We Love: The Selby

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If you love looking round other peoples houses (we only joined a book groups for the nose factor) you will love The Selby . It features interesting people and their creative spaces from around the world. Great for inspiration or… Read More

Trend Watch: Hasbeens

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We love it when established brands are revived by young trendies, who turn them into the latest must have item. Think Timberland, Red Wing, Ray Bans, and Converse. We also particularly love it if it’s a trend we think we might actually be… Read More

Style Icon: Diana Vreeland

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No one who loves fashion can ignore the influence of the extraordinary Diana Vreeland, American fashion editor and style doyenne who reigned first at  Harper’s Bazaar magazine in New York (for a quarter of a century) and then at US… Read More

We love: Italian style

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We’ve mentioned The Sartorialist before on The Women’s Room, a wonderful, high quality pictoral blog that is heavily used by fashion insiders for inspiration. This week the blog’s author Scott Schuman, has been photographing in Italy Florence and Milan to… Read More

We Love: Owaboo

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Having a passion for what you do is a great incentive to get up in the morning. Well, we think so anyway and we are always on the look out for women who feel the same. Former colleague Becky Carr definitely falls… Read More

We love: WoWoWoW

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    Eleanor Roosevelt (left)  It’s a big week for Americans. The promise of change and a new President in Barack Obama and the chance that we might also have a really interesting and stylish first lady in Michelle is cheery news… Read More

Just Me by Sheila Hancock

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Being stylish isn’t always about looking fabulous, sometimes it’s about being fabulous too. Sheila Hancock is certainly well turned out at 75 with great poise, but it is her wonderfully no-bullshit, I’m-far-from-perfect-but-I’m-trying attitude that makes her such a wise bird.… Read More

The Disciples by James Mollison

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We are indebted to Word, middleagedad’s favourite middleagemagazine, for bringing The Disciples, a glorious new book by photographer James Mollison to our attention. Never before has a book brought together the fashion passion of middleagemum with the music obsessions of… Read More

Style Icon: Mrs Exeter

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photo UK Vogue   From 1949-65 UK Vogue ran a regular style column from Mrs Exeter, a fictional character  who dispensed advice for women ‘of a certain age’ (she told us she was ‘fifty-odd’) who were keen to stay fashionable… Read More

Don’t spend, Sow!

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Gardening, said a mate, is just like John Lewis, something you really only appreciate when you reach 40. Gardeners know just how fabulous it feels to grow flowers and veg from seed, it teaches us patience and an afternoon spent… Read More