Art & Culture

RIP: Tony Curtis

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There was a time when there were no boy bands, no X Factor, no celebrity magazines and only two soap operas on TV (Crossroads and Coronation St) and neither of them featured handsome men.  Young girls growing up in the… Read More

We loved: Peggy Mitchell

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Having watched Eastenders from day one (with gaps in the middle when small children took over the 7.30pm viewing slot) I could probably score quite highly if 'the lives and loves of Eastenders characters', were my specialty subject on Mastermind.… Read More

Style icon: Chrissie Hynde

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Despite being hard hearted, cynical been-around-the-block-and-seen-most-things fashion gals,we are big romantics here at TWR. Really, we are. So news that the deeply cool rock goddess Chrissie Hynde has been madly in love with a chap half her age and writing… Read More

We love: a period drama

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We are big fans of period dramas and think there really is nothing better than the combination of drama, romance and beautiful period costumes. Jane Campions new film Bright Star, opens this weekend, stars Abbie Cornish and Ben Wishaw and tells the… Read More

US Vogue- the Age Issue

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Irving Penn for US Vogue's August 2009 issue US Vogue does it's annual Age Issue in August, traditionally the most difficult month to sell the magazine due to everyone waiting for the big September fashion issue. Still, beggers can't be… Read More

We love: Book blogs

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  Talking to the founder of Persephone books, Nicola Beauman last week, we asked her about the future of books. She thinks more and more people will be increasingly influenced by book blogs and lists Stuck in Book, Dove Grey… Read More

We love: Spotify

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We at the Women's room spend a good deal of time at our computers, composing and researching, so we often plug into our iPods to help us concentrate and improve our mood. Now we are addicted to Spotify, a web… Read More

A Modern Dilemma: T.M.I

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Julie Myerson with son Jake aged 15 It is so easy to get carried away with sharing our thoughts and experiences online, through the various modern means of communication. Facebook, Twitter and blogging make it simple to update our friends… Read More

We love: 70’s Dinner party

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  One of our more succesful Christmas presents this year, has been the fabulously nostalgic CD, 70's Dinner Party. A boxed set featuring some of our secret favourites, such as Dean Freidman, Minnie Riperton, Sailor, Tom Jones and Manhatten Transfer, to name… 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

We Love: Deezer

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Fancy a trip down memory lane, or a chance to ‘get down with the kids’. Or have you simply forgotten how much you love music and havent quite got to grips with the whole concept of downloading. Put aside a… Read More