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Embrace your age with our new TNMA sweatshirts

— by Alyson Walsh

Photos: Sarah Brick

 

This site is founded on the principle of acknowledging ageing – of encouraging all those cool, older women out there to feel more confident about themselves and not give a damn about no longer being young. We have to continue to push back against youth-obsessed societal pressures and celebrate our wisdom and our wrinkles. So, on that note, I’m pleased to introduce the latest age-positive designs from the Dandy Star x That’s Not My Age collaboration…

The ‘& Wiser’ sweatshirt has been a bestseller since we launched the collection, the classic grey style is still available and we’ve whooped things up for autumn with a lovely pink version (the lettering is charcoal grey flock). Ironically, when we were shooting these photos I bent down to pick something up off the studio floor and my back seized up. Modelling is a dangerous business. And the plans to look after myself a bit more – in this my 60th year – and spend less time sitting at a computer, haven’t materialised. I have stopped going to Pilates. Mistake. Gotta keep moving!

 

Since we started collaborating a couple of years ago, I’ve been sitting on this idea. The iconic, collegiate sweatshirt but make it OLD. Coincidentally, this week someone on Facebook said that she often spouted a phrase of mine, ‘ I’d rather look old than odd,’ (meaning I would never mess with my face) and I wondered why I haven’t said this recently. Perhaps wearing this sweatshirt will act as a prompt… I’m 60 at the end of the year and if I live to be 82.6 (the average life expectancy for a woman in the UK), I’m two-thirds of the way there. I’m no longer middle-aged, I am old. And I’m grateful. It’s a cliché but it is a privilege.

The OLD sweatshirt comes in a lovely navy blue hue, with black and grey flocked, varsity lettering. I’ve worn mine with dark jeans and a blazer, tucked into a denim skirt and paired with sporty trousers.

 

 

 

 

Our ‘Vintage’ slogan tee’s were a hit this summer, so we’re adding the same lettering to a sweatshirt in a rich dark green colour with pale pink varsity-style font. As we all know, vintage is always a good idea. Once again, the fabric is 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled polyester and the shape is relaxed with a great neckline and an old-school athletic vibe.

 

 

We are still running a couple of the Dandy Star x TNMA  T-shirts and the Old School sweatshirt. Shop the full edit over HERE or go straight over to the Dandy Star site.

 

STYLE NOTES

Silver leather trousers, Jigsaw (PR gift)
Chunky bracelet, on loan from Vanessa Baroni
Grey wash, slouchy jeans on loan, Baukjen
Jumbo cord trousers, on loan from Brora.

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