After what seems like the longest summer ever, it’s good to look back and reflect on just how lovely it has been to bask in the sunshine and enjoy being outdoors as much as possible.
Having a house in Margate… Read More
The fabulous and much missed Bill Cunningham left us all a small, posthumous treat, a memoir, uncovered when his monk-like apartment was cleared by his family after his death in 2016. It’s now available to buy here. Anyone who knows… Read More
While we’ve been on our summer hols (welcome back BTW, hope yours was great) we’ve been inundated with beauty skincare brands aimed at the 40plus woman. What’s going on? I’ve got a few to talk about over the next few… Read More
Even though it feels like it’s been summer forever here in the UK, we’re only now going on our summer break. We’re off to do both relaxing and reinvigorating things, all while dressed for fun….Have a great summer everyone and… Read More
According to the latest piece of research by J Walter Thompson on us mid lifers, many of us are graduating towards the creative world, either as a second career or just to return to learning. The research also highlights findings… Read More
My love of Iris Apfel has never wavered since I discovered her way back in the day before the whole world celebrated her style. Her honest opinions and seemingly tireless ability to remain a style icon, aged 96 – are… Read More
We’re still seeing a huge amount of ‘natural’ beauty products at press days and launches, the next trend is going to be products so natural you wont know wether to put them on your face or spread them on your… Read More
Do you think there’s anything in the fact that we’re still stuck in a 70s vibe, fashion wise and the last time the weather was like this was in 1976? Just a thought.
Ace & Jig is a brand that… Read More
There is an elephant in the room with all the empowering, fabulous looking, super-stylish instagram and blog posts we see on older women currently, its the lack of discussion about how getting older hurts. As our fashion hero Iris Apfel… Read More
I dont often get excited about shops – all that consumerism and stuff etc leaves me cold – but recently I have seen some really interesting new shops that offer way more than just shopping.
Alongside Sao Paulo and Los… Read More
I read an enormous amount of words every week of the year, mostly to do with work. My daily consumption of fashion reports, consumer analysis and fragrance goings-on is always interesting but quite serious and thought provoking. That’s before we… Read More
When I was staying in Jaipur earlier this year, I was transfixed by the stylish Janine du Plessis, who would come down to breakfast in our hotel wearing elegant dresses in cool indigo cotton with amazing embroidery details and interesting… Read More
Let’s talk about clothes, we haven’t mentioned shopping for fashion for an age here on TWR, which rather reflects where we are on buying stuff currently (although Jane’s recent trip to NYC shows there is hope for shopaholics in the… Read More
One year (and a few months) after the purchase of our old peoples bungalow and our retreat by the sea is nearly finished.
We haven’t done anything wildly ambitious, mainly due to lack of funds and the fact that it… Read More
Oh womenfolk, this is GLORIOUS. Among us fashion folk, Frida has superstar status due to her artful style, use of colour and accessories and empowering feminist views on life. She was also a magnificent artist and her work sells for… Read More
Womenfolk, we are all in demand currently, it seems. Not only are we wanted for modelling campaigns (we will be disappointed if some of you don’t apply, let us know how you get on if you do), the V&A needs… Read More
Retail is on its knees, restaurants are closing faster than you can say avo on toast and we’re all going to Hell in a handcart because of Brexit/Trump etc – or so the press would have us believe.
And if… Read More
Robbie Honey is one of my favourite florists, not only is he super-talented, but he’s also utterly lovely. We interviewed him for We Wear Perfume and I’ve been a fan of his entertaining and artful instagram feed ever since. Also… Read More
I’ve lost count of the number of ‘poor-us’ conversations I’ve had with brands recently on the decline in fashion retail sales. Things really are pretty bleak for retailers, yet in all cases the brands seem to think the answer is… Read More
McQueen, the documentary based on designer Lee Alexander McQueen, is a searingly honest, funny, sad and thought-provoking film airing on British screens next week (June 8th). Don’t miss it. The life story of this East End boy makes way beyond… Read More
Tippi Hedren who starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s films The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964) and is Melanie Griffith’s mum and grandmother to Dakota Johnson, looks stunning in the new adverts for Gucci jewellery and watches. She stars as a… Read More
Who’d have thought that pressing flowers, something that carried the stigma of being beyond uncool when I was a teenager, would come back and be a thing in 2018? Jam Jar flowers, that’s who, run by the inspiring grown up… Read More
My current obsession with podcasts took an exciting turn last week, when the BBC invited me to meet its first ever commissioning editor of Podcasts, Jason Phipps and discover what the future holds with podcasts. How fabulously W1A! I’m pleased… Read More
It’s not news that social media can have a negative impact on mental health – particularly for young people – but recent studies have found that Instagram rates as the worst above other platforms. The sheer amount of content, the… Read More
Our regular craft correspondent Julia Little toured London Craft Week for us again this year, searching out the best of the HUGE selection of what was on offer. It was the thoughtful presentations and workshops put on by the smaller… Read More
There are easily a dozen paintings in Victoria Miro’s latest sensational show Surface Work that I wanted to smuggle home. Over 50 female abstract artists from across the globe over the past century are shown in this stunning, historical glimpse… Read More
Iris has written a book! Iris has written a book! I don’t really need to say any more, other than these few extracts indicate it’ll be a cracking read.
I know Iris is everywhere now and even my kids know… Read More
Everyone remembers Trinny Woodall from the early naughties and the dreadful What Not To Wear, where Suzannah Constantine and Trinny offered up ‘style’ advice.
It regularly had me shouting at the tv as the so called style guru/posh… Read More
It’s hard to visit India and NOT want to wear colour. After returning from my recent trip I wanted to empty out all the black, navy and beige from my wardrobe and fill it with hot pink, red, orange and… Read More
Hula Girl is a short documentary by Amy Hill and Chris Riess that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Highlighting how the Hula-Hoop wasn’t in fact invented by two male entrepreneurs from California, but Joan Anderson, an Australian maverick… Read More