Agnes b: a celebration of 40 years of style

David Bowie wore her leather trousers, she counts Patti Smith and David Lynch as friends, and at 75 she is the president of hip-hop centre La Place in Paris’ Les Halles. How cool is Agnès B? The French designer, real name Agnès Troublé, has been writing her own fashion rules for four decades, and now is theRead more

Where are all the 50-something models?

When I first started blogging nine years ago, I was always banging on about the lack of older models, my Grey-dar permanently on high alert. But whereas in the past, the older model was restricted to a healthcare or life insurance gig (cue woman strolling jauntily down the beach in a lilac waterfall cardigan and stretchRead more

Casual Glamour at Christmas

Now that’s what I call Casual Glamour. Maye Musk at the British Fashion Awards, this week, in a silver bomber jacket and evening frock. As a Casual Glamourpuss, myself, I’m a huge fan of using a combination of day and eveningwear to create an outfit with go-anywhere appeal. Just mix easy-to-wear, everyday basics with a look-at-me standout piece, like an amazing, metallicRead more

It’s about style not age

If you’ve spent this week employing a much-needed digital detox you might just have missed a rather uplifting online sensation. When the New York Times published a feature entitled ‘Don’t Dress Your Age ’, urging women to ignore ‘mutton-shaming’ style advice about what you can and can’t wear over-40, hundreds of women took to social media in solidarity. PostingRead more

How to make casual look chic

Sometimes you just spot someone who nails it. Their style just feels so effortless, and so right for them (and possibly for you; but not in a Single White Female way). That was the case at the Bella Freud perfume launch, last week, where this amazing woman caught my eye. Her low-key, relaxed approach is quite a simple formulaRead more

The perfect shoe for Instagram and a reader offer from Penelope Chilvers

Could this be the perfect shoe for Instagram ? Not that I’m obsessed or anything, but Penelope Chilvers Alhambra sandal – inspired by the beautiful Spanish palace in Granada – is incredibly photogenic. No need to traipse about for hours looking for a beautiful tiled floor to stand around on, these mosaic patterned leather sandals areRead more

Missoni stripes and a lovely exhibition

Zig-a-zag-ah, there’s a lovely Missoni retrospective on at the Fashion & Textiles Museum in London. Missoni Art Colour is quite small but neatly combines 20th century artwork from the Italian family’s collection  – paintings by Sonia Delaunay, Lucio Fontana and Gino Severini  – with a wonderful display of the signature zigzag crochet knits. I’m a sucker for aRead more

Fashion for grown ups

I was thinking recently that it had all gone quiet on the older models front, then up popped The Supers at Balmain and now Giorgio Armani’s New Normal campaign features four models over-40. From left to right: Eva Herzagova,(42), Stella Tennant (45), Yasmin le Bon (51) and Nadja Auermann (44). Oh go on, let’s have another picture of Stella:Read more

How to wear army green (or my new favourite colour combination)

Serendipity. There I was thinking about different ways to wear army green when up popped Violeta Sanchez the actress, model and former Yves Saint Laurent muse in this lovely colour combination. Sanchez worked with Yves Saint Laurent and Helmut Newton in the late seventies and eighties and I spotted this picture of her as I whizzed throughRead more

How to dress in a heat wave

Jeez, it’s hot. Steamy, sweltering, stinking hot, and I’m feeling slouchy. And a bit sweaty. Must find my Nan Fan . Over the last couple of days the women I’ve spotted in London looking chic in the heat are those loosening up and staying super natural. Wide leg linen trousers and a silk shell top, jersey haremRead more