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

What do you call older?

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It’s a tricky thing, talking about age. Every woman we know who’s over 40 still thinks she’s (at most) 24. Quite rightly, who wants to be tagged with the ‘older’ label? Not us.   We’re all about changing the idea… 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: Lilian Bellamy

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The twice-widowed, gin-soaked, chain-smoking,second daughter of Peggy Archer, Lilian returned to Ambridge with Toy Boy Scott in tow after many years as a tax exile in Guernsey. Ok, if you dont know who we are talking about by now skip… 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