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Older & Wiser: why ageing lobes don’t mean the end of earrings

Older & Wiser: why ageing lobes don’t mean the end of earrings

    One of the most bizarre complements I ever had was from an art student in a university lift. She praised my earlobes then informed me they were lucky.

by Nilgin Yusuf — 20 comments

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Lovely lace-up leather boots and how to look after them

Lovely lace-up leather boots and how to look after them

  For the last few winters I’d been drawn to the pull-on-‘n-go ease of Chelsea boots, but this year it’s a lovely lace-up that feels far more appealing. Over three decades after...

by Alyson Walsh — 36 comments

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Expert visible mending tips from artist Celia Pym

Expert visible mending tips from artist Celia Pym

  When I catch up with artist Celia Pym it’s the start of term at the Royal College of Art (RCA). She studied Textiles here, and has subsequently returned as a visiting lecturer on the MA c...

by Alyson Walsh62 comments

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Two ways to wear a knitted tank top (sweater vest)

Two ways to wear a knitted tank top (sweater vest)

  Americans call it a sweater vest, but growing up, in the north of England, in the 1970s, I’ve always referred to this wonderful, sleeveless garment as a tank top. Often described as the decad...

by Alyson Walsh — 25 comments

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Why pearls are a perennial favourite

Why pearls are a perennial favourite

  Grace Kelly, Rihanna, Harry Styles, just a few of the icons who have a penchant for pearls. Timelessly elegant, the late Grace Kelly opted for a more traditional twinset-plus approach.

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Black, Silver & Grey: Going grey when you have afro or curly hair

Black, Silver & Grey: Going grey when you have afro or curly hair

  Singer-songwriter Molly Johnson, 63, looks fierce in her ombré grey hair. She and model Teruko Burrell are my when-I-go-silver hair-spirations.

by Alexia Economou — 17 comments

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