Wearing black

FASHION, fashionoverforty, PERSONAL STYLE

Waking up this morning, the rain was pounding on my window and the feeling of fall was everywhere. The natural inclination to dress in deeper colors comes with associations like that. So black it was. Black always feels safe in fall and winter. You somehow feel embraced by the sombre atmosphere around you and the sophistication […]

September 26, 2016

Fashion vs reality

FASHION, fashionoverforty, PERSONAL STYLE, runway

One of the things that concerns me about fashion is how great the distance sometimes is between what is shown at the runway and what real women actually wear. Quite a few designers seem to deliberately make their outfits very hard to fit, both in terms of usability and femininity. I do love new ideas and […]

September 15, 2016

Wedding – anno 2016

FASHION, fashionoverforty, PERSONAL STYLE

Who doesn’t love a wedding? I, for one, adore them. The bride, the setting, the wine’ing and dining and of course THE LOVE. And also the opportunity to dress up. In the wedding we attended on Saturday, the ceremony was early in the day and the reception quite a while later. The dress code was […]

September 12, 2016

Modern retro

FASHION, fashionoverforty, PERSONAL STYLE

Taking stylenotes from previous generations is fun. To me though, wearing retro styles is a bit like walking a thin line. If you build your whole outfit – dress, shoes, hair and make-up – through the same theme, there is a real risk you end looking like an extra for a periodic drama. I guess most […]

September 8, 2016

Geisha dust

FASHION, fashionoverforty, PERSONAL STYLE

For a while now I’ve had a real gravitation towards eastern dress sense. I’m not alone. Fashion has adopted Chinese and Japanese traditional costumes a long time ago. To limit for instance kimonos to a fashion expression however, would be quite disrespsectful, but one can take inspiration, right? As you can for any cultural impulses […]

September 4, 2016