Thursday, 30 April 2015

Getting married over 40


Not 40 yet but definitely a future FABster, Solange Knowles. Photo: People.com

I'm still here, awaiting the move. In the meantime, I've written a piece for the Guardian on the modern, fuss-free bride - and getting married over-40. Here's the LINK. And here are some inspirational brides:

Kate Moss in Thea Porter at her wedding rehearsal dinner. Photo: Vogue

Sofia Coppola in Azzedine Alaia. Photo: EPA

Lisa from Amid Privilege (thank you, Lisa!) Photo: Emilia Jane Photography

Bianca Jagger in timeless YSL


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

That's Not My Age is moving...


Photo: Tim Walker

I'm moving, this week. Details to follow. Finally. After a lot of faffing and financial woe (but that's another story, and one that I will tell), I'm going over to WordPress. Initially planned last summer, I had to postpone the move and get on with writing Style Forever. To be honest, after seven years on Blogger I'm slightly nervous about the shift. Mainly because I'm worried that it'll be like the olden days, just me behind the dashboard talking to myself. I love having such a loyal following and your comments are always appreciated. So, please come with me...


 Very best, Alyson  x

Monday, 27 April 2015

Meeting Linda Rodin at Liberty



When I heard that Linda Rodin was making a special appearance at Liberty, I dashed over there like Paula Radcliffe in her prime. Carrying a signed copy of Style Forever, of course. I haven't mentioned my book for at least a week, you must be really missing the perpetual chuntering... Having had a fantastic telephone chat with Linda last summer (she's one of the Inspirational Women in Style Forever), I finally got to meet her in the flesh and she was just as brilliant and stylish, as I expected.

That's me and Linda Rodin
Linda loves Style Forever

Linda was in town for the launch of the new counter for her eponymous beauty line - and was  pleased to get her hands on a copy of the book, 'I adore it, it's delicious.' She loved Leo Greenfield's illustration:

Linda and Winky

I've tried a sample of Linda Rodin's Olio Lusso oil and it's pretty good stuff. Apparently, Madonna can't get enough of it. But at over 100 quid a bottle, I'm going to just have to settle for the lip balm.

Olio Russo face oil available HERE

Rodin blush lip balm, available HERE

On the shelf at the Liberty counter are a couple of fantastic photos of Linda and Winky originally taken by Jens Ingvarsson for playingfashion.com


And here are some more from the same series:



Linda Rodin really is a life and style inspiration.


Friday, 24 April 2015

Older Models, jumpsuits and the Prada Laundromat Video


This new Prada video is FAB! Created by Autumn de Wilde (I know, me neither), it's one of a series called The Postman Dreams, has a very Wes Anderson feel and features a gorgeous older model getting her kit off in a laundromat:



Isn't the green jumpsuit fantastic? Though it's a bit on the bold side for me, I'm content in khaki. Yesterday, I had my Industrial Onesie on, which was fine in the morning but then the temperature shot up in the afternoon and I felt like I was wearing one of those sauna swelter suits. I probably lost about 3lbs. So, now I'm on the lookout for a lightweight summer alternative and here are a few of my favourites:


MICHAEL Michael Kors available HERE

Whistles navy utility jumpsuit, available HERE

Grey Tencel jumpsuit, M&S, available HERE
M&S rear view
Baukjen chambray jumpsuit available HERE


Have a FABulous, fun-packed weekend.


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Famous women on getting older


The Queen always reminds me of my mum. Same cauliflower hairdo. Anyhow, Her Maj was 89 this week and I like this quote from the Red online feature, Famous Women on Getting Older:

'Don't retouch my wrinkles in the photograph, I would not want it to be thought that I had lived for all these years without having anything to show for it.'


This fantastic portrait is by 77-year-old David Bailey.