Fashion & Beauty

Christmas party dressing

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  DVF tunic dress was £360, n0w £174     DVF party dress was £275 now £178       DVF2007                                                Vintage buy It seems to us that trying to look effortlessly gorgeous during Christmas is a task we could do… Read More

We love: Anthropologie

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  This week the Women’s Room has been in New York discussing retail. Although the dollar is depressingly low against the pound, American retailers are busy slashing prices in order to get their own folk to part with their bucks,… Read More

Trend Watch: Yellow

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Tell someone at a party you are a trend and colour forecaster for the fashion industry and you can be almost certain what their next question will be, 'What colour will I be wearing next year?'  I usually answer, 'whatever colour… Read More

Style Icon: Jean Muir

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'She had such style. Real style that you could recognize. I love her for her individuality, her way of seeing a woman.'' Jean Paul Gaultier   Strict attention to detail, technical excellence and a passion for the craft of dressmaking… Read More

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: Stylish Blogs

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If you work in the fashion industry you will probably already be a big fan of The Sartorialist, the amazing street style blog, featuring beautiful photographs of stylish, real people from all over the world. The blog has been listed by Time Magazine… 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

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

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