Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Style Musings

Style and all its different musings - that is where i am at this morning.  Now as you can see i had already prepared a post for today but then a couple of things happened that inspired me to put pen to paper (virtually speaking).  First thank you so much Ada at Classiq and Dont call me Fashion Blogger for including me in their style roundups for the recent fashion week madness - i was very flattered and i have to say i loved wearing that very large, very orange hat.  And then this happened, I came across this amazing shot on the Fashionist and it made me think.  I know, thinking on a Tuesday morning, bit of a dangerous thing but hey the little grey cells need an outing every now and then even if it is only to muse on the age old question of personal style ...

I have recently seen quite a few pictures of older women looking absolutely fabulous, the Sartorialist in particular often features ladies who are not the more commonly featured very young, very slim ubiquitous fashionistas that are favoured by popular culture and print.  And that is what i love about the rise of the streetstyle blog and particularly the streetstyle photographers who are bringing to the fore all sorts of style - it may not be your own or even your peers but it is interesting and it opens up your eye.  I look at these pictures and i want to know who they are, what their life entails and where they got all this fabulous inspiration from and that has nothing to do with age, budget, waistline or creed.  And that fascinates me, intriques me, opens up my eye and in the case of this lady makes me love my wrinkles and the fact that time will pass by and should definitely be celebrated in an SJP skirt and a fierce pair of shoes and that is my fashion thought for the day, week and millenia xx



  1. Shes a muse indeed and a very stylish one too

  2. Isn't she fantastic? She hasn't bowed to how she think she should be dressing at her age, she is expressing herself exactly as she wants and she looks amazing.

  3. Have you seen the blog dedicated entirely into older-women's style?!


    It is fantastic!

  4. Fashion Art she is - i just could not keep her to myself x

    Tabitha that is exactly how i feel x

    Paola - thank you so much for the tip off i am definitely on my way over xx

  5. just fantastic! she has got style in spades that would put these young ones to shame.

  6. I know David - she is bloody amazing@! x

  7. Stunningly beautiful and looks like the type of woman I would like to be sitting next to on a long flight (though she might be cranky without her cigarette!)

  8. Oh helen you so just cracked me up! x

  9. The women that he photographs all have their own personal style and they illustrate how getting older doesn't mean giving up.
    I love this image!
    She looks like a force to be reckoned with.

  10. I totally agree with Nyanzi (so now I know his real name), this lady has something to tell to young ones! And she is also telling us that we can be appealing at any age.

  11. Wow fantastic style woman!!!
    I love my wrinkles, too!!!jajaja!!
    Beautiful post!! Have a wonderful day!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

  12. I'm so in love with your blogging-style dear, really unique and lovely post :))

    one thing, could you please please do me a favour and vote for me by liking my photo on this link :)


    It really means a lot to me :) puss puss and huggs from <3 <3


  13. She looks great! I totally know what you mean about older people dressing very well, I JUST wrote about that in my Hermes post.

  14. I do love chic older women. I hope to be one of them one day! :)

  15. I loved her style. I hope I'll be like her someday, really. Loved it!

  16. I love this stylish woman!

  17. this woman is so stylish!!


  18. Great outfit. Love it.
    Love S.
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  19. Que pasada de foto, ideal la mujer.
    Un saludo

  20. Its great to see older women in fashion, with the industry being so fanatic about young people, it makes me wonder how real it is...
    anyways...the pic, and she is amazing!!!

    I really want to see ur pic with the huge hat! =)


  21. Interesting clothing combination. Nice find.

  22. Definitely stylish :)


  23. I totally agree ....one day you'll understand why ...

    have a nice and sunny day


  24. Claire, I completely agree with you on the fact that style has nothing to do with age, body shapes or trends. I was over the moon when Mrs. B was asked to do the 'Today I'm wearing' Vogue UK blog. I simply adore her style: http://notjustaprettydress.blogspot.com/2011/07/today-mrs-b-is-wearing.html

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