Cosmetic surgery: just say no?

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  Picture-fanpix.com Great article in Times2 on Monday by Caitlin Moran, who writes wittily about how, at a recent funeral she was horrified by the amount of eminent 40-plus women who had clearly had cosmetic surgery. Far from looking good,… Read More

We love: Marks & Spencer

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Our current fav Limited dress from M&S, tops stores only This week The Women’s Room was given a preview of the new Portfolio range from Marks & Spencer, aimed at 40plus women and out in March 2009. Hurrah to M&S… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  The Women’s Room would like to wish all its American readers a happy Thanksgiving. May all your turkeys and pumpkin pies be large and tasty.   Thanksgiving also gives us the chance to talk about one of our favourite… Read More

We love: bargain bling

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  While we’re on jewellery can we point you in the direction of some fabulous credit crunch sparkle that both costs very little and cheers you up? New Look has a range called Limited Edition which is better made and… Read More

The perfect pearls

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  Pearls: Coco Chanel loved them and recommended seven strands, real or costume. Ours are definitely going to have to be fake, but since there are some beautifully made high street  alternatives around, that’s ok. Pearls are ageless, in fact,… Read More

Style Icon: Natalie Massenet

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  Talk about understanding your customer and her guilty secrets.   Net-A-Porter is one of our favourite designer websites for fashion porn (that’s looking at beautiful designer clothes on line that we are probably not going to buy). Owner and founder… Read More

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