Shocked about Europe – and a morsel of good (book-related) news
Devastating news about the European Referendum. For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt European, part of Europe and proud – and now, everything’s changed. Everything. I was up at 4.30am this morning watching events unfold, and I’m still reeling. While I’m shocked and saddened by the result, I believe in democracy and that means respecting the outcome. I’m not going to blame other voters but The Economist has called it a ‘tragic split’ and David Cameron’s decision to hold a referendum ‘reckless’ and I wholeheartedly agree with that. And anyway, as if things weren’t bad enough…Donald Trump arrived in the UK, this morning.
Anyhow. You came here expecting style not politics – but this is a personal blog, and politics is personal – so scrabbling around for a morsel of good news, something positive to say, I realised that I haven’t mentioned BOOK NUMBER TWO. I’ve had the contract for a while now, but literally only just started writing it this week. This time round there’ll be more of a focus on style rather than age. Things have changed since I started blogging eight years ago, and while there is definitely still room for increased visibility and diversity in the fashion and media industries, this emphasis does feel right. The new book will be about ageless style and once again it will include lots of interviews with FABulous (Fifty And Beyond Stylish) women – I’m hoping to be spurred on by the new challenges all-round.
Linking to broadcaster/writer/author Paul Mason’s Exit Plan.