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The Soap Co: caring about people and the planet

The Soap Co: caring about people and the planet

  Based in East London, with a traditional workshop in the Lake District, The Soap Co. is a beauty brand with a difference.

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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 (and men) 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.

Trending: spring’s technicolour trouser suits

Trending: spring’s technicolour trouser suits

  Caroline Issa admits that she dressed very conservatively in her first career as a management consultant, almost 20-years ago, ‘I had a brown suit, a black suit, a grey suit and a navy su...

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Don’t miss: Mary Quant at the V&A

Don’t miss: Mary Quant at the V&A

‘Hey luv, Mary’s here!’ was the slogan JC Penney used to attract customers when designer Mary Quant and her collection hit New York in the 1960s, and 50-years later this should be em...

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Know Your Seasonal Style: the checked trench coat

Know Your Seasonal Style: the checked trench coat

    Last year I started the ‘Know Your Seasonal Style‘ series, a small edit of the clothes on my radar at a particular time. Rather than pictures of me in a khaki jumpsuit ad inf...

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Flat shoes forever: why I won’t stop wearing comfy shoes and sneakers

Flat shoes forever: why I won’t stop wearing comfy shoes and sneakers

  Grazia magazine recently featured an article headed ‘Brace yourself for life post-trainers’, explaining that sneakers are over and high fashion has moved on. According to the Sunday...

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Must-see: Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern

Must-see: Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern

  The curators at Tate Modern are to be congratulated for another exhibition in the main temporary gallery space dedicated to a gifted female artist. For the past decade or so the work of Louise ...

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