Style Forever

ON STYLE FOREVER
“This is really the book of the blog That’s Not My Age, I started it seven-years-ago because I felt that a whole group of women were being ignored by the fashion industry. My idea was to champion the creed ‘style begins at 40’ and celebrate inspirational women of substance. The response has been phenomenal. Style Forever has been so well-received – the timing was absolutely perfect.”

ON THE PERCEPTION OF OLDER WOMEN
“I think it is slowly changing, we are seeing more older models and muses in ad campaigns – like Joan Didion for Celine and Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent – but there’s still a long way to go.”

AlysonAlyson Walsh

ON DEFINING CAREER MOMENTS
“When I was Fashion Editor at Good Housekeeping Magazine, I was on Woman’s Hour with Jenni Murray. For me it was a defining moment and so great to work with a journalist I really admire. We had a fabulous time. Oh and obviously publishing Style Forever is up there, too!”

ON THE WRITING PROCESS
“It was very intense. I had a very short time frame and had to be very self- disciplined. Even though I’ve been writing for many years, for many different publications, writing a book was completely different. I was surprised how tough it was.”

ThelmaAlyson Walsh and Thelma Speirs

Corinne DreweryCorinne Drewery

ON STYLE FOREVER’S AUDIENCE
“It’s for all the followers of my blog, without them this wouldn’t have happened – and for all the fabulous women featured in the book. It’s for every woman who refuses to be invisible.” 

ON STYLE ICONS
“Oh, I’m quite fickle, I have loads: Lucinda Chambers from British Vogue,for her unique way of mixing things up, Tilda Swinton for her otherworldy, androgynous style, the late Lou Lou De La Falaise for her ace accessorising…“

ON FASHION FAUX PAS
“Obviously I’VE never made one – but joking apart when I was a student I did have a very bad ‘scare cut’ once (one of those you get for free from a trainee hairdresser). I had to wear a hat for months.”

ON HANDBAG ESSENTIALS
“My phone. I’m addicted to social networking.”

Untitled-6PollardKate Pollard and Alyson Walsh

ON WARDROBE ESSENTIALS
“I always say ‘spend your money on a decent, tailored jacket and a good pair of shoes.’”

ON WISHLISTS
“I already have it: my wonderful Celine tuxedo jacket (bought for the book launch party at Duke Street Emporium). It’s a once in a lifetime purchase and I hope to have it forever.”

Follow Alyson’s blogging adventures over at That’s Not My Age and pick up a copy of Style Forever in-store at Duke Street Emporium now.

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