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Threads of Life: a History of the World through the Eye of a Needle

Threads of Life: a History of the World through the Eye of a Needle

  Whatever our take on fashion, fundamentally we all have a connection with clothes because we all wear them. Sewing literally touches our daily lives.

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About

It’s not about age, it’s about style. And this is for every woman who refuses to be invisible. Alyson Walsh.

I’m a freelance journalist, former magazine fashion editor and author. That’s Not My Age began in 2008, when I noticed a space online to celebrate women of all ages.
I write for the FT’s How To Spend It, The Pool and the Guardian websites.

Not-So-Basic Basics

Confidence comes from finding clothes and accessories that work hard, and work in real life. Not just on catwalks, in glossy magazines or ‘Today I’m Wearing’ Instagram posts.

These reliable, figure-flattering essentials are what I like to call  Not-So-Basic-Basics. If our younger years are all about experimenting and identity-finding (throwing everything on and hoping for the best), midlife-and-beyond is all about streamlining and refining. Cutting the crap.

Know Your Style – Latest Book

KNOW YOUR STYLE: Mix it, Match it, Love it is a beautifully illustrated handbook offering expert style advice and interviews with some of the world’s most inspirational women, including Lucinda Chambers, Caroline Issa, Linda Rodin and Lyn Slater.

With over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, including 10 years as fashion editor for a leading lifestyle magazine, Alyson Walsh has the answer to any fashion dilemma.

Easy summer style: the jumpsuit and jacket combo

Easy summer style: the jumpsuit and jacket combo

  Oh, jumpsuit joy. Over the last few, humid months I’ve missed wearing my ‘grown-up onesie,’ but no one wants to be boiling in their boiler suit.

by Alyson Walsh23 comments

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Where are my HRT patches?

Where are my HRT patches?

The shortage of HRT patches reported in the news this week is a cause of concern for many menopausal women. The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the British Menopause Society (BMS) hav...

by Alyson Walsh19 comments

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Creative Women at Work: interior design consultant Sue Parker

Creative Women at Work: interior design consultant Sue Parker

Spending six years as shopping editor at Elle Decoration magazine under the editorship of Ilse Crawford provided the perfect grounding for style expert Sue Parker. Whose impressive CV also includes a ...

by Alyson Walsh16 comments

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The dirty pink pedicure and some non-toxic nail polish brands to look out for

The dirty pink pedicure and some non-toxic nail polish brands to look out for

  The local nail salon is a place I visit only a couple of times a year, but as soon as I walk through the door it’s immediately obvious how toxic nail polish can be. The pungent smell of c...

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The non-boring way to wear neutrals

The non-boring way to wear neutrals

Occasionally, an outfit comes together at the very last minute. This is not exactly a happy accident because some thought has gone into the pairing, so perhaps it’s more of a conscious coupling?

by Alyson Walsh14 comments

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