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It’s sandal weather, at last!

It’s sandal weather, at last!

  Now that the summer pedicure is sorted (and a very last-minute holiday booked), I can think about taking my socks off, at last. On vacation, my go-to sandals are Teva Originals or navy Eva Birk...

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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.

Lee Krasner: Living Colour at the Barbican

Lee Krasner: Living Colour at the Barbican

  The fact that female artists are undervalued and underrepresented in the art world is no new phenomenon, but thankfully the situation is finally changing. Two of the most popular exhibitions la...

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That’s Not My Age Podcast episode 3: Michelle Ogundehin

That’s Not My Age Podcast episode 3: Michelle Ogundehin

Fans of Grand Designs House of the Year will recognise my latest podcast guest, Michelle Ogundehin (who regularly appears as an expert on the show). The writer, TV presenter and former Editor-in-Chief...

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Special occasion dressing without the faff factor

Special occasion dressing without the faff factor

  Are these not the best-dressed wedding guests, ever? Chic-as-you-like fashion photographer Liz McAulay (on the right) is mother of the bride, seen here with her mum, at her daughter Flo’s...

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Join me at a creative retreat in Italy

Join me at a creative retreat in Italy

Designer, maker and old friend Ros Badger is one of the most entrepreneurial people I know. She’s always busy planning new endeavours – from designer fairs around this country to creative ...

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That’s Not My Age Podcast episode two: Jayne Mayled founder of White Hot Hair

That’s Not My Age Podcast episode two: Jayne Mayled founder of White Hot Hair

  Having worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years, when Jayne Mayled, stopped dyeing her hair and couldn’t find the right products, she decided to create her own range. The founder of Wh...

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