A Guide to Looking and Feeling Fabulous Over FortyBook - 2008
Getting older doesn't mean throwing away my favourite coloured lipstick or pair of boots, cutting my hair off or donning sensible shoes and a twin set.
Nor does it mean using botox, working out religiously and wearing skinny jeans in the hope that I'll fool people into thinking I'm thirty. For me, it's about harnessing all the great things I have been lucky enough to learn over the years about what does and doesn't suit me and enjoying the way cleverly selected outfits can enhance the nice bits I do still have. I know; easier said than done. But you can do the same. Just because you are no longer thirty doesn't mean you can't look and feel beautiful, fabulous, individual and different.
This book is a chance for me to share a few secrets, have a bit of fun and serve as a reminder that ageing does NOT mean waving goodbye to style and individuality!
When we reach our forties, something changes. Suddenly nothing looks quite the way it did any more - hair, skin, body shape - and make-up we've relied on since our twenties no longer seems to work, Damage limitation gets harder and clothes you've worn for years are suddenly in the 'high risk' zone. It can be a very alarming experience.
And to chase youth is chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. You're never going to find it. Nothing can stop the ageing process. You just end up looking like a fifty year old trying to look like a thirty year old. Delusional.
BUT. That doesn't mean you have to start wearing a twin set, cutting your hair off and donning sensible shoes. You can find a new kind of beauty and a new way of being confident - why shouldn't forty, fifty or sixty be as beautiful as twenty or thirty in a different way?
I hope this book will act as a practical and confidence inspiring guide for you, as to how to begin the rethink on your look, if you feel you need that, or just to give you some extra tips here and there on clothes and make-up. This book is a chance for me to share a few secrets, have a bit of fun and serve as a reminder that ageing does NOT mean waving goodbye to style and individuality!