Where are our role models?

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We get a wee bit cross here at the Women’s Room about the lack of good role models for older women.  We are practically invisible in magazines, particularly the high end fashion ones, it’s as if we should not even… Read More

What do you call older?

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It’s a tricky thing, talking about age. Every woman we know who’s over 40 still thinks she’s (at most) 24. Quite rightly, who wants to be tagged with the ‘older’ label? Not us.   We’re all about changing the idea… Read More

Read this: Look good, not young

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  Great article in the Guardian G2 today called Coming of age, by Good Housekeeping editor Louise Chunn, who sums up exactly how we feel here at the Women's Room,"It's no longer aboout looking young, it's about looking good". In… Read More

The perfect perfume

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Rejoice! A subject for which age is totally irrelevant- perfume. In fact we think that age may be a real benefit when deciding on how to smell, as only when you are seasoned with experience can you pull off some… Read More

Style icon: The Queen

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We love the Queen here at the Women’s Room, she’s one of our favourite dressers, mostly because she’s one of the only woman in the UK that really has an original dress sense. OK, so she’s been a little stuck… Read More

We love: Hermes Scarves

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 While we’re on the subject of catalogues, the stupendously glamorous Hermes winter offering dropped through the letter box recently. Heaven knows why since we don’t own a single item, but the catalogue is thick with beautiful images and looks impressive… Read More

Dressing with experts: Jaeger

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We’re really loving Jaeger at the moment because at last there is a brand that understands how to be older, chic and sexy. The Women’s Room was at the recent S/S09 catwalk show and wanted everything. CEO Belinda Earl really… Read More

Dressing with eccentric glamour

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On the subject of eccentric glamour, The Women’s Room spoke to Simon Doonan, creative director of New York’s hippest department store, Barneys, who is a stylish 50 something. He’s just written a book on…. Eccentric Glamour! His life is a… Read More