Goodordering Glasses

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 Remember we told you about Goodordering, an East London company run by our mate Jacqui Ma who has been making multi-functional cycling bags and celebrating urban cycling lifestyles, for the past five years. As part of that journey, they… Read More

Re-branding the menopause

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Isn’t it weird how when a celebrity celebrity has a baby/teenagers/menopause, it becomes become a ‘thing’. The latest ‘issue’ to be re-branded is the menopause, with Meg Mathews (Noel Gallagher’s ex wife) and Gwyneth Patrow taking it upon themselves to… Read More

Out of Fashion

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So podcasts are the new radio – or something like that and never one to miss out on something new, I got together with my good friend and all round fashion maven Jane Shepherdson to put together a podcast. Called… Read More

How to Wear Leopard Print

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Milan street style Unless you have been living in the Outer Hebrides you will have noticed that leopard print is back in a big way for Autumn/Winter 18/19. ‘Has it ever gone away’ I hear some of you saying and… Read More

What I did this summer

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Margate harbour arm at sunset After what seems like the longest summer ever, it’s good to look back and reflect on just how lovely it has been to bask in the sunshine and enjoy being outdoors as much as possible.… Read More

More retail to get excited by

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Paper plates, wooden cutlery and sandwich paper taking picnics to a whole new level at Japan House I dont often get excited about shops – all that consumerism and stuff etc leaves me cold – but recently I have seen… Read More

Retail is NOT dead!

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Retail is on its knees, restaurants are closing faster than you can say avo on toast and we’re all going to Hell in a handcart because of Brexit/Trump etc – or so the press would have us believe. And if… Read More

Tippi Hedren x Gucci

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 Tippi Hedron in The Birds Tippi Hedren who starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s  films The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964) and is Melanie Griffith’s mum and grandmother to Dakota Johnson, looks stunning in the new adverts for Gucci jewellery and… Read More

Middleagedmum.com: Lives for sale

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Ren Bannister (Eva Chen’s daughter) It’s not news that social media can have a negative impact on mental health – particularly for young people – but recent studies have found that Instagram rates as the worst above other platforms. The… Read More

Things I have loved in April

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Trinny Woodall Everyone remembers Trinny Woodall from the early naughties and the dreadful What Not To Wear, where Suzannah Constantine and Trinny offered up ‘style’ advice. It regularly had me shouting at the tv as the so called style guru/posh… Read More

Hula hooping at 96

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 Hula Girl is a short documentary by Amy Hill and Chris Riess that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Highlighting how the Hula-Hoop wasn’t in fact invented by two male entrepreneurs from California, but Joan Anderson, an Australian maverick… Read More

Greynnaisance, Renaissance and Goldie

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Fashion is a fast paced industry that constantly looks to the future and re-invents itself. So it’s surprising how behind it is in terms of gender, diversity and age. Despite people like me (trend forecasters) highlighting the ever changing landscape,… Read More

The pursuit of Craft

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In a world where we are constantly doing lots of things at once, the dream is to do one thing well. Especially something creative. Fantasies about slowing down, living by the sea and devoting time to the pursuit of creativity… Read More

Healthy Ageing Events

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The Clapton Laundry My lovely friend Ashlyn Gibson is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to getting things done and bringing interesting people together. She also happens to have one of the loveliest , most stylish homes… Read More

Some magazines to love

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Growing up without the internet and only three channels on the tv, meant magazines were a monthly visual & editorial treat providing all the need to know information and styling inspiration our generation could want. Nowadays I rarely buy womens… Read More

Autumn Joy

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Borough Market Autumn Festival October is my favourite month of the year. The impending chill in the air, opportunities to layer clothes and wrap up, lighting candles and fires, making soup, Halloween and Bonfire Night, the changing light and the… Read More