"A shift in thinking can make
all the difference to your life!"

Five years ago my silver hair led me from behind the scenes as a stylist to being in front of the camera.  Early on I was asked to strip down and rock a bikini along with 5 women less than half my age, at 53 I'd been conditioned to think I was too old, it took a complete shift in my thinking to own it that day.  To my surprise the image went viral turning into one of those “Look who’s wearing a Bikini” moments…what made it into one of those moments?  

Simple, It struck a cord, a woman in her fifties having fun looking youthful and confident in her skin.  Not something we were used to seeing in the world of advertising.

From that moment I realised my mission was “To be what I wanted to see in the world” to show my peers that we weren't invisible past  ‘a certain age'.  I wanted to show that women my age are a new breed, confident and comfortable in our skins, with little time or inclination to worry about others opinions of us


The past few years I’ve dug deep, standing in front of the mirror and the camera to acknowledge what I love about who I am and how I look.  I've really gone under the bonnet to fine-tune myself, by overhauling my skincare routine, my wardrobe, my diet and my attitude. I’m streamlined now and more confident than I have ever been!   AND it feels good!!

I've spent the past few years writing, researching and discovering how other women have done the same.

It's led me to wonder how I could go about empowering those who don’t share the same confidence some of us possess.   I am sure that if we raise an army of older self possessed women we would be showing our sisters and daughters there is nothing to fear from ageing but much to look forward to.  


July 25, 2020

Should we change our fitness routine as we age?

The one thing I've learnt while "Looking under my own Bonnet" is it's never too late to change.  Even if you've never exercised in your life there's always a place to start. So my advice is don't put off what you can do to...

April 2, 2020

Is now the time to uncover your grey?

anything else you may have been hiding..

So, here we all are, lockdown, I do hope you're all safe and well?

I think you'd agree it's easy to get through something when we know how long it will last. But in these unprecedented times, u...

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Commonsense diet, beauty and wardrobe advice for every woman.

For women in their 50s, 60s and beyond



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