Monday, 27 April 2015

Meeting Linda Rodin at Liberty

When I heard that Linda Rodin was making a special appearance at her new beauty counter 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 really pleased to get her hands on a copy of the book, 'I adore it, it's delicious.' And 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

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.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Daphne Selfe and Skate Shoes

The Vans & Other Stories collaboration modelled by Daphne Selfe (and Flo Dron, below) has got me thinking about skate shoes, again. It's the perfect weather for a slip-on and the spotty leather Dalmation style would look neat with my faded black jeans.

The three Vans & Other Stories styles

Fans of Vans will be pleased to hear that the gold metallic version is back in stock at J.Crew; available HERE.

And Clarks has interpreted the classic shoe in a perforated leather pump with Softwear Technology for extra comfort. Available HERE in white and the Germolene colour that seems to be quite popular...

Old-school style, I popped into a store last week and will definitely going back to try the white Clarks pair on. And, I'm pleased to see that after working with Iris Apfel in autumn, & Other Stories continues to celebrate mature muses. Comfy shoes, 86-year-old models. Age is all the rage.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Tweed Run 2015

Photo: Evening Standard
Photo: Bike Pretty

I've been spending a few days with family and friends and attempting a Digital Detox. With the occasional Instagram moment, like yesterday's splendid Tweed Run:

The Tweed Run is an annual 10-mile cycle ride around London where the participants get kitted out in their finest tweed togs and a donation (of the entry fee) is made to the London Cycle Campaign.

Photo: Evening Standard

There were tandems and Penny Farthings and tons of tweed. And it's all for a very good cause.