News of a book-signing event on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8 March) I will be giving a talk and signing copies of Style Forever at the lovely Gudrun Sjoden store in Covent Garden. Over her 40 years in the industry, Gudrun has remained committed to environmental projects and human rights  and has supported female garment workers around the globe. I admire Gudrun’s stance and her support for womankind. And IRead more

Getting sorted: my wardrobe workout with a style consultant

As research for my new book (or what I’m now referring to as the Difficult Second Album) and part of a more general desire to sort my shit out, I did something I’ve never done before. Arrange a Wardrobe Management session with a style consultant. I’m continually assessing and refining my wardrobe – not inRead more

Going to Port Eliot festival

I’m very excited to be talking and signing books at Port Eliot festival, this year. Set in the beautiful Cornish countryside, I’ve been invited by the lovely people at Hush  who will be holding a pyjama amnesty  as well as a series of style talks. Catch me in the Hush tent at 1pm on Saturday 30 July, wearing my Hush  Harem pantsRead more

Fabsters – fabulous women aged 50 and beyond

  Wear something colourful and spring-like came the edict from Sainsbury’s magazine when they asked me to organise a shoot focusing on fabulous women aged Fifty And Beyond. Or what I refer to as FABsters; a word coined in my book Style Forever as a positive way to describe our powerful and brilliantly stylish demographic. We areRead more

Comfortable, relaxed and just smart enough

‘Being comfortable is the most important thing – and I don’t mean slobby!’ Iris Apfel’s gravelly New York voice announces down the phone at me* and I know exactly what she means. Comfort is crucial and so is fit. I don’t want shoes that I can’t walk in or jackets that pinch my armpits, IRead more

Style Forever New York Party

Don’t be fooled by this photograph of me and Accidental Icon Lyn Slater stylin’ it out in black and white, the New York launch party was a FABulously colourful affair. Lots of wonderful guests turned up to celebrate Style Forever , it was lovely to see Carol and Richard Markel again; Richard was dapper-as-ever in emerald green and blueRead more

Style Forever New York

Blimey. I’ve spent the last few days running around New York like a blue-arsed fly (one of my dad’s favourite expressions); the Health app on my iPhone doesn’t know what’s hit it. The Trailblazers conference at CUNY went well and I will write about it in greater detail soon, suffice to say that it wasRead more

Style Forever heading to New York

Something funny happened this morning, I received an email from Amazon suggesting fashion books I might like to buy and there was Style Forever in the subject header (I know, cookies. But allow me…) Mr That’s Not My Age double-checked just to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating. Also on the book list was, ‘The SecretsRead more

Style Forever New York launch party

The invite has been designed, Manhattan Brother is organising the Style Tribe cocktails – I am both excited and a little nervous about that. My favourite chapter brought to life in liquid form. Anyone for an Older and Bolder? A Scandinista with chilled Lingonberry juice? Plans for the Style Forever New York launch party are coming together.Read more

Style Forever – a New York book signing and talk

Exciting news. I’m going to be talking at a fashion conference and signing books in New York. Hooray. Trailblazers is a symposium at CUNY on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November. Organised by Initiatives in Art and Culture, the event kicks off on Thursday 12 November with an evening reception for legendary Studio 54 photographer Ron Galella, at Broadway gallery,Read more