Famous women on getting older

The Queen always reminds me of my mum. Same cauliflower hairdo. Anyhow, Her Maj was 89 this week and I like this quote from the Red online feature, Famous Women on Getting Older: ‘Don’t retouch my wrinkles in the photograph, I would not want it to be thought that I had lived for all these years without having anything toRead more

Quote of the week: India Knight

India Knight What a fantastic week it’s been for Ageless Style. Selfridges launched their Bright Old Things campaign, next came St Joan of Céline and finally the unveiling of Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent Paris. Journalist and author of In Your Prime, India Knight has written a marvellous piece about the fashion industry putting age before beauty in the Sunday Times today.Read more

Quote of the week: Julie Walters

‘If everyone had facelifts, there would be no one to play the old people.’ From an interview with  Good Housekeeping magazine. Julie Walter’s is the January cover star.  

Quote of the week: Emma Thompson

  Photo: Nick Haddow Whether she’s speaking her mind at the Grammys or on a voyage to the Arctic with Greenpeace (to highlight global warming), I bloody love Emma Thompson. When asked if 50 is the new 35 in an interview in today’s Guardian Weekend magazine, the 55-year-old actress replies: ‘Can I just say very loudly, bollocks. NotRead more

Cindy Joseph on pro-ageing

    As part of the conversation on Ageless Beauty at the Estée Lauder Media Forum , I mentioned the negative connotations surrounding the term ‘anti-ageng’ and the fact that this way of thinking feels outmoded and should be challenged, and this phrase should definitely be changed. A brief discussion followed but we couldn’t really come up with aRead more

Quote of the week: Lynn Dell

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen for Karen Walker ‘People are living longer and we’re not going to hide in the bushes.’ On the eve of the Advanced Style UK film launch , there’s a great feature on ‘the fashion blog that’s putting older women first’ in today’s Observer magazine.  

Quote of the week: Franca Sozzani

Photo: The Sartorialist My business card describes me as ‘Fashion expert. Journalist. Botox-free blogger.’ I’ve always preferred the natural look, wrinkles and all, and never worn a lot of make-up – so it’s pleasing to find that Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani feels the same. Into the Gloss ran a great interview with her thisRead more

Quote of the week: Daphne Selfe

Good to see Daphne Selfe in the December issue of Red magazine. The 85-year-old model was also in conversation at the Mirror Mirror conference last week (write up coming soon, promise) and her comment on ageing made me smile: ‘Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional.’ Hear, hear.