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Four styling tips to make your favourite old clothes feel new again

Four styling tips to make your favourite old clothes feel new again

What the Italians call spezzato – a gentle juxtaposition of mismatched items – is the best way to make the essentials look extraordinary. The literal translation is ‘broken’ an...

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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, wardrobe 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.

One to watch this week: The Personal History of David Copperfield

One to watch this week: The Personal History of David Copperfield

Tilda Swinton looks like she’s stepped straight out of a Tim Walker photograph, in Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield. With her trademark quirk turned up as much ...

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The benefits of making your own clothes

The benefits of making your own clothes

    ‘I think we are all becoming more aware of our shopping habits, questioning where our clothes came from and at what price to the environment,’ states Frances Tobin founder of...

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I’m 56 and proud – and here’s what I know about women in their 50s

I’m 56 and proud – and here’s what I know about women in their 50s

Now that I’m 56 (clocked up another birthday over the holidays; me and Michelle Obama would’ve been in the same year at school) and edging slowly towards a significant birthday, I’ve...

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Making bowling great again: Community Clothing and the East Lancs Crown Green Club

Making bowling great again: Community Clothing and the East Lancs Crown Green Club

  Could we love Patrick Grant even more? To celebrate ‘ fellowship in an age of division,’ Community Clothing (Grant’s social enterprise) has joined forces with the East Lancs C...

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Dora Maar and Kara Walker two women artists to see at Tate Modern

Dora Maar and Kara Walker two women artists to see at Tate Modern

According to the Financial Times, ‘ 2020 promises a revolution for women in art.’ Hooray.

by Antonia Cunliffe8 comments

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