‘old’ says Prof Mary Beard

  Photo: Sunday Times I was once, rather ridiculously, told by M&S magazine (RIP) that I couldn’t use the word ‘older’ in a feature I was writing about age. I know, it makes no sense. So, hooray then for Cambridge University classicist Mary Beard who told the Cheltenham Literary Festival this week: ‘I’m really tryingRead more

Inspirational women: 100 Leading Ladies by Nancy Honey

  Wendy Dagworthy Nancy Honey’s portraits of 100 Leading Ladies is a brilliant reason to visit Somerset House. Not that I ever need a reason to visit one of London’s finest buildings (with the obligatory pit stop for coffee at Fernandez & Wells). The award-winning photographer  – who sold her house to fund this projectRead more

Ageless Style: Winser London

  Kim Winser only had to utter the words ‘crease-free’ and I was sold (when Mr TNMA moved in, he couldn’t believe I didn’t own an ironing board, but that’s another story). Well, that and the beautiful fabrics, simple design and excellent cut of her chic basics. Recognizing that grown-ups want easy elegance, the 53-year-oldRead more

All Ages, No Style.

I’ve told you what I think about the Guardian’s All Ages fashion spread before: here and here . The dreadful hair & make-up, the ill-fitting clothes, the ‘just escaped from the care home’ vibe. Very little thought or attention being paid to the specific needs of older models. These days I tend to ignore the fashion and goRead more