Fashion & Beauty

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

Save the Date

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Shirt dress, £199.99, Comme des Garçons for H&M   If you love the deconstructed, non fashion style of Comme Des Garcons but cant quite justify the designer price tags, get yourself along to Hennes on November the 13th. Rei Kawakubo has… 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: COS

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The first time we walked into the new COS store on Regent Street, we were struck by the number of breathless, slightly flushed, over excited, 40 something women rushing around grabbing clothes. Before we knew it, we had joined them,… 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

Style Icon – Dot Cotton

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We think the wardrobe department at Eastenders must have a great time dressing the iconic June Brown. Dot Cotton continues to inspire us with her quirky colour combinations, on trend Liberty style prints and classic fully fashioned cardigans, accessorised with… 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