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    How to Wear Statement Pieces Again and Again

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    Buying a bold statement piece is always a thrill. I love the mix of uncertainty around wearing a totally new style or colour or shape, with the pure, heart-felt certainty that this might just be the piece I’ll be wearing all summer long. However, we’ve all been in the situation of getting excited when buying something different or unusual with a particular occasion in mind, only to then look at it after the event and think; when and how can I wear that again? Well, for me, the first rule of thumb is; if it makes you feel good, that...

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    Chatting with Nicky Gaylor, Director of Sylk - Busting Menopausal Taboos & Embracing Your Sexuality

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    A few months ago I joined a large facebook group claiming to be anti-ageist and empowering women as they get older. On the surface it looked great and very supportive, so I posted an open invite to the members to join our Ageism Is Never In Style movement (note: I was not publicising / advertising our boutique). But as soon as I did this, the mood changed. First I was 'ratted' out for posting something without the admin's consent (I did not realise this was the rule given it seemed to be a group about sharing stories and experiences) and...

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    Vogue's Ageless Style 'The Non-Issue' - Progressive or Problematic?

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    View this post on Instagram A post shared by British Vogue (@britishvogue) on Apr 3, 2019 at 3:00am PDT By now you may have read that Jane Fonda is on the cover of this month’s British Vogue, in celebration of ‘Ageless Style’. According to Edward Enniful, ‘we should celebrate women over 50’, hence the publication of the ‘Non-Issue’. Under the helm of Vogue’s former editor, Alexandra Shulman, there was an annual ‘Ageless Style’ issue. Since taking over the reins, Enniful seems to have moved away from this, and this is the first publication under his leadership to really address age...

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    What Does 50 Look Like Today?

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    Look at this picture. How old do you think this man and woman are? The other day I was flicking through my facebook feed when a post for Lumen, the new 50+ dating app, came up, featuring this picture. In the comments section were several accusations of the woman in the picture not being in her 50s – one even said she could be the man’s daughter. And those who accepted she might be 50, thought she was far hotter than her peers. Now I personally know the founders of Lumen, and can attest that all their images feature ‘real’...

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    The Psychology of Fashion: Interviewing Professor Carolyn Mair PhD

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    You may remember last May I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Professor Carolyn Mair on the psychology of fashion, and it inspired me to write this piece on why colour matters. But, not only did I find the talk fascinating, I found it really interesting that Professor Mair didn't start in fashion; she was a psychologist who eventually decided to focus on the industry.  Fashion is sometimes thought of as an industry that's stupid and only for 'bimboes'. But it's far from it; in the UK alone it's worth £32 billion, so there has to be some brains...

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