How to wear flat shoes and boots right now

Cropped kick-flares and culottes are terribly au courant but in winter I like to draught-proof my legs. Eliminate a northwesterly up the nether regions, by opting for a straighter leg style. Now the decluttering has begun (one bagful of stuff to charity and counting), I’m finally going to have a go at getting rid ofRead more

How to avoid looking like a hot menopausal mess

“It’s too mild, I’m menopausal … you just want a cold wind up you,” said the divine Kathy Burke on Have I Got News For You , last week. We had the hottest October on record and Burke was voicing what every woman over the age of 50 has been thinking for the past four weeks. When oestrogen has left theRead more

Win £200 to spend at East

Bohemian fashion brand East is offering one lucky That’s Not My Age reader the chance to win a voucher worth £200 to spend. I know, I’m spoiling you. Thank me later. I popped into East’s Covent Garden store on a recce yesterday and there are loads of lovely things. Hand embroidered cottons and silks, kaftans, kimonos, dresses,Read more

Cool summer linen

One of my old editors had a list of ‘banned substances.’ Snake print was not allowed on the fashion pages (largely based on a fear of snakes, fortunately we don’t have many of those in London) and neither was linen. Particularly the lovely crumpled, typically English variety. Shame, that. I know this is all beginningRead more

Style Forever in the Times

Apologies if the blog is turning into a Style Forever Fest – I honestly am flabbergasted by all the attention the book has received and hope normal service will return shortly. Then I can get back to business and tell you all about the wonderful Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A. Anyhow. The Times ran a feature on Style Forever yesterdayRead more

Style Forever Q&A

Photo: Kristin Perers My gorgeous friend Navaz Batliwalla interviewed me about Style Forever for her blog Disneyrollergirl. Navaz is a fashion editor, consultant and industry expert, I call her my Net Nanny because she’s been blogging for longer than I have and often provides me with expert advice. You can read the full interview HERE . NavazRead more

It’s Style Forever Day!

  Kay Montano illustration by Leo Greenfield Today is the BIG day. The day Style Forever launches in the UK, and I’m excited, at last. Exhausted, but excited too. As it says on the back cover, this book is for any woman who refuses to be invisible. Women of style and substance like Kay MontanoRead more

How to wear trainers without looking like an overgrown teenager

Jenna Lyons photo: I am Koo Inspired by the post on snazzy sneakers last week, my latest piece for the Guardian explains how to wear trainers without looking too ‘adultolescent’ (new made-up word). Here are some grownup women who do it best. Starting with Jenna Lyons, of course. Neneh Cherry in a standout coat and Stan Smiths. AdidasRead more

Inspirational Women: Linda Rodin

Linda Rodin is a homebody who loves fashion and culture and taking her dog Winky for a good, long walk. This is one of my favourite illustrations from Style Forever and talking to Linda on the phone was an absolute joy. She shared some good advice: ‘Forget about the wrinkles and focus on the silhouette.’ I hope to meetRead more

Inspirational Women: Iris Apfel

  Illustration: Leo Greenfield There’s exactly one month to go until the launch of my book Style Forever and so I thought I’d share a little something with you. Alongside all the tips and anecdotes, I’ve interviewed a series of Inspirational Women including the formidable Iris Apfel. It was a joy to chat to the New YorkRead more