This is 50
Photographer Kristin Perers contacted me last year to ask if I’d like my mugshot taken. I’d recently mentioned my reason for not appearing on the blog very often, namely: I hate having my picture taken, and anyway, after a handful of my oh-so-similar outfit posts readers would be clicking away in droves. Also, it takes time to do these things properly – and Mr That’s Not My Age has to sit in the bath (the bathroom is the only room we have with pale flooring and a white wall). Could be worse, I know, he could be sitting on the toilet. Anyhow. Kristin has a blog called This is 50 where she features role models of a very certain age, inspirational women with grace and style. So, I was extremely flattered to be asked, but we had to wait until after the big birthday before I could guest star. The photographs are incredibly beautiful, I’m delighted with the results.
Kristin asked me for a quote to accompany the photographs, so I dragged out the old favourite, ‘You don’t have to have youth to have style,’ phrase. Something I truly believe in and have been saying since I started That’s Not My Age over five years ago.
For the studio shoot, I was advised to bring some of my favourite things. My selection included three pairs of worn-out jeans, a variety of Liz Taylor earrings and a globe from the collection. Together with the outfit I wore on the big birthday – celebrated in New York with Mr That’s Not My Age, Manhattan Brother and friends – and here it is:
A blush pink Diane von Furstenberg top, M&S black sequin skirt and silver metallic Roger Vivier shoes.
It’s good to come out from behind the dashboard from time to time. Have a fantastic weekend.
More photographs and an an interview here.