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    When Is Fashion A Good Investment? When Is Fashion A Good Investment?

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    Every year I write an article inspired by Vogue’s ageless style issue (read 2015’s review here and 2016’s commentary here) and this year is no exception. Going through it today I was pleased to see many more ‘older’ women featured. I still would like Vogue to bite the bullet and feature a woman over 40 on their cover – particularly on an issue like this – but there’s no denying there is progress for which it should be congratulated. But for me, the best thing about this issue is Lisa Armstrong’s insightful article: “As the decades unfurl, we need fashion...
    Every year I write an article inspired by Vogue’s ageless style issue (read 2015’s review here and 2016’s commentary here) and this year is no exception. Going through it today I was pleased to see many more ‘older’ women featured. I still would like Vogue to bite the bullet and feature a woman over 40 on their cover – particularly on an issue like this – but there’s no denying there is progress for which it should be congratulated. But for me, the best thing about this issue is Lisa Armstrong’s insightful article: “As the decades unfurl, we need fashion...

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    What Does 'Frumpy' Really Mean? What Does 'Frumpy' Really Mean?

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    Last weekend India Knight wrote a great piece in The Sunday Times on why being middle aged doesn’t mean wanting to dress frumpy. Whilst we all know this already to be true, it’s always great reading a national article promoting this message to the wider masses. But it got me thinking. What does ‘frumpy’ really mean? Because, as with ‘style’ we all have our own interpretations of it. So whilst it’s all very well saying ‘we don’t want frumpy clothes’, if we’re unable to define what we mean in some way, then it becomes much harder for brands and retailers...
    Last weekend India Knight wrote a great piece in The Sunday Times on why being middle aged doesn’t mean wanting to dress frumpy. Whilst we all know this already to be true, it’s always great reading a national article promoting this message to the wider masses. But it got me thinking. What does ‘frumpy’ really mean? Because, as with ‘style’ we all have our own interpretations of it. So whilst it’s all very well saying ‘we don’t want frumpy clothes’, if we’re unable to define what we mean in some way, then it becomes much harder for brands and retailers...

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    How To Be Stylishly Sustainable - Interviewing Siobhan of Well Styled Stylist How To Be Stylishly Sustainable - Interviewing Siobhan of Well Styled Stylist

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    I first came across Siobhan Young of Well Styled Stylist on Instagram. I was immediately taken by her colourful, playful approach to fashion, as well as her focus on style rather than being a slave to trends.  But as I got to know her, I also understood her to be a true champion of sustainable style - something she strong encourages her clients to embrace and discusses during her style workshops. As you'll know, I also am a big believer in for fashion, and am against the fast disposable fashion cycle that has come to dominate the high streets.  Keen...
    I first came across Siobhan Young of Well Styled Stylist on Instagram. I was immediately taken by her colourful, playful approach to fashion, as well as her focus on style rather than being a slave to trends.  But as I got to know her, I also understood her to be a true champion of sustainable style - something she strong encourages her clients to embrace and discusses during her style workshops. As you'll know, I also am a big believer in for fashion, and am against the fast disposable fashion cycle that has come to dominate the high streets.  Keen...

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    Red Carpet Decorum: Why Actresses Should Discuss Their Outfits Red Carpet Decorum: Why Actresses Should Discuss Their Outfits

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      This time of year, there isn’t always a huge amount to look forward to. But there’s one thing that always brightens up the seemingly endless cold, drizzly days and long, dark nights: the start of the Hollywood awards season. When it comes to who wins the awards themselves, I’m not really that fussed. Hollywood is an overly self congratulatory industry, and I think the number of awards that are dished out are rather excessive. But, unsurprisingly, I do love the outfits. I’m always intrigued to see who pulled out all the stops and who, well, didn’t. Plus it’s always...
      This time of year, there isn’t always a huge amount to look forward to. But there’s one thing that always brightens up the seemingly endless cold, drizzly days and long, dark nights: the start of the Hollywood awards season. When it comes to who wins the awards themselves, I’m not really that fussed. Hollywood is an overly self congratulatory industry, and I think the number of awards that are dished out are rather excessive. But, unsurprisingly, I do love the outfits. I’m always intrigued to see who pulled out all the stops and who, well, didn’t. Plus it’s always...

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    It's Ok Not To Go Grey It's Ok Not To Go Grey

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    Our models Recently there has been a huge surge of bloggers and writers advocating going grey. And it has inspired many women to ditch the hair dye, and show off their natural silver hair.  But whilst, in theory, this is great progress towards ending ageism in society, and empowering women to embrace and celebrate their age, there's a risk that we could end up going towards another extreme: shaming those who don't want to show off their grey.  Because ending ageism in society isn't about defining the new 'right' way to age - it's about treating everyone equally so that...
    Our models Recently there has been a huge surge of bloggers and writers advocating going grey. And it has inspired many women to ditch the hair dye, and show off their natural silver hair.  But whilst, in theory, this is great progress towards ending ageism in society, and empowering women to embrace and celebrate their age, there's a risk that we could end up going towards another extreme: shaming those who don't want to show off their grey.  Because ending ageism in society isn't about defining the new 'right' way to age - it's about treating everyone equally so that...

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