Monday, September 22, 2014

THIS IS 50: Fay


THIS IS 50. Here's some time tested proof that life is not over at fifty. The fifties come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Find the one that's right for you. This is the fourth in the series presenting the incredible range of style-loving women over forty, and we'll now be exploring the dynamic decade of style in your fifties. 


So tell me, who are you?
I am Fay Hallam. I’m 51 and I live in London. I'm happily married.
What do you do?
I work as a Theatrical Agent; I represent actors, get them auditions, find them work and negotiate their contracts.  I've been doing this for over 20 years.
THIS IS 50: Talent agent Fay shows that cool London style still sizzles well into your fifties.
How do you feel as a +50 woman and does your style reflect it?
I feel great. I’ve taken care of myself and feel that I’ve aged well.
My style has evolved through the years and I have adapted it to suit my advancing years but I don’t follow the received “rules” about what older women should or shouldn’t wear. If I like it and it suits me than it stays in my wardrobe.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SECONDHAND FIRST™: Dressed Her Days Vintage


  
Have you ever seen a more impeccably dressed chic woman in the blogging world than Crystal Hammon of Dressed Her Days Vintage?  If there is one person who has the ability to style vintage pieces into today’s hip-style,  look no further. 


We'd love to take a sneak peek at her closet and see her full wardrobe!  From her blog photos,  you can tell that each item is unique, has character, tailored and fits her perfectly.  

We’ve asked Crystal to answer a few questions about her blog, style and source of inspiration.  Enjoy and be inspired!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Style Bomb: London Fashion Week



BOOM.

Fashion is on the runway, and there's no more novel spectacle of novelty in the biz than what parades on and around the catwalk for London Fashion Week. Here's a link to some of the shows, live streaming, including my must-see, Vivienne Westwood RED LABEL.





London Fashion Week street style. (Photo credit: Wayne Tippets)
In case you want a peek of the fashion-able milling about, do check out these street style photog's capture of the scene here:

Wayne Tippets- Street Style Aesthetic
My Daily- Street Style London Fashion Week
Phil Oh for Vogue


I love how distinct English fashion is- so around this time, I always check in with fashion blogger Pearl Westwood for what's going on. But ya know, I can't resist my all-time fave UK fashion/anti-fashion QUEEN, not for keeping me in the loop on what's IN, but on what's INSPIRING (and mostly SECONDHAND FIRST.) The queen for me of course is none other than the brilliant VINTAGE VIXEN. She'd be the last person in England to follow a trend, and she's a great reminder on how to use fashion to own your own, personal style.

 And, in case you need a young thing who looks like a model for some London style invigoration, there's always the lovely Roz Jana to help put it all in perspective. She wears many fashionable hats: daughter, model, writer, friend and student, and her wise perspective always keeps the rise and fall of hemlines in check.

Are any of you watching the runways at LFW? Who's inspiring your style this season?

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