Photograph by Claire Pepper for the Daily Telegraph. Hair & Make-up: Louise Heywood.


We have had so many new followers not too long ago across the website, social media and podcast channels that I required to welcome newcomers, introduce (or re-introduce) myself to you all and share a small recap on how to navigate the That is Not My Age web page.

I’m Alyson Walsh, a freelance journalist, former magazine manner editor and writer. And I strongly think that it is not about age, it’s about fashion. That we should really sense excellent about how we gown as we grow into ourselves. Which is Not My Age began almost 14 decades ago, in 2008, when I made the decision to create a area online to celebrate midlife and past. I am happy that as properly as supplying pro assistance, model suggestions, interviews and podcasts, That is Not My Age has been at the forefront of a motion empowering ladies and calling out gendered sexism. It is also develop into a superb on-line room for like-minded females who aid just about every other- which is the most excellent detail. I am delighted to have so several beautiful followers and hope that you’ll stick all around for several years to come.


The TNMA Store



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Wanting excellent is not about shopping for loads of new things but investing time figuring out what tends to make you really feel stylish and relaxed and self-confident. To aid you navigate what’s at present accessible, I create recurrent edits of the most effective style staples issues to invest in now and hold on to endlessly. The most important shop on the site is the buying web site (top correct on the homepage) – all objects highlighted are diligently chosen from the superior street, luxury labels and lesser-acknowledged modest businesses and these are refreshed on a regular basis and seasonally by me and my marvellous assistant, Helen. We element the greatest of British, US, European and intercontinental brands to assure that anywhere you are in the planet, there will be some thing available for you. We’ve just whooped it up for the warmer weather conditions, so you should choose a look!

Just about every two weeks we also update the not-so-fundamental principles shopping panel which can be located on the homepage (in the box just below our most recent write-up) with the latest fashion purchases from some of our favourite manner manufacturers.

There is also the TNMA Edit (which can be uncovered at the prime right on the homepage). A little selection of special items established in collaboration with some of my favorite independent designers. Most of the products have been developed by the designer and myself, doing the job alongside one another on just one of their signature items. We all possess a identical way of thinking about gradual trend and the natural environment and purchasing outfits to very last. As it is difficult to locate a good pair of knickers these times, I’ve collaborated with the queen of massive trousers Harry Duley on the most recent addition to the That is Not My Age Edit. A lot more aspects of the Edit Listed here.

We also have a brilliant on line retailer set up with, which supports unbiased bookshops in the British isles. The store includes tips from our podcast guests and the Which is Not My Age crew masking almost everything from can not-place-down website page-turners to valuable, tutorial guides on mending and restoring your dresses. Head to the bookshop Right here.


The TNMA Edit ‘vintage’ sweatshirt

The podcast

The intention with the TNMA podcast is to bring my interviews with extraordinary girls (and the occasional male) to lifetime, to delve a very little deeper into the standard subjects of daily life and style and age. With a sequence of special friends I chat about having older, switching careers, getting happiness and why we use what we wear. Some of my highlights incorporate chatting to Sewing Bee judges Esme Youthful and Patrick Grant about their extraordinary occupations, speaking to fashion icon Dame Zandra Rhodes about her eye for design and style, and hearing the inspirational tale of Liz O’ Riordan, the breast surgeon with breast most cancers.

You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts & Spotify or pay attention right right here on Which is Not My Age. You can come across the podcasts on the major toolbar on the homepage.


Fashion, splendor, skincare and way of life functions

On Which is Not My Age expect to uncover functional tips, fashion inspiration and a supportive community of like-minded women. From interviews with unbelievable, innovative females to expert make-up and skincare information, standard outfit ideas to overall health and wellbeing. Even though my primary aim is design, I am privileged to have a few of seasoned journalist mates who add to the site on other matters –  we have received midlife protected!

I adore listening to your feelings and suggestions in the remarks box at the finish of every feature. There is frequently a amazing discussion heading on, so make sure you be part of in!

Find all my most up-to-date options by scrolling down the homepage. Go straight to subject areas of fascination using the research bar at the bottom of the page, or by applying the drop-down menu which appears if you click on the 3 minor lines on the major proper of the homepage.


All my outfits in a single place


Outfit inspiration

Come across tons of style thoughts in excess of in the ‘Outfits‘ segment. This website page is a spherical-up of all the outfits showcased on That’s Not My Age, plus shoppable back links so that you can come across the exact things or very similar. And do not fail to remember there’s even more type inspiration above on my Instagram account and Pinterest boards.

The Sunday Telegraph

I currently write a column referred to as Ageless Style for the Each day Telegraph, this handles sensible design and style guidance, buying suggestions and outfit strategies. You can uncover all the previous functions I have created right here ( on the net membership), or in the Sunday Stella section of the newspaper, every fortnight.

Patreon subscription

In 2020, as a way to shore-up my on line business enterprise I released a paid out membership to Which is Not My Age via Patreon. The membership program operates in tandem with this web site, and subscribers acquire two unique attributes and a every month e-newsletter. These who have signed-up are supporting That’s Not My Age in its entirety. For which, I simply cannot thank you enough. This indicates I can pay out contributors, photographers and my amazing assistant Helen, employ studios for fashion shoots and vacation to interview artistic ladies, these as Fleur Sinclair at Sevenoaks Bookstore. Every subscription is precious for the foreseeable future of this site and will go towards developing participating written content to encourage and empower ladies of all ages.

A tiny black triangle on the leading still left corner of a write-up signifies which posts are for compensated subscribers, and the rest of the information is absolutely free for anyone to get pleasure from and obtain.

Current Patreon capabilities involve what to have on to a summer season occasion when you really do not like obtaining dressed up and a discussion on system positivity with designer Kate Halfpenny.



I am delighted if you have lately found Which is Not My Age and hope that you will stick around. The viewers make it all occur, so a large thank you for your aid.


Design and style NOTES: in the initial photograph I’m sporting a sustainable denim jacket from 7 by All Mankind. Tarrana striped organic and natural cotton skirt, By Malene Birger from Fenwick. Mary Jane shoes, from John Lewis & Associates (these goods are all now marketed out). Massive white wood hoop earrings from Branch Jewelry.