I’m 56 and proud – and here’s what I know about women in their 50s
Now that I’m 56 (clocked up another birthday over the holidays; me and Michelle Obama would’ve been in the same year at school) and edging slowly towards a significant birthday, I’ve been thinking about ageing. A lot. When I started That’s Not My Age, 12 years ago this summer, I wanted to champion older women, prove that style has nothing to do with age and challenge the ridiculous and insulting notion that beyond midlife, women become invisible.
Photography: Claire Pepper
Style Notes: the silk blouse in this photo was a given to me by The Fold London to wear at an in-store event I was working on. It’s a keeper, and now reduced in the sale. The leather boots were part of a ‘skills swap’ with small independent brand Ops & Ops. All other clothes and accessories are my own.