Radical Craft: Etsy

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We think there is nothing better than a Sunday spent trawling a car boot sale, flea market or Craft Fair. We love the thrill of the bargain and the unique often quirky indivdual items we find, hold pride of place on our… Read More

We Love: H is for Home

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H is for Home specialises in quirky, nostalgic, handmade and vintage items for the home. Like shopping at a curated jumble sale featuring carefully chosen items from the 1950's 60's and 70's, everything is unique and a one off. For us 'women… 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

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